SXSPM | News Archive | 10.04.2013
Using x-rays to analyze cultural heritage
From October 1-2, 2013, a workshop at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Cantor Art Museum at Stanford University brought together students and other interested researchers from a variety of disciplines with the leading scientists working in the field of synchrotron analysis of cultural heritage. The participants learned about the latest research on the use of synchrotrons to analyze cultural heritage, obtained hands on experience with the examination and treatments of synchrotron derived data, and had a tour of the SSRL facility with a particular emphasis on the imaging microscopy beamlines. In his invited presentation X-rays Paint a Picture of Picasso's Pigments Volker Rose highlightd recent projects that were carried out at the APS/CNM sector 26 using high-resolution x-ray microscopy. He also outlined new capabilities and techniques that can further stimulate nanoscale research in the area of cultural heritage.