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Application of microfocus x-ray beams from synchrotrons in heritage conservation

Chadwick, A.V., Berko, A., Schofield, E.J., Jones, A.M., Mosselmans, J.F.W., Smith, A.D. (2012) Application of microfocus x-ray beams from synchrotrons in heritage conservation. International Journal of Architectural Heritage, 6 (2). pp. 228-258. ISSN 1558 3058. (doi:10.1080/15583058.2010.528825) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Synchrotron-based techniques are becoming increasingly important in heritage science and the aim of this article is to describe how recently developed microfocus methods can probe the elemental composition, speciation and structure at the micron level in samples from structures. Firstly an outline is given of the major techniques that are used, namely x-ray fluorescence, diffraction and absorption spectroscopy, and the information that they can provide. This is followed by a description of the experimental set-up and procedures. The application of the methods is exemplified by case studies of the degradation of three types of historic structural materials; marble, glass and ship timbers. The results of the studies and their role in developing conservation strategies are described. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/15583058.2010.528825
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: C7 - 528825 [EPrints field already has value set] LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Int. J. Archit. Herit. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent, Kent, CT2 7NH, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Mary Rose Trust, Portsmouth, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Diamond Light Source, Didcot, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - STFC Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: conservation, glass, marble, microfocus x-rays, ship timbers, synchrotron, x-ray absorption, x-ray fluorescence
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD478 Solid State Chemistry
Q Science > QD Chemistry > Analytical Chemistry
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Depositing User: Giles Tarver
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2015 11:44 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 15:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/50182 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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