Microfade Spectrometry (or MFT)

ISAAC lab is equipped with an in-house built instrument that is used for automated in situ lightfastness measurements on an artwork by monitoring the reflectance spectra and colour while fading a tiny sub-mm spot at high light intensity. The instrument works in retro-reflection mode.


  • evidence-based risk assessments for the display of light-sensitive artworks.

In-house built microfade spectrometer


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School of Science and Technology
Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus,

NG11 8NS

Tel: +44 115 84 86360

E-mail: ​ isaac@ntu.ac.uk

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