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This article from Cornell University News Service presents an interdisciplinary effort among physicists and classicists to read a weathered 2000-year-old inscription on stone with x-ray fluorescence. The article describes how a powerful x-ray light source at Cornell produced fluorescence in trace elements in the inscribed stone and includes images showing the original inscription. The article is written for the general public.
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image credit: Judson Powers; image source; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from November 16, 2008 until December 1, 2008. View the feature here!


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Keywords: XRF, synchotron
Record Creator: Metadata instance created October 25, 2008 by Logan Hancock
Record Updated: Aug 10, 2013 by Ed Lee
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AIP Format
(Cornell Chronicle Online, Ithaca, 2008), WWW Document, (http://staff.chess.cornell.edu/~smilgies/refs/Inscriptions-CornellNews.htm).
AJP/PRST-PER
X-Ray Fluorescent Recovers Ancient Text, (Cornell Chronicle Online, Ithaca, 2008), <http://staff.chess.cornell.edu/~smilgies/refs/Inscriptions-CornellNews.htm>.
APA Format
X-Ray Fluorescent Recovers Ancient Text. (2007, July 8). Retrieved December 22, 2014, from Cornell Chronicle Online: http://staff.chess.cornell.edu/~smilgies/refs/Inscriptions-CornellNews.htm
Chicago Format
Cornell Chronicle Online. X-Ray Fluorescent Recovers Ancient Text. Ithaca: Cornell Chronicle Online, July 8, 2007. http://staff.chess.cornell.edu/~smilgies/refs/Inscriptions-CornellNews.htm (accessed 22 December 2014).
MLA Format
X-Ray Fluorescent Recovers Ancient Text. Ithaca: Cornell Chronicle Online, 2008. 8 July 2007. 22 Dec. 2014 <http://staff.chess.cornell.edu/~smilgies/refs/Inscriptions-CornellNews.htm>.
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