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Call for papers--Synchrotron radiation

From: Siobhan Watts <swatts>
Date: Monday, July 9, 2001
Institute of Conservation Science:
Meeting Announcement and Call for Papers
Synchrotron Radiation: The Potential for Conservation Science
Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington, Cheshire WA4 4AD, UK
September 6, 2001

This meeting is intended to provide an opportunity for conservation
scientists and conservators to discover more about the potential of
synchrotron based and other modern analytical techniques that are
rarely used in conservation science.  It will provide an excellent
forum to explore the potential of such techniques with the
scientists who use them.

A wide range of analytical techniques based on synchrotron radiation
are employed at the Daresbury laboratory to study the composition
and structure of a wide range of materials. Techniques include X-ray
diffraction, X-ray fluorescence, X-ray absorption spectroscopy and
infrared spectroscopy which can provide, often non-destructively,
information about mineralogical and elemental composition,
crystallographic structure and oxidation state determination with
excellent spatial resolution and rapid data collection.  For further
details on SR applications in cultural heritage research see

Both oral and poster presentations are invited.  Presentations which
describe current problems in conservation science which conventional
analytical approaches have proved unable to solve would be
particularly welcome.  If you would like to give an oral or poster
presentation, please send a short abstract by e-mail to Paul Wilthew
or Siobhan Watts at the address below.

The meeting is open to all, but places must be booked in advance.
The meeting is free to Institute of Conservation Science members.
There will be a UKP10 fee for non-members.

Please contact Paul Wilthew at p.wilthew [at] nms__co__uk or Siobhan Watts
at swatts [at] nmgmcc5__demon__co__uk  by e-mail to register your interest
in attending the meeting and to receive further information.  All
communication will be by e-mail to minimise costs. As they become
available further details will also be posted at

Instructions for getting to Daresbury Laboratory can be found at

Siobhan Watts
Conservation Scientist
Conservation Centre
National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside
Liverpool L1 6HZ, UK
+44 151 478 4866
Fax: +44 151 478 4990

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