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  • 1 Universitat de València Institut de Ciència dels Materials Avda. Dr. Moliner, 50 46100 Burjassot, Valencia Spain
  • 2 Universitat de València Departamento de Física Aplicada Avda. Dr. Moliner, 50 46100 Burjassot, Valencia Spain
  • 3 Dirección General de Museos, Conselleria de Cultura Departamento de Restauración, Museo de Bellas Artes C/ San Pio V, 9 46010 Valencia Spain
  • 4 Universitat de València Departamento de Prehistoria y Arqueología Avda. Blasco Ibáñez, 28 46010 Valencia Spain
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Abstract  

We present examples of the application of the X-ray fluorescence (XRF) to the study of the artistic and cultural patrimony of the Comunidad Valenciana in the following areas: a) Valencian paintings of the XV and XVI centuries; b) silver ornaments coming from Iberian towns (s. III b.C.); c) ink and paper samples in manuscripts and engravings of the XVII and XIX centuries. The non destructive analyses are carried out “in situ” using a XRF system that consists of a tube of X-rays of 50 kV and 1 mA, and a detector of Si(Li) with an energy resolution 140 eV (FWHM at 5.9 keV).