X-ray phase contrast tomography: applications for cultural heritage.
Palermo F., Bukreeva I., Fratini M., Formoso V., Bartolino R., Cedola A.
VI - Fisica applicata, acceleratori e beni culturali
Aula 29C-2 - Mercoledì 19 h 09:00 - 13:00
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X-ray phase contrast tomography (XPCT) is an emerging technique in the field of cultural heritage. XPCT enables 3D non-invasive investigation of precious historical findings, archaeological remains, manuscripts and papyri. The main features of XPCT with respect to standard X-ray tomography is the ability to image soft tissues and to detect small differences in density, as it is the case of cartilage and collagen of antiques human-bones or the C-based ink on papyri or manuscripts foil. XPCT is able to make virtual unrolling of the papyrus sheet and read the text non-invasively. We will show different examples of applications.