After an overview of the study and conservation of metal archaeological artefacts, a group of chapters reviews long term corrosion in metals such as steel, iron and bronze. Other chapters review the impact of environmental factors on corrosion rates. The book also considers instrumental techniques for measuring corrosion such as electrochemistry and scanning electron microscopy, as well as ways of modelling corrosion processes. There is also coverage of the effectiveness of corrosion inhibitors.
With its distinguished editors and contributors, Corrosion of metallic heritage artefacts improves our understanding of long term corrosion and its effects. It provides a valuable reference for those involved in archaeology and conservation, as well as those dealing with the long term storage of nuclear and other waste.
- Reviews long term corrosion in metals such as steel, iron and bronze- Considers instumental techniques such as electrochemistry for measuring corrosion
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Beranger, GDr Gérard Béranger is Professor at the Université de Compiène, France.
Piccardo, PDr Pablo Piccardo is at the Università di Genova, Italy.
Matthiessen, HDr Henning Matthiesen works for the National Museum of Denmark, Denmark.