Static Control Technology Preserves Ancient Egyptian Artifacts

  • Arnold Steinman
  • Published 1997 in
    Proceedings Electrical Overstress/Electrostatic…

Abstract

Ancient Egyptian artifacts were deteriorating due to the long term effects of their storage in plastic. Attempts to remove the artifacts caused additional damage. The problem was diagnosed to be due to static charge, and a method was developed to safely remove the artifacts. Due to the insulating materials involved, air ionization was used to eliminate the… (More)

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