JOM

, Volume 55, Issue 10, pp 16–19

Embrittlement in archaeological silver artifacts: Diagnostic and remedial techniques

  • R. Wanhill
Feature Modeling And Characterization

Abstract

Archaeological silver may become brittle owing to long-term corrosion and microstructural changes. Recognition and determination of corrosion-induced and microstructurally induced embrittlement, and also their synergy, are important for artifact conservation and possible restoration. This article considers the types of embrittlement, diagnostic techniques, and remedial measures.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Wanhill
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  1. 1.National Aerospace Laboratory NLREmmeloordthe Netherlands

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