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Applications of Raman spectroscopy in Cultural Heritage research

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Peter Vandenabeele
Peter Vandenabeele
Ghent University, Department of Archaeology, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 35, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium, e-mail: Peter.Vandenabeele@UGent.be
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Published:
January 01, 2012

Abstract

The investigation of cultural-heritage objects is an interdisciplinary field of research where a broad range of analytical techniques can be applied to solve different research questions. Raman spectroscopy is applied at an increasing rate to investigate archaeological objects or artworks. This approach has several advantages such as the ability to perform non-destructive, in situ investigations. Molecular spectra of inorganic as well as organic components can be obtained. Thus, the different materials can be identified and degradation effects can be studied. Recently, several mobile Raman spectrometers have become available for examination of cultural-heritage objects. By combining Raman spectroscopy with other, complementary, non-destructive analytical techniques, it is possible to obtain more information from the object under examination.

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European Mineralogical Union Notes in Mineralogy

Raman spectroscopy applied to Earth sciences and cultural heritage

J. Dubessy
J. Dubessy
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M.-C. Caumon
M.-C. Caumon
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F. Rull
F. Rull
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Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
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12
ISBN electronic:
9780903056366
Publication date:
January 01, 2012

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