The objective of this project is to obtain optical proof of glues and resins on wooden cell walls in conservation and restoration, as well as in applications for the wood industry.
- Lead department Bern Academy of the Arts
School of Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering
School of Engineering and Computer Science
Institute Materiality in Art and Culture
Institute for Materials and Wood Technology
Institute for Surface Applied Laser, Phototonics and Surface Technologies ALPS
ALPS / Thin Films and Surfaces
- Funding organisation Others
- Duration 01.02.2014 - 31.07.2015
- Project management Dr. Karolina Soppa
- Head of project Dr. Karolina Soppa
Dr. Karolina Soppa
Prof. Dr. Thomas Volkmer
Course of action
By correlating the micro-distribution of the binder with the macroscopic properties, a quantitative evaluation of the gluing is possible, which is essential for the development of new glue formulations and application systems. The glue (gelatine) will be made visible by means of fluorochrome plating and an accompanying REM analysis. If the fluorochrome plating succeeds in achieving swift, reliable visual results, then it is intended to expand this approach to other practice-relevant polymers.