1 December 1989 FTIR-Microscopy Of Organic Microphases In Pharaonic Mummy Hair Samples
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Proceedings Volume 1145, 7th Intl Conf on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.969476
Event: Seventh International Conference on Fourier and Computerized Infrared Spectroscopy, 1989, Fairfax, VA, United States
In this paper a unique application of FTIR-microscopy to problem solving in archeometry - the identification of preservatives in egyptian mummy hair samples from the 21st dynasty (1080 - 946 B.C.) is described. The precious samples were gently pressed into the surface of pure KBr-disks and the local distribution of dammar, tragacanth and myrrha determined. It was furthermore shown that the IR-microscopic approach gives very reliable data due to its relative freedom of contaminations as compared to extraction procedures.
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R. Kellner, R. Kellner, Ch. Minich, Ch. Minich, N. Iskander, N. Iskander, M. M. Khater, M. M. Khater, } "FTIR-Microscopy Of Organic Microphases In Pharaonic Mummy Hair Samples", Proc. SPIE 1145, 7th Intl Conf on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy, (1 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.969476; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.969476

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