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Infrared Synchrotron Radiation and Its Application to the Analysis of Cultural Heritage

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Spectroscopy and Imaging Division, Japan Synchrotron Radiation Institute, Hyogo 679-5187, Japan
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Department of History and Culture, Showa Women’s University, Tokyo 154-8533, Japan
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Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute, Tokyo 135-0064, Japan
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Department of Home Economics, Iida Women’s Junior College, Nagano 395-8567, Japan
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Archaeological Institute of Kashihara, Nara 634-0065, Japan
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Condens. Matter 2020, 5(2), 28; https://doi.org/10.3390/condmat5020028
Received: 29 February 2020 / Revised: 5 April 2020 / Accepted: 6 April 2020 / Published: 9 April 2020
Infrared synchrotron radiation (IR-SR) is a broad-band light source. Its brilliance is the main advantage for microspectroscopy experiments, when the limited size of the sample often prevents the use of conventional thermal radiation sources. Cultural heritage materials are delicate and valuable; therefore, nondestructive experiments are usually preferred. Nevertheless, sometimes, small pieces can be acquired in the process of preservation and conservation. These samples are analyzed by various experimental techniques and give information about the original material and current condition. In this paper, four attempts to analyze cultural heritage materials are introduced. All these experiments are performed at the microspectroscopy station of IR beamline BL43IR in SPring-8. View Full-Text
Keywords: infrared analysis; microspectroscopy; cultural heritage; synchrotron radiation infrared analysis; microspectroscopy; cultural heritage; synchrotron radiation
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Ikemoto, Y.; Tanaka, M.; Higuchi, T.; Semba, T.; Moriwaki, T.; Kawasaki, E.; Okuyama, M. Infrared Synchrotron Radiation and Its Application to the Analysis of Cultural Heritage. Condens. Matter 2020, 5, 28.

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