Bruker offers both analysis of art and historical objects - portable systems for non-destructive and rapid in-situ analysis, as well as scientific instruments and microscopes for advanced analysis in the laboratory. Bruker is the real standard for the analysis of historical objects and art.
The ALPHA infrared spectrometer with the front reflective module, Wi-Fi connection and special portable tripod offers a quick and easy method for measuring the infrared spectra of murals and other art objects, which are usually difficult to measure due to their size or difficult sampling. For the same purposes, also the BRAVO hand-held Raman spectrometer is perfectly suited. It is able to measure even difficult-to-measure materials, thanks to the patented fluorescence mitigation technology. It also minimizes the risk of sample damage thanks to the low laser power.
For the analysis of cross sections and other micro-samples, the number one choice is FTIR imaging and Raman mapping. With such instruments, it is possible to monitor the chemical distribution of substances in space and verify the composition of individual layers of painting, verify the authenticity or to choose the correct approach for restoration or storage. Tor the purpose of analyzing large objects, it is possible to use the Senterra II Raman microscope in a special configuration without a sample stage. We offer also unique LUMOS II FTIR microscope with the possibility of revolutionary analysis of large areas with a unmatched spatial resolution of up to 0.5 microns.
Example of imaging of layered materials using a LUMOS II microscope: