NUCLEAR AND SPECTROSCOPIC TECHNIQUES FOR DIAGNOSTICS AND RESTORATION
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Purpose of the first part of the course is to provide the basics of atomic nuclei, subatomic and elementary particles and related processes, in order to understand the functioning of analytical techniques regarding cultural heritage diagnostics that use these processes.
Following this theoretical introduction, the main nuclear techniques used in the cultural heritage field will be presented so that students may make use of them or be able to analyse data generated by them.
Course contents summary
Synchroton Light Sources
Radio dating techniques: C14 and radioisotopes
Ion Beam Analysis (PIXE, PIGE)
NAA neutronic activation