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Thermal imaging method to visualize a hidden painting thermally excited by far infrared radiations
Author(s): T. Davin; X. Wang; A. Chabane; R. Pawelko; G. Guida; B. Serio; P. Hervé
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Paper Abstract

The diagnosis of hidden painting is a major issue for cultural heritage. In this paper, a non-destructive active infrared thermographic technique was considered to reveal paintings covered by a lime layer. An extended infrared spectral range radiation was used as the excitation source. The external long wave infrared energy source delivered to the surface is then propagated through the material until it encounters a painting zone. Due to several thermal effects, the sample surface then presents non-uniformity patterns. Using a high sensitive infrared camera, the presence of covered pigments can thus be highlighted by the analysis of the non-stationary phenomena. Reconstituted thermal contrast images of mural samples covered by a lime layer are shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9527, Optics for Arts, Architecture, and Archaeology V, 95270T (30 June 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2184624
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T. Davin, Lab. Energétique Mécanique Electromagnétisme, Univ. Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (France)
X. Wang, Lab. Energétique Mécanique Electromagnétisme, Univ. Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (France)
A. Chabane, Lab. Energétique Mécanique Electromagnétisme, Univ. Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (France)
R. Pawelko, Lab. Energétique Mécanique Electromagnétisme, Univ. Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (France)
G. Guida, Lab. Energétique Mécanique Electromagnétisme, Univ. Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (France)
B. Serio, Lab. Energétique Mécanique Electromagnétisme, Univ. Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (France)
P. Hervé, Lab. Energétique Mécanique Electromagnétisme, Univ. Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9527:
Optics for Arts, Architecture, and Archaeology V
Luca Pezzati; Piotr Targowski, Editor(s)

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