Chemistry and physics for curtural heritage (2011/2012)

Course code
4S02123
Credits
12
Coordinator
Claudia Daffara
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
CHIMICA PER I BENI CULTURALI (I) I MODULO 6 CHIM/12-CHEMISTRY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE semestrino 2A, semestrino 2B Federica Fenzi
FISICA PER I BENI CULTURALI (I) II MODULO 6 FIS/07-APPLIED PHYSICS II semestre Claudia Daffara

Learning outcomes

Module: FISICA PER I BENI CULTURALI (I) II MODULO
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Aim of the course is to give the fundamental principles which allow to understand non invasive analytical and imaging techniques applied in cultural heritage studies


Module: CHIMICA PER I BENI CULTURALI (I) I MODULO
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Acquisition of knowledge concerning the composition of natural and artificial stone materials and processes of interaction of artefacts with the environment.

Syllabus

Module: FISICA PER I BENI CULTURALI (I) II MODULO
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GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS

Physical values, measurement and uncertainty, systems of units of physical values.
Fundamental interactions.
Electric and magnetic fields.
Oscillations and waves. Acoustic and electromagnetic waves.
Reflection, refraction, interference and diffraction.
Concept of photon.
Introduction to the structure of matter. Quantization of energy levels.
Introduction to nuclear physics.
Electromagnetic spectrum and radiation-matter interaction

PHYSICAL TECHNIQUES FOR ARTWORK DIAGNOSTICS

General introduction to physical techniques for cultural heritage.
Optical Imaging: IR reflectography, UV fluorescence, multispectral techniques.
Thermography
Reflectance spectrometry.
FTIR and Raman spectroscopy.
X-ray fluorescence
Optical and electronic microscopy.
X-ray radiography and tomography.
Nuclear techniques: PIXE, PIGE, neutron activation autoradiography.
Optical techniques to measure shape and micro-deformations.
Dating techniques.
Microclimate analysis.


Module: CHIMICA PER I BENI CULTURALI (I) I MODULO
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Assessment methods and criteria

Module: FISICA PER I BENI CULTURALI (I) II MODULO
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Written test.


Module: CHIMICA PER I BENI CULTURALI (I) I MODULO
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