quarta-feira, 20 de junho de 2007

50 anos de análise por activação neutrónica

Há 50 anos começou a ser usada a análise por activação neutrónica na resolução de problemas ligados ao património, nomeadamente em contextos arqueológicos. Para comemorar a data, a revista Archaeometry dedicou um número ao tema (vol. 49, n.º 2, 2007). Entre os diversos artigos conta-se um sobre a actividade nesse domínio do Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear, Sacavém, que remonta à década de 1970.


  • R. J. Speakman, M. D. Glascock, Acknowledging fifty years of neutron activation analysis in archaeology, pp. 179-183
  • G. Harbottle, L. Holmes, The history of the Brookhaven national laboratory project in archaeological chemistry, and applying nuclear methods to the fine arts, pp. 185-199
  • F. Asaro, D. Adan-bayewitz, The history of the Lawrence Berkeley national laboratory instrumental neutron activation analysis programme for archaeological and geological materials, pp. 201-214
  • L. D. Minc, R. J. Sherman, C. Elson, C. S. Spencer, E. M. Redmond, ‘M glow blue’: archaeometric research at Michigan’s ford nuclear reactor, pp. 215-228
  • R. G. V. Hancock, L. A. Pavlish, S. Aufreiter, Archaeometry at Slowpoke-Toronto, pp. 229-243
  • Kuleff, R. Djingova, Archaeometric investigations at the university of Sofia, Bulgaria, pp. 245-253
  • M. J. Hughes, Neutron activation analysis at the British museum, London, pp. 255-270
  • J. Yellin, Instrumental neutron activation based provenance studies at the Hebrew university of Jerusalem, with a case study on Mycenaean pottery from Cyprus, pp. 271-288
  • G. W. A. Newton, J. Bourriau, E. B. French, A. J. N. W. Prag, INAA of archaeological samples at the university of Manchester, pp. 289-299
  • V. Kilikoglou, A. P. Grimanis, A. Tsolakidou, A. Hein, D. Malamidou, Z. Tsirtsoni, Neutron activation patterning of archaeological materials at the national center for scientific research ‘demokritos’: the case of black-on-red Neolithic pottery from Macedonia, Greece, pp. 301-319
  • M. J. Blackman, R. L. Bishop, The Smithsonian-nist partnership: the application of instrumental neutron activation analysis to archaeology, pp. 321-341
  • M. D. Glascock, R. J. Speakman, H. Neff, Archaeometry at the university of Missouri research reactor and the provenance of obsidian artefacts in North America, pp. 343-357
  • H. Mommsen, B. L. Sjoberg, The importance of the ‘best relative fit factor’ when evaluating elemental concentration data of pottery demonstrated with Mycenaean sherds from Sinda, Cyprus, pp. 359-371
  • M. Balla, J. Gunneweg, Archaeological research at the institute of nuclear techniques, Budapest university of technology and economics: scholarly achievements of a prosperous long-term collaboration, pp. 373-381
  • M. I. Dias, M. I. Prudencio, Neutron activation analysis of archaeological materials: an overview of the ITN NAA laboratory, Portugal, pp. 383-393
  • W. D. James, M. R. Raulerson, P. R. Johnson, Archaeometry at Texas A&M university: characterization of samoan basalts, pp. 395-402
  • M. Delgado, P. Olivera, E. Montoya, A. Bustamante, Building a bridge to the past: archaeometry at the IPEN reactor, pp. 403-412
  • R. R. Pla, N. R. Ratto, Archaeometry at the argentine national atomic energy commission: characterization of argentine northwestern pottery, pp. 413-420