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Complex Research on the Composition and Microstructure of Historical Glass

Abstract—A novel method for determining the lead concentration in glass by a portable X-ray fluorescence analyzer is developed and applied to the analysis of smalts manufactured by Mikhail Lomonosov at his factory in Ust’-Ruditsa. Complex research on the microstructure and composition of the glass is carried out. The XRF method as a new approach to the study of historical glass is described.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The authors thank V.K. Karandashev and V.A. Khvostikov for performing and discussing the LA-ICP-MS, ICP-MS, and AES analysis of the samples.

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Correspondence to A. A. Drozdov.

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Andreev, M.N., Drozdov, A.A. & Krasnobrov, V.D. Complex Research on the Composition and Microstructure of Historical Glass. Moscow Univ. Chem. Bull. 74, 330–338 (2019). https://doi.org/10.3103/S0027131419060038

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Keywords:

  • ICP-MS
  • LA-ICP-MS
  • historical glass analysis
  • X-ray fluorescence