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DRI Luminescence Laboratory (DRILL)

The DRI E.L. Cord Luminescence Laboratory (DRILL) is located at DRI’s northern campus in Reno, NV and offers a broad spectrum of luminescence dating capabilities, including optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) and thermoluminescence (TL) techniques. The DRILL is a research laboratory dedicated to fundamental investigations in the luminescence properties of earth materials, and to the application of luminescence dating techniques to geomorphological, geological, and archeological problems.

The DRILL welcomes collaboration with research institute and university faculty, consultants, and government agency researchers. The DRILL research staff can collaborate on proposals, contribute to grant writing, and consult on study design. We can also arrange training for undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, and visiting researchers. 

For more information about luminescence and the DRILL please explore our site, read the fact sheets below, or contact Amanda Keen-Zebert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Download Fact Sheet (PDF): DRILL Technical Fact Sheet

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