μ-XRF analysis of glasses: a non-destructive utility for cultural heritage applicationsG. Vaggelli, R. Cossio
- The Analyst, January 2012, Royal Society of Chemistry
- DOI: 10.1039/c1an15518k
Application of micro-XRF to glass objects from Cultural Heritage
What is it about?
This paper presents a m-XRF analytical approach for a non-destructive study of Cultural Heritage glass finds. This technique can be used for quantitative analysis of small volumes of solid samples, with a sensitivity that is superior to the electron microprobe but inferior to an ICP-MS system. An experimental set-up with natural and synthetic glass standards is proposed here for the quantitative analyses of major and trace elements on glass objects which cannot be sampled.
Why is it important?
a non-destructive and non invasive technique is here proposed for small and precious glass object which cannot be sampled.