PIXE analysis of Middle European 18th and 19th century glass seals

Alíz Simon, Heikki Matiskainen, Imre Uzonyi, László Csedreki, Zita Szikszai, Zsófia Kertész, Jyrki Räisänen, Árpád Z. Kiss

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Particle-induced X-ray emission method was applied for the determination of light and heavy elemental composition of archaeological glass seals. Quantitative information on the major, minor and trace elements and their correlations in respect of the raw materials which were used for the glass manufacturing are discussed. Although the differences of the elemental concentrations between the seals originating from different glassworks were small, discriminant analysis enabled the separation of glassworks to an extent which makes future provenance studies feasible. The need of supplementary use of energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence and proton-induced gamma-ray emission for the glass samples was also investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-228
Number of pages5
JournalX-Ray Spectrometry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Spectroscopy

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