Ancient mosaic glass tesserae sampled from archaeological sites located in the Mediterranean area have been analysed by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES). The aim of the research was to understand the role played by 3d transition metals in the optical properties of such samples. In order to better identify the specific effect of the main chromophorous element, modern samples have been prepared in the laboratory by adding to a colourless base frit controlled concentrations of colouring oxides. Samples with compositional and optical properties similar to the ancient ones have been obtained. For all these modern samples, as well as for all the ancient ones, electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) measurements have been performed. The features of the EPR spectra could be successfully associated with the presence and abundance of the paramagnetic colouring ions (namely iron, manganese and copper) and to their oxidation states. This could be a basic step towards understanding the provenance and chronological attribution of mosaic glass tesserae

Azzoni, C., DI MARTINO, D., Chiavari, C., Martini, M., Sibilia, E., & Vandini, M. (2002). Electron paramagnetic resonance of mosaic glasses from the mediterranean area. ARCHAEOMETRY, 44(4), 543-554 [10.1111/1475-4754.t01-1-00085].

Electron paramagnetic resonance of mosaic glasses from the mediterranean area

DI MARTINO, DANIELA;Martini, M;Sibilia, E;
2002

Abstract

Ancient mosaic glass tesserae sampled from archaeological sites located in the Mediterranean area have been analysed by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES). The aim of the research was to understand the role played by 3d transition metals in the optical properties of such samples. In order to better identify the specific effect of the main chromophorous element, modern samples have been prepared in the laboratory by adding to a colourless base frit controlled concentrations of colouring oxides. Samples with compositional and optical properties similar to the ancient ones have been obtained. For all these modern samples, as well as for all the ancient ones, electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) measurements have been performed. The features of the EPR spectra could be successfully associated with the presence and abundance of the paramagnetic colouring ions (namely iron, manganese and copper) and to their oxidation states. This could be a basic step towards understanding the provenance and chronological attribution of mosaic glass tesserae
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Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
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Mosaic glass, EPR
English
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Azzoni, C., DI MARTINO, D., Chiavari, C., Martini, M., Sibilia, E., & Vandini, M. (2002). Electron paramagnetic resonance of mosaic glasses from the mediterranean area. ARCHAEOMETRY, 44(4), 543-554 [10.1111/1475-4754.t01-1-00085].
Azzoni, C; DI MARTINO, D; Chiavari, C; Martini, M; Sibilia, E; Vandini, M
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