publication . Article . 2014

Dating Archaeological Copper/Bronze Artifacts by Using the Voltammetry of Microparticles

Antonio Doménech-Carbó; María Teresa Doménech-Carbó; Sofia Capelo; Trinidad Pasíes; Isabel Martínez-Lázaro;
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  • Published: 09 Jul 2014 Journal: Angewandte Chemie International Edition, volume 53, pages 9,262-9,266 (issn: 1433-7851, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
A method for dating copper/bronze archaeological objects aged in atmospheric environments is proposed based on the specific signals for cuprite and tenorite corrosion products measured through the voltammtry of microparticles method. The tenorite/cuprite ratio increased with the corrosion time and fitted to a potential law that yielded a calibration curve usable for dating purposes.
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free text keywords: Voltammetry, Copper, chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, Metallurgy, Archaeology, Cuprite, visual_art.visual_art_medium, visual_art, Corrosion, Calibration curve, Mineralogy, Bronze, engineering.material, engineering
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