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Cleaning Historical Metals: Performance of Laser Technology in Monument Preservation

  • A. Gervais
  • M. Meier
  • P. Mottner
  • G. Wiedemann
  • W. Conrad
  • G. Haber
Part of the Springer proceedings in physics book series (SPPHY, volume 116)

In practical restoration – depending on the object in question and the regional attitude to monument restoration – widely differing techniques and restoration philosophies have been, and still are, applied to the exposure of metal. Depending on the type of metal, this results in differing working materials as well as highly diverging definitions of the required degree of exposure as far as removing corrosive deposits is concerned. Therefore, particularly where metallic or heat sensitive cultural assets are concerned, the applicability of an efficient cleaning procedure using contact-free laser beam technology, which is also gentle on the material, should be examined.

Keywords

Femtosecond Laser Copper Sulphate Fraunhofer Institute Cultural Asset Copper Sulphide 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Gervais
    • 1
  • M. Meier
    • 2
  • P. Mottner
    • 3
  • G. Wiedemann
    • 4
  • W. Conrad
    • 5
  • G. Haber
    • 6
  1. 1.Norddeutsches Zentrum für Materialkunde von Kulturgut e.V. (North German Centre for the Material Science of Cultural Assets)HannoverGermany
  2. 2.Niedersächsisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege (Lower Saxony Department of Preservation of Ancient Monuments)HannoverGermany
  3. 3.Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research (ISC) Competence Team ‘Environmental Monitoring and Conservation Research’ Bronnbach BranchWertheim-BronnbachGermany
  4. 4.Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology (IWS)DresdenGermany
  5. 5.Freelance RestorerLutherstadt EislebenGermany
  6. 6.Haber & Brandner GmbH, metal conservationRegensburgGermany

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