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X-ray micro computed tomography in cultural heritage

Abstract

X-ray micro computed tomography (μCT) can reveal the internal structure of several types of objects by exploiting differences in their X-ray absorption. It can: provide information about the objects’ relative composition and density without taking any samples or causing any damage; reveal invisible defects, cracks or damage; show if there are any inclusions and if the object is a single piece or is made of different parts joined together; and, uncover methods of construction and even show if repairs and additions have been made. For this reason, it has increasingly been used in archaeology and cultural heritage.

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Submitted
11 avq 2020
First published
16 sen 2020

Anal. Methods, 2020,12, 4496-4500
Article type
AMC Technical Brief

X-ray micro computed tomography in cultural heritage

Analytical Methods Committee AMCTB No. 98, Anal. Methods, 2020, 12, 4496
DOI: 10.1039/D0AY90112A

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