Material History — The Past of Materials Read with X-Ray

By: Izumi Nakai*

23 September 2008

*Tokyo University of Science

By using fluorescent X-ray, we can read out the past information hidden in a material. This lecture explained X-ray fluorescent analysis using synchrotron radiation by referring to the identification for the Wakayama Poisoned Curry Murder Case, presumption of origins of ceramic ware, and research on plants that absorb and accumulate toxic arsenic from the environment, as examples.

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