Fixed laboratories


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.

La Call for proposals lanciata a Febbraio 2023 con scadenza 31 Marzo 2023, non prevede il coinvolgimento dei Laboratori fissi che, rientreranno a partire dalle prossime call.

  • Authentication with TL
  • Dating with TL
  • Dating with 14C
  • Immuno-chemi-luminescence
  • Ion chromatography
  • micro-FTIR imaging
  • micro-Raman imaging
  • Tof-SIMS
  • 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.

Welcome desk contact person
NameMariaelena Fedi
NameAlessandro Lo Giudice


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