Laser Cleaning Applications for Religious Objects

Theodorakopoulos, Charis and Zafiropulos, Vassilis (2005) Laser Cleaning Applications for Religious Objects. European Journal of Science and Theology, 1. pp. 63-76. ISSN 1842 - 8517

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Abstract

Laser clearing is nowadays employed successfully for the removal of unwanted layers of diverse chemical and physical nature from historical and religious monuments and objects. Significant research evolution has been made via close collaboration between scientists, conservators and curators. Several studies have shown that the maximum efficiency of the laser-induced divestment can be obtained in parallel with the safety of the preservable artefact. The examples discussed herein and the numerous case studies presented in the biennial international LACONA conferences demonstrate that in the future laser cleaning may be the leading technique for the preservation of churches, historical monuments and religious objects with great cultural heritage significance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Laser ablation, laser spallation, oxidized and condensed varnishes, encrustation
Subjects: F100 Chemistry
F300 Physics
W100 Fine Art
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Arts
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Depositing User: Charis Theodorakopoulos
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2013 13:52
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2016 21:18
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/14010

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