There are many methods that can be used to analyze the composition of ancient ceramics, such as neutron activation, atomic absorption spectrometry, X-ray fluorescence, etc. However, the neutron activation method and atomic absorption spectrometry have high sensitivity and accuracy, and both require samples to be made into powder before testing and analysis. This is destructive to ancient ceramics, especially complete artifacts, so it cannot be used for scientific and technological identification of complete artifacts. Energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence analysis (EDXRF) can be tested directly without sampling, and is widely used in ancient ceramic source isolation, dating research and authenticity identification.
Bronze have a long history, and have high historical, artistic and scientific value. However, over the course of thousands of years, these historical treasures have suffered varying degrees of corrosion and damage. In order to effectively protect cultural relics and fully reflect their value, it is necessary to use natural science analysis methods to unearth the potential information of the artifacts and scientifically protect the cultural relics. .
XRF is a technology widely used in materials analysis and can be used to non-destructively analyze the elemental composition of samples. In the fields of archeology and cultural heritage protection, XRF technology is often used to analyze the metal components in ancient cultural relics such as bronzes to obtain important information about these cultural relics, which is of great significance to the study of bronzes.
Paper pigment analysis can reveal important information about cultural heritage, including the age, region, author and production process of the artwork. XRF is widely used in archaeology to analyze paper pigments to understand the production materials and techniques of ancient documents, paintings and illustrations, and to provide important basis for the restoration of paper pigments, research on production processes and the protection of cultural heritage.
XRF is also widely used in the fields of gemology and gemstone identification, contributing to the research and practice in the fields of gemstone identification, origin analysis, and gemstone identification. Different types of gemstones have different elemental compositions, so by analyzing the elemental characteristics of the gemstone, you can determine whether it is a real gemstone, or whether it is synthetic or fake. The elemental content in a gemstone can be related to the gem's origin. The origin of some gemstones can be clued in by its elemental composition, so XRF analysis can help determine the likely origin of the gemstone.