Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 397, Issue 6, pp 2501–2511 | Cite as

Characterization of copper alloys of archaeometallurgical interest using neutron diffraction: a systematic calibration study

  • F. Grazzi
  • L. Bartoli
  • S. Siano
  • M. Zoppi
Original Paper


Neutron diffraction experiments have been performed on laboratory-prepared samples of copper alloys to determine their microscopic phase characteristics. The aim of this experiment is to set up a database that can be used in future neutron diffraction measurements on metal samples mainly of archaeological interest.


Neutron diffraction Copper alloys Crystal structure Phase analysis 



Cooperation Agreement no. 06/20018 between CNR and STFC, concerning collaboration in scientific research at the spallation neutron source ISIS (UK), is gratefully acknowledged. The authors wish to thank N. Ammannati and E. Martellucci (KME-Italy), for providing some of the samples and for useful discussions. Fruitful discussions with W.A. Kockelmann and S. Imberti (STFC-ISIS, UK) are gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto dei Sistemi ComplessiSesto FiorentinoItaly
  2. 2.Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto di Fisica Applicata “N. Carrara”Sesto FiorentinoItaly

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