Applications of Raman spectroscopy in art and archaeology

Polonca Ropret, Juan Manuel Madariaga
  • Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, November 2014, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrs.4631

Examples on the applicability of Raman spectroscopy inArt and Archaeological

What is it about?

This paper makes an overview of selected contributions presented at the 7th International Congress on the Application of Raman Spectroscopy in Art and Archaeology (RAA2013), held in Ljubljana (Slovenia) in 2013 and published in a special issue of Journal of Raman Spectroscopy devoted to that congress.

Why is it important?

The editorial include a brief explanation of the most innovative aspects of each contributed paper, highlighting the possibilities of Raman Spectroscopy to study very complex and different aspects around the characterisation, diagnose and conservation of artworks and archaeological remains


Professor Juan Manuel Madariaga (Author)
University of the Basque Country

The content of the paper can be considered a quick guide to current and past, through the exhaustive reference list, applications of Raman Spectroscopy in this complex field of Artworks and archaeological remains, not only on the characterisation step but, more important, as a valuable tool in the diagnosing process before to start a restoration action.

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