Hat tip to Cazab on Christmas Eve morning in which he wrote, “Have you noticed that Fanti’s article for the JIST of Nov-Dec is now available? It’s a good answer to Nickell’s claims.
Then I got a message from Giulio Fanti, which read, “…just today the Journal of Imaging Science and Technology published my paper entitled "Hypotheses Regarding the Formation of the Body Image on the Turin Shroud. A Critical Compendium".
Here is the abstract:
Ever since 1898, when Pia took the first photographs of the Turin Shroud, many researchers have advanced hypotheses to account for the body image visible on the most important Relic of Christianity. Until now, many interesting hypotheses have been examined, but none of them can completely explain the mysterious image. This article considers the most important of these hypotheses and concludes that radiation was responsible for the formation of the image. Although this hypothesis is still incomplete, of the various sources of radiation phenomena, corona discharge is preferred.
Unfortunately, it will cost you $20.00 for the full article (PDF). But check first with libraries and organizations that may have subscriptions to JIST.