Physic techniques applied to cultural heritage: laboratory

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The primary objective of the course is to teach an experimental approach to the measurements in the field of radioactivity, of spectroscopy and imaging techniques. Students are driven through the use of laboratory technology to artwork analysis and to the preparation of laboratory reports.
Expected learning outcomes
Experimental skills in the use of instrumentation for the determination of radioactivity from calibrated sources and natural materials and of use of detectors for imaging in different spectral bands. Ability to manage elaboration and representation of experimental data acquired through the different laboratory instruments.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
No state of national health emergency has been established for the period of delivery of the course.
Course syllabus
The course has an experimental approach, each year students are offered some experiences in the field of different imaging techniques or spectroscopies in different bands of the e.m. spectrum.
Infrared thermography, physical principles, technologies and review of methods for analysis on different types of artefacts.
Infrared reflectography.
3D scanning methods.
Radioactivity, Gamma spectrometry.
Prerequisites for admission
Basic physics knowledge at university level, international systems of units of measure, mechanics, thermology, energy and electromagnetic radiation.
Knowledge in chemistry: periodic table of elements, isotopes, chemical bonds.
Teaching methods
frontal lessons, laboratory activities and data nalysis
Teaching Resources
Lesson slides
Ludwig, N., Luzi, F., & Ricca, R. ,La termografia: teoria ed applicazioni. 2015 Point Vet. Italie
Assessment methods and Criteria
The course is divided into two parts, each of which involves a verification through ongoing tests and final oral exam in general a discussion on data analysis, case study or laboratory report, alternatively for students not attending a written exam plus oral.
FIS/07 - APPLIED PHYSICS - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours
on demand via e-mail
At LASA - Segrate or at Physics Department