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The study of thick corrosion layers on archaeological metals using controlled laser ablation in conjuction with an external beam microprobe

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The variation with depth of the composition of corrosion layers on buried metal objects can provide the archaeologist with valuable information relating to the burial conditions of the object. In some cases these layers can be varied in thickness (up to 1 mm) and so normally destructive methods such as sampling are used to characterise the metal and corrosion layers when possible. This paper describes the use of a microfocused high power pulsed Nd:YAG laser to ablate the corrosion layer in a ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Materials
Role:
Author
Journal:
NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS and METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS
Volume:
181
Issue:
1-4
Pages:
688-692
Publication date:
2001-07-01
Event title:
7th International Conference on Nuclear Microprobe Technology and Applications
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ISSN:
0168-583X
Source identifiers:
21504
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pubs:21504
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uuid:48d80172-514e-41fb-b3e0-e5bb16b07c39
Local pid:
pubs:21504
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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