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Ancient Materials Research Platform (IPANEMA)
Hosting Legal Entity
SOLEIL Synchrotron
Saint-Aubin, IPANEMA, Gif sur Yvette, PO: 91192, Ile-de-France (France)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 2013
Scientific Description
The Ancient Materials Research Platform (IPANEMA) is a joint laboratory of the CNRS and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. IPANEMA is a platform for the development of advanced methodologies of material characterization in archaeology, paleo-environments, paleontology and cultural heritage, and for the support of synchrotron research through external users hosted on the platform. To this end IPANEMA develops and provides a set of techniques to prepare specimens, study artifacts and samples and statistically analyse collected datasets.

RI Keywords
Imaging, Synchrotron, Spectroscopy, Ancient materials
RI Category
Analytical Facilities
Scientific Domain
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Humanities and Arts
Methodological Research on Ancient Materials

IPANEMA develops new methods for the study of ancient materials.

Support to Synchrotron Experiments

IPANEMA supports synchrotron projects on ancient materials through the hosting of dedicated projects.

Data processing equipment

IPANEMA hosts computing infrastructures for data analysis and sharing regarding ancient materials.

Sample preparation and complementary equipment

Sample preparation and microscopy equipment are aimed at supporting users and developing new methodologies for the study of ancient materials.

Synchrotron-based equipment

IPANEMA supports synchrotron projects.

Cultural Heritage Advanced Research Infrastructures (CHARISMA)
PATRIMEX (PATrimoines matériels : Réseau d'Instrumentation Multisites Equipex)
Date of last update: 16/05/2017
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