10 September 2010

Microstructural embrittlement of gold and silver (2006)

Title: Microstructural embrittlement of gold and silver
Author: R.J.H. Wanhill
Publisher: National Aerospace Laboratory NLR
Year: 2000
Pages: 66
Type of document: Report
Link: http://www.nlr.nl/... (pdf, 5.29 Mb)

Table of Contents (short version):

1. Abstract and keywords
2. Introduction
3. Evidence of embrittlement
4. Empirical and theoretical metallurgical considerations 7
5. Corn positions of archaeological gold and silver
6. Discussion
7. Conclusions and recommendations
8. References

Appendix A. Gold and silver binary alloy equilibrium phase diagrams in support of table 2
Appendix B. Classification of archaeological silver artifacts and coins in
Appendix C. Classification of damaged archaeological gold artifacts in support of figure 12

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