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Handheld XRF for art and archaeology / edited by Aaron N. Shugar, Jennifer L. Mass.
Leuven, Belgium : Leuven University Press, [2012]
Physical Description:
473 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Reference Library
CC79 X73 H36 2012 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes errata.
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Terms:
Antiquities -- Analysis.
Art objects -- Analysis.
Fluorescence spectroscopy.
Museum conservation methods.
X-ray spectroscopy in archaeology.
Shugar, Aaron N., editor of compilation.
Mass, Jennifer L., editor of compilation.
Smith, Dylan. Handheld X-ray fluorescence analysis of Renaissance bronzes.

  • Introduction / Aaron N. Shugar and Jennifer L. Mass
  • Handheld X-ray fluorescence analysis of Renaissance bronzes: practical approaches to quantification and acquisition / Dylan Smith
  • Application of a handheld XRF spectrometer in research and identification of photographs / Dusan C. Stulik and Art Kaplan
  • Handheld XRF for the examination of paintings: proper use and limitations / Chris McGlinchey
  • XRF analysis of manuscript illuminations / K. Trentelman, C. Schmidt Patterson and N. Turner
  • XRF analysis of historical paper in open books / Tim Barrett, Robert Shannon, Jennifer Wade and Joseph Lang
  • Quantitative non-destructive analysis of historic silver alloys: X-ray fluorescence approaches and challenges / Jennifer Mass and Catherine Matsen
  • The analysis of porcelain using handheld and portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometers / Anikó Bezur and Francesca Casadio
  • Handheld XRF use in the identification of heavy metal pesticides in ethnographic collections / Aaron N. Shugar and P. Jane Sirois
  • Using handheld XRF to aid in phasing, locus comparisons, and material homogeneity assessment at an archaeological excavation / Mary Kate Donais and David George
  • Handheld XRF elemental analysis of archaeological sediments: some examples from Mesoamerica / Hector Neff, Barbara Voorhies and Federico Paredes Umaña
  • X-ray fluorescence of obsidian: approaches to calibration and the analysis of small samples
  • Handheld XRF analysis of Maya ceramics: a pilot study presenting issues related to quantification and calibration / Jim J. Aimers, Dori J. Farthing and Aaron N. Shugar
  • Glass analysis utilizing handheld X-ray fluorescence / Bruce Kaiser and Aaron Shugar.