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Occurrence of phosphatic corrosion products on bronze swords of the Warring States period

Fan, X; Freestone, I; (2017) Occurrence of phosphatic corrosion products on bronze swords of the Warring States period. Heritage Science , 5 , Article 48. 10.1186/s40494-017-0161-2. Green open access

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Abstract

Corrosion products on three bronze swords found in tombs dating from the Warring States period at Lijiaba site, Yunyang county, Chongqing were characterized by Raman and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopies. The major corrosion products were cuprite, malachite, cerussite and cassiterite, along with the copper and lead phosphates, libethenite and pyromorphite. The presence of libethenite and pyromorphite which have been reported infrequently in bronze corrosion products were attributed to the pH, humidity and phosphorus released by the decomposition of the adjacent bodies in the burial environment.

Type: Article
Title: Occurrence of phosphatic corrosion products on bronze swords of the Warring States period
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/s40494-017-0161-2
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1186/s40494-017-0161-2
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © The Author(s) 2017. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/ publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
Keywords: Bronze sword, Raman spectroscopy, Lijiaba, Libethenite, Pyromorphite, X-ray fuorescence spectroscopy
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10045103
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