$\mu$Tomo@STAR: extending microtomography technique for cultural heritage investigations.
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VI - Fisica applicata, acceleratori e beni culturali
Aula 29C-2 - Lunedì 17 h 16:00 - 19:00
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The non-invasive techniques are the best choice in archaeometric studies. Among them, in the last decades, the synchrotron-based microtomography arose as an ultimate standard able to unveil the inner structure of massive findings with unprecedented details and contrast. The main feature of this technique is the association of X-ray penetration depth with phase contrast sensitivity. The limited penetration for dense materials (metals, large lithic objects) can be overcome by increasing the photon energy. The $\mu Tomo$ experimental station will use the hard X-rays delivered by the STAR source paving the way for detecting the interior content of bulky objects.