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Letizia Monico

Lead Researcher

RESEARCH ACTIVITY

The research activity is focused on the study of the alteration mechanisms of materials of cultural heritage objects, especially inorganic pigments, by means of vibrational spectroscopies (FT-IR, Raman) and advanced synchrotron radiation-based X-ray spectromicroscopy methods (XRF, XAS, XRD). In addition, the research work includes also the synthesis of different class of artists’ pigments and the characterization of their morphological, structural and physico-chemical properties by employing scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and other elemental and molecular spectroscopies (XRF, XAS, FT-IR, Raman, UV-Visible).

PROJECTS

- European project: Integrated Platform for the European Research Infrastructure ON Cultural Heritage (IPERION CH) – dr. Luca Pezzati – participant - 2015-2019.
- Fondo Ricerca di Base di Ateneo, 2017, MIUR/Università di Perugia: Synergy among arsenic sulfide based pigment, metallic silver and organic dyes degradation pathways (SASOD) – coordinator – 2017.
- European project: Cultural Heritage Advanced Research Infrastructures: Synergy for a Multidisciplinary Approach to Conservation/Restoration (CHARISMA) - prof. Brunetto Giovanni Brunetti – participant – 2011-2014.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Pigments degradation; paintings conservation; synchrotron radiation; X-ray microscopy; vibrational spectroscopy; redox processes

SCIENTIFIC SKILLS

XAS spectroscopy; XRF analysis; vibrational spectroscopy; redox processes; X-ray microscopy; photocatalysis.

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