Case Studies Regarding the Application of THz Imaging to Cultural Heritages

  • Ilaria CatapanoEmail author
  • Marcello Picollo
  • Kaori Fukunaga
Part of the Geotechnologies and the Environment book series (GEOTECH, volume 16)


The ability of terahertz (THz) radiation to perform noninvasive investigations together with recent technological advances regarding the development of stable, flexible, and portable devices are motivating a widespread use of THz technology in the framework of cultural heritage. To provide practical examples of the potentialities offered by this emerging diagnostic tool, three case studies concerning the use of THz-pulsed TDI systems are briefly summarized here.


Cultural heritage diagnostic Majolica surveys Painting characterization THz imaging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ilaria Catapano
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marcello Picollo
    • 2
  • Kaori Fukunaga
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment, National Research Council of Italy (IREA-CNR)NaplesItaly
  2. 2.Nello Carrara Institute of Applied Physics, National Research Council of Italy (IFAC-CNR)FlorenceItaly
  3. 3.Applied Electromagnetic Research CenterNational Institute of Information and Communications TechnologyTokyoJapan

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