Koukoulli and Fischer 2011/12, Fig. 6

Koukoulli and Fischer 2011/12, Fig. 6

UV/Vis/NIR reflectance spectra of a reference lapis lazuli (lazurite mineral) and unknown blue paint samples from the Enkleistra. The identification of lapis lazuli in the blue paints was determined by its distinctive electronic spectrum displaying a strong and broad absorption around 600 nm in the visible caused by the S3 paramagnetic radical anion in lapis lazuli.



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Byzantine Studies

The Techniques and Materials of the Wall Paintings at the Enkleistra of St. Neophytos (Phase II)