Month: March 2019

  • X-ray analysis reveals hidden composition under iconic portrait of the Lavoisiers

    X-ray analysis reveals hidden composition under iconic portrait of the Lavoisiers

    Enlarge The French 18th-century chemist Antoine┬áLavoisier is a complicated historical figure. Scientifically, of course, he is an undisputed giant, helping usher in the chemical revolution as the field shifted from a qualitative to a quantitative approach, among many other achievements. He was also a wealthy nobleman and tax collector for the Ferme Generale, one of […]