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September 3rd, 2007

Nanomagnetic sponges to clean precious works of art

Abstract:
Chemists in Italy are reporting "a real breakthrough" in technology for cleaning and conserving priceless oil paintings, marble sculptures and other works of art in an article in the Aug. 14 issue of ACS' Langmuir, a bi-weekly journal ("Nanomagnetic Sponges for the Cleaning of Works of Art"). In the report, Piero Baglioni and colleagues describe development and successful testing on artworks of "nanomagnetic sponges" that could have a range of other applications in cosmetics, detergents, and biotechnology.

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