Exploring Nano-Materials for Consolidation of Cultural Heritage Using NMR as a Noninvasive Technique
Societies are committed to preserve testimonies of life and history, which represent tangible link between the past and the present. As a consequence of development, urbanization, climate change, and tourist impact, there is a risk of irreversible damage to many cultural heritage sites and objects. This requires a twofold approach both on the conservation side and on the sustainability of the fruition. The two aspects are closely cross-linked.
Nanotechnology and new methods for historic materials conservation are of vast importance nowadays. In this research, development of methods for compatible stone consolidation treatments targeted to the control of decay mechanisms and development of standard methods to verify the efficiency of the consolidation treatments is proposed. The project aimed to identify the most appropriate consolidation methods involving nanotechnology, their application techniques, and efficiency assessment using noninvasive NMR techniques. We propose the development of new methods that can lead to better damage assessment, diagnosis, and monitoring methods including nondestructive techniques (NDT) analyses such as solid and dynamic NMR techniques.
KeywordsSilica nanoparticles Conservation Cultural heritage NMR
This work was performed during a sabbatical leave from Deanship of Scientific Research, the University of Jordan for Dr. Fadwa Odeh.
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