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Archimedes’ Oldest Writings Under X-ray Vision


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Titel Archimedes’ Oldest Writings Under X-ray Vision
Autor Uwe Bergmann
Herausgeber Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
Erscheinungsjahr 2009
Sprache Englisch

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Fachgebiet Physik
Abstract Large parts of Archimedes’ writings were recently deciphered at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource at SLAC. A special x-ray technique showed maps of iron in faint traces of partially erased ink. The x-ray images revealed Archimedes’ writings from some of his most important works that were hidden by twelfth-century biblical texts, mold and forged gold paintings.

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