JAIC 1985, Volume 24, Number 2, Article 6 (pp. 110 to 115)
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JAIC 1985, Volume 24, Number 2, Article 6 (pp. 110 to 115)

THE DETECTION OF METALLIC MORDANTS BY ENERGY DISPERSIVE X-RAY SPECTROMETRY

R.J. Koestler, N. Indictor, & R. Sheryll


ABSTRACT—Thirteen silk fibers from seven different historical silk textiles were subjected to EDS analysis. The major metallic elements detected were aluminum, iron, calcium, silicon and potassium. No evidence for copper, chromium, tin or zinc was found. These results were compared to analyses of known mordanted silk samples.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. EXPERIMENTAL
3. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
4. CONCLUSIONS
a: References
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