Optical coherence tomography for the non-invasive investigation of the microstructure of ancient Egyptian faience

Liang, H ORCID: 0000-0001-9496-406X, Sax, M, Saunders, D and Tite, M, 2012. Optical coherence tomography for the non-invasive investigation of the microstructure of ancient Egyptian faience. Journal of Archaeological Science, 39, pp. 3683-3690.

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Abstract

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive subsurface 3D imaging technique based on the Michelson interferometer. The non-invasive nature of OCT and its speed of acquisition makes it possible to image large volumes of intact objects to yield a complete overview of the microstructure. The production methods for ancient Egyptian faience were first investigated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) imaging of the microstructure in polished sections and microprobe analysis of the composition of the glass phases. These studies were based on original Egyptian faience objects and laboratory reproductions of faience beads made using three different production methods. The microstructure of the same laboratory samples and the Egyptian faience objects from the British Museum Research Laboratory Collection are re-examined using OCT.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Archaeological Science
Creators: Liang, H., Sax, M., Saunders, D. and Tite, M.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: 2012
Volume: 39
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10.1016/j.jas.2012.06.007DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:28
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:30
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13541

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