, Volume 83, Issue 4, pp 493-497
Date: 21 Mar 2006

Combined use of SEM-EDS, OM and XRD for the characterization of corrosion products grown on silver roman coins

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Abstract

In the framework of the PROMET project (European Commission contract No. 509126) aimed to develop new analytical techniques and materials for monitoring and protecting metal artefacts and monuments from the Mediterranean region, the corrosion products grown on silver Roman coins during archaeological burial is studied by means of scanning electron microscopy combined with energy dispersive spectrometry (SEM-EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and optical microscopy (OM) techniques.

PACS

68.55.Jk; 68.35.Dv; 68.37.Hk; 68.55.Nq; 81.05.Bx