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The Reactor Radiation Division of the National Bureau of Standards and the Smithsonian Institution collaborated on a project to study by neutron induced autoradiography and gamma spectroscopy the works of painter Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938). This technique, undertaken in 1986, allowed the observation of multiple pigment applications beneath the surface of an oil painting, offering the art historian an unparalleled opportunity to observe the working method of an artist from the ground up [From NBS Technical Note 1231 by Y.T. Cheng, J.S. Olin, and M. Ganoczy, p. 59. https://doi.org/10.6028/nbs.tn.1231 ]

 
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