The main objective is the acquisition of the knowlegde required for a correct use of the spectroscopic techniques used in the field of conservation science. The students have to learn the basys of optics, of the instrumentation technology, of light sources and detectors.
A deeper theoretical and practical knowledge will be gained on some specific techniques: micro-Raman, FTIR and LIBS.
Fundamentals of Physics: mechanics and electro-magnetism
Course contents summary
reflection and refraction
diffraction and interference
lens and mirrors
Tecniques (theory, laboratory, applications)
FTIR (Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy)
LIBS (Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy)
Notes of the lessons.
The first part will be constituted mainy by class lessons. The second part will include laboratory experiences.