A description of the microscopic analysis of an embedded paint cross section with a novel FTIR imaging technique will be provided. Sample preparation turns out to be crucial for the success of the method used and some of its practical aspects for organic surface analytical techniques will be discussed. FTIR imaging analysis carried out with this novel technique is successfully employed to determine the binding medium type in individual paint layers.

Cham: Springer
C. Fotakis , T.G. Papazoglou , C. Kalpouzos

Heeren, R.M.A, van der Weerd, J, & Boon, J.J. (2000). FTIR imaging spectroscopy for organic surface analysis of embedded paint cross-sections. In C Fotakis, T.G Papazoglou, & C Kalpouzos (Eds.), Optics and Lasers in Biomedicine and Culture: Contributions to the Fifth International Conference om Optics Within Life Sciences OWLS V, Crete, 13-16 October 1998 (pp. 179–182). Cham: Springer.