Mobile, In-Situ Analyser for Large Artworks
The Bruker CRONO is a fast, mobile micro-XRF scanner for cultural heritage (eg artwork and museums). Detect elements in the range from Na to U with good efficiency, even in the energy regions below 2 keV and above 25 keV (e.g. Sn, Sb, and Ba K-edge emissions).
- Motorised stage for scanning areas up to 60 cm x 45 cm.
- Frame dismantles easily for transportation.
- Attach the measurement head to a tripod for portable use.
Safe Analysis of Valuable Objects
Analysis is non-destructive and completely non-contact, with monitoring systems to maintain a safe distance of 1 cm from the surface.
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Example Application: Saint Vincent Panels
Micro-XRF was used in a 3 year restoration project on the Saint Vincent Panels (~1450s). Element mapping provided information about the pigments used, and revealed previous restoration efforts. These images were taken using the Bruker Crono.
The Bruker CRONO is a flexible system, which can be reconfigured for measuring different types of artefacts and paintings. The measurement head can be mounted on a trolley so you can tilt the frame from -20° to +90° from horizontal. The motorised frame and trolley can be dismantled easily for transportation.
It can also be converted into a portable scanner, by attaching the measurement head to a tripod. The head weighs only 3kg and measures 28 cm x 15 cm x 15 cm.
Fast and High Resolution
The excitation source is a highly efficient and compact X-ray generator with Rh anode. You can use different spot sizes, by selecting different collimators in the software (0.5 mm, 1 mm and 2 mm diameter).
There are also 4 software selectable filters, to improve low detection limits for specific applications.
Software is provided for instrument control and monitoring. Spectra and maps are displayed straight away during acquisition. A spectrum is stored for every pixel, giving you comprehensive data. PDF reports can be generated automatically for single measurements and projects.