Surface cleaning of iron artefacts by lasers
2005 (English)In: Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks: LACONA V proceedings, Osnabrück, Germany, Sept. 15-18, 2003 / [ed] Klaus Dickmann; Costas Fotakis; John F. Asmus, Berlin: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2005, Vol. Part II, 95-100 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In this paper the general method and ethics of the laser cleaning technique for conservation are presented. The results of two experiments are also presented; experiment 1 compares cleaning of rust by an Nd:YAG laser and micro-blasting whilst experiment 2 deals with removing the wax coating from iron samples by a TEA CO2 laser. The first experiment showed that cleaning with a pulsed laser and higher photon energy obtained a better surface structure than micro blasting. The second experiment showed how differences in energy density affect the same surface.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2005. Vol. Part II, 95-100 p.
Springer Proceedings in Physics, ISSN 0930-8989 ; 100
Research subject Manufacturing Systems Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-39600DOI: 10.1007/3-540-27176-7_12Local ID: e6cd5080-0af6-11dc-9854-000ea68e967bISBN: 978-3-540-22996-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-39600DiVA: diva2:1013115
International Conference Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks : 15/09/2003 - 18/09/2003
Godkänd; 2005; 20070525 (ysko)2016-10-032016-10-03Bibliographically approved