Friday, October 27, 2006

And now. . . .news from the EEF

Press report: "Rays and Neutrons, for Art's Sake"

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"Eager for precision in a field notorious for ambiguity and
frustration, curators at top museums in Europe and the United
States have long reached for the instruments of nuclear science
to hit treasures of art with invisible rays. The resulting clues have
helped answer vexing questions of provenance, age and authenticity.
(..) The methods they use, some of the most fundamental in nuclear
science, include neutron activation analysis, proton-induced X-ray
emission, accelerator mass spectrometry and X-ray fluorescence
spectrometry. "

Hmm. That's actually it for this week.

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