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Special Issue "Applications of Minimally Invasive Imaging Techniques in Cultural Heritage"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.
Interests: LIFS for medical diagnostics; elucidation of molecular mechanisms and biological processes by employing various spectroscopic techniques with emphasis on advanced microscopic modalities; optical characterization of tissue; nanosurgery; implementation of non-linear image contrast modalities (MPEF, SHG, THG) as diagnostic tools for CH studies
Optical imaging contrast modalities are powerful diagnostic tools for Cultural Heritage (CH) studies, facilitating the accurate control of cleaning interventions. Minimal or non invasive imaging techniques have the potential to provide new insights for the assessment of appropriate conservation methods that have to be applied for various CH objects of high artistic or cultural significance. CH artifacts can strongly benefit from the availability of minimally invasive approaches, providing fruitful key information such as determination of the different layers, their precise thickness or surface topography, revealing the hidden objects and the cracks in the layers, etc.
The aim of this Special Issue is to present recent advances of the applications of relatively new, minimally invasive imaging methods as diagnostic tools in the service of CH for the in situ analysis and studies in real objects. We are interested in original papers and reviews that address the development, optimization and implementation of imaging techniques for obtaining novel and complementary information from various multicomposition, multilayered CH objects and substrates.
Techniques include, but are not limited to the following:
- Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
- Raman spectroscopy
- Laser induced Fluorescence (LIF)
- Diffuse Reflectance
Dr. George Filippidis
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- optical imaging
- minimally invasive techniques
- new insights for Cultural Heritage studies
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Non-linear Microscopy: A Well Established Technique for Biological Applications toward to Serve as Diagnostic Tool for in Situ Cultural Heritage Studies
Authors: M. Mari; G. Filippidis