CULTURAL HERITAGE-APPLIED SPECTROSCOPY LABORATORY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will acquire the essential notions to enable them to use laboratory spectroscopy techniques, and will be able to identify pigments and/or minerals from Raman or FT-IT measurements independently and from comparison with spectroscopy databases.
Students must have taken the following courses: Experimental Physics and Introduction to Modern Physics.
Course contents summary
Vibrational Spectroscopy Techniques
Optics – Interferences and diffraction – Spectroscopy techniques and instruments – Simple experiments in spectrum analysis – UV and VIS absorption – Vibrational spectroscopy techniques: Raman and FT-IR, MicroRaman and FT-IR ATR – Case studies – Minerals, pigments, colourants.
Notes and reading suggestions provided by the teacher.
Classroom lectures and experiments both in teaching and research laboratories (Raman and FT-IR).
Assessment methods and criteria
Evaluation of a written report on a proposed experiment and follow-up identifying types of pigments in artefacts by means of vibrational spectroscopy.