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Surface and subsurface layers characterization in artworks using conoscopic laser holography and acoustic microscopy
Author(s): Giacomo Marchioro; Georgios Apostolidis; Georgios Karagiannis; Monica Galeotti; Claudia Daffara
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Paper Abstract

The characterization of the surface morphology and the material layers stratigraphy is a pivotal step in several stages of the conservation process of the artwork. Generally, optimal characterization of the surface cannot be achieved using a single technique but is not always possible to find techniques that can be coupled effectively. Surface maps were retrieved using acoustic microscopy and conoscopic laser holography over a set of reference samples. The surface maps compared for showing possible way to better characterize the surface morphology when their information is combined. The final data give us a more complete surface and subsurface digitalization while the results obtained are discussed highlighting the main pros and cons of the two techniques. Thus besides having insights on the effectiveness and on the performance of the processes, it is also evident that uncertainties associated with the measurement can be overcome and a single more accurate representation of the surface can be derived using both scanning methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10331, Optics for Arts, Architecture, and Archaeology VI, 103310L (11 July 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2270321
Show Author Affiliations
Giacomo Marchioro, Univ. degli Studi di Verona (Italy)
Georgios Apostolidis, The Ormylia Foundation (Greece)
Georgios Karagiannis, The Ormylia Foundation (Greece)
Monica Galeotti, Opificio delle Pietre Dure (Italy)
Claudia Daffara, Univ. degli Studi di Verona (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10331:
Optics for Arts, Architecture, and Archaeology VI
Luca Pezzati; Piotr Targowski, Editor(s)

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