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Energy Dispersive X-Ray Diffraction In Cultural Heritage Science: The Winning Duo Of Structural And Elemental Analysis

  • Autori: Gontrani, L.; Caminiti, R.;Saladino, M.L.; Caponetti E.; Chillura Martino D.F.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2013
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  • Tipologia: Articolo su libro (Capitolo o saggio)


The capabilities of Energy-Dispersive X-ray Diffraction (EDXD) in the field of Cultural Heritage are disccussed. EDXD diffractometer, equipped with a white source, is particularly suited for the structural and elemental analysis of items having different nature. Given its compact and versatile design, the instrument allows to collect data from samples without tearing down of any portion and with no specific preparation. In the wide energy range sampled during the measurements, both X-ray fluorescence and diffraction features appear. In all cases, data are acquired in air and in a non-destructive way, and their collection is fast.