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Surface analysis of corroded silver coins from the wreck of the San Pedro De Alcantara (1786)

@inproceedings{Schindelholz2004SurfaceAO,
  title={Surface analysis of corroded silver coins from the wreck of the San Pedro De Alcantara (1786)},
  author={Eric J Schindelholz},
  year={2004}
}
  • Eric J Schindelholz
  • Published 2004
  • Materials Science
  • A detailed morphological study of the corroded surfaces of seven silver “Pieces of Eight” recovered from the San Pedro de Alcantara shipwreck site was conducted using low pressure scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) analysis. Mosaics of the backscattered images of the coin faces indicated that the coins consist of a solid solution of β-phase grains with α-phase inclusion and that bromian chlorargyrite is the main corrosion product. Thin surface films of… CONTINUE READING

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