Temperature-controlled portable Raman spectroscopy of photothermally sensitive pigments

Osticioli, I. and Mencaglia, A.A. and Siano, S. (2017) Temperature-controlled portable Raman spectroscopy of photothermally sensitive pigments. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 238. pp. 772-778. ISSN 0925-4005

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In this work, an innovative NIR Raman device (excitation wavelength at 1064 nm) was developed in order to avoid thermal stress and consequent chemical alterations of the materials analyzed. In particular, we devised and tested for the first time a sensored Raman probe allowing for temperature-controlled measurements based on a thermoelectric sensor providing the feedback signal for suitably modulating the output power of the laser source and then limiting undesired heating effects within the irradiated volume. The experimentation was carried out on cinnabar, lead white and indigo pigments frequently used during the past centuries, which presents pronounced photothermal instability. The results achievedin a set of instrumental and analytical tests using different measurement control parameters allowed demonstrating the effectiveness and reliability of the present approach for preventing thermal alterations effects during Raman spectroscopy and speeding the measurements, as well as for monitoring spectral variations associated with the crystals anharmonicity over large temperature ranges. These features alongwith the portability of the novel device can make in situ Raman characterisation of valuable paintedsurfaces including photosensitive materials very safe and efficien

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Portable Raman, thermopile, cinnabar, archaeometry, reflectance, thermoelectric sensor
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 540 Chimica e scienze connesse
Depositing User: Dr. iacopo osticioli
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2020 14:43
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2020 14:43
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/19333

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