The metal alloy of the boy of Xanten

A. Denker, Z. Kertész, U. Peltz

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Abstract

The metal alloy of a life-size Roman statue was determined using high-energy Proton Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE). In addition to the non-destructive PIXE measurements, it was also possible to take samples from inside the statue, which were analysed using atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS). The results of the high-energy PIXE measurements are presented and compared to the AAS results. The reasons for differences and the difficulties obtaining accurate compositions of antique objects are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-218
Number of pages4
JournalX-Ray Spectrometry
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2011

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Protons
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