Study of the Elemental Distribution in Ancient Chinese Porcelain Using Synchrotron Radiation X-ray Fluorescence

  • Y. Y. Huang
  • P. L. Leung
  • W. He


In this paper, the scanning results of the elemental distribution of an ancient porcelain potsherd in a 200× 200μm2 area with a 20×20μm2 micro X-ray spot were obtained by synchrotron radiation X-ray fluorescence microprobe technique. The elemental distribution of the same porcelain potsherd in the different areas was also measured by using different spots from 100×100μm2 to 2×6mm2 respectively. The X-ray spot size, the number of measured point and the associated angular distribution of intensity of synchrotron X-ray were carefully investigated in order to find a suitable spot size by which the average elemental distribution of a few measured points can represent the elemental distribution of a whole porcelain ware.


porcelain synchrotron radiation X-ray fluorescence elemental distribution suitable spot size 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Y. Huang
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. L. Leung
    • 2
  • W. He
    • 1
  1. 1.Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Institute of High Energy PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of Physics and Materials SciencesCity University of Hong KongKowloon, Hong KongChina

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