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Title: Use of non non-destructive methodology in the identification of old inks
Authors: Αλεξοπούλου - Αγοράνου, Αθηνά
Κόκλα, Βασιλική
Ψαρρού, Αλεξάνδρα
Κωνσταντίνου, Βασίλειος
Item type: Conference publication
Conference Item Type: Full Paper
Keywords: παλαιά μελάνια;ταυτοποίηση;old inks;identification process
Subjects: Αρχαιότητες Συλλογή και συντήρηση
Επιστήμη Μεθοδολογία
Antiquities--Collection and preservation
Science--Methodology
Issue Date: 28-Mar-2015
Jun-2002
Abstract: The aim of the present study is the proposal of a non-destructive methodology for the identification of old inks used in Byzantine and post Byzantine manuscripts. The proposed methodology relies on the recording of the optical behaviour of inks in the near infrared region (780 – 1250 nm) using infrared reflectography assisted by image processing techniques. Measurements of the diffuse reflectance of inks of known composition in the visible and near infrared region are performed with the help of the Kubelka-Munk theory. Identification of inks of unknown composition is achieved through the correlation of their reflectance factors with the reflectance factors of the standard inks using a mathematical simulation model. Because of the exceptional historical, artistic, religious and cultural value of Byzantine and post Byzantine manuscripts, the identification of their inks is a very useful tool contributing to the historical study, the documentation and the conservation of these documents of European and eastern culture. However, until now the application of analytical physicochemical methods for the identification of the chemical composition of inks requires the extraction of a quantity of some mg of the ink, that is in most cases undesirable. That’ s why the proposition of a new non-destructive methodology for the identification of old inks is undoubtedly necessary. In the present study the attempt of a systematic and theoretically supported non-destructive methodology for the study and documentation of old inks is presented
Language: English
Citation: Alexopoulou, A., Kokla, V., Psarrou, A. & Konstantinou, V. Use of non-destructive methodology in the identification of old inks. (2002). In the 7th International Conference on Non-destructive Testing and Microanalysis for the Diagnostics and conservation of the Cultural and Environment al Heritage, Antwerp, 2 - 6 June, 2002
Conference: 7th International Conference on Non-destructive Testing and Microanalysis for the Diagnostics and conservation of the Cultural and Environment al Heritage
Access scheme: Embargo
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11400/8151
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