UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

A Synchrotron-Based Study of the Mary Rose Iron Cannonballs

Simon, H; Cibin, G; Robbins, P; Day, S; Tang, C; Freestone, I; Schofield, E; (2018) A Synchrotron-Based Study of the Mary Rose Iron Cannonballs. Angewandte Chemie , 130 (25) pp. 7512-7517. 10.1002/ange.201713120. Green open access

[img]
Preview
Text
Freestone_A Synchrotron-Based Study of the Mary Rose Iron Cannonballs_VoR.pdf - Published version

Download (5MB) | Preview

Abstract

Post‐excavation iron corrosion may be accelerated by the presence of Cl^{-} , leading to conservation methods designed to remove Cl. This study exploits a unique opportunity to assess 35 years of conservation applied to cast‐iron cannon shot excavated from the Mary Rose. A combination of synchrotron X‐ray powder diffraction (SXPD), absorption spectroscopy (XAS), and fluorescence (XRF) mapping have been used to characterise the impact of conservation on the crystalline corrosion products, chlorine distribution, and speciation. The chlorinated phase akaganeite, β‐FeO(OH,Cl), was found on shot washed in corrosion inhibitor Hostacor IT with or without an additional reduction stage. No chlorinated phases were observed on the surface of shot stored in sodium sesquicarbonate (Na_{2}CO_{3}/NaHCO_{3}); however, hibbingite, β‐Fe_{2}(OH)_{3}Cl, was present in metal pores. It is proposed that surface β‐FeO(OH,Cl) formed in the early stages of active conservation owing to oxidation of β‐Fe_{2}(OH)_{3}Cl at near‐neutral pH.

Type: Article
Title: A Synchrotron-Based Study of the Mary Rose Iron Cannonballs
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1002/ange.201713120
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1002/ange.201713120
Language: English
Additional information: © 2018 The Authors. Published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Keywords: Archäologie, Chlor, Eisen, Korrosion, Röntgenabsorptionsspektroskopie
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10083801
Downloads since deposit
4Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item