Getting Started

After getting settled back in to campus and reacclimating to the Williamsburg weather, our lab hit the ground running.  The first two weeks were a flurry of planning, reading, organizing and ordering supplies.  After concluding the semester with a letter (short article) published about our findings in the fleshtones of paintings by Robert Feke and Sir Joshua Reynolds, we knew there was still many more tests that need to be performed in order to prove that our techniques of pigment identification with Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) and correllated flourescence is practical and widely applicable for use in the art conservation community. 

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