Advertisement

Femtosecond Laser Cleaning of Painted Artefacts; Is this the Way Forward?

  • P. Pouli
  • G. Bounos
  • S. Georgiou
  • Costas Fotakis
Part of the Springer proceedings in physics book series (SPPHY, volume 116)

The laser cleaning of painted artefacts relies on the synergy of thermal, photochemical and photomechanical effects, which are involved in laser ablation. A crucial issue, however, for a successful cleaning intervention is the spatial confinement and control of these effects for safeguarding the original surface from potential damage. Extensive studies have shown that in many cases there is an optimum interplay of laser and material parameters, which resulted in successful laser cleaning applications. The laser pulse duration is an important parameter in this context.

Keywords

Femtosecond Laser Etch Rate Ablation Threshold Laser Cleaning Varnish Layer 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Pouli
    • 1
  • G. Bounos
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Georgiou
    • 1
  • Costas Fotakis
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Electronic Structure & LaserFoundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FO.R.T.H.)CreteGreece
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CreteHeraklionGreece

Personalised recommendations