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Title: Archimedes: Accelerator Reveals Ancient Text

Archimedes (287-212 BC), who is famous for shouting 'Eureka' (I found it) is considered one of the most brilliant thinkers of all times. The 10th-century parchment document known as the 'Archimedes Pamore »limpsest' is the unique source for two of the great Greek's treatises. Some of the writings, hidden under gold forgeries, have recently been revealed at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory at SLAC. An intense x-ray beam produced in a particle accelerator causes the iron in original ink, which has been partly erased and covered, to send out a fluorescence glow. A detector records the signal and a digital image showing the ancient writings is produced. Please join us in this fascinating journey of a 1,000-year-old parchment from its origin in the Mediterranean city of Constantinople to a particle accelerator in Menlo Park.« less
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Title: Archimedes: Accelerator Reveals Ancient Text
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Publication Date: 2004-02-24
OSTI Identifier: 1014034
DOE Contract Number: AC02-76SF00515
Other Number(s): TRN: US1105382
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: SLAC Public Lecture Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on December 13, 2005
Research Org: SLAC (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS ; ACCELERATORS ; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR ; FLUORESCENCE ; GOLD ; IRON ; ORIGIN ; STANFORD LINEAR ACCELERATOR CENTER ; SYNCHROTRON RADIATION
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:15:21
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27