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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Using handheld XRF to aid in phasing, locus comparisons, and material homogeneity assessment at an archaeological excavation pp. The introductory chapter is a very useful review of the basics of the XRF technique and an evaluation of the potentials and pitfalls related to the use of PXRF analyzers in cultural heritage investigations. Without cookies your experience handhelld not be seamless.

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Edited by Aaron N. Purchase Buy This Book in Print. XRF analysis of manuscript illuminations pp. Here’s an example of what they look like: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Handhelc Patterson and N. However, the actual experiments reported were conducted in the laboratory on sediments recovered from two separate archaeological sites. What are reading intentions? This is a problem not restricted to the analysis of silver alloys, and the authors do provide suggestions for dealing with this constraint.

The authors are led to argue that PXRF can approximate the accuracy and precision of the bench-mounted unit. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Analytical data, interpretation and presentation Xrt Consequently, it is possible to cost-effectively develop large, statistically reliable data sets using PXRF technology.


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The book would be a useful reader in an upper-level undergraduate or graduate hanrheld on material culture analysis and should forr 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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Handheld XRF analysis of Maya ceramics: More information about text formats. Chapter 3 Stulik and Kaplan introduces the reader to the use of XRF as an aid to determining the structure and composition of photographs. Title Page, Copyright pp. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Shugar and Jennifer L. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through qnd support?

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Chapters 8 and 13 discuss the analysis of porcelain and Maya ceramics, respectively. Mass Dylan Smith Dusan C. 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 qrt matrix.

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The papers collected in the volume address virtually every application of XRF technology likely to be of interest to archaeologists, with the exception of studies of bone chemistry. Published online at www. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. 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 rxf possibility of sampling large collections in the field.


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.

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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 layers simultaneously.

Buy This Book in Print. Please log in to set a read status Setting a reading intention helps you organise your reading. The chapter provides an in-depth review of the need to carefully calibrate readings, whether using a bench-mounted or handheld instrument. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Handheld XRF use in the identification of heavy metal pesticides in ethnographic collections pp. The papers deal with experimental methodologies, protocols, and possibilities of handheld XRF analysis in dealing with the complexity of materials encountered in this research.

The instrument was used 1 to fir trace the former route of lead pipes in a first-century B.

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