Archaeological Discovery

Volume 8, Issue 2 (April 2020)

ISSN Print: 2331-1959   ISSN Online: 2331-1967

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An Applied Study on Using Laser for the Conservation of an Archaeological Textile Embroidered with Metal Threads at the Museum of the Faculty of Applied Arts, Helwan University (No. 121/5)

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DOI: 10.4236/ad.2020.82007    207 Downloads   391 Views   Citations

ABSTRACT

There is an urgent need to use laser cleaning for a complicated textile because it is an effective technique for metal artifacts. It offers a high degree of control, especially in cleaning fragile and very detailed artifacts (Abdel-Kareem & Al-Saad, 2007). The inherent unique properties of laser light, such as intensity, monochromaticity, directionality, and coherence, have made lasers effective tools in a variety of applications in the industrial and biomedical fields. Furthermore, a good understanding of the phenomena happening at the interaction of laser radiation with materials is fundamental for the success and optimization of any laser-based application. Therefore, laser cleaning depends on the nature of the material to be removed (Fotakis, Anglos, Zafiropulos, Georgiou, & Tornari, 2007). The study adopted Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, which is the most common type in conservation. It employed investigation and analysis devices, such as SEM-EDX, XRF, and XRD.

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Shehata​, N. , Marouf, M. and Ismail, B. (2020) An Applied Study on Using Laser for the Conservation of an Archaeological Textile Embroidered with Metal Threads at the Museum of the Faculty of Applied Arts, Helwan University (No. 121/5). Archaeological Discovery, 8, 117-134. doi: 10.4236/ad.2020.82007.

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