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Chemiluminescence - a novel tool in paper conservation studies (PAPYLUM)

Objetivo

The aim of this project is to use chemiluminescent phenomena, i.e. the ultra weak emission of light associated with material oxidation and degradation, for assessing the thermo- and photo-oxidative degradation pathways of historical objects of cellulosic origin, e.g. paper. To the present day, chemiluminescence’s studies have provided valuable new insight into the degradation of artificial polymers, yet application of the technique to the investigation of paper degradation has so far not been attempted due to the lack of sensitive equipment. By developing a much-needed chemiluminescence’s instrument with non-destructive sampling and by the evaluation of scientific data to be obtained, we will be able to estimate the rate of degradation of library materials and the adequacy of existing conservation treatments. This will enable us to standardise conservation procedures and to plan future preservation and RTD actions.

Convocatoria de propuestas

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Régimen de financiación

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinador

UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA
Dirección
Askerceva 5
1000 Ljubljana
Eslovenia

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Participantes (3)

NATIONAL AND UNIVERSITY LIBRARY OF SLOVENIA
Eslovenia
Dirección
Turjaska 1
1000 Ljubljana

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NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE
Países Bajos
Dirección
Gabriel Metsusstraat 16
1070 KA Amsterdam

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POLYMER INSTITUTE OF THE SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Eslovaquia
Dirección
Dubravska Cesta 9
84236 Bratislava

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