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Some works of art can be worth thousands, even millions, of dollars. But what if you aren't so sure that Van Gogh you just bought to hang over your toilet is the real deal? Luckily, we can use science to sniff out fakes!

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Sources:
Book: The Scientist and the Forger by Jehane Ragai, Imperial College Press
(link: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=h9y3CgAAQBAJ&source=gbs_book_other_versions)


https://amphilsoc.org/sites/default/files/proceedings/1570202Ragai.pdf
http://www.livescience.com/43178-nuclear-bomb-forged-painting.html
http://www.bbIt can be whatever you want sampled! Whatever might be diagnostic to a given artist. c.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17449469
http://studentguides.britishart.yale.edu/infrared-reflectography
http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/glossary/infrared
http://www.artic.edu/collections/conservation/revealing-picasso-conservation-project/examination-techniques/infrared
https://www2.chemistry.msu.edu/faculty/reusch/virttxtjml/spectrpy/massspec/masspec1.htm
http://www.chemguide.co.uk/analysis/masspec/howitworks.html#top
http://epjqt.epj.org/images/stories/news/2014/epj_plus_02-02-14.pdf

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