Conservation and Restoration

Roman cavalry sword "spatha"


Conservation and Restoration of museal artefacts

In the framework of SENSMAT project (Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 814596), Raman microspectrocopy and a self constructed Ramanspectrometer has been constructed and is used to research on and identify the following materials:

  1.  stones
  2.   wood
  3.   minerals
  4.   intrusive chemicals
  5.   corrosion products of metals


The project has been including software programming for both, data evaluation and data bases, which allows to find the correct answer to the sample data.

You can find more information about the EU project here.

Here are some examples:

1.     Raman spectrum of a green copper mineral pigment :

2.     Raman measurements on wall paintings (9th century) in the          abbey of Corvey: