Characterization of contemporary and historical acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)-based objects: Pilot study for handheld Raman analysis in collections

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dc.contributor.author Reggio, Daniela
dc.contributor.author Saviello, Daniela
dc.contributor.author Lazzari, Massimo
dc.contributor.author Iacopino, Daniela
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-30T15:04:22Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-30T15:04:22Z
dc.date.issued 2021-07-21
dc.identifier.citation Reggio, D., Saviello, D., Lazzari, M. and Iacopino, D. (2020) 'Characterization of contemporary and historical acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)-based objects: Pilot study for handheld Raman analysis in collections', Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 242, 118733, doi: 10.1016/j.saa.2020.118733 en
dc.identifier.volume 242 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 8 en
dc.identifier.issn 1386-1425
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/10342
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.saa.2020.118733 en
dc.description.abstract Plastic materials are increasingly becoming part of private and public collections worldwide, either as design objects or artistic sculptures. The preservation of these highly degradable materials requires novel analytical approaches able to reveal their chemical composition to inform the tailoring of appropriate conservation procedures. In this work Raman spectroscopy and Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) were proposed as methods for the characterization of ABS-based contemporary and historical LEGO® objects. Twenty-three objects of twelve different colors were analyzed by handheld and benchtop Raman instrumentation. In all cases clear identification of the constituent polymer matrices (ABS, polycarbonate, poly(methyl metacrylate)) was obtained. In addition, identification of major color components was achieved, such as copper phthalocyanines in green and blue objects. Low cost handheld instrumentation provided acceptable sensitivity towards polymers and coloring media, and was found suitable for initial screening of the objects. Benchtop Raman was used to confirm and further extend identification, as well as for building background information. Finally, SERS sensitivity was found comparable to the sensitivity achieved by benchtop Raman instrumentation. However, the associated minimally-invasive sampling method made SERS a valid alternative to direct Raman spectroscopy for the analysis of immovable and/or large-sized objects. Overall, this work represents the first systematic investigation on the potential of Raman and SERS spectroscopies as methods for minimal invasive and/or in situ analysis of historical and contemporary plastic objects. en
dc.description.sponsorship Irish Research Council ((IRC) project GOIPD/2015/716); Xunta de Galicia (Centro singular de investigación de Galicia accreditation 2016–2019, ED431G/09; Consolidación eestructuración ED431B 2018/16)) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.relation.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1386142520307125
dc.rights © 2020 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. This manuscript version is made available under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. en
dc.subject ABS en
dc.subject LEGO en
dc.subject Synthetic organic pigments (SOPs) en
dc.subject Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) en
dc.subject Raman spectroscopy en
dc.subject Handheld Raman en
dc.subject Contemporary art en
dc.title Characterization of contemporary and historical acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)-based objects: Pilot study for handheld Raman analysis in collections en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Daniela Iacopino, Tyndall Photonics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: daniela.iacopino@tyndall.ie en
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dc.check.info Access to this article is restricted until 12 months after publication by request of the publisher. en
dc.check.date 2022-07-21
dc.date.updated 2020-07-30T14:54:43Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 528344916
dc.contributor.funder Horizon 2020 en
dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council en
dc.contributor.funder Xunta de Galicia en
dc.contributor.funder European Regional Development Fund en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular And Biomolecular Spectroscopy en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress daniela.iacopino@tyndall.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid 118733 en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020::IA/646063/EU/NANOmaterials for the REStoration of works of ART/NANORESTART en


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