Cultural Heritage Science

THz Technology Applied to Cultural Heritage in Practice

Authors: Fukunaga, Kaori

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  • Will interest engineers and scientists in innovative technology and conservators working at museums
  • Presents a milestone of THz technology in heritage science 
  • Is authored by the first person in the world to have applied this technique to actual museum objects  
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This book describes the current, concrete status of terahertz (THz) technology applied to scientific diagnoses of cultural heritage objects for conservation planning as well as for historical interest. It is unlike other THz-related scientific books in optics series, which only describe technologies and the physics behind them. A new method utilizing THz technology is introduced, which will help conservators and historians to analyse art objects at their museums. By using pulse echoes, THz imaging can noninvasively show internal structures such as layers in paintings and internal defects or additional pieces in objects. The biggest advantage of THz technology in heritage science is that THz waves can reveal the condition of preparation layers and supports of paintings that cannot be observed by other nondestructive testing methods, such as infrared (IR) or X-ray radiography. The condition of supports and preparation layers determine the lifetime of the paintings, so that their condition is the key factor for conservation planning.

The comparison with existing classic methods for scientific analyses is extremely important in the context of introducing new technologies in any research field, since most conservators and heritage scientists have their own protocols for classic methods. This book compares THz results not only with visible cross sections obtained using destructive methods, but also mid-IR, near IR, UV, X-ray, and nuclear magnetic resonance(NMR), which are considered to be nondestructive methods.

The book suggests future work that can be done by THz specialists, especially concerning the development of THz cameras, and by engineers and scientists in other fields, such as signal processing and chemistry, as well as by conservators.

About the authors

Dr. Kaori Fukunaga
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology 
Kaori Fukunaga received her Ph.D. in engineering from Tokyo Denki University in 1993 while she was working at Fujikura Ltd. She joined the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) in 1994, and is a research manager in the Applied Electromagnetic Research Center. Her current research fields include deterioration analysis of dielectric and electrical insulating materials, and industrial applications of millimeter wave and terahertz technologies. She is an art lover from her childhood, and received her BA in Art and Design from Musashino Art University in 2013. She is a member of IEEE, IEE Japan and IIC.

 Lecture videos:

http://www.loc.gov/preservation/outreach/tops/fukunaga/

http://www.canalc2.tv/video.asp?idVideo=9959 

 OA review paper:

http://www.e-conservationline.com/content/view/772


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Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-56721-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
THz Technology Applied to Cultural Heritage in Practice
Authors
Series Title
Cultural Heritage Science
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55885-9
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55885-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55883-5
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56721-9
Series ISSN
2366-6226
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 144
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 92 illustrations in colour
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