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In situ analysis of mediaeval wall paintings: a challenge for mobile Raman spectroscopy

Peter Vandenabeele UGent, Karel Lambert UGent, Sofie Matthys, Walter Schudel, Anna Bergmans UGent and Luc Moens UGent (2005) ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY. 383(4). p.707-712
abstract
Raman spectroscopy is an analytical technique, which is gaining attention as a molecular technique for the investigation of objects of art. Especially the non-destructive properties of the method make this application suitable for the in situ analysis of artefacts. However, although using mobile, fibre optics Raman instrumentation for this type of research seems to be straightforward, some practical obstacles may hamper the investigation. In this paper, pitfalls and solutions are described when applying a dedicated spectrometer to the analysis of mediaeval wall paintings. It is shown how some practical problems may be overcome, and the results of the analysis are presented. Although the mediaeval wall paintings from the chapel of the castle of Ponthoz are well-preserved, still some interesting degradation phenomena could be observed: the identification of a black degradation product, likely to be meta-cinnabar, a degradation product of the red pigment vermilion (HgS); the formation of gypsum (CaSO(4)center dot 2H(2)O) as a weathering product of calcium carbonate (CaCO3); the observation of copper(II)hydroxychlorides.
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pigment analysis, Raman spectroscopy, mediaeval wall paintings, mobile instrumentation, in situ analysis, PIGMENTS, MICROSCOPY, ART, IDENTIFICATION, MICROSPECTROMETRY, 16TH-CENTURY, MANUSCRIPTS, ARCHAEOLOGY, GEMSTONES, FRESCOES
journal title
ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
Anal. Bioanal. Chem.
volume
383
issue
4
pages
707 - 712
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000233457900022
JCR category
CHEMISTRY, ANALYTICAL
JCR impact factor
2.695 (2005)
JCR rank
12/69 (2005)
JCR quartile
1 (2005)
ISSN
1618-2642
DOI
10.1007/s00216-005-0045-2
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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350740
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-350740
date created
2005-12-14 16:11:00
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2012-11-12 14:50:01
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  author       = {Vandenabeele, Peter and Lambert, Karel and Matthys, Sofie and Schudel, Walter and Bergmans, Anna and Moens, Luc},
  issn         = {1618-2642},
  journal      = {ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY},
  keyword      = {pigment analysis,Raman spectroscopy,mediaeval wall paintings,mobile instrumentation,in situ analysis,PIGMENTS,MICROSCOPY,ART,IDENTIFICATION,MICROSPECTROMETRY,16TH-CENTURY,MANUSCRIPTS,ARCHAEOLOGY,GEMSTONES,FRESCOES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {707--712},
  title        = {In situ analysis of mediaeval wall paintings: a challenge for mobile Raman spectroscopy},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00216-005-0045-2},
  volume       = {383},
  year         = {2005},
}

Chicago
Vandenabeele, Peter, Karel Lambert, Sofie Matthys, Walter Schudel, Anna Bergmans, and Luc Moens. 2005. “In Situ Analysis of Mediaeval Wall Paintings: a Challenge for Mobile Raman Spectroscopy.” Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 383 (4): 707–712.
APA
Vandenabeele, P., Lambert, K., Matthys, S., Schudel, W., Bergmans, A., & Moens, L. (2005). In situ analysis of mediaeval wall paintings: a challenge for mobile Raman spectroscopy. ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 383(4), 707–712.
Vancouver
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Vandenabeele P, Lambert K, Matthys S, Schudel W, Bergmans A, Moens L. In situ analysis of mediaeval wall paintings: a challenge for mobile Raman spectroscopy. ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY. 2005;383(4):707–12.
MLA
Vandenabeele, Peter, Karel Lambert, Sofie Matthys, et al. “In Situ Analysis of Mediaeval Wall Paintings: a Challenge for Mobile Raman Spectroscopy.” ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 383.4 (2005): 707–712. Print.