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Condensed Matter and Complex Systems

EPJ B Colloquium: Ceramics in art and archeology

Ancient ceramic showing a terra sigillata vessel from La Graufesenque workshop (France)

Analytical techniques, originally developed for traditional materials, turn out to be very useful to study the composition and structure of artistic and historical specimens. But the reverse is also true. The study of ancient artefacts is providing interesting insights of more general interest to materials scientists, as well as inspiration for current artists.

This is the outlook of Sciau and Goudeau in their recent EPJ B Colloquium. The authors focus on the advances made through the study of ancient pottery. These are complex and heterogeneous materials and the authors place emphasis on an approach based on the decomposition of materials into subsystems and the applications of both traditional and novel methods to scan the material at different length scales, from the micro to the nanoscale.

Editors-in-Chief:
E. Hernandez and H. Rieger
Thank you for the very fruitful and efficient collaboration. It has been a pleasure!!

Paul van Loosdrecht, Guest Editor Topical issue: Excitonic Processes in Condensed Matter, Nanostructured and Molecular Materials, 2013

ISSN (Print Edition): 1434-6028
ISSN (Electronic Edition): 1434-6036

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