Thermoluminescence kinetic analysis of basaltic rocks using a generalized model for exponential distribution of activation energies
A new general order Thermoluminescence (TL) model for exponential distribution of activation energies has been presented. In the proposed model an effective kinetic-order has been introduced as an additional adjustable parameter. This makes it possible to take the re-trapping into account and would give a better estimate of the activation energy compared with the first order kinetics model. The proposed model has been applied to the basaltic rocks from central zone of Iran. The obtained results show that the proposed model gives a better fit to the experimental peaks compared to the first order model.