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Title
High energy X-ray powder diffraction for the imaging of (hidden) paintings
Author
Abstract
Over the past few years a number of innovative imaging techniques have been introduced for the visualization of hidden paint layers in Old Master Paintings. These include X-ray fluorescence scanning, TeraHertz imaging, optical coherence tomography and other acoustics-based forms of visualization. All of these techniques are usually a trade-off between their penetrative capability on the one side and their analytical precision in terms of spatial resolution and material identification on the other. Here, we present the first-time use of High-Energy X-ray Powder Diffraction imaging (HE-XRPD) in the study of hidden layers in paintings. As an imaging tool, it combines high-depth sensitivity with fingerprint identification of most inorganic painting materials. The potential as well as some limitations of this technique are demonstrated using model paintings as well as an authentic 16th century painting.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of analytical atomic spectrometry. - London
Publication
London : 2011
ISSN
0267-9477
Volume/pages
26:5(2011), p. 910-916
ISI
000289731900005
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 04.07.2011
Last edited 09.11.2017
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