How X-rays are helping defeat the effects of micro-organisms in the preservation of Mary Rose

Authors: Alan Chadwick (University of Kent at Canterbury) , Aaron Berko (University of Kent at Canterbury) , Eleanor Schofield (Mary Rose Trust) , Mark Jones (Mary Rose Trust) , Andrew Smith (STFC, Daresbury Laboratory,) , J. Fred W. Mosselmans (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: L'Actualite Chimique , VOL 356-357 , PAGES 106-108

State: Published (Approved)
Published: November 2011
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 1205

Abstract: This article presents a brief overview of the role synchrotron-based X-ray techniques are playing in the preservation of the Mary Rose, a 16th century English warship. The particular problem facing the conservators is the effects of sulfuric acid in the wood formed from sulfur compounds which originate from microbial activity.

Journal Keywords: Cultural heritage; wreck; micro-organisms; sulphur compounds; preservation; synchrotron radiation

Diamond Keywords: Archeology

Subject Areas: Archaeological and Cultural Heritage, Chemistry

Instruments: I18-Microfocus Spectroscopy

Added On: 11/11/2011 07:34

Discipline Tags:

Cultural Heritage Humanities Biochemistry Chemistry Life Sciences & Biotech

Technical Tags:

Spectroscopy X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) X-ray Absorption Near Edge Structure (XANES)