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Wustholz Group

Applications of Laser Spectroscopy to Art Conservation and Solar Energy


 In collaboration with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, we are developing strategies to identify "fugitive" pigments in paintings (Portrait of Isaac Barré image courtesy of CWF)


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 Confocal laser microscopy is used to study individual molecules - the bright spots seen above - for solar cell and art conservation applications.

Kristin L. Wustholz
Department of Chemistry
The College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA 23187
Office: ISC 2041, Lab: ISC 2067
Email:, Phone: (757) 221-2675


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