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Chemical Imaging of Works of Art at the Macro Scale: XRF Imaging Spectroscopy and XRD Scanning

Koen Janssens, professor, department of chemistry, University of Antwerp, explains x-ray fluorescence imaging spectroscopy, the necessary instrumentation, and various case studies mainly focused around works by Rembrandt. Janssens spoke at a one-day symposium held at the National Gallery of Art on September 21, 2015, which was supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.