Analytical Sciences
Online ISSN : 1348-2246
Print ISSN : 0910-6340
ISSN-L : 0910-6340
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Airborne Particles in the Miyagi Museum of Art in Sendai, Japan, Studied by Electron Probe X-ray Microanalysis and Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Analysis
Jasna INJUKJános OSÁNRené Van GRIEKENKouichi TSUJI
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2002 Volume 18 Issue 5 Pages 561-566

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The presented work provides baseline data on the existing airborne conditions in the Miyagi Museum of Art in Sendai, Japan, during the summer of 2000. The chemical composition, size and indoor and outdoor origin of the suspended particulate matter were identified using a number of advanced X-ray techniques, such as Electron Probe X-Ray Microanalysis (EPXMA) and Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis (EDXRF). Our results, to the best of our knowledge, represent the first detailed study of the chemical nature of the indoor particulate matter in a Japanese museum and, as such, may contribute to future improvements of the air quality inside museums and to the lasting conservation of works of art.

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© 2002 by The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
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