Non-destructive Micro Analysis of Cultural Heritage Materials

Non-destructive Micro Analysis of Cultural Heritage Materials

1st Edition - October 29, 2004

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  • Editors: K. Janssens, R. Van Grieken
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444507389
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080454429

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This book provides the scientific and technical background materials of non-destructive methods of microscopic analysis that are suitable for analysing works of art, museum pieces and archeaological artefacts. Written by experts in the field, this multi-author volume contains a number of case studies, illustrating the value of these methods. The book is suited to natural scientists and analysts looking to increase their knowledge of the various methods that are currently available for non-destructive analysis. It is also the perfect resource for museum curators, archaeologists and art-historians seeking to identify one or more suitable methods of analysis that could solve material-related problems.


For advanced level students and spectroscopists and analysts with a background in the natural sciences. Also providing a resource for conservators and museum curators.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Introduction and overview (K. Janssens, R. Van Grieken).

    Chapter 2. Ultraviolet, infrared and X-ray imaging
    (F. Mairinger).

    Chapter 3. Electron microscopy and its role in cultural heritage studies (A. Adriaens, M.G. Dowsett).

    Chapter 4. X-ray based methods of analysis (K. Janssens).

    Chapter 5. Ion beam microanalysis (T. Calligaro et al.).

    Chapter 6. X-Ray photoelectron and Auger electron spectroscopy (A. Hubin, H. Terryn).

    Chapter 7. Laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (T.E. Jeffries).

    Chapter 8. Infrared, Raman microscopy and Fibre-Optic Raman Spectroscopy (FORS) (G.M. Howell et al.).

    Chapter 9. Secondary ion mass spectrometry. Application to archaeology and art objects (E. Darque-Ceretti1, M. Aucouturier).

    Chapter 10. The non-destructive investigation of copper alloy patinas (D.A. Scott).

    Chapter 11. Precious metals artifacts (G. Demortier).

    Chapter 12. Diagnostic methodology for the examination of Byzantine frescoes and icons. Non destructive investigation and pigment identification (Sister Daniilia et al.).

    Chapter 13. The provenance of medieval silver coins: analysis with EDXRF, SEM/EDX and PIXE (R. Linke et al.).

    Chapter 14. Pigment identification in illuminated manuscripts (P. Vandenabeele, L. Moens).

    Chapter 15. Provenance analysis of glass artefacts
    (B. Gratuze, K. Janssens).

    Chapter 16. Corrosion of historic glass and enamels
    (M. Schreiner).

    Chapter 17. A study of ancient manuscripts exposed to iron-gall ink corrosion (E. Bulska, B. Wagner).

Product details

  • No. of pages: 828
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2004
  • Published: October 29, 2004
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444507389
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080454429

About the Editors

K. Janssens

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, University of Antwerp, Belgium

R. Van Grieken

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, University of Antwerp, Belgium

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