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Title: TEA CO₂-laser treatment of coated and corroded metals
Author: Cottam, Christopher Andrew
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1998
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A selection of corroded, painted and lacquered metals have been subjected to high-powered, pulsed TEA C02-laser radiation to investigate self-limiting cleaning and treatment processes. Changes in the surface chemistry were observed and recorded using a variety of surface analysis techniques including X-ray Powder Diffraction, Auger Electron Spectroscopy and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy. Changes in surface appearance were recorded using colour macro-photography and Scanning Electron Microscopy. The effects of both plasma and sub-plasma laser fluences were investigated.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Laser cleaning; Metal conservation; Adhesion