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Neutron scattering and imaging; a tool for archaeological studies

Jose Teixeira, Renato Magli and Camille Loupiac
Neutron scattering and imaging; a tool for archaeological studies (in Characterization, diagnosis and conservation of cultural heritage, Germana Barone (prefacer) and Pierfranco Lattanzi (prefacer))
European Journal of Mineralogy (June 2015) 27 (3): 289-296


Neutron scattering and neutron imaging are powerful techniques for studying the structure of objects without damage, which is an essential prerequisite for investigations in Cultural Heritage domain, particularly in Archaeology. The deep penetration of neutrons in most materials allows for the study of relatively large objects. The contrast between similar materials, like metals in alloys, or that due to the presence of hydrogen atoms gives information about the internal structure of objects that have been modified or repaired in the past. Imaging and tomography give a 3-dimensional view of the whole object, permitting discrimination between different parts of the object, voids, water content and large pores. Neutron scattering also provides information about elemental composition as well as about tiny pores and quantitative evaluations of the total area of internal surfaces or water content. The paper is an introduction to these techniques, which are easily accessible at neutron facilities.

ISSN: 0935-1221
EISSN: 1617-4011
Serial Title: European Journal of Mineralogy
Serial Volume: 27
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Neutron scattering and imaging; a tool for archaeological studies
Title: Characterization, diagnosis and conservation of cultural heritage
Author(s): Teixeira, JoseMagli, RenatoLoupiac, Camille
Author(s): Barone, Germanaprefacer
Author(s): Lattanzi, Pierfrancoprefacer
Affiliation: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, Laboratoire Leon Brillouin, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Affiliation: University of Catania, Catania, Italy
Pages: 289-296
Published: 201506
Text Language: English
Publisher: Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Naegele u. Obermiller), Stuttgart, Germany
Meeting name: International school innovative methodologies for the characterisation, diagnosis and conservation of the cultural heritage
Meeting location: Catania, ITA, Italy
Meeting date: 20140701July 1-4, 2014
References: 27
Accession Number: 2015-087033
Categories: Quaternary geology
Document Type: Serial Conference document
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Secondary Affiliation: University of Cagliari, ITA, ItalyUniversita di Milano, ITA, Italy
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: 201537
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