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X-ray spectrometry and X-ray diffraction in art and archaeology

Comments

Synchrotron radiation-based techniques such as X-ray Diffraction, X-ray Fluorescence and IR spectroscopy are widely used for the study of artistic and archaeological materials and artefacts, and their conservation. More recently X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) is gaining attention as an additional research tool in the field of cultural heritage. The chemical selectivity of the technique combined with its high sensitivity make it an ideal tool for the study of complex and heterogeneous materials. The capability of this technique to perform chemical mapping with high spatial resolution is particularly useful as it provides information about local composition and chemical states of selected elements in the sample. The aim of this microsymposium is to show the applicability of synchrotron radiation-based techniques, and in particular XAS, for the study of historically valuable artefacts, illuminating aspects of their fabrication and methods for conserving them for future generations.

Chair persons

Name

Family

Institution

City

Country

Region

Giannantonio

Cibin

Diamond

Oxfordshire

UK

ECA

Petr

Bezdicka

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences

Rez near Prague

Czech Republic

ECA

 

Invited speakers

Name

Family

Institution

City

Country

Title

Christoph

Berthold

University of Tübingen

Tübingen

Germany

Katrien

Keune

University of Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Amsterdan

Netherlands