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Soft and hard nanomaterials for restoration and conservation of cultural heritage

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In this review we report the most recent applications of nanotechnology to the conservation and restoration of the world’s cultural heritage. Nanoparticles of humble calcium and magnesium hydroxide and carbonate can be used to restore and protect wall paints and to de-acidify paper and wood. We highlight the synthetic pathways that can be used to produce nanoparticles, and some applications for the conservation of Maya wall paints in Mexico and to the de-acidification of paper documents and wood.

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The article was received on 21 Nov 2005, accepted on 24 Jan 2006 and first published on 10 Feb 2006


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/B516442G
Citation: Soft Matter, 2006,2, 293-303
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    Soft and hard nanomaterials for restoration and conservation of cultural heritage

    P. Baglioni and R. Giorgi, Soft Matter, 2006, 2, 293
    DOI: 10.1039/B516442G

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