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Nanotechnologies for the conservation of cultural heritage: Unsolved problems and perspectives



Title: Nanotechnologies for the conservation of cultural heritage: Unsolved problems and perspectives
Author(s): Alberto Sposito, Federica Fernández
Paper category : conference
Book title: NICOM 2: 2nd International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction
Editor(s): Y. de Miguel, A. Porro and P.J.M. Bartos
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-87-X
e-ISBN: 2912143888
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2006
Pages: 355 - 361
Total Pages: 7
Language: English


Abstract: Nanotechnology is being considered as a new technological revolution, one so profound that will touch all the aspects of human society. Our research group believe that nanotechnologies could be successfully applied for the conservation of cultural heritage which is the base of our history and culture.
In the past 20 years many researches have focused on developing suitable materials for consolidating and protecting materials as well as structures and many materials have been used with varying degrees of success, but the result of most of this methods is the increasing of decay or the rejection of the intervention.
In this study reports we focused on the unsolved problems in natural stone’s conservation, identifying some of the possibilities in the applications of nanotechnologies in the field of conservation of architectural cultural heritage.
The aim of this study is to highlight the perspectives of a new application field, where the interdisciplinary research is necessary to ensure successful and long term interventions on the historical materials.


Online publication: 2005-11-17
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00