Shedding light on medieval manuscripts

Nicholson, Kate, Beeby, Andrew and Gameson, R. G. (2016) Shedding light on medieval manuscripts. Spectroscopy Europe, 28 (4). pp. 6-8. ISSN 0966-0941

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Abstract

It is not every issue that one of our articles starts with a quotation in medieval English, and it is appropriate as two of our articles cover the use of spectroscopy in cultural heritage. This is yet another field where the rich information provided by spectroscopy, along with its non-destructive nature (for many techniques), portability and ability to generate chemical images make it the answer to many questions. Kate Nicholson, Andrew Beeby and Richard Gameson are responsible for the medieval English at the start of their article “Shedding light on medieval manuscripts”. They describe the general use of Raman spectroscopy for the analysis of historical artefacts, and, in particular, their work on medieval European manuscripts and 18th century watercolour pigments. They stess the importance of checking the actual laser power density to avoid damage to priceless artefacts.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F100 Chemistry
F200 Materials Science
F400 Forensic and Archaeological Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2017 11:07
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 15:09
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/30527

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