Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 15, Issue 7, pp 1640–1647 | Cite as

Deterioration of stained glass by atmospheric corrosion and micro-organisms

  • M. Perezy Jorba
  • J. P. Dallas
  • C. Bauer
  • C. Bahezre
  • J. C. Martin


Mediaeval stained glasses are characterized by a high content of modifier ions responsible for their sensitivity towards atmospheric corrosion. Sulphur dioxide associated with moist air is the main agent responsible for alterations and products involved in the corrosion are mainly sulphates. Micro-organisms are other destructive agents of the glass surface. Some of them metabolize iron and manganese and their intervention in the displacement of such elements is considered.


Iron Polymer Sulphate Dioxide Manganese 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Perezy Jorba
    • 1
  • J. P. Dallas
    • 1
  • C. Bauer
    • 1
  • C. Bahezre
    • 2
  • J. C. Martin
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Chimie Appliquée de l'Etat SolideVitry-sur-SeineFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Physique des MatériauxC.N.R.S.BellevueFrance

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