Special Issue "Contribution of X-ray Fluorescence Techniques in Cultural Heritage Materials Characterisation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: development of techniques and instrumentation for EDXRF analysis; radiation effects in insulators and dosimetry techniques; methods and applications of luminescence dating
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Archaeometry and Cultural Heritage have lately taken great advantage of developments in scientific techniques, offering valuable information to archaeology, art history, and conservation science, involving both instrumental and non-instrumental approaches. Among the possible techniques, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) has become one of the most applied techniques for Cultural Heritage elemental material characterization, due to its user-friendliness; fast, short acquisition times; portability, and most of all, its absolutely non-destructive nature. For this reason, besides being often a first choice for a preliminary overall materials investigation, XRF spectrometers and spectra data handling methods have continuously improved, giving rise to many variations of the same technique; portable spectrometers, micro-probes, and large area scanners are all variations of a very flexible technique. This Special Issue is intended to collect papers dealing with any of the analytical techniques related to XRF spectroscopy appropriate for applications to Cultural Heritage materials. Paper subjects can range from instrumentation and technical developments to case studies requiring methodological innovations, from theoretical simulations to new data handling. All the variations of XRF spectroscopy will be considered: portable or mapping spectrometers, synchrotron based XRF, total reflection or grazing techniques, and synergical association with any other non-destructive analytical techniques.
This Special Issue is dedicated to the loving memory of professor Mario Milazzo, a pioneer of Archaeometry in Italy, awarded in 2002 the Gold Medal for Culture by the Italian President. He is remembered as a generous and pleasant man with an insightful, logical mind, who was able to find an appropriate joke for every situation. Many of us, following his footsteps in the research field of applied physics for Cultural Heritage, still appreciate his vision, teaching and impact on our lives.
Dr. Anna Galli
Dr. Letizia Bonizzoni
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- Micro XRF
- XRF mapping
- Synchrotron based XRF
- Cultural heritage materials