Portable Raman instrumentation for non-destructive analysis of art objects

01 June 2018 → 31 May 2021
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Geoarchaeology
    • Theory and methodology of archaeology not elsewhere classified
    • Other history and archaeology not elsewhere classified
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical spectrometry
Archaeometry non-destructive analysis pigment analysis binder analysis paint degradation
Project description

Raman spectroscopy is well-suited for pigment analysis. Typically, this approach suffers interferences caused by fluorescence (prompted by varnish layers, binders, degradation products). By using an infrared laser it is feasible to study organic compounds and simultaneously avoid fluorescence. This proposal includes mobile Raman instrumentation with different lasers, adapted stages and lenses with long working distances, developed for archaeometrical research.