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Scanning electro-microscopical study of the mural paintings of Stavropoleos Church (18th century)
Author(s): Irina Popa; Philippe Walter
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Paper Abstract

A JEOL 840 Scanning-Electro-Microscope (SEM) at 20 kV operating potential and with a 3 to 6 nA electron beam intensity has been used to study mural paintings of Stavropoleos Church (18th century, Bucharest, Romania). The SEM offers the opportunity to make point cross- section analysis and to determine the topographic distribution of the chemical elements in every layer. This method was associated with optic-microscopical observations and wet chemistry analysis. Many samples were tested to identify the painting technique, the pigments, the binders and also to point out the particularities of the studied object.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2461, ROMOPTO '94: Fourth Conference in Optics, (8 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.203554
Show Author Affiliations
Irina Popa, Univ. of Bucharest (Romania)
Philippe Walter, Lab. de Recherche des Musees de France (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2461:
ROMOPTO '94: Fourth Conference in Optics
Valentin I. Vlad, Editor(s)

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