Understanding glass deterioration in museum collections through Raman spectroscopy and SIMS analysis

L Robinet, K Eremin, S Fearn, C Pulham, C Hall

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Abstract

The combination of Raman spectroscopy and Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry can improve understanding of the chemistry of the glass alteration process. Formic and acetic acids play an important role in the alteration of museum glass objects placed in a humid atmosphere. Raman spectroscopy indicates that the soda-rich glass structure is modified differently when exposed to a humid versus a humid and polluted atmosphere at 60 degrees C. Formic acid was not formed from soda-rich glass in the presence of carbon dioxide, high humidity and light.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Issues in Art and Archaeology VII
EditorsPB Vandiver, JL Mass, A Murray
Place of PublicationWARRENDALE
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Pages121-128
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)1-55899-800-4
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event7th Symposium on Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology, held at the 2004 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston
Duration: 30 Nov 20043 Dec 2004

Conference

Conference7th Symposium on Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology, held at the 2004 MRS Fall Meeting
CityBoston
Period30/11/043/12/04

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