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Penetration of Radiation into Old Paint Films

Garry Thomson
Technical Bulletin Volume 3, 1979


The author describes a method for calculating the intensity of visible radiation within a paint film, whose composition varies with depth and changes in time. A computer algorithm is developed using the Kubelka-Munk analysis. Examples of numerical experience are included.


Kubelka-Munk theory, paint, ultraviolet radiation

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Thomson, G. 'Penetration of Radiation into Old Paint Films'. National Gallery Technical Bulletin Vol 3, pp 25–33.

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