• Overcast, fog
  • 39°
    Overcast, fog
  • Syndicate content
  • Comment

Grant allows state museum to buy XRF spectrometer

Posted: May 10, 2012 - 12:04am

A Rasmuson Foundation grant of $25,000 has allowed the Alaska State Museum in Juneau to buy an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer.

The portable XRF shoots a small, controlled X‑ray beam at an object. It then measures the resulting movement of electrons, from which it can deduce the object’s chemical composition. The XRF works especially well at identifying heavier elements with more electrons. These materials include metals, minerals, and glass. It can also identify certain pesticide residues.

“Our mission is to identify, collect, preserve, and exhibit Alaska’s material,” said ASM Curator of Museum Services Scott Carrlee, of the XRF’s analytical value. “Thanks to the Rasmuson Foundation, we will be able to provide this technology to more than 80 museums and cultural centers all over the state.”

For more information, see www.museums.state.ak.us.

  • Comment

Spotted

Please Note: You may have disabled JavaScript and/or CSS. Although this news content will be accessible, certain functionality is unavailable.

Skip to News

« back

next »

  • title http://spotted.juneauempire.com/galleries/377943/ http://spotted.juneauempire.com/galleries/377938/ http://spotted.juneauempire.com/galleries/377933/
  • title http://spotted.juneauempire.com/galleries/377928/ http://spotted.juneauempire.com/galleries/377923/ http://spotted.juneauempire.com/galleries/377918/
  • title http://spotted.juneauempire.com/galleries/377913/ http://spotted.juneauempire.com/galleries/377908/
FDMS Candidate Forum

CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING