Publication

Completely Non-Destructive High-Resolution XRD Analysis of Cultural Heritage Objects

Authors: Graeme Hansford (University of Leicester) , Stuart Turner (University of Leicester) , Nishad Karim (University of Leicester) , Jackie Hall (University of Leicester)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Conference Paper
Conference: Denver X-ray Conference
Peer Reviewed: No

State: Published (Approved)
Published: August 2015
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 10145

Abstract: Energy-dispersive XRD (EDXRD) applied in the back-reflection geometry, with 2θ close to 180°, is extremely insensitive to sample morphology1. This property enables analysis with no sample preparation and is therefore entirely non-destructive, allowing high-quality XRD analysis of valuable samples such as archaeological artefacts with no compromise to the integrity of the object whatsoever.

Journal Keywords: X-Ray Diffraction

Subject Areas: Technique Development, Archaeological and Cultural Heritage, Materials


Instruments: B18-Core EXAFS