New nanomaterials for applications in conservation and restoration of stony materials: A review Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2017


  • 325


  • 67

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0465-2746

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1988-3226


  • In recent times, nanomaterials have been applied in the construction and maintenance of the world's cultural heritage with the aim of improving the consolidation and protection treatments of damaged stone. These nanomaterials include important advantages that could solve many problems found in the traditional interventions. The present paper aims to carry out a review of the state of art on the application of nanotechnology to the conservation and restoration of the stony cultural heritage. We highlight the different types of nanoparticles currently used to produce conservation treatments with enhanced material properties and novel functionalities.