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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Analytical data, interpretation and presentation Next: Handheld XRF for the examination of paintings: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Schmidt Patterson and N. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.
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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. Although these instruments often greatly simplify data archaeolohy, proper selection of analysis conditions and interpretation of the data still require an understanding of the principles of x-ray spectroscopy.
Chapters 3—6 deal with applications targeting photographs, paintings, documents, and paper. Leuven University Press, Leuven Farthing and Aaron N. In addition, the book includes a chapter on the use of a handheld analyzer as an aid to archaeological excavation.
This is a problem not restricted to the analysis of silver alloys, and the authors xr provide suggestions for dealing with this constraint. XRF analysis of manuscript illuminations pp. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a arcaheology, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.
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How do I set a reading intention To set a reading intention, click through to any list item, and look for the panel on the left hand side: The introductory chapter is a very useful review of the basics of the XRF technique and an evaluation of the potentials and pitfalls related to the use of PXRF analyzers in cultural heritage investigations.
The chapter includes a discussion of both qualitative and quantitative analyses and should be useful to any curator or conservator faced with identifying toxins in an ethnographic collection. Plain text Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically. List of Tables pp. Open eBook in new window.
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Second, as long as only elemental data is sought, virtually any material can be sampled. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? This chapter would make a fine introduction to the use of XRF in any upper-level class on material culture analysis. Volume archaeologj cover a variety of material culture classes including documents, metals, ceramics, glass, ethnographic materials, and archaeological sediments.
Glass analysis utilizing handheld X-ray fluorescence pp. Handheld XRF analysis of Maya ceramics: