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What determines the color of light emitted by thermoluminescent stones?

Essentially all of it is a matter of molecular physics, just like with all other types of luminescence. The only difference is where the energy is coming from, how it’s retained, and how it’s released....
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What determines the color of light emitted by thermoluminescent stones?

The light emitted by a mineral due to thermoluminescence is caused by electrons shedding extra energy obtained during radiation exposure; this can be in the form of heat, light, or ionising radiation. ...
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Simple explanation of what "preferential lattice expansion due to excessive magnesium adsorption", means

Dolomite is a form of calcite in which magnesium replaces some percentage of the calcium in what is otherwise a calcium carbonate rock. Magnesium has the same charge, and thus bonding behaviours, as ...
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