Neutrons: How they can help cultural heritage research

 

The MLZ Conference Neutrons for Culture and Arts will take place next June 19-22, 2018 at Arabella Brauneck Hotel in Lenggries near Münich, Germany. The MLZ conference addresses archaeologists and universities and aims to illustrate the potential of neutron methods in cultural heritage research. On this occasion, renowned international researchers, physicists and archaeologists will present the state-of-art methods and applications in the field.

Due to the non-destructive nature of neutrons they can be an invaluable tool in analysing precious archaeological objects.

Neutrons can penetrate deep into the cultural artefact or beneath the surface of paintings to unveil structures at the microscopic scale and thus determine the chemical composition, provide 3D images of the inner parts of the artefacts, and reveal organic material like wood, leather or bones in sealed metal or stone containers. The Neutron beam can analyze whole artefacts at room conditions, without sample preparation. Scientists can take measurements in real time, which can be useful for testing conservation materials and methods.

Registration is open for abstracts and participation.

Moreover, find additional information at the conference webpage at: https://indico.frm2.tum.de/event/56

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