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6April2017

Nuclear Science & Cultural Heritage in Brazil

Nuclear Science & Cultural Heritage in Brazil

The IAEA has posted a news item about the work being undertaken by iia member IPEN who is using radiation techniques to treat, analyse and preserve cultural artefacts ranging from art pieces to old military paraphernalia to public document archives.

Pablo Vasquez, researcher and manager of the multipurpose gamma irradiation facility at the Nuclear and Energy Research Institute (IPEN) in São Paulo, Brazil said that “Radiation technology has become an essential part of our conservation process.”

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