Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 2012, 43, 1523–1844
Danilo Bersani et al.
The Sixth edition of the International Congress on the Application of Raman Spectroscopy in Art and Archeology (RAA 2011) was held in Parma (Italy) from 5 to 8 September 2011, following the tradition of biennial conferences started in London (2001). The previous congresses were held in Ghent (2003), Paris (2005), Modena (2007)and Bilbao (2009).
As in the previous congresses, the scientific program was focused on the analysis by means of Raman spectroscopy of materials related to cultural heritage and archaeology (pigments, dyes, inks, paper, polymers, glass, ceramics, resins, fibers, corrosion products) including topics related to natural heritage (gemstones, minerals, fossils) and some aspects involving forensic science. In this edition, particular attention was put on the new techniques (CARS, SERS, resonance) and on the recent developments in Raman data interpretation (chemometrics, simulation of Raman spectra, imaging and mapping).
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