Thesis / Dissertation

Raman spectroscopy of artists' materials: Advances in characterisation and analysis

Deborah Lau, Steven Prawer (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Cultural heritage research and conservation practice seek to preserve our cultural heritage. Understanding the composition of the materials that comprise the artwork or cultural object is critical to inform collections management and preservation treatments; however methods of analysis are constrained to those that are either non-destructive or can obtain the desired information from micro-samples in order to retain the integrity of the object. Raman spectroscopy is an ideal technique for characterising cultural materials as it is non-destructive, requires relatively little sample preparation and utilises short measurement times. Micro-Raman is especially useful for examining micro-samples a..

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