Non-invasive Method for Mapping Parchment Deterioration at Microscopic Level

Mapping of the degradation state of historical parchment was carried out for the first time using an optical method previously optimised to image collagen in biological tissues. In addition infrared nanoscopy was combined in a correlative approach to add chemical information to the morphological images. 
This was announced in a press release (in French) published on May, 20 2016.

This study was carried out by researchers from different CNRS laboratories including CRC, and the results are published in English in Scientific Reports (issue of 19 May 2016)