The employment of time-of-flight (TOF) neutron diffraction allowed for the quantitative determination of mineral phase contents of the ceramic bulk of several pottery fragments coming from Milazzo and Messina (Sicily, southern Italy). From an historical–artistic point of view, all the samples were dated back to the 12th to 13th centuries AD and classified as belonging to the ‘proto-majolica’ ceramic class. The adopted procedure is absolutely non-destructive, so that measurements were performed on the entire fragments without any sampling. The information derived, by applying the Rietveld analysis method, allowed us to formulate hypotheses concerning the fabrication processes of the artefacts.
|Titolo:||A non-invasive analysis of ‘proto-majolica’ pottery from southern Italy by TOF neutron diffraction|
|Autori interni:||BARONE, GERMANA|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. CONDENSED MATTER|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|