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Princeton Preservation Group

From: Ted Stanley <tedstan>
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2003
Princeton Preservation Group Meeting
Friend Center, Room 008
Princeton University
Wednesday, October 1, 2003

5-5:30  networking/refreshments

5:30-6  business meeting where a full year's programs will be listed
        with topic and date

6-7     speaker

Title: Applications of Instrumental Micro Analytical Techniques in
Artifact Characterization

By Gene S. Hall
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

Abstract: In this talk, Dr. Hall will describe his experiences with
using modern non-destructive analytical techniques such as micro
X-ray fluorescence (XRF), micro Raman spectrometry (MRS), and micro
attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR)
spectroscopy for non-destructive analysis of artifacts. The methods
are complimentary and provide elemental (XRF) and molecular
structure/chemical compound (Raman and ATR-FTIR) information. These
micro analytical techniques were used to determine the composition
of ink and paper in a variety of paper documents that included
postage stamps, stock certificates, banknotes, and stampless
letters. The methods were also applied to paint chips, garment
buttons, and ceramic artifacts. Detailed data interpretation, sample
preparation, and instrumental use will be discussed.

Please join us to hear a great talk and support PPG.

Directions: The Friends Center is located on campus at the corner of
Olden and Williams Streets, one block south of Nassau Street (Route
27). Nassau Street can be reached directly from: US Route 1 via
Washington Road; I-95 via Route 206 (North) or Princeton Pike
(North). There is parking on the street, which is metered or park
free at lots 10 or 10A that are unrestricted after 5 pm (see map at
<URL:>). Room 008 is
located downstairs on the lower level in the Friends Center.

For information contact:

    Ted Stanley
    Princeton University Library
    tedstan [at] princeton__edu

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