Terahertz Spectroscopy and Quantum Mechanical Simulations of Crystalline Historical Pigments

Elyse M. Kleist, Corinna L.Koch Dandolo, Timothy M. Korter, Patrick Mounaix

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Abstract

Terahertz spectroscopy is an excellent tool for the nondestructive and non-invasive investigation of pigments in historical and art objects. The characteristic terahertz spectra of solid azurite, malachite, and verdigris are presented here, along with fully quantum mechanical simulations of their crystalline structures and lattice vibrations. The powerful combination of theory and experiment enables unambiguous spectral assignments to be made in these complex materials, which allows for the improved construction of reference pigment databases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 43rd International Conference on Infrared Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2018
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781538638095
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 25 2018
Event43rd International Conference on Infrared Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2018 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: Sep 9 2018Sep 14 2018

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz
Volume2018-September
ISSN (Print)2162-2027
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2035

Other

Other43rd International Conference on Infrared Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2018
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period9/9/189/14/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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