A metallic 19th century flute was studied by means of integrated and simultaneous neutron-based techniques: neutron diffraction, neutron radiative capture analysis and neutron radiography. This experiment follows benchmark measurements devoted to assessing the effectiveness of a multitask beamline concept for neutron-based investigation on materials. The aim of this study is to show the potential application of the approach using multiple and integrated neutron-based techniques for musical instruments. Such samples, in the broad scenario of cultural heritage, represent an exciting research field. They may represent an interesting link between different disciplines such as nuclear physics, metallurgy and acoustics. © 2013 IOP Publishing Ltd.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Mathematics
Festa, G., Pietropaolo, A., Grazzi, F., Sutton, L. F., Scherillo, A., Bognetti, L., Bini, A., Barzagli, E., Schooneveld, E., & Andreani, C. (2013). Simultaneous and integrated neutron-based techniques for material analysis of a metallic ancient flute. Measurement Science and Technology, 24(9), -. . https://doi.org/10.1088/0957-0233/24/9/095601