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Dose-response functions for historic paper

Menart, E; De Bruin, G; Strlic, M; (2011) Dose-response functions for historic paper. Polymer Degradation and Stability , 96 (12) 2029 - 2039. 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2011.09.002. Green open access

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Paper degradation has been studied extensively over the past few decades from both the conservation and the material science perspectives. This review focuses on the quantifiable impacts of the environment and material composition, from the viewpoint of long-term storage of historic paper-based collections. Therefore, temperature, relative humidity and their variation, and pollution are of major interest while photoinitiated processes are covered only briefly. New experiments comparing the effects of the most abundant indoor pollutants (NO2, acetic acid and formaldehyde) and the effects of fluctuating temperature and relative humidity are also presented as part of the discussion. This work highlights the need for revision of the existing dose–response (damage) functions for paper and their further development.

Type: Article
Title: Dose-response functions for historic paper
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2011.09.002
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2011.0...
Language: English
Additional information: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Polymer Degradation and Stability. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Polymer Degradation and Stability, 96, 12, 12/2011, http://dx.doi.org
Keywords: Historic paper, Hydrolysis, Oxidation, Viscometry, Colorimetry, Heritage science
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1335848
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