Applied neutron tomography in modern archaeology

Kardjilov, N. and Lo Celso, F. and Donato, D. I. and Hilger, A. and Triolo, R. (2007) Applied neutron tomography in modern archaeology. Il nuovo cimento C, 30 (1). pp. 79-83. ISSN 1826-9885

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The use of neutron tomography for archaeometric purposes is quite a new technique. The property of neutron to transmit easily large, dense samples is of great importance in modern archaeology. The three-dimensional visualisation of the inner structure of samples of archaeological interest helps to make suggestions about the technological process of manufacturing or reveals information about the origins of delivering of noble materials used in ancient masterpieces. Another application field in modern archaeology is the non-destructive inspection of the quality of specimen conservation where the neutron tomography allows visualization of impregnation solutions in wood or metal matrices. The high sensibility of neutrons to hydrogen makes it possible to detect organic remains in fossils. All of these advantages make the neutron tomography a unique technique for non-destructive investigation in archaeological sciences.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper presented at the Workshop “RICH—Research Infrastructures for Cultural Heritage”, Trieste, December 12-13, 2005.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computed tomography ; Computed tomography (CT) ; Neutron scattering
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 540 Chimica e scienze connesse
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2020 15:27
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2020 15:27

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