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Title
Comparison of x-ray absorption and emission techniques for the investigation of paintings
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Abstract
Four x-ray techniques: computed radiography, emission radiography, energy-resolved radiography and imaging x-ray fluorescence were compared using four mock-up panel paintings. The paintings have different stratigraphy and pigments and are representative for different historical periods. One of the paintings has a hidden underlying painting. The type of pigments used mainly influences the information obtained by both the emission and absorption measurements; high-Z white pigment and high-Z color pigments giving the best contrast. Each of the techniques revealed interesting aspects of the paintings, but none of them could reveal the hidden painting to a satisfactory level. Due to the statistical quality of the spectral data, x-ray fluorescence gives elemental images with high contrast. The radiographic images are better to reveal the internal structure. Imaging x-ray fluorescence and energy-resolved radiography measurements can be done simultaneously, and the combination has the highest potential for the study of complex multilayer paintings. Copyright (c) 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Language
English
Source (journal)
X-ray spectrometry. - London
Publication
London : 2015
ISSN
0049-8246
Volume/pages
44:3(2015), p. 141-148
ISI
000353644500010
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 11.06.2015
Last edited 08.06.2017
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