AACS Division Workshop: Using X-rays to analyze cultural heritage

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Using X-rays to Analyze Cultural Heritage SLAC National Accelerator Lab and the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts at Stanford University This workshop hosted by the Art, Archaeology and Conservation Science and the Basic Science Divisions of ACerS will bring students and other interested researchers from a variety of disciplines (engineering, art history, and archaeology) in contact with the leading scientists working in the field of synchrotron analysis of cultural heritage. Participants will learn about the latest research on the use of synchrotrons to analyze cultural heritage, obtain hands-on experience with the examination and treatment of synchrotron-derived data as taught by Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) staff scientists, and have a tour of the SSRL facility with a particular emphasis on the imaging microscopes at beamlines 2-3, 10-2, and 14-3. Oct. 1 – 2, 2013 Workshop rates: ACerS Member: $295 Nonmember: $415 Student support available to members Workshop speakers Volker Rose, Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory X-rays paint a picture of Picasso’s pigments Jennifer Mass, Senior scientist, Winterthur Museum of Art The pynchrotron and the pasterpiece Phillipe Sciau, Researcher, CNRS XANES full-fired and micro-XRD study of Roman ceramics: estimating firing conditions Uwe Bergman, Interim director, Linac Coherent Light Source, SLAC Ancient writings under X-ray vision Zhi Liu, Staff scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Study of ancient black-glazed Jian (Temmoku) wares using synchrotron radiation Joris Dik, Staff scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab In-situ scanning macro-XRF investigation of historical paintings: Mobile instruments vs. synchrotrons Schedule of events Oct. 1, 2013, at SSRL 9:30 a.m. Check-In/Coffee 10:00 a.m. Welcome: Marc Walton, Getty Conservation Institute, and Apurva Mehta, SLAC 10:15 a.m. Uwe Bergman, LCLS director, Stanford Fast X-ray scanning, Archimedes palimpsest, and fossils 10:45 a.m. Joris Dik, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Professor at Delft X-ray scanning to reveal hidden layers and pigments: Monet and Rembrandt 11:15 a.m. Jennifer Mass, Senior scientist at the Winterthur Museum of Art XANES and confocal X-ray scanning: Confocal of ‘The Armorers Shop’ and Matisse Noon Lunch 2:00 p.m. Ben Kocar and Apurva Mehta, SSRL staff scientists Tour of Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource floor (Emphasis on BL 2-3, 10-2, and 14-3) 3:00 p.m. Coffee and refreshments 3:30 p.m. Tutorial Part 1: Sample preparation, XRF mapping, region of interest masking using bivariate scatter plots, use of MCA’s for data-analysis, PCA analysis, micro- tomography 5:30 p.m. Adjourn Oct. 2, 2013, at Cantor Center for the Visual Arts 9:30 a.m. Check-In/Coffee 10:00 a.m. Welcome: Susan K. Roberts-Manganelli, Manager, Collections, Exhibitions & Conservation, Cantor Center for the Visual Arts at Stanford University 10:15 a.m. Zhi Liu, Beamline scientist at ALS, Berkeley Study of ancient black-glazed Jian (Temmoku) 10:45 a.m. Phillipe Sciau, Scientist at CNRS, Toulouse XRF, XANES, and XRD of Roman terra sigillata 11:15 a.m. Volker Rose, Physicist, Argonne National Laboratories Picasso and zinc oxide paints Noon Lunch 2:00 p.m. Sam Webb and Apurva Mehta, SSRL staff scientists Tutorial Part 2: XANES and EXAFS at different edges (S, Fe, Cu, etc.) 4:00 p.m. Coffee 4:30 p.m. Tutorial Part 3: Multienergy mapping 5:30 p.m. Adjourn Stanford Guest House 2575 Sand Hill Rd. Menlo Park, CA 94025 Front Desk: 650-926-2800 | Fax: 650-926-5388 Be sure to use the code “10SYMP” when making your reservation to ensure you receive the discounted rate. Rate Cutoff Date Single/Double: $115 Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 www.ceramics.org/aacsworkshop 48 www.ceramics.org | American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Vol. 92, No. 6


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