Our latest themed issue, highlighting the latest work in the area of synchrotron radiation in art and archaeometry, is now online.
Koen Janssens‘ Editorial introduces the themed issue and provides an overview of the 2010 Synchrotron Radiation in Art and Archaeology conference:
The front cover highlights work by Matthias Alfeld and colleagues, using scanning macro-XRF to look at paintings. They present three self-built scanning macro-XRF instruments and demonstrate their imaging capabilities:
Optimization of mobile scanning macro-XRF systems for the in situ investigation of historical paintings
Matthias Alfeld, Koen Janssens, Joris Dik, Wout de Nolf and Geert van der Snickt
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 899-909
The inside front cover image features the research of Wout De Nolf and co-workers, who present the first demonstration of High-Energy X-ray Powder Diffraction imaging (HE-XRPD) for the study of hidden layers in paintings:
High energy X-ray powder diffraction for the imaging of (hidden) paintings
Wout De Nolf, Joris Dik, Geert Vandersnickt, Arie Wallert and Koen Janssens
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 910-916
Both the cover articles are free to access until the end of May so do take a look and pass on to any colleagues who may be interested.