ENEA Folks Again? Déjà vu of last December?

imageIn the December 20 issue of Applied Optics, you will find a new article: Superficial and Shroud-like coloration of linen by short laser pulses in the vacuum ultraviolet by Paolo Di Lazzaro, Daniele Murra, Enrico Nichelatti, Antonino Santoni, and Giuseppe Baldacchini (Vol. 51, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 2012 pp: 8567–8578)

Déjà vu of last December? Not really. Everything then was in Italian and poorly translated by journalists and bloggers using Google translation. Nonetheless, it is behind a pay wall. You must pay $35 if you do not have subscriber access and are not a member of the Optical Society of America. So most people who need to read this won’t. Will the Telegraph and MSNBC pick up this story again?

Here is the abstract:

We present a survey on five years of experiments of excimer laser irradiation of linen fabrics, seeking a coloration mechanism able to reproduce the microscopic complexity of the body image embedded onto the Shroud of Turin. We achieved a superficial, Shroud-like coloration in a narrow range of irradiation parameters. We also obtained latent coloration that appears after artificial or natural aging of linen following laser irradiations that, at first, did not generate any visible effect. Most importantly, we have recognized photochemical processes that account for both coloration and latent coloration.

At least this is timely for the discussions going on in this blog. Recall that this is the “news” that got Colin Berry going a year ago.

4 thoughts on “ENEA Folks Again? Déjà vu of last December?”

  1. Dan, I think this Deja Vu dates back to some years ago. This is what I wrote last October when you first announced it

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    This paper in Applied Optics is a copy of the same paper the authors published in another journal in 2010 (1). I hope that the editor of Journal of Imaging Science and Technology has previously agreed with authors the use of graphics and tables in this new paper. Otherwise, authors may get into problems for violation of copyright, regardless they also authored the previous paper, Even if so, to say the least and to keep polite, the authors do not give any new relevant information and re-sell the same they have done before. Truly sad.
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    Here is a non-exhaustive short list of the figures and tables that are the same in both papers

    Applied Optics 2012:Figure 10 is the same as Figure 1 in Journal of Imaging Science and Technology 2010.
    Applied Optics 2012:Figure 11 is the same as Figure 2 in Journal of Imaging Science and Technology 2010.
    Applied Optics 2012:Figure 8 is the same as Figure 6 in Journal of Imaging Science and Technology 2010.
    Applied Optics 2012:Figure 5 is the same as Figure 5 in Journal of Imaging Science and Technology 2010.
    Applied Optics 2012:Figure 9 is the same as Figure 9a in Journal of Imaging Science and Technology 2010.
    Applied Optics 2012:Table is basically the same as Table 1 in Journal of Imaging Science and Technology 2010.

    Page 25 in Applied Optics 2012

    “In summary, our results demonstrate that a short and intense burst of directional VUV

    radiation can color a linen cloth so as to reproduce many of the peculiar characteristics of

    the image on the Shroud of Turin, including the hue of color, the shallow penetration depth

    of the color, the inhibition of fluorescence.

    Page 040302-6 Journal of Imaging Science and Technology 2010.

    “In summary, our results demonstrate that a short and

    intense burst of directional deep-UV radiation can provide a

    linen coloration having many peculiar features of the Turin

    Shroud image, including hue, coloration of only the outer-

    most fibers of the linen yarns, and lack of fluorescence.

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    (1) Paolo Di Lazzaro, Daniele Murra and Antonino Santoni.Deep Ultraviolet Radiation Simulates the Turin
    Shroud Image
    .Journal of Imaging Science and Technology 54(4): 040302–040302-6, 2010.

  2. I just can say again and again what I just said before: The results obtained by M. Di Lazzaro and his team (a coloration of the impurities AND of the primary cell wall of the linen fiber) proved what Ray Rogers said concerning any form of energetic radiation: these radiations are too strong to be able to ONLY colored a thin layer of impurities residing on-top of a linen fiber, which is the most probable hypothesis for the image chromophore on the Shroud.

    And as I know, so far, the only scientist who’s ever been able to accomplish the feat of only producing a coloration similar to the Shroud’s image in a thin layer of impurities without affecting the fiber underneath is Ray Rogers himself while using ammoniac gas. This fact strongly suggest that the body image on the Shroud was caused by a natural phenomenon.

  3. There is a movie starring Christopher Walken coming out about Cloning Jesus from the Shroud of Turin called “The Power of Few”. Comes out in March 2013.

    1. The best Science Fiction is based on pushing the boundaries of credible science. POF has just got to be Fantasy, likely of the worst kind. I’d put my money on a rerun of Star Wars any day. Does anyone remember Buck Rogers and Wilma? Probably before everyone else was born! Incidentally NZ is about to score another on-site film project with Joan of Arc – Wonder if the Battle of Poitiers will feature? Or maybe that came afterwards! Hope everyone enjoys Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbitt”. Check the backdrop NZ scenery!

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