X-ray analysis of objects of art and archaeology

  • M. Mantler
  • M. Schreiner
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Abstract

Some theoretical aspects and limitations of XRF are discussed, including information depths in layered materials, characterization of inhomogeneous specimens, light element analysis, and radiation damage. Worked examples of applications of XRF and XRD are pigment analysis in delicate Chinese Paper, corrosion of glass, and leaching effects in soil-buried medieval coins.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers/Akadémiai Kiadó 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Mantler
    • 1
  • M. Schreiner
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Applied and Technical PhysicsVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria
  2. 2.Institute of ChemistryAcademy of Fine ArtsViennaAustria

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