Our laboratory is able to provide the following services

Analysis laboratory

  • Microstratigraphic analysis in cross section at the optical microscope in reflected light
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) analysis
  • Microprobe analysis of the electronic energy dispersion (EDS)
  • Infrared spectrophotometric analysis MicroFT/IR in ATR mode
  • Petrographic analysis of thin sections under microscope in polarised transmitted light
  • Dosage of soluble salts by ion chromatography and analysis of cations by ICP
  • Mineralogical analysis by X-ray diffraction (XRD)
  • Immunoassays for the selective recognition of proteins
  • Determination of the state of degradation of the protein binders (proteolysis) by electrophoretic analysis (EFP)
  • Gas chromatography (GC-MS) analysis for the recognition of oils and waxes
  • Liquid phase chromatographic (LC-MS) analysis for the recognition of natural resins
  • Gas chromatography (GC-MS) analysis with pyrolyzer for the recognition of synthetic resins
  • Liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis with UV detector for the recognition of organic dyes
  • Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)
  • Determination of carbon dioxide CO2
  • Determination of grain size of the aggregates used in valuable plasters through the use of sieves
  • Determination of the physical parameters of natural and artificial stone materials such as total porosity, imbibition capacity for soaking water, absorption by capillarity
  • Classification of biodeterioration byoptical microscope by biology and cultural analysis
  • Experimental evaluation of the effectiveness of biocides in laboratory
  • Xilotomic analysis of the wood and evaluation of the degradation
  • Characterization of textile fibers

Diagnostic Imaging

  • Radiographic RX
  • Investigations in reflectographic IR
  • Investigations in UV fluorescence
  • Infrared false color
  • Photographs in oblique light in the visible


  • Monitoring microclimatic in confined environments for determining environmental temperature, contact temperature, relative humidity, absolute humidity, moisture contact, Lux, UV.

Diagnostics in situ

Structural monitoring by means of

  • Mapping of moisture
  • Measure of the ability of water absorption by sponge contact
  • Thermographic surveys
  • Coring on masonry
  • Endoscopy equipment with flexible fiberoptic or rigid
  • Investigations of surfaces by videomicroscope
  • Resistographic Tests
  • Structural studies (single and double flat jacks, ultrasonic and sonic surveys, load tests, testing tensiometric)
  • Investigations with georadar
  • X fluorescence analysis by portable XRF
  • Color analysis using a portable spectrophotometer