By Nikolay Kardjilov, Giulia Festa

This e-book offers an intensive assessment of the applying of neutron characterization options in cultural background to a wide viewers and may be of curiosity to either scientists and non-scientists within the box. Archaeologists, paleontologists, restaurateurs and conservators, historians and creditors may be enthusiastic about the wealth of knowledge that may be bought utilizing neutron suggestions, whereas fabric scientists and engineers will locate information of the experimental options and fabrics homes that may be decided.

Neutrons, because of their vulnerable interactions with fabrics, supply a penetrating, yet non-invasive probe of bulk houses. they enable the characterization of the composition and mechanical homes of fabrics, supporting to reply to questions regarding the relationship, the producing approach or the nation of decay of artefacts. they permit special interrogation of the inner constructions of items which may be in a different way hidden from view.

The first portion of the e-book is devoted to tales describing unbelievable discoveries caused by way of neutron ideas in more than a few functions. the second one part covers the experimental concepts in applicable element: simple rules, barriers and fields of program.

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Kleinert and B. Schröder-Smeibidl Abstract The modern art history uses new methods for non-invasive investigation of valuable artifacts. Investigations of paintings by neutron beams benefit from the strong penetration power of neutron, the possibility for elemental analysis by using neutron activation analysis and the interaction of neutrons with light elements. Thus, neutron autoradiography allows the visualization of structures and layers beneath the top surface in a one to one scale. 1 Introduction The visualization of hidden layers in paintings provides important information about conceptual changes of the picture’s subject or valuable hints about the painting style of the artist.

4 Results and Discussion The NT reconstruction of the three cartouches of the lead ingot of Fig. 3 (see Fig. 5) shows, in the middle section, that the image found represents a dolphin. This fact is indeed consistent with the finding, in the two cartouches adjacent to the dolphin figure, of two different inscriptions in relief, as shown in Fig. 5 (top and bottom part). e. M(arcii) PLANI(i) L(ucii) F(ilii), and RVSSINI (Russini) respectively, accordingly to the tria nomina standard used mainly by Roman citizen (Domergue 1987).

Construction parameters change during time according to the aesthetics of the historical period and required sonic/musical features. Musical instruments are mostly made of wood, metals and hide. Neutron based methods such as diffraction, radiography and tomography can be used to study musical instruments providing a link between different disciplines including nuclear physics, metallurgy, cultural heritage and acoustics. 1 Introduction Ancient musical instruments are not only relics of interest for cultural heritage, but also finely crafted objects with a specific feature: high quality sound emission.

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