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Analytical Strategies for Cultural Heritage Materials and their Degradation Editor: Juan Manuel Madariaga

About this book

Reviewing the analytical strategies used in the study of cultural heritage assets such as movable artworks and archaeological items, and immovable objects like mural paintings, archaeological sites and historical buildings, this book pays particular attention to analytical methodology. It is not always necessary to use new and sophisticated instrumentation, what is important is how the instruments are used to obtain reliable, reproducible and repetitive results in view of the problems to be solved. The book considers the influence of the environment on the conservation state including degradation and how modern analytical methods have improved the analysis of materials. It emphasizes multi-method approaches on a range of materials, an approach that is of keen interest to those working in conservation practice.

Primarily aimed at final year undergraduate study and masters level students, it would also be useful as supplementary reading for postgraduates and academics who require analytical techniques to enhance their research.

From the book series:
Detection Science

Book content

  • Introduction to Analytical Strategies for Cultural Heritage
  • Non-destructive Elemental Characterization of Cultural Heritage Materials: X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) Techniques
  • Open Air Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)
  • Synchrotron Radiation Sources for Characterization at the Microscopic Level
  • Molecular Characterization of Cultural Heritage Materials: Infrared Spectroscopy Based Techniques
  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • Separation Methods in Cultural Heritage
  • Multianalytical Approach on Cultural Heritage Materials and its Degradations: Open Air Sculptures and Public Art
  • The Spectroscopic Study of Pigments and Binders in Works of Art
  • Rock Art
  • Buried Archaeological Materials
  • Enamels, Polychromed Ceramics, Glasses and their Degradation
  • Organic Residues from Archaeological Findings

The print version of this book is planned for release on 08 January 2021. Information about this book is subject to change without notice.

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This book contains 300 pages.

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