Handheld XRF for Art and Archaeology

Handheld XRF for Art and Archaeology

Édité par Aaron N. Shugar, Jennifer L. Mass

Applications, possibilities, and limitations of handheld XRF in art conservation and archaeology

Over the last decade the technique of X-ray fluorescence has evolved, from dependence on laboratory-based standalone units to field use of portable and lightweight handheld devices. These portable instruments have given researchers in art conservation and archaeology the opportunity to study a broad range of materials with greater accessibility and flexibility than ever before.

In addition, the low relative cost of handheld XRF has led many museums, academic institutions, and cultural centres to invest in the devices for routine materials analysis purposes. Although these instruments often greatly simplify data collection, proper selection of analysis conditions and interpretation of the data still require an understanding of the principles of x-ray spectroscopy. These instruments are often marketed and used as 'point and shoot' solutions; however, their inexpert use can easily generate deceptive or erroneous results.

This volume focuses specifically on the applications, possibilities, and limitations of handheld XRF in art conservation and archaeology. The papers deal with experimental methodologies, protocols, and possibilities of handheld XRF analysis in dealing with the complexity of materials encountered in this research.

J. Aimers (State University of New York), T. Barrett (University of Iowa), A. Bezur (The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston), R. Brill (Corning Museum of Glass), F. Casadio (Art Institute of Chicago), M. Donais (Saint Anselm College), D. Farthing (State University of New York), J. Furgeson (University of Missouri), D. George (Saint Anselm College), B. Kaiser (Bruker Elemental), A. Kaplan (Getty Conservation Institute), J. Lang, (University of Iowa), J. Mass (Winterthur Museum), C. Matsen (Winterthur Museum), C. McGlinchey (Museum of Modern Art), H. Neff (California State University Long Beach), C. Patterson (Getty Conservation Institute), R. Shannon (Bruker-Elemental), A. Shugar (Buffalo State College), J. Sirois (Canadian Conservation Institute), D. Smith (National Gallery of Art), D. Stulik (Getty Conservation Institute), K. Trentelman (Getty Conservation Institute), N. Turner (Getty Conservation Institute), F. Paredes Umaña (University of Pennsylvania), B. Voorhies (University of California), J. Wade (National Science Foundation)

Titre Handheld XRF for Art and Archaeology
Édition Première édition
Partie du titre Numéro 3
Édité par Aaron N. Shugar, Jennifer L. Mass
Langue anglais
Éditeur Leuven University Press
Public visé 06 Professionnel et académique
CLIL (Version 2013 ) 3377 HISTOIRE
Date de première publication du titre 31 juillet 2016
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Classification thématique Thema: NH
Support Livre broché
Nb de pages
ISBN-10 9058679349
ISBN-13 9789058679345
Référence 9058679349
Date de publication 31 juillet 2016
Format 16 x 24 x 2 cm
Poids 750 gr
Prix 45,00 €




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