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Workshop on XRF

From: Maria Sullivan <maria_sullivan<-at->
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Please join us for an upcoming X-ray fluorescence (XRF) workshop,
hosted by the Art Gallery of Ontario Conservation Department and the
Archaeology Centre, University of Toronto.  This will be an
introductory and advanced workshop taught by Dr. Bruce Kaiser of
Bruker  Elemental and Dr. Aaron Shugar of Buffalo State College, Art
Conservation Department on XRF analysis of art and archaeological
materials.  The two-day workshop is free for anyone interested in
XRF analysis and using any manufacturer's analyzer.

These sessions will review and build on the topics of Bruce's
well-known past workshops


Attendees will review the basics of radiation physics as applied to
the XRF analysis of all materials and receive safety training.
Tracer XRF analyzers will be provided for table groups of attendees
to use at the workshop.  Attendees may and should also bring their
Tracer or any units from any manufacturer, Bruce and Aaron are
skilled with all of them.

Advanced topics in this workshop include a focus on quantification
methodology and issues related to obtaining quality data from
various types of materials one might encounter in museum or
archaeological settings.  This workshop will also address how to
generate the best elemental information possible from uniform and
non-uniform material analysis.  An expanded discussion of how XRF
analysis fits in the context of traditional methods of analysis and
observation will also be discussed.  Dr. Kaiser will spend time
discussing on how to interpret data from   all XRF analyzers   using
the software developed for Bruker AXS Artax XRF spectrometers. Users
of other analyzers will find the workshop useful and content can be
applied to any XRF device.

This hands-on workshop is a great opportunity to learn how to carry
out research for any applications using the XRF elemental analysis.
We ask all attendees to think about research topics in the elemental
analysis materials they would like to discuss and, most importantly,
to bring analyzable samples to the workshop from which they and the
other attendees can learn.

This workshop can be used towards the hours required for XRF
certification in Canada.

Each attendee should bring their lap top computer and a 4 gigabyte
USB flash drive:

Each attendee will receive a paperback version of the book "Handheld
XRF for Art and Archaeology" and a folder called "Workshop V" that
will contain the electronic version of all presentations, all
software and a large collection of articles on XRF analysis of
everything done by folks all over the earth.

The workshop will take place in the Weston Family Learning Centre at
the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, May 9-10, 2013.

Please e-mail Danielle Macdonald <archaeology<-at->utoronto<.>ca> for
further details and to register for the course.

Maria Sullivan
Manager, Conservation
AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario
416-979-6660 ext. 787

                  Conservation DistList Instance 26:44
                   Distributed: Sunday, April 7, 2013
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Received on Wednesday, 3 April, 2013

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