Publication
Title
Research on corrosion of lead printing letters from the Museum Plantin-Moretus, Antwerp
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Abstract
A number of lead alloyed printing letters in the collection of the Museum Plantin-Moretus show corrosion problems. A research project was set up to tackle the reasons for the corrosion issues. This first phase of the project was designed to evaluate a number of facts which can be related to the metal problems and to evaluate how and which analytical techniques are the most appropriate to perform sequel research. Microscopy, XRF, SEM-EDX, XRD and electrolytic techniques were used in combination with an adapted Oddy test. Corrosion with an exceptional high volume increase is reported on lead-antimony alloys.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Procedia Chemistry
Publication
2013
ISSN
1876-6196
Volume/pages
8(2013), p. 307-316
ISI
000321673900038
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 30.05.2013
Last edited 07.08.2017