Spatially resolved synchrotron radiation induced X-ray fluorescence analyses of rare Rembrandt silverpoint drawings

  title={Spatially resolved synchrotron radiation induced X-ray fluorescence analyses of rare Rembrandt silverpoint drawings},
  author={Ina Reiche and Martin Radtke and A. Berger and Wolf G{\"o}rner and Silke Merchel and Heinrich Riesemeier and Holm Bevers},
  journal={Applied Physics A},
New analyses of a series of very rare silverpoint drawings that were executed by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606–1669) which are kept today in the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings) of the State Museums of Berlin are reported here. Analysis of these drawings requires particular attention because the study has to be fully non-destructive and extremely sensitive. The metal alloy on the paper does not exceed some hundreds of μg/cm2. Therefore, synchrotron radiation induced X… 
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  • Physics
    Reports on progress in physics. Physical Society
  • 2012
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