Scientsits in the ARTIS Laboratory come from both IFN-CNR and the Departiment of Physics of the Politecnico di Milano; the group is coordinated by Prof. Gianluca Valentini.
The rearch group has over a decade of experience in international research and applications of advanced imaging and spectroscopy for the analysis of cultural heritage. Research focusses on the development of new methods and instrumentation for the non-destructive analysis of cultural heritage and cultural heritage materials using portable devices. These include fluorescence imaging, fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM), fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy.
Published highlights of recent work include:
1. On the discovery of an unusual luminescent pigment in Van Gogh’s painting “Les bretonnes et le pardon de pont Aven”, Applied Physics A, 2012
2. Laser spectroscopies for elemental and molecular analysis in art and archaeology, Applied Physics A, 2012
3. A remote scanning Raman spectrometer for in situ measurements of works of art, Review of Scientific Instruments, 2011