This paper reports an example of how the differential PIXE technique can be successfully applied to the investigation of wood or canvas paintings. The work analysed is a famous wood painting by Leonardo da Vinci, the “Madonna dei fusi” (ex-Reford version, 1501), chosen for a pilot study in a wide international project aimed at analysing Leonardo’s works of art by means of non-destructive techniques. While illustrating the results obtained concerning the identification of pigments and the discrimination of the stratigraphy of layers, the merits and limits of differential PIXE in general are pointed out.

Differential PIXE for investigating the layer structure of paintings / P.A. Mando'; M.E. Fedi; N. Grassi; A. Migliori. - In: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION B, BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS. - ISSN 0168-583X. - STAMPA. - vol.239:(2005), pp. 71-76. [10.1016/j.nimb.2005.06.181]

Differential PIXE for investigating the layer structure of paintings

MANDO', PIER ANDREA;FEDI, MARIAELENA;GRASSI, NOVELLA;MIGLIORI, ALESSANDRO
2005

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This paper reports an example of how the differential PIXE technique can be successfully applied to the investigation of wood or canvas paintings. The work analysed is a famous wood painting by Leonardo da Vinci, the “Madonna dei fusi” (ex-Reford version, 1501), chosen for a pilot study in a wide international project aimed at analysing Leonardo’s works of art by means of non-destructive techniques. While illustrating the results obtained concerning the identification of pigments and the discrimination of the stratigraphy of layers, the merits and limits of differential PIXE in general are pointed out.
2005
vol.239
71
76
P.A. Mando'; M.E. Fedi; N. Grassi; A. Migliori
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