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Magnetochemistry 2018, 4(1), 11;

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, a Powerful Tool in Cultural Heritage

Laboratorio di Risonanza Magnetica “Annalaura Segre”, Istituto di Metodologie Chimiche, CNR Area Della Ricerca di Roma 1, Via Salaria km. 29,300, 00015 Monterotondo, Italy
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Received: 28 December 2017 / Revised: 10 January 2018 / Accepted: 13 January 2018 / Published: 17 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy)
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In this paper five case studies illustrating applications of NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) in the field of cultural heritage, are reported. Different issues were afforded, namely the investigation of advanced cleaning systems, the quantitative mapping of moisture in historic walls, the investigation and evaluation of restoration treatments on porous stones, the stratigraphy of wall paintings, and the detection of CO2 in lapis lazuli. Four of these case studies deal with the use of portable NMR sensors which allow non-destructive and non-invasive investigation in situ. The diversity among cases reported demonstrates that NMR can be extensively applied in the field of cultural heritage. View Full-Text
Keywords: portable NMR; NMR stratigraphy; porous stone; wall paintings; cultural heritage portable NMR; NMR stratigraphy; porous stone; wall paintings; cultural heritage

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Proietti, N.; Capitani, D.; Di Tullio, V. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, a Powerful Tool in Cultural Heritage. Magnetochemistry 2018, 4, 11.

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