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Title: Archimedes' Oldest Writings Under X-ray vision (BNL Women in Science Lecture Series)

Abstract

Large parts of Archimedes’ writings were recently deciphered at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource at SLAC. A special x-ray technique showed maps of iron in faint traces of partially erased ink. The x-ray images revealed Archimedes’ writings from some of his most important works that were hidden by twelfth-century biblical texts, mold and forged gold paintings.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
BNL (Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
988019
Report Number(s):
BNL-83254-2009-CP
archimedes
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: Brookhaven;s Women in Science Lecture Series, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, presented on May 20, 2009
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ARCHIMEDES; X-RAY; STANFORD SYNCHROTRON RADIATION LIGHTSOURCE

Citation Formats

Bergmann, Uwe. Archimedes' Oldest Writings Under X-ray vision (BNL Women in Science Lecture Series). United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Bergmann, Uwe. Archimedes' Oldest Writings Under X-ray vision (BNL Women in Science Lecture Series). United States.
Bergmann, Uwe. Wed . "Archimedes' Oldest Writings Under X-ray vision (BNL Women in Science Lecture Series)". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/988019.
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