The present work has the purpose to evaluate experimentally the ablation threshold fluences of copper, silver, and their alloys in order to induce a safety laser cleaning of the metal artifacts avoiding damages to the bulk. We used two different pulsed lasers: a KrF excimer laser operating at 248nm, 23ns pulse duration and a Nd:YAG laser operating at 532 nm (second harmonic), 3ns pulse. Preliminary experimental results about the laser cleaning of bronze coins will be reported. The laser cleaning consists on the reduction of the chlorine concentration from the surface of the coins. The laser cleaning, carried out by the KrF laser, provides a safe way of removing the chlorine concentration as the Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence analyses will demonstrate.

Laser ablation threshold of cultural heritage metals

Caridi F.;
2008-01-01

Abstract

The present work has the purpose to evaluate experimentally the ablation threshold fluences of copper, silver, and their alloys in order to induce a safety laser cleaning of the metal artifacts avoiding damages to the bulk. We used two different pulsed lasers: a KrF excimer laser operating at 248nm, 23ns pulse duration and a Nd:YAG laser operating at 532 nm (second harmonic), 3ns pulse. Preliminary experimental results about the laser cleaning of bronze coins will be reported. The laser cleaning consists on the reduction of the chlorine concentration from the surface of the coins. The laser cleaning, carried out by the KrF laser, provides a safe way of removing the chlorine concentration as the Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence analyses will demonstrate.
2008
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