Why does the Met have a space-age Raman Spectrometer?
How does it help solve age old mysteries?
While Met researchers often examine artifacts with high tech devices, many commonly used tools can damage fragile treasures. Lab director Marco Leona has high hopes for some space age technology developed for Mars exploration: the Raman Spectrometer. This scanner can non-invasively probe any object to provide a fingerprint of its precise chemical composition.
When Met researchers use the Raman Spectrometer to explore the past, what do they find?
The secret is revealed in the premiere broadcast of Museum Secrets: Inside the Met.
Under the Scope
We invite you to meet lab director Marco Leona, and discover how advances in materials science impact historical research in our Web Exclusive Video: Under the Scope.
Want more? Check out the web site of Oxford University's Material Science-Based Archeology Group.
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