CERIC-ERIC Stradivarius study that involed SISSI included in the ACS webinars

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Dr. Chiaramaria Stani, CERIC-ERIC scientist at Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, and Dr. Giacomo Fiocco post-doc researcher of the Arvedi Laboratory of Non-Invasive Diagnostics at the University of Pavia discussed the life of Antonio Stradivari focusing on the unique construction process of his bowed string instruments in the ACS webinar ‘Shining a Nanofocused Light on the Hidden Secrets of Stradivari’s Violins’ on January 18, 2023.

Participants discovered more about the life of Antonio Stradivari and the diverse construction of his San Lorenzo 1718 and Toscano 1690 violins and the novel scientific advances achieved regarding the mystery behind the treatment of the violin’s wood coating. They also received a short review of the literature and introduction of the IR s-SNOM nano-vibrational approach that has maximized a new level of attainable chemical details and revealed minute protein residues never seen before, as well as an overview on Cultural Heritage analytics at the nanoscale.

Organized by ACS in cooproduction with Analytical Chemistry , the webinar was moderated by Jonathan Sweedler, Editor-in-Chief of Analytical Chemistry and James R. Eiszner Family Endowed Chair and Professor in Chemistry of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is co-produced with the ACS Journal of Analytical Chemistry.

Additional Resources "A Nanofocused Light on Stradivari Violins: Infrared s-SNOM Reveals New Clues Behind Craftsmanship Mastery" Analytical Chemistry

Fig. Top picture the speakers; bottom picture the violins Stradivarius


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