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Cultural Heritage Studies with Mobile NMR

posted Jun 12, 2018, 7:45 AM by ­김형민‎(응용화학과)‎   [ updated Jun 12, 2018, 7:46 AM ]

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) provides in situ information about selected isotope densities in samples and objects, while also providing contrast through rotational and translational molecular dynamics. These parameters are probed not only in NMR spectroscopy and imaging but also in nondestructive materials testing by mobile stray‐field NMR, the unique properties of which are valuable in cultural heritage studies. We present recent progress in the analysis of cultural heritage with mobile 1H NMR stray‐field sensors, for which the detection zone is outside of the NMR magnet. Prominent applications include the analysis of stratigraphies in paintings and frescoes, and the assessment of material states changing under the impact of aging, conservation, and restoration.
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