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Subject: Raman spectroscopy

Raman spectroscopy

From: Stephan Schaefer <s.schaefer>
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 1998
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Deborah Lau-Greig <deblau [at] physics__unimelb__edu__au> writes

>I am a PhD student in the School of Physics, University of Melbourne
>and my project involves using Raman spectroscopy for the analysis of
>artists materials, mostly pigments and binding media.
>I am interested in contacting any workers in the United States who
>may be working with Raman to discuss this area of research.

If workers outside the US are also invited to contribute to the
subject of Raman spectroscopy, I would just like to share that there
is excellent research going on in Europe and particularly in the UK.
There are for example several recent publications by Robin J.H.
Clark (University College London) who has extensively worked on
pigment identification by Raman microscopy, as well as works by
H.G.M. Edwards (University of Bradford, UK) on Raman spectroscopic
studies of ancient resins. This is to mention only a few.

I am currently also involved in a research project on
non-destructive pigment/media identification by Raman-microscopy (at
the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil) and in that respect I would be
very interested to participate in, as well as contribute to some
kind of information/experience exchange. As Raman microscopy can be
applied in a non-destructive way and has several superior qualities
to other techniques commonly used to analyze artists materials, it
should certainly receive more attention in the field of conservation

Maybe, this is a good opportunity to initiate the formation of an
open discussion group with researchers interested in exchanging
information. I would be glad to help coordinate such an effort which
can probably be accomplished via e-mail at the beginning. Whoever is
interested, please get in touch.

Stephan Schaefer
University of Sao Paulo
Institute of Chemistry (Bl. 4/superior)
Avenida Professor Lineu Prestes 748
05508-900 Sao Paulo, SP Bloco 4 superior

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