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Proceedings of the International Conference LACONA XI, Kraków, Poland, 20–23 September 2016


  • Piotr Targowski,
    Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
  • Małgorzata Walczak,
    The Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, Poland
  • Paraskevi Pouli,
    Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Contents of the book:

Front pages:

  • Table of contents
  • Foreword
  • Conference photo
  • Permanent Scientific Committee
  • Local Organising Committee

Final Endeavors of “Monument Man” – John F. Asmus, Vadim A. Parfenov, Jessica P. Elford


Wavelength-dependent absorption and scattering effects on laser cleaning of a corroded iron alloy European scale armor – Marlene April Yandrisevits, Pablo Londero, Federico Caro, Adriana Rizzo, Caterina Cappuccini

From Earth to Outer Space: Laser cleaning semiprecious quartz and a novel application for meteoritic metal  – Rebecca A. Kaczkowski, Bartosz A. Dajnowski, Edward P. Vicenzi

Laser yellowing effect: study of the nanophases created by laser irradiation of synthetic black crusts using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy – Marie Godet, Veronique Verges-Belmin, Christine Andraud, Mandana Saheb, Judith Monnier, Eric Leroy, Julie Bourgon, Laurent Binet

Laser Cleaning of a First Phase Navajo Wool Chief’s Blanket by Nd:YAG – Pablo Londero, Ludovica Corda, Daniele Ciofini, Christine Giuntini, Marco Leona

Towards the understanding of the two wavelength laser cleaning in avoiding yellowing on stonework: a micro-Raman and LIBS study Athanasia Papanikolaou, Panayiotis Siozos, Aggelos Philippidis, Kristalia Melessanaki, Paraskevi Pouli

The potential of OCT for assessing laser assisted removal of deposits from ceramic tiles  – Magdalena Iwanicka, Jędrzej Musiela, Jadwiga W. Łukaszewicz, Henryk Stoksik, Marcin Sylwestrzak

The Hanford Nuclear Plant: Radiation Ablation Meets History, Cultural Heritage, and Nuclear Decontamination  – John F. Asmus, Vadim A. Parfenov, Jessica P. Elford


Surface micro-profilometry for the assessment of the effects of traditional and innovative cleaning treatments of silver – Claudia Daffara, Nicola Gaburro, Giacomo Marchioro, Alessandro Romeo, Giulia Basilissi, Andrea Cagnini, Monica Galeotti

Nonlinear optical imaging techniques (NLO) for painting investigation – Alice Dal Fovo, Raffaella Fontana, Jana Striova, Enrico Pampaloni, Marco Barucci, Marco Raffaelli, Raffaella Mercatelli, Luca Pezzati, Riccardo Cicchi

A moderate microsampling in Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry analysis of cultural heritage objects: a review  – Barbara Wagner, Olga Syta, Marek Sawicki

A preliminary study of contemporary binders by Time Resolved Laser Induced Fluorescence (TR-LIF) spectroscopy: characterization of the painting Nascita Della Forma by Nato Frasca – Martina Romani, Marco Marinelli, Alessandra Pasqualucci, Gianluca Verona-Rinati

LIBS, optical and multivariate analyses of selected 17th-century oil paintings from the Museum of King Jan III’s palace at Wilanow – Agnieszka Pawlak, Wojciech Skrzeczanowski, Krzysztof Czyż

Elemental analysis of Chinese red seal inks on xuan paper by ArF laserinduced plume fluorescence – Bruno Yue Cai, Vincent Motto-Ros, Vincent Detalle, Judy T.S. Lum, Kelvin S. Y. Leung, Nai-Ho Cheung


Using the new G.C. Laser Cleaning System for cleaning and surface preparation for re-gilding of a large outdoor bronze monument of Alexander Hamilton – Andrzej Dajnowski, Bartosz A. Dajnowski

Experiences at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan, Italy: the application of laser-technology on three case studies of the historical heritage Elisa Isella, Donatella Bonelli, Silvia Cerea, Francesca Mancini, Veronica Ruppen, Alessandra Botteon, Antonio Sansonetti

Decontamination of biocidal loaded wooden artworks by means of laser and plasma processing  – Birgit Angelika Schmidt, Simone Pentzien, Andrea Conradi, Jorg Kruger, Constanze Roth, Oliver Beier, Annett Hartmann, Bernd Grunler

Laser-based techniques for a multidisciplinary action aimed at the restitutive restoration of S. Costanzo church in Ronciglione (Italy) – Valeria Spizzichino, Luisa Caneve, Massimiliano Ciaffi, Roberta Fantoni, Massimo Francucci, Massimiliano Guarneri, Antonio Palucci, Gaetano Terranova, Franca Persia, Angelo Tati, Maria Fernanda Falcon Martinez, Chiara Giuffrida, Francesca Scirpa, Laura Bartoli, Alessandro Zanini

Archaeometric investigations of medieval stained glass panels from Grodziec in Poland – Dariusz Wilk, Marta Kamińska, Małgorzata Walczak, Ewa Bulska

Easel paintings on canvas and panel: application of Nd:YAG laser at 355 nm, 1064 nm and UV, IR and visible light for the development of new methodologies in conservation – Joakim Striber, Vanja Jovanović, Maja Jovanović

White, yellow and green pigments on Polish artists’ palettes in the period 1838 – 1938  – Mirosław Wachowiak, Grzegorz Trykowski, Iwona Żmuda-Trzebiatowska

Spectral imaging of Dutch gilt leather for improved conservation strategies  – Roger M. Groves, Vassilis M. Papadakis, Martine Posthuma de Boer, Tigran Mkhoyan, Bianca van Velzen, Kate Seymour


Author index