Special Issue "Nanotechnologies in Cultural Heritage Conservation"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: Colloidal science and soft matter chemistry; nanotechnology applications in Cultural Heritage conservation; cement chemistry; nanomaterials for consolidation, paper and wood conservation; modern and contemporary art conservation
Advanced nanotechnologies for the conservation of artworks have revolutionized the world of cultural heritage valorization and preservation. For decades, the conservation of cultural heritage has been mainly based on conventional materials and traditional methods that often lack the necessary compatibility with the materials constituting the original artworks and a durable performance, in response to changes of environmental conditions caused by natural events or anthropic activities. More recently, sophisticated functional materials arising from developments in nanoscience/technology have also contributed to the development of new tools and devices for monitoring and diagnostics, both finalized to the full comprehension of the degradation processes and of the role of the environmental pollution on them.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the most recent advances in the application of nanoscience to the field of cultural heritage conservation, concerning not only the synthesis, formulation, and characterization of new materials and techniques, but also reporting on new cutting-edge applications within the field. The integration of relevant case-studies covering different areas, including both movable and immovable artworks, spanning from ancient time to contemporary art, will expand the potential interest of the book to a large audience that may include conservators, archaeologists, collectors, and museum curators.
Prof. Dr. Rodorico Giorgi
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- Design and formulation of novel “smart” advanced materials
- Physico-chemical characterization of materials and artworks
- Assessment of novel materials for conservation
- Evaluation of the long-term effect of restoration interventions
- Environmental impact of novel advanced materials for conservation
- Relevant case-studies