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Title: Ion beam analysis in cultural heritage studies: Milestones and perspectives

For three decades, ion beam analysis (IBA) in external mode was considered as the best choice for the characterisation of cultural heritage materials, as it combines excellent analytical performance and non-invasive character. However, in recent years, other analytical techniques arose as serious competitors, such as those based on synchrotron radiation (X-ray absorption, fluorescence or diffraction) or those using portable instruments (XRF, micro-Raman). It is shown that nevertheless IBA remains unmatched thanks to two unique features, namely the analysis of light elements and the high-resolution 3D chemical imaging.
Authors:
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  1. Centre for research and restoration of the museums of France, Palais du Louvre Paris (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22121657
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1530; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: ION BEAMS '12: International conference on multidisciplinary applications of nuclear physics with ion beams, Legnaro, Padova (Italy), 6-8 Jun 2012; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CULTURAL OBJECTS; IMAGES; ION BEAMS; NONDESTRUCTIVE ANALYSIS; RAMAN SPECTRA; RESOLUTION; SYNCHROTRON RADIATION; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; X-RAY FLUORESCENCE ANALYSIS; X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY