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X-ray powder diffraction clustering and quantitative phase analysis on historic mortars

Rebecca Piovesan, Maria Chiara Dalconi, Lara Maritan and Claudio Mazzoli
X-ray powder diffraction clustering and quantitative phase analysis on historic mortars
European Journal of Mineralogy (February 2013) 25 (2): 165-175

Abstract

This paper describes the application of cluster analysis to X-ray powder diffraction patterns (XRPD) to define homogeneous groups of mortar-based materials according to their mineralogical composition. For this purpose, the diffraction patterns of 110 samples of mortars from the Temple of Venus (Pompeii, southern Italy) were used to test the method. Rietveld refinement, for quantitative mineralogical phase analysis, was performed on the most representative sample of each cluster. The mineralogical grouping yielded by cluster analysis of XRPD data turned out to be consistent with the petrographic groups.


ISSN: 0935-1221
EISSN: 1617-4011
Serial Title: European Journal of Mineralogy
Serial Volume: 25
Serial Issue: 2
Title: X-ray powder diffraction clustering and quantitative phase analysis on historic mortars
Affiliation: University of Padova, Department of Geosciences, Padua, Italy
Pages: 165-175
Published: 201302
Text Language: English
Publisher: Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Naegele u. Obermiller), Stuttgart, Germany
References: 34
Accession Number: 2013-046196
Categories: Geochemistry of rocks, soils, and sedimentsQuaternary geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 3 tables
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Country of Publication: Germany
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201329
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