A handheld Raman spectrometer is used for the first time to perform surfaceenhanced Raman scattering (SERS) analysis of felt‐tip pen drawings on paper. The use of SERS combined with near‐infrared excitation wavelength allows overcoming the strong fluorescence background interference so that diagnostic spectra are obtained from drawings made by 18 pens of 10 different colors and five different brands. The analysis reveals that often mixtures of two or more dyes are used by pen manufactures in order to obtain the desired color hue and also that same colors from different pen brands often display different dye composition. Handheld SERS is also used for revealing the dye content of historical felt tip pens extensively used by the Italian film director Federico Fellini. The results from this work open the way to the use of handheld instrumentation for analysis of ink‐based art works and documents and also provide a starting point towards the creation of a reference SERS database for dye identification.

Handheld surface-enhanced Raman scattering identification of dye chemical composition in felt-tip pen drawings / Saviello, Daniela; Di Gioia, Alexandra; Turenne, Pierre-Ives; Trabace, Maddalena; Giorgi, Rodorico; Mirabile, Antonio; Baglioni, Piero; Iacopino, Daniela. - In: JOURNAL OF RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY. - ISSN 0377-0486. - STAMPA. - (2019), pp. 221-231. [10.1002/jrs.5411]

Handheld surface-enhanced Raman scattering identification of dye chemical composition in felt-tip pen drawings

Giorgi, Rodorico;Baglioni, Piero;
2019

Abstract

A handheld Raman spectrometer is used for the first time to perform surfaceenhanced Raman scattering (SERS) analysis of felt‐tip pen drawings on paper. The use of SERS combined with near‐infrared excitation wavelength allows overcoming the strong fluorescence background interference so that diagnostic spectra are obtained from drawings made by 18 pens of 10 different colors and five different brands. The analysis reveals that often mixtures of two or more dyes are used by pen manufactures in order to obtain the desired color hue and also that same colors from different pen brands often display different dye composition. Handheld SERS is also used for revealing the dye content of historical felt tip pens extensively used by the Italian film director Federico Fellini. The results from this work open the way to the use of handheld instrumentation for analysis of ink‐based art works and documents and also provide a starting point towards the creation of a reference SERS database for dye identification.
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Saviello, Daniela; Di Gioia, Alexandra; Turenne, Pierre-Ives; Trabace, Maddalena; Giorgi, Rodorico; Mirabile, Antonio; Baglioni, Piero; Iacopino, Daniela
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