Center for Nanoscale Systems Laboratory for Integrated Science and Engineering 11 Oxford St Cambridge, MA 02138
Workshop: "FTIR Spectroscopy for the Study of Material Culture"
Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) is a versatile method for chemical analysis of materials. As such, it is a standard technique in the analytical toolkit of any chemist, materials scientist, or conservation scientist. However, in fields related to cultural heritage, many unexploited opportunities remain in which FTIR could help to identify new evidence of past human behavior and to better understand the production, history, and conservation of artifacts.