Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication
Université Versailles Saint-Quentin


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Axis Spectroscopy and imaging of ancient materials

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Responsible : Mathieu THOURY

Synchrotron experiments can provide morphological as well as structural, chemical or elemental information based on the energy resolution, the low divergence and the tunability of the beams produced. These features allow the use of spectro-microscopy and high resolution computed tomography techniques to better understand the multiscalar heterogeneity of ancient materials.

This research axis focuses on :

  • development of new methodologies for 2D and 3D analysis of ancient materials
  • design of specific analytical couplings aimed at a more complete characterization of samples ;
  • manipulation of the sample and of sample corpuses, and corresponding sample environments (especially for the in situ study of objects re-created in order to establish model systems) ;
  • positioning of sample with non-invasive techniques.