HANDHELD XRF FOR ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY PDF

This volume focuses specifically on the applications, possibilities, and limitations of handheld XRF in art conservation and archaeology. The papers deal with. Applications, possibilities, and limitations of handheld XRF in art conservation and archaeology. Over the last decade the technique of X-ray fluorescence has. This much-needed volume is a testament to the increasing popularity of handheld or portable X-ray fluorescence analysis (PXRF) in art history and archaeology.

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Purchase Buy This Book in Print. They note that the noninvasive although some surface preparation of sampled sherds took place in the reported study and portable nature of the technique allows for the possibility of sampling large collections in the field.

Handheld XRF analysis of Maya ceramics: XRF analysis of historical paper in open books pp. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The wide range of successful applications discussed in this book is a testament to that utility. Handheld XRF use in the identification of heavy metal pesticides in ethnographic collections pp.

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XRF analysis of manuscript illuminations pp. Application of a handheld XRF spectrometer in research and identification of photographs pp. However, PXRF use can be problematic for several reasons. X-ray fluorescence approaches and challenges pp.

The instrument was used 1 to help trace wrt former route of lead pipes in a first-century B. Over the last decade the habdheld of X-ray fluorescence has evolved, from dependence on laboratory-based standalone units to field use of portable and lightweight handheld devices. Results can be used to help authenticate, date, and establish method of production.

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Richards American Journal of Archaeology Vol. Glass analysis utilizing handheld X-ray fluorescence pp. Chapters 3—6 deal with applications targeting photographs, paintings, documents, and paper.

Chapters 2 and aechaeology deal with the analysis of bronze and silver artifacts, respectively.

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Title Page, Copyright pp. Second, data collection is not always nondestructive, as 1 surfaces must be cleaned prior to data collection, and 2 compositional heterogeneity of many archaeological materials requires that such samples be destructively processed prior to analysis.

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If all of this is bad news, the good news is that in many applications, modern, properly used, and carefully calibrated handheld instruments are capable of closely approximating the precision and accuracy of more expensive bench-mounted units.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Mass Reviewed by John D. Quantitative non-destructive analysis of historic silver alloys: Nonetheless, the data suggests PXRF handhelx can successfully discriminate between various porcelain wares, especially when complemented by interdisciplinary collaboration of archaeologists and experts in ancillary fields such as art history, materials science, and geology.

Second, since PXRF analyzers return only elements, the complex compounds an artist may have used to produce a particular pigment may be invisible to the analyzer.

Handheld XRF for Art and Archaeology

Chapter 9 Wrchaeology and Sirois provides an introduction to the use of XRF as a means of identifying heavy metal pesticides historically used as preservatives on ethnographic collections. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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For these reasons, the authors suggest use of an ancillary procedure such as Raman microspectroscopy to provide a complementary analysis. This volume focuses specifically on the applications, possibilities, and limitations of handheld XRF in art conservation and archaeology.

This item appears on List: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The book archaeoolgy be a useful xr in an upper-level undergraduate or graduate class on material culture analysis and should rapidly become a standard part of the toolkit of anyone interested in using PXRF technology to investigate the composition of cultural heritage materials.

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The chapter includes a discussion of both qualitative and quantitative analyses and should be useful to any curator or conservator faced with identifying toxins in an ethnographic collection. Chapter 3 Stulik and Kaplan introduces the reader to the hadnheld of XRF as an aid to determining the structure and composition of photographs.

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