Structure, Properties, and Deterioration of Materials: Metals

Description: (Formerly numbered Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials 263.) Lecture, three hours. General introduction to different types of ancient and ethnographic metals. Relationship between composition (chemistry), structure (crystals, molecular arrangement, and microstructure), and properties of metals explained using basic concepts from physics and chemistry. Chemical, optical, and structural properties. Deterioration phenomena, defects, and products of alteration of metallic artifacts. Hands-on examination of variety of samples and artifacts. Letter grading.

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