Wednesday, August 02, 2006

X-ray fluorescence

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This report of work done on imaging the famous Archimedes Palimpsest (one page of which, if memory serves, is in the University Library here via the Tischendorf collection) looks interesting.

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  1. There is more info here:
    http://www.archimedespalimpsest.org/index.html
    (there is some discussion of Tischendorf's interest in it - he seems to have stolen the one leaf which is now in Cambridge: http://www.archimedespalimpsest.org/palimpsest_history1.html which has a photo of the leaf: C.U.L. Ms. Add. 1879.23).

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  2. This is very interesting. Do they have to have iron-based ink to do this, or does it work with carbon as well?

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  3. Hi,
    Very nice informative post.Thanks for posting....
    x-ray fluorescence

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