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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

The Future Is Plastics

Posted on: May 2, 2019

Syracuse University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) and the Department of Chemistry are teaming up for the Syracuse Chemistry of Artifacts Project (SCOAP). Using a non-destructive analysis technique called raman spectroscopy, members of SCOAP will study the chemical composition of objects from SCRC’s Plastics Artifacts Collection. “SCOAP is an outstanding example of applying rigorous analytical chemistry techniques to a real-world scenario," says Chemistry Professor Timothy Korter, adding that such techniques bolster the collection's conservation, preservation, and curation efforts.