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Subject: Lasers


From: Barry Knight <barry>
Date: Thursday, November 5, 1998
Yangsook Choe <ysc [at] foremalsvard__bd__se> writes

>I am interested in using lasers in conservation, especially cleaning
>metals. I have some experiences with Nd:YAG laser on metals, but it
>is difficult to find articles about that.

Although it says nothing about the cleaning of metals, you might be
interested in the recently published book 'Laser cleaning in
conservation' by Martin Cooper, ISBN 0-7506-3117 1, published by
Butterworth Heinemann 1988, UK price 30 pounds.

I do know that a laser was used very successfully in cleaning the
very fragile gilding on the decorative lead elements of the Albert
Memorial in London.  The thick black encrustation was removed with a
minimum of damage.

Barry Knight
English Heritage

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:42
                 Distributed: Monday, November 9, 1998
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