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Best Poster Award of the 8th congress on Application of Raman Spectroscopy in Art and Archaeology for the contribution of the Rathgen-Forschungslabor


The poster contribution of the Rathgen-Forschungslabor “Comparisons of the intensities of Raman spectra acquired for the identification of pigments by different instrumental setups for measurements on samples and in-situ" by Cristina Aibéo, Stefan Röhrs, Giorgia Marucci and Ina Reiche presented at the 8th congress on Application of Raman Spectroscopy in Art and Archaeology (1th - 5th September 2015 in Wrocław, Poland) was rewarded with the Best Poster Award. This biennial congress gathers experts in the field of chemical analysis of art work from around the world specialised in the analytical method of Raman spectroscopy.

The poster presents methodological work carried out at the Rathgen-Forschungslabor on the application of Raman analyses for the non-invasive investigation of works of art in comparison to analyses on microsamples. These non-invasive measurements performed in-situ are often less successful compared to analyses on samples. The study presented aims at enhancing the understanding of the differences between the two analytical approaches. The price was a book on Antifouling Surfaces and Materials, which is now part of the laboratory library.