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2010-02-24 14:14:40

A laser technique best known for its use to remove unwanted tattoos from the skin is finding a second life in preserving great sculptures, paintings and other works of art, according to an article in ACS' monthly journal, Accounts of Chemical Research. The technique, called laser ablation, involves removing material from a solid surface by vaporizing the material with a laser beam. Salvatore Siano and Renzo Salimbeni point out that laser cleaning of artworks actually began about 10 years...


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