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Title: Electron microscopy methods in studies of cultural heritage sites

Abstract

The history of the development and application of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and energy-dispersive X-ray microanalysis (EDXMA) in studies of cultural heritage sites is considered. In fact, investigations based on these methods began when electron microscopes became a commercial product. Currently, these methods, being developed and improved, help solve many historical enigmas. To date, electron microscopy combined with microanalysis makes it possible to investigate any object, from parchment and wooden articles to pigments, tools, and objects of art. Studies by these methods have revealed that some articles were made by ancient masters using ancient “nanotechnologies”; hence, their comprehensive analysis calls for the latest achievements in the corresponding instrumental methods and sample preparation techniques.

Authors:
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  1. National Research Centre “Kurchatov Institute” (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22645390
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Crystallography Reports; Journal Volume: 61; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2016 Pleiades Publishing, Inc.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ELECTRON MICROSCOPES; MICROANALYSIS; NANOTECHNOLOGY; SAMPLE PREPARATION; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY

Citation Formats

Vasiliev, A. L., E-mail: a.vasiliev56@gmail.com, Kovalchuk, M. V., and Yatsishina, E. B. Electron microscopy methods in studies of cultural heritage sites. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1134/S1063774516060183.
Vasiliev, A. L., E-mail: a.vasiliev56@gmail.com, Kovalchuk, M. V., & Yatsishina, E. B. Electron microscopy methods in studies of cultural heritage sites. United States. doi:10.1134/S1063774516060183.
Vasiliev, A. L., E-mail: a.vasiliev56@gmail.com, Kovalchuk, M. V., and Yatsishina, E. B. Tue . "Electron microscopy methods in studies of cultural heritage sites". United States. doi:10.1134/S1063774516060183.
@article{osti_22645390,
title = {Electron microscopy methods in studies of cultural heritage sites},
author = {Vasiliev, A. L., E-mail: a.vasiliev56@gmail.com and Kovalchuk, M. V. and Yatsishina, E. B.},
abstractNote = {The history of the development and application of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and energy-dispersive X-ray microanalysis (EDXMA) in studies of cultural heritage sites is considered. In fact, investigations based on these methods began when electron microscopes became a commercial product. Currently, these methods, being developed and improved, help solve many historical enigmas. To date, electron microscopy combined with microanalysis makes it possible to investigate any object, from parchment and wooden articles to pigments, tools, and objects of art. Studies by these methods have revealed that some articles were made by ancient masters using ancient “nanotechnologies”; hence, their comprehensive analysis calls for the latest achievements in the corresponding instrumental methods and sample preparation techniques.},
doi = {10.1134/S1063774516060183},
journal = {Crystallography Reports},
number = 6,
volume = 61,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 15 00:00:00 EST 2016},
month = {Tue Nov 15 00:00:00 EST 2016}
}