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Raman Spectroscopy of cultural heritage Materials: Overview of Applications and New Frontiers in Instrumentation, Sampling Modalities, and Data Processing

  • Francesca CasadioEmail author
  • Céline Daher
  • Ludovic Bellot-Gurlet
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Analytical Chemistry for cultural heritage


Rooted in the long tradition of Raman spectroscopy of cultural heritage materials, in this work we provide a personal perspective on recent applications and new frontiers in sampling modalities, data processing, and instrumentation.


Raman spectroscopy Cultural heritage Archaeometry Data processing SERS SORS 



Research at the Art Institute of Chicago is supported through generous grants of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Grainger Foundation. Grant DMR-0723053 from the National Science Foundation is also gratefully acknowledged for the acquisition of a FT-Raman spectrometer at the Art Institute of Chicago. Claudia Conti and Pavel Matousek are thanked for generously sharing the material reproduced in Fig. 2 for this review. F.C. thanks Prof. Richard P. Van Duyne of Northwestern University for several years of collaboration and inspiration in SERS.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Art Institute of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation (CRC), Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Sorbonne-Universités CNRS, MCC, USR 3224, CRCC CP21ParisFrance
  3. 3.Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6, MONARIS “de la Molécule aux Nano-objets: Réactivité, Interactions et Spectroscopies”, UMR 8233, UPMC/CNRSParis Cedex 05France

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