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Chemistry professor, John Lombardi, and collaborators create SERS method to study ancient artifacts.Prof. John Lombardi, and researchers from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Pablo S. Londero and Marco Leona, have discovered a way to use Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) to analyze insoluble materials. By using focused lasers to isolate a sample portion, then record the signals it emits, they can analyze it's components. This laser vaporization technique helped the researchers discover the source material of the dye used in a piece of ancient Egyptian leather.
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Read the research publication, Laser Ablation Surface-Enhanced Raman Microspectrosocpy, in Analytical Chemistry.