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Multifunctional TiO2 coatings for Cultural Heritage
Environmental pollution arising from industrial implants and urban factors is constantly increasing, causing aesthetical and durability concerns to urban structures exposed to the atmosphere. Expand
Characterisation of archaeological mortars from Pompeii (Campania, Italy) and identification of construction phases by compositional data analysis
Abstract This work describes the compositional characterisation of coccciopesto and natural pozzolanic mortars sampled in the Regio VI area of the archaeological site of Pompeii, with particularExpand
Characterization of colorants and opacifiers in roman glass mosaic tesserae through spectroscopic and spectrometric techniques
Several glass mosaic tesserae were recovered during the archeological excavation of the thermal baths at the ‘Villa dei Quintili’ in Rome and dated to the second century ad. This work reports theExpand
Role of lichens in weathering of granodiorite in the Sila uplands (Calabria, southern Italy)
This paper explores the role of five recurrent epilithic lichen species (Aspicilia intermutans (Nyl.) Arnold, Xanthoparmelia pulla (Ach.) O. Blanco, A. Crespo, Elix, D. Hawksw. & Lumbsch, RhizocarponExpand
Multi-technique investigation of Roman decorated plasters from Villa dei Quintili (Rome, Italy)
Abstract In the present study, we investigated by the joint use of portable instrumentations, namely a handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyser and a portable Raman spectrometer, the paintedExpand
Marine Antifouling for Underwater Archaeological Sites: TiO2 and Ag-Doped TiO2
Marine fouling plays a crucial role in the degradation of underwater archaeological sites. Limitation of fouling activity and its damages are one of the most critical issues for archaeologists andExpand
Nano-TiO2 coatings for cultural heritage protection: The role of the binder on hydrophobic and self-cleaning efficacy
Nano-sized titanium dioxide has demonstrated its efficiency in many application fields thanks to its photocatalytic features that provide self-cleaning properties to the materials with simple andExpand
Diagnostic analysis of stone materials from underwater excavations: the case study of the Roman archaeological site of Baia (Naples, Italy)
This work belongs to the framework of the national research project “COMAS” (Planned COnservation, “in situ”, of underwater archaeological artifacts), funded by the Italian Ministry of Education,Expand
A Multidisciplinary Approach for the Archaeometric Study of Pozzolanic Aggregate in Roman Mortars: The Case of Villa dei Quintili (Rome, Italy)
This contribution focuses on the study of historical mortars from a Roman archaeological site known as Villa dei Quintili, a monumental villa located in the south-eastern part of Rome (Italy). TheExpand
TiO2-SiO2-PDMS nanocomposite coating with self-cleaning effect for stone material: Finding the optimal amount of TiO2
Abstract Nano-sized TiO2 is widely used as photocatalysts for many applications; however, some aspects in the application in cultural heritage conservation are still unresolved. In particular, inExpand