Biosensors Meet Cultural Heritage Field 2022: The Future Meet the Past

A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosensor and Bioelectronic Devices".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2022) | Viewed by 312

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Dear Colleagues,

Optical/electrochemical sensors can be used in conservation science as an analytical approach in the diagnostic procedures of artworks to understand the composition of artworks and the products of chemical alterations and/or degradation. At the same time, they can be applied as restorative/conservation methods in order to preserve the original state of the artworks. A multidisciplinary team (i.e., art historians, archaeologists, curators, conservators, analytical scientists, and other specialists at a basic research level) should be involved in this approach. Electrochemical/optical methods can also be used for the monitoring of the composition of the environment surrounding monuments or objects preserved in museums or stores due to great advantages in terms of the effectiveness, cost, sensitivity, and ease of use. Great improvements in the sensor technology and applicability have been made in recent years. However, the use of sensors, and in particular bioreceptors (in this case biosensors), in the cultural heritage field is poorly emphasized, even if many of these biosensors are suitable for characterizing several important materials used in cultural heritage such as paper, paint, textiles, metal, or glass. These analytical tools are potentially important for developing portable and non-invasive diagnostic methods for monitoring the health state of artefacts.

The aim of this Special Issue is to explore and explain the numerous opportunities and advantages of using biosensors in the cultural heritage field.

Dr. Laura Micheli
Dr. Claudia Mazzuca
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