A set of seven musical instruments and two instruments cares from the 'Fondo Antico della Biblioteca del Sacro Convento' in Assisi, Italy, were investigated through neutron and X-ray imaging techniques. Historical and scientific interests around ancient musical instruments motivate an intense research effort for their characterization using non-destructive and non-invasive techniques. X-ray and neutron tomography/radiography were applied to the study of composite material samples containing wood, hide and metals. The study was carried out at the NEUTRA beamline, PSI (Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland). Results of the measurements provided new information on the composite and multi-scale structure, such as: the internal structure of the samples, position of added materials like metals, wood fiber displays, deformations, presence of adhesives and their spatial distribution and novel insight about construction methods to guide the instruments' restoration process. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Festa, G., Tardino, G., Pontecorvo, L., Mannes, D., Senesi, R., Gorini, G., et al. (2014). Neutrons and music: Imaging investigation of ancient wind musical instruments. NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION B, BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS, 336, 63-69 [10.1016/j.nimb.2014.06.020].

Neutrons and music: Imaging investigation of ancient wind musical instruments

FESTA, GIULIA;SENESI, ROBERTO;ANDREANI, CARLA
2014-01-01

Abstract

A set of seven musical instruments and two instruments cares from the 'Fondo Antico della Biblioteca del Sacro Convento' in Assisi, Italy, were investigated through neutron and X-ray imaging techniques. Historical and scientific interests around ancient musical instruments motivate an intense research effort for their characterization using non-destructive and non-invasive techniques. X-ray and neutron tomography/radiography were applied to the study of composite material samples containing wood, hide and metals. The study was carried out at the NEUTRA beamline, PSI (Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland). Results of the measurements provided new information on the composite and multi-scale structure, such as: the internal structure of the samples, position of added materials like metals, wood fiber displays, deformations, presence of adhesives and their spatial distribution and novel insight about construction methods to guide the instruments' restoration process. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
2014
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Esperti anonimi
Settore FIS/07 - FISICA APPLICATA (A BENI CULTURALI, AMBIENTALI, BIOLOGIA E MEDICINA)
Settore FIS/03 - FISICA DELLA MATERIA
English
neutron imaging;cultural heritage;nuclear techniques for cultural heritage
Festa, G., Tardino, G., Pontecorvo, L., Mannes, D., Senesi, R., Gorini, G., et al. (2014). Neutrons and music: Imaging investigation of ancient wind musical instruments. NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION B, BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS, 336, 63-69 [10.1016/j.nimb.2014.06.020].
Festa, G; Tardino, G; Pontecorvo, L; Mannes, D; Senesi, R; Gorini, G; Andreani, C
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