Temperature Exposure Measured by the Use of Thermoluminescence

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Science  30 Sep 1977:
Vol. 197, Issue 4311, pp. 1364-1365
DOI: 10.1126/science.197.4311.1364


A method has been developed to measure temperature exposure based on the use of the temperature-dependent property of thermoluminescence fade. This property provides a relatively simple and inexpensive method for measuring both average and accumulated temperature exposure without the need for sophisticated temperature-recording equipment.