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Title
Mitigation strategies for radiation damage in the analysis of ancient materials
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Abstract
The study of materials in cultural heritage artifacts and micro-samples benefits from diagnostic techniques based on intense radiation sources, such as synchrotrons, ion-beam accelerators and lasers. While most of the corresponding techniques are classified as non-destructive, investigation with photons or charged particles entails a number of fundamental processes that may induce changes in materials. These changes depend on irradiation parameters, properties of materials and environmental factors. In some cases, radiation-induced damage may be detected by visual inspection. When it is not, irradiation may still lead to atomic and molecular changes resulting in immediate or delayed alteration and bias of future analyses. Here we review the effects of radiation reported on a variety of cultural heritage materials and describe the usual practice for assessing short-term and long-term effects. This review aims to raise awareness and encourage subsequent research activities to limit radiation side effects.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Trends in analytical chemistry. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2015
ISSN
0165-9936
Volume/pages
66(2015), p. 128-145
ISI
000352248200020
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 13.04.2015
Last edited 22.09.2017
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