Surface Treatments for Historical Constructions Using Nanotechnology
The present study aims at providing an overview regarding the level of knowledge and experience gained about nanomodified surface treatments in the context of historical buildings and monuments. Nowadays, nanotechnology offers a variety of interesting cues for research, having a potential impact on every domain of science and technology. In particular, with regard to the area of surface treatments and their use in the field of historic buildings preservation, evolutionary changes may be expected. Optimized tailor-made materials and films, with previously non-achievable properties, can now be produced due to the gained ability in creation, manipulation, modeling and characterization of nanostructured systems. However, health and environmental protection issues should be considered.
Angelo Di Tommaso, Cristina Gentilini and Giovanni Castellazzi
M. Colonna et al., "Surface Treatments for Historical Constructions Using Nanotechnology", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 624, pp. 313-321, 2015