Fixed laboratories are medium and large-scale facilities that allow sophisticated scientific investigations to be carried out on samples or objects. The aim is to detect their microstructures and chemical compositions, analyzing from inside the ancient techniques used to create the object, the materials, as well as alterations and degradation phenomena.
The call for proposals launched in December 2020 with a deadline of February 2021 currently does not involve fixed laboratories which, likely, will be part of the following calls starting from 2022.
- Authentication with TL
- Dating with TL
- Dating with 14C
- Ion chromatography
- micro-FTIR imaging
- micro-Raman imaging
- X-ray diffraction (micro)
CHNet – Network INFN per i Beni Culturali
With its fixed laboratories, CHNet-INFN provides the instrumentation of the INFN units involved in the network, both in terms of dating and for the analysis of materials.
Dating is provided by radiocarbon coupled with accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) and luminescence (thermoluminescence and optically stimulated luminescence).
The compositional elemental analysis can be performed both with acceleration techniques (Ion Beam Analysis), and with X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (ED-XRF) and X-ray micro fluorescence imaging. Other imaging techniques are available, such as tomography and micro tomography and digital radiography. Surface analysis is also possible using ToF-SIMS spectrometry and high-resolution 3D profilometry.
CNR – ISPC (FI) Istituto di Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale
The ISPC laboratory in Florence contributes to the field of diagnostic monitoring of environmental parameters to mitigate the possible risks to which the cultural property is subject, developing, at the same time, procedures for the protection and conservation of cultural heritage.
Welcome desk contact person
Name: Costanza Miliani