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13 octobre 2011
Olympus Awards Research & Discovery Grant to The Institute of Archaeology

Olympus awarded a Research & Discovery Grant to The Institute of Archaeology at University College London, London, UK. The Awarded Proposal, Portable XRF for the Study of Artifacts at Jamestown, the First British Colony in America, is being directed by Dr. Martinon-Torres, Senior Lecturer at University College.

Dr. Martinon-Torres plans to analyze artifacts at Jamestown Colony, the first British Colony in America. He will focus particularly on crucibles, slags, and the chemical equipment employed at the Colony in the European search for mineral wealth. Dr. Martinon-Torres, Senior Lecturer at University College, has published numerous articles and books, and is frequently invited as a speaker in his fields of expertise and interest, archaeometallurgy and alchemy. His research will be conducted at the Jamestown Colony.

Dr. Martinon-Torres is using an Olympus Innov-X DELTA Premium Handheld XRF Analyzer. This handheld XRF couples a high resolution, large-area silicon drift detector (SDD) with a powerful 4-watt tube to deliver fast and precise compositional analysis of a variety of materials, including solids, powders, creams and fluids. With dramatically reduced testing times, the DELTA allows hundreds of tests per day enabling one to make immediate on-the-spot decisions, maximizing any research and discovery budget.

DELTA handheld XRF analyzers offer cutting edge electronics and X-Ray technology, as well as innovative software features that make DELTA analyzers fast, user-friendly, and easy-to-operate. These analyzers are engineered for continual use, achieving thousands of tests per day in some applications, even in extreme environments. Every DELTA is engineered for rugged toughness and analytical precision

For more information on the use of the DELTA for Research & Discovery, please visit http://www.olympus-ims.com/en/xrf-xrd/delta-handheld/delta-r-and-d/.

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