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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This chapter would make a fine introduction to the use of XRF in any upper-level class on material culture analysis. First, unless samples are preprocessed in some way, the technique is nondestructive and can be employed on objects that would otherwise be impossible to sample. Product details Hardcover Publisher: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.
This volume focuses specifically on the applications, possibilities, and limitations of handheld XRF in art conservation and archaeology. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. X-ray fluorescence approaches and challenges pp.
Their paper is a cautious comparison of results obtained using a bench-mounted XRF unit and a handheld analyzer to record elemental composition of selected Maya ceramics. Table of Contents pp. They note an additional complication resulting from the presence of inks often used in conjunction with illuminations.
Open eBook in new window. Shugar and Jennifer L. To assure interlaboratory comparability, each analysis must thus include a set of readings taken from a published reference standard.
Chapter 9 Shugar 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. Handheld XRF elemental analysis of archaeological sediments: Ten simple rules for better figures. Using case studies, the authors demonstrate that 1 careful calibration is necessary to achieve accurate results, and 2 cleaning or sanding of the analyzed surface is necessary to avoid significant mischaracterization of the glass matrix.
Handheld XRF for Art and Archaeology
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The chapter provides an in-depth review of the need to carefully calibrate readings, whether using a bench-mounted or handheld instrument. Chapters 2 and 7 deal with the analysis of bronze and silver artifacts, respectively. First, the relative thinness of the pigmented surface means that the X-ray beam will pass entirely through the pigment, substrate, and canvas or backing medium, thus collecting data from all arcchaeology simultaneously.
This has become a problem for conservators and in some cases for descendant communities wishing to repatriate cultural objects or use curated specimens in contemporary ceremonies.
In addition, the book includes a chapter on the use of a handheld analyzer as an aid to archaeological excavation.
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. In addition, the low relative cost of handheld XRF has led many museums, bandheld institutions, and cultural centres to invest in the devices for routine materials analysis purposes. Practical approaches to quantification and acquisition pp.
Get to Know Us. X-Ray fluorescence of obsidian: The instrument was used 1 to help trace the former route of lead pipes in a first-century B. Here’s an example of what they look like: Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
Finally, interlaboratory comparability of results has often been poor because of inherent variation in individual instruments.