Compact scanning lidar fluorosensor for investigations of biodegradation on ancient painted surfaces

F. Colao, R. Fantoni, L. Fiorani, A. Palucci, I. Gomoiu

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A compact scanning lidar fluorosensor apparatus has been completed and employed in the diagnosis of wall frescos relevant to the preservation and valorization of European cultural heritage. Preliminary laboratory investigations on natural stones and a painted wood icon were performed before the participation to the Advanced On-Site Laboratory for European Antique Heritage Restoration, held in Constanta (Romania), April 15-30, 2004. The scanning LIF (Laser Induced Fluorescence) prototype was utilized during the campaign to investigate painted walls of a Byzantine crypt. Scanned images at different spectral channels and their suitable combination, showing the effectiveness of the technique to reveal the occurrence of biodegradation produced by different microorganisms, are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3197 - 3208
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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