Robinet, L, Fearn, Sarah and Eremin, Katherine (2005) Understanding glass deterioration in museum collections: a multi-disciplinary approach. In: Preprints of the 14th Triennial Meeting of the ICOM Committee for Conservation. James & James (Science Publishers) Ltd, London, pp. 139-145. ISBN 9781844072538

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Abstract

Raman spectroscopy and secondary ion mass spectrometry were used to investigate chemical and structural
changes in soda and soda-lime glass exposed to organic pollutants under ambient and accelerated ageing
conditions. Raman spectroscopy reveals modification of the glass structure non-destructively, in situ, and as a function
of depth. The pollutants caused growth of crystalline salts and structural changes in the glass surface, with formic and
acetic acid more corrosive than formaldehyde.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Raman spectroscopy, secondary ion mass spectrometry, organic pollutants, deteriorated glass, soda silicate glass
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Conservation and Analytical Research
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2019 12:10
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 12:10
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/2307

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