X-Ray Fluorescent Recovers Ancient Text Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
X-Ray Fluorescence Recovers Ancient Text
Description:
This image shows how a Cornell University group used x-ray fluorescence to restore the inscription on a 2000-year-old weathered stone. Some of the atoms producing this fluorescence were residues from the stoneworkers' chisels and from paint applied to the stone. To learn more about this investigation, see X-Ray Fluorescent Recovers Ancient Text.
Image:
image credit: Judson Powers; <a href="http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Aug05/XRF.imaging.stones.fac.html" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://www.physicstogo.org/images/features/x-ray-stone-large-10-24-08.jpg" target = "_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: Judson Powers; image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/x-ray-stone-large-10-24-08.jpg
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November 16, 2008 - December 1, 2008