Reference Library - Absorption/Reflection

The links below to references in the literature which include analytical aspects of philately. These may be very important because the name of books and papers are often not indicative of details of their contents.
Absorption/ReflectionColorimetryColorimetry of Overprints
CompositionComputer GraphicsElectron Microscopy
Environmental Effects on Philatelic MaterialsFormulationGum Analysis
Infrared and FTIRInkOverprints, Movable Type
Paper SciencePIXEPhotomicrography/Microsocpy
XRDXRFWet Chemical Analysis
ChromatograhyGas Chromatography-Mass SpecMass Spec
Post MarksVSC 6000/8000Luminescence
Floatation DensityPerforationsPigments

Aceto, Maurizio, Angelo Agostino, Gaia Fenoglio, Monica Gulmini, Valentina Bianco, Eleonora PellizziNon invasive analysis of miniature paintings: Proposal for an analytical protocolSpectrochimica Acta Part A 91 (2012) pp. 352- 359
Allen, James A. and Thomas LeraThe U.S. 1851 3¢ Stamp: Color, Chemistry, and ChangesIAP I pp 71-82
Bala, W., M. Wojdyla, M. Rebarz, M. Szybowic, M. Drozdowski, A. Grodzicki, P. PiszczekInfluence of central metal atom in MPc (M = Cu, Zn, Mg, Co) on Raman, FT-IR, absorbance, reflectance, and photoluminescence spectraJournal of Optoelectonics and Advanced Materials, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2009, pp 264 - 269
Barwis, John H and Harry G. BrittainInk Composition of the U.S. 3¢ stamps of 1870-1883IAP II pp 49-56
Bower, Nathan W., Conor J.K. Blanchet and Michael S. EpsteinNondestructive Determination of the Age of 20th-Century Oil-Binder Ink Prints Using Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (ATR FT-IR): A Case Study with Postage Stamps from the Lodz GhettoApplied Spectroscopy 2016, Vol. 70(1) pp 162-173
Caswell, Lyman R.Evaluation of Forensic Methods for Overprint AnalysisCollectors Club Philatelist, Vol. 91, No. 1 (2012). pp. 35-45
Caswell, Lyman R.Reflectance Spectroscopy of Colored OverprintsIAP I pp 101-107
Cipolla II, Roland HDiscovery: Bisected Use of One-cent 1851 StampThe Chronicle of the U.S. Classic Postal Issues, 237, 65(1) 2013. pp 37-47
Clark, Robin J.H., Christopher J. Cooksey, Marcus A.M. Daniels and Robert WithnallIndigo, woad, and Tyrian Purple: important vat dyes from antiquity to the presentEndeavour 17(4) 1993 pp. 191-199
Clementi, C, B. Doherty, P.L. Gentili, C. Miliani, A. Romani, B.G. Brunetti and A. SgamellottiVibrational and electronic properties of painting lakesAppl. Phys. A 92, 2008 pp. 25-33
Clementi, Catia, Francesca Rosi, Aldo Romani, Riccardo Vivani, Brunetto G. Brunetti and Costanza MilianibPhotoluminescence Properties of Zinc Oxide in Paints: A Study of the Effect of Self-Absorption and PassivationApplied Spectroscopy 2012 Vol 66(10) pp. 1233-41
Clementi, Catia, Francesca Rosi, Aldo Romani, Riccardo Vivani, Brunetto G. Brunetti and Costanza MilianiPhotoluminescence Properties of Zinc Oxide in Paints: A Study of the Effect of Self-Absorption and PassivationApplied Spectroscopy 66(10), 2012 pp. 1233-1241
DeBlois, Diane and Robert Dalton HarrisPrexies and the interaction of colorThe Congress Book 2011 Original philatelic papers presented by invitation. Seventy-Seventh American Philatelic Congress August 12, 2011. APS StampShow 2011 Columbus, Ohio", Ed. Kenneth Trettin, 2011
Eubanks, Gordon and Harry BrittainAnalysis of Pigment Composition of the U.S. 5c 1847 IssueIAP II pp 131-132
Gallegos, Guillermo F. and Thomas LeraScientific Analysis of El Salvador (1867) First Issue, Its Spiro Forgeries, and the 1c Colour Error (Text in Spanish)Academus 21, 2017, pp. 91-97
Gentili, Pier Luigi, Catia Clementi and Aldo RomaniUltraviolet-Visible Absorption and Luminescence Properties of Quinacridone-Barium Sulfate Solid MixturesApplied Spectroscopy 64(8) 2010 pp. 923-929
Herendeen, David L.Philatelic Shade Discrimination Based on Measured Colour - CorrigendaLondon Philatelist May. 2011 (120). pp.153
Herendeen, David L., James A. Allen and Thomas LeraPhilatelic Shade Discrimination Based on Measured ColourLondon Philatelist Apr. 2011 (120). pp.105-117
Judge, Richard H.Chemistry of Aniline inks, 2-cent Admiral Issues of CanadaIAP III
Judge, Richard H.The Admiral Issue of Canada: A Colorimetric and XRF Study of the Carmine 2¢ IssueIAP II pp 21-30
Kravitz, Mel and Harry Hagendorf Using forensic testing of ink on a postal history item when historical expertizing methods fail.Collectors Club Philatelist, Jan-Feb 2018. pp. 1-18
Leonard, PaulForensic Philately in 2020. Challenges and OpportunitiesIAP III
Lera, ThomasIn the National Postal Museum, Research: Scientific Equipment at the NPMCollectors Club Philatelist, Vol. 91(3) 2012 pp. 174-178
Lera, ThomasColorimetric Analysis of an Enhanced Cancel on a Mauritius 1d StampFakes Forgeries Experts, No. 14, April 2011, pp.103-104
Lera, Thomas, Jennifer Giaccai and Nicole LittleA Scientific Analysis of the First Issues of Chile 1853-1862, London PrintingIAP I pp 19-33
Liston, Edward M.A New Technique for Analyzing the Optical Spectra of Stamp Inks: U.S. 1861 StampsIAP II pp 135-136
Liston, Edward M.A New Technique for Analyzing The Optical Spectrum of Stamp Inks: A U.S. 1861 Case StudyCollectors Club Philatelist, Vol. 95(4) 2016. pp. 244-250
McKee, ArchiePaper and Color Varieties of the People's Republic of China 'Workers and Soldiers' Definitive Set of 1955-1961IAP II pp 9-19
Pinto, Catarina MonteiroA Forensic (Chemical) Analysis of Portuguese Postage Stamps (1857-1909)Departamento de Química, Universidade de Coimbra
Pinto, Catarine and J. Sérgio Seixas de MeloThe molecules of color in Portuguese postage stamps (1857-1909)Pure Appl. Chem. 90(3) 2018. pp. 435-445
Samain, Louise, Fernande Grandjean, Gary J. Long, Pauline Martinetto, Pierre Bordet, and David StrivayRelationship between the Synthesis of Prussian Blue Pigments, Their Color, Physical Properties, and Their Behavior in Paint LayersJ. Phys. Chem. C 2013, 117, pp. 9693-9712
Seixas de Melo, J., S. Takato, M. Sousa, M. J. Melo and A. J. ParolaRevisiting Perkin's dye(s): the spectroscopy and photophysics of two new mauveine compounds (B2 and C)Chem. Commun., 2007 pp. 2624-2626
Tyler, Varro E. and Garnet E. PeckCharacterization of the Genuine Stamps, Reprints, and Forgeriesof the 1867 and 1868 Issues of Roman States by Diffuse Reflectance SpectroscopyAmerican Philatelist June 1978 pp. 580-587
White, R. H. Color in Philately (Book)Philatelic Foundation,New York, N.Y. (1979)
Youssefi, JoeApplication of Advanced Tools to Persian PhilatelyIAP II pp 137-137
Zieba-Palus, Janina and Beata M. TrzcinskaEstablishing of Chemical Composition of Printing InkJ Forensic Sci., 56(3) 2011 pp. 819-21