Mobile Micro-X-ray Fluorescence Analysis (XRF) on Medieval Paintings
Keywords:Art, Gilding, Painting, Pigment, X-ray fluorescence
AbstractX-ray fluorescence has long been applied to objects of art and archaeology for non-destructive elemental analysis. When the object under investigation is either too big or too fragile to be moved a mobile instrument is needed which can be brought on site. A short overview of the development of techniques and applications shall be given in the paper. Then three case studies are reported in which ArtTax/Artax spectrographs were applied for the analysis of medieval paintings. Experimental issues are discussed with respect to the application to paintings as well.
How to Cite
C. Herm, Chimia 2008, 62, 887, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2008.887.
Copyright (c) 2008 Swiss Chemical Society
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.