Nuclear Techniques for Cultural Heritage Workshop


The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) have announced the Nuclear Techniques for Cultural Heritage Workshop to be held at ANSTO this June. The workshop wil offer a comprehensive introduction to the latest scientific analytical tools which are under the operation of ANSTO, and will be led by researchers who are experienced in the application of analytical techniques in cultural heritage.

Over four days the workshop will provide an applied introduction to techniques, tours of the Lucas Heights facilities, a poster session for participants to discuss their research and possible applications with ANSTO staff, lectures with researchers conducting cultural heritage work at ANSTO and two practical sessions in a range of techniques.

The following capabilities and expertise will be covered with specific cultural heritage examples:

• Neutron* and synchrotron X-ray imaging
• Neutron diffraction*
• Neutron activation analysis*
• Accelerator mass spectrometry*
• Ion beam analysis*
• X-ray fluorescence microscopy
• Infrared microspectroscopy
• Scanning electron microscopy
• Focused ion beam
• Transmission electron microscopy

*techniques available for practical sessions

The workshop is designed for graduates and post-graduates from Cultural Heritage, Conservation Science, and Archaeology and associated fields as well as museum, gallery, and cultural-heritage experts. Some travel support is available through AINSE.

Dates: 12 – 15 June 2018

Location: Lucas Heights, Sydney, Australia

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