Tuesday, February 20, 2018

All works of art are prone to fading, yellowing and discolouration - results of exposure to ultra violet, visible light and oxidizing agents. Degradation leads to the irreversible changes in the appearance of artworks, and endangers our cultural heritage. ERC grantee Professor Constantine Galiotis from the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas in Patras, Greece, aims to develop multi-functional graphene-based ‘veils’ and paints. They could provide UV shielding, de-acidification, oxygen and humidity barriers to protect artworks. Professor Galiotis's fundamental research, supported by an ERC Advanced Grant, improved the understanding of the mechanical properties of graphene membranes at large deformations.

PoC Project: Graphene as effective anti-fading agent for the protection of artworks (Graphenart)

Researcher: Prof Constantine Galiotis

Host Institution: Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Heraklion, Greece

Funding: €149,875.00

AdG project: Tailoring Graphene to Withstand Large Deformations (Tailor Graphene)