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J. Imaging 2018, 4(2), 25; https://doi.org/10.3390/jimaging4020025

Studies of Ancient Russian Cultural Objects Using the Neutron Tomography Method

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Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141980 Dubna, Russia
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Institute of Archaeology Russian Academy of Sciences, 117036 Moscow, Russia
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Received: 27 October 2017 / Revised: 18 January 2018 / Accepted: 19 January 2018 / Published: 23 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Neutron Imaging)
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Neutron radiography and tomography is a non-destructive method that provides detailed information about the internal structure of cultural heritage objects. The differences in the neutron attenuation coefficients of constituent elements of the studied objects, as well as the application of modern mathematical algorithms to carry out three-dimensional imaging data analysis, allow one to obtain unique information about the spatial distribution of different phases, the presence of internal defects, or the degree of structural degradation inside valuable cultural objects. The results of the neutron studies of several archaeological objects related to different epochs of the Russian history are reported in order to demonstrate the opportunities provided by the neutron tomography method. The obtained 3D structural volume data, as well as the results of the corresponding data analysis, are presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: neutron imaging; neutron; tomography; cultural heritage neutron imaging; neutron; tomography; cultural heritage
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Kichanov, S.; Saprykina, I.; Kozlenko, D.; Nazarov, K.; Lukin, E.; Rutkauskas, A.; Savenko, B. Studies of Ancient Russian Cultural Objects Using the Neutron Tomography Method. J. Imaging 2018, 4, 25.

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