Authors:
W. Czerny Institut für Radiumforschung und Kernphysik Vienna Austria

Search for other papers by W. Czerny in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
and
G. Winkler Institut für Radiumforschung und Kernphysik Vienna Austria

Search for other papers by G. Winkler in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
Restricted access

Abstract  

The use of 14 MeV neutrons for the analysis of ancient pottery was investigated. Clay pieces from Arezzo and Northern Italy were quantitatively analysed in a completely nondestructive way. A comparison technique using Al-foils as a standard was introduced. The main components Si, Al, Mg and Fe could be evaluated within a short time with an error of a few percent. The grouping resulting from impressed seals on the clay pieces was in full agreement with that resulting from the chemical composition for the potsherds from Arezzo. An analysis of trace elements was also performed for a few samples, but it needs more time for irradiation and measurements.

  • Collapse
  • Expand

To see the editorial board, please visit the website of Springer Nature.

Manuscript Submission: HERE

For subscription options, please visit the website of Springer Nature.

Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)