Applied neutron tomography in modern archaelogy

Fabrizio Lo Celso, Roberto Triolo, Dorina Ines Donato, André Hilger, Nikolay Kardjilov

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Abstract

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.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)79-83
Numero di pagine5
RivistaNUOVO CIMENTO DELLA SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DI FISICA. C, GEOPHYSICS AND SPACE PHYSICS
Volume1
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2007

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tomography
neutrons
archaeology
fossils
suggestion
conservation
inspection
manufacturing
sensitivity
hydrogen
matrices
metals

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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