Flash Thermography Mapping of Degradation Patterns in Archaeological Glass

Melada, Ludwig, Micheletti, Orsilli, Gargano, Bonizzoni
2019 Proceedings (MDPI)  
The process of degradation in artefacts subjected to centuries of burial can be of great relevance above all in archaeological glass. Infrared thermography is a non-destructive method allowing to map the defects of the glass substrate, both produced during its manufacturing (e.g., bubbles and inclusions) and due to ageing. This research is focused on the use of different flash thermography methods for the mapping of superficial flakes on Roman glasses dating back to the I and II century A.D.
more » ... effectiveness of active thermography methods is evaluated to map degraded portions of archaeological glass considering their semitransparency and specific optical absorption.
doi:10.3390/proceedings2019027005 fatcat:nmqqtvewjvbanabf7vtz3bceoe