Nuclear physics and cultural heritage

Nuclear physics and cultural heritage

Issued: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:59:00 BST

A major review paper describing the use of nuclear physics techniques to study, characterise and preserve cultural heritage artefacts has just been published [15mb PDF]. This review was instigated in 2013 under the leadership of Prof Douglas MacGregor at the EPS Nuclear Physics Division. The production was led by Anna Mackova of the Nuclear Physics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Prof Douglas MacGregor. The publication of the report represents the successful culmination of four years' work, which involved the creation of an ad-hoc collaboration of 39 experts in different applied nuclear physics specialities from across Europe.


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