On-line FT-Raman and dispersive Raman spectra database of artists’ materials (e-VISART database)

Castro, K.; Pérez-Alonso, M.; Rodríguez-Laso, M. D.; Fernández, L. A.; Madariaga, J. M.
May 2005
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;May2005, Vol. 382 Issue 2, p248
Academic Journal
Raman spectroscopy has been widely applied in the analysis of different types of artwork. This technique is sensitive, reliable, non-destructive and can be used in situ. However, there are few references in the literature regarding specific Raman spectra libraries for the field of artwork analysis. In this paper, the development of two on-line databases with Fourier transform Raman (FT-Raman; 1064 nm) and dispersive Raman (785 nm) spectra of materials used in fine art is presented; both are implemented in the e-vibrational spectroscopic databases of artists’ materials database (e-VISART). The database provides not only spectra, but also information about each pigment. It must be highlighted that for each pigment or material several spectra are available from different dealers. Some of the FT-Raman spectra available in the e-VISART database have not been published until now. Some examples in which the e-VISART database has been successfully used are presented.


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