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HERRERA, V. et al. Characterization of materials (pigments and ceramics) for the conservation of cultural and social heritage in the city of Havana. Nucleus [online]. 2019, n.66, pp.18-21.  Epub Oct 01, 2019. ISSN 0864-084X.

One of the applications in Materials Science carried out at the Center for Technological Applications and Nuclear Development (CEADEN) is the technical support through several methods used, based on applied Physics for the restoration and maintenance of structures and objects holding artistic and social relevance in Havana city.

The aim of this paper is to present two examples of X -ray Fluorescence and Diffraction materials characterization, intended to support conservation and restoration activities of the Cuban cultural and historic heritage: analyzed objects were pottery roof tiles for the restoration of the mansion known as The Green House at 5th Avenue, Miramar, as well as pigments from a Cuban fine artist’s canvas and palette.

Keywords : uses; materials; cultural objects; age estimation; x-ray fluorescence analysis; x-ray diffraction; preservation.

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