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Application of LIBS in the analysis of archaeological objects
Author(s): Kristalia Melessanaki; Susan C. Ferrence; Philip P. Betancourt; Dmitrios Anglos
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Paper Abstract

Examples from the application of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) in the characterization and analysis of objects of archaeological importance are presented. In particular the use of a transportable LIBS system in a laboratory of archaeological conservation (INSTAP, Study Center for East Crete) is described. The instrument was employed in the examination of several artifacts found in archaeological excavations in eastern Crete, Greece. The results demonstrate the potential of the LIBS technique for performing routine, rapid, on site analysis of archaeological objects, which leads to the quick characterization or screening of different types of objects.

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Date Published: 19 November 2003
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 4829, 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life, (19 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.524915
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Kristalia Melessanaki, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
Susan C. Ferrence, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
Philip P. Betancourt, Temple Univ. (United States)
Dmitrios Anglos, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4829:
19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life
Giancarlo C. Righini; Anna Consortini, Editor(s)

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