This volume focuses specifically on the applications, possibilities, and limitations of handheld XRF in art conservation and archaeology. The papers deal with. Applications, possibilities, and limitations of handheld XRF in art conservation and archaeology. Over the last decade the technique of X-ray fluorescence has. This much-needed volume is a testament to the increasing popularity of handheld or portable X-ray fluorescence analysis (PXRF) in art history and archaeology.
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Introduction: Handheld XRF for Art and Archaeology | University College London
This volume focuses specifically on the applications, possibilities, and archaeokogy of handheld XRF in art conservation and archaeology. For these reasons, McGlinchey suggests that PXRF of pigments should utilize only qualitative data and that the method may be most effective as a screening technique prior to more discriminating analyses.
Plain text Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically. Finally, interlaboratory comparability of results has often been poor because of inherent variation in individual instruments. Setting a reading intention helps you organise your reading. Consequently, it is possible to cost-effectively develop large, statistically reliable data sets using PXRF technology.
Handheld XRF for Art and Archaeology
Quantitative non-destructive analysis of historic silver alloys: This item appears on List: Results can be used to help authenticate, date, and establish method of production. What are reading intentions?
Handheld XRF analysis of Maya ceramics: This much-needed volume is a testament to the increasing popularity of handheld or portable X-ray fluorescence analysis PXRF in art history and archaeology. You are here Home.
Get to Know Us. This chapter would make a fine introduction to the use of XRF in any upper-level class ad material culture analysis.
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Consequently, prospective users lacking previous training in basic physics would be well advised to budget sufficient time and money to obtain the required level of analytical sophistication prior to beginning a research project. Second, data collection is not always nondestructive, as 1 surfaces must be cleaned prior to data collection, ar 2 compositional heterogeneity of many archaeological materials requires that such samples be destructively processed prior to analysis.
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Explore the Home Gift Guide. XRF analysis of manuscript illuminations pp. Over the last decade the technique of X-ray fluorescence has evolved, from dependence on laboratory-based standalone units to field use of portable and lightweight handheld devices. Published online at www. The authors note that handheld instruments cannot differentiate between component phases in a porcelain body and that the method is thus a bulk analysis technique. View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: X-ray fluorescence approaches and challenges pp.
The chapter provides an in-depth review of the need to carefully calibrate readings, whether using a bench-mounted or handheld instrument. Table of Contents pp. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. More information about text formats.
Mass Book Published by: However, the actual experiments reported were conducted in the laboratory on sediments recovered from two separate archaeological sites. However, PXRF use can be problematic for several reasons.
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Mass Dylan Smith Dusan C. Chapters 2 and 7 deal with the analysis of bronze and silver artifacts, respectively. This is a problem not restricted to the analysis of silver alloys, and the authors do provide suggestions for dealing with this constraint.
However, they caution that the method lacks the necessary precision to allow monitoring of changes in single items through time.
Their paper is a cautious comparison of results obtained using a bench-mounted XRF unit and a handheld analyzer to record elemental composition of selected Maya ceramics. Donais and George ch. Practical approaches to quantification and acquisition pp. Type Chapter Author s Aaron N.