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Exists a Demand for Nd:YAG Laser Technology in the Restoration of Stone Artworks and Architectural Surfaces?

  • Erich Pummer
Conference paper
Part of the Springer proceedings in physics book series (SPPHY, volume 116)

The question as to whether there is a call for laser technology in the restoration of stone artwork is not new. It is to be assumed that restorers and conservators of monuments are already very well informed in this field, as a result of a number of test series by renowned scientists and institutes, the presentation and publication of their findings in specialist magazines and books, several “laser forums” in the past years and the discussion of the method at the sixth LACONA Conference since 1995. There is currently no other technology that has been subject to such critical scrutiny from every angle as laser technology.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Erich Pummer
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  1. 1.Atelier Erich Pummer for Conservation and RestorationAustria

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