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Wednesday, May 31 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
097. (Research and Technical Studies) Advances in State-of-the-Art in XRF Elemental Analysis for Art Conservation

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Over the past 15 years there has been a continuous improvement in state-of-the-art in XRF elemental analysis for art conservation commercially available to the conservation scientist. And, this past year, another significant step has been taken. This paper will provide a detailed and insightful summary of just what current "state-of-the-art” available to all conservation teams means. With specific examples highlighting each application for each area of conservation including all types of paintings, bronze or other metals, ceramics, glass, paper, fabric, literally any material of interest. Limits of detection from Ne to U, thickness and depth analysis, paint layer detection and determination, object scanning and elemental imaging, corrosion and contamination analysis will all be covered highlighting the exciting advancements in all of these area. This is a very important tool for all conservators. It is vital they all know what is now available to them in order to have the most advanced tools in their vital work of maintaining the human race's most important treasures around the world.

Speaker(s)
avatar for Dr. Bruce Kaiser

Dr. Bruce Kaiser

Chief Scientist, Bruker Corporation
Dr. Bruce Kaiser has taught in over 300 museums and universities world wide supporting Art Restoration and Conservation. His knowledge of how to make XRF systems give details of all objects analyzed has international recognition. Bruce was selected to receive the 2016 AIC Special... Read More →

Co-Author(s)
avatar for Dr. Lee Drake

Dr. Lee Drake

Senior Applications Scientist, Bruker
Dr. Lee Drake has a Ph.D. in archaeology and has excavated in multiple countries, including Israel, Peru, and the Hawaiian Islands. Prior to joining Bruker, Drake's work on X-ray fluorescence centered on obsidian sourcing and paleoclimatic reconstruction. Since joining Bruker... Read More →

Wednesday May 31, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Riverside West Exhibit Hall Exhibit Level, East Tower

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