Zuccalà: “Nanotechnologies useful against counterfeiting works of art”

“We can exploit nanoscale materials to put an end to counterfeiting. Thanks to optical quantum IDs we can obtain an authentication and certification of the work that is impossible to replicate”. To say Sabrina Zuccalà, president of the international nanotechnology laboratory ‘4ward360’, during a meeting at the Court of Cassation dedicated to “The metaverse as the convergence of all new technologies: AI, blockchain, smart contracts. The needs of cybersecurity ”, organized by the Rome Bar Association. The innovative issue was launched by the lawyer Giuseppe Cavuoti, member of the Legal Studies Center and of the Labor Commission of the Rome Bar Association, who, thanks to the collaboration started with Sabrina Zuccalà, was the first to focus on traceability innovative and unalterable as a priority to tackle the illegality and falsification of artistic works. The innovative vision of Giuseppe Cavuoti, with his well-known GC Network, is part of the new research on nanomaterials, with blockchain technology and various useful tools to combat counterfeiting of works of art in Italy, including track-and -trace, overt technology and cover technology. However, the definitive solution could come precisely from research applied to nano-matter and from nanotechnologies.

“Basically, nanotechnology – continues Zuccalà – allows the certification and non-counterfeiting of works, recording, among other examples, the thickness of the metal layer, the geometry of the particles and the interfaces of the particles themselves. Each work of art could have a fingerprint, impossible to replicate, as imperfections on an atomic scale are recorded and preserved “. “On the other hand, – Zuccalà continues – the purchase prices, often lower than the market ones, and the availability of works by successful artists, otherwise unavailable, represent the levers that feed a market that grows year after year also thanks to the suffering of other investment sectors such as that of financial products. The certification of the work of art can take place through blockchain technology, which is a digital computer system, to record information, in a secure way, protected from hacking attempts and without possibility of modifications once the data is launched online. These systems can represent an innovative technological evolution for the management of the requirements on the traceability of works of art as well. Another innovative element that deserves considerable attention is the relationship between nanotechnology and quantum dots. Quantum dots are artificial semi-conducting nanoparticles that carry electrons, they can be used you as indicators and identify physical objects and there are no two identical quantum dots, which means that it is almost impossible to create them with the same registered properties and thus counterfeit a work “.