Lasers For Art's Sake!

Modern laser technology can be successfully used to improve the conservation, non-destructive diagnostics, and composition analysis of paintings. In particular, excimer lasers are promising tools for surface cleaning of paintings, cleaning support material, such as canvas, paper, or wood, and recovering original paintings from overpaintings. The technique is based on the controllable removal of surface layers by photoablation.

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