In the Clear
Ion chromatography can predict invisible deterioration of glass objects.
Guus Verhaar |
Dealing with the chemical deterioration of glass in museum collections is a serious challenge for conservators and curators. It has been estimated that up to 30 percent of all glass objects in museums may be of unstable composition, but the associated visual changes cannot always be observed. Conservators asked me if it would be possible to identify unstable glass objects, before the irreversible changes occur.
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