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Conservation of the wood of the Swedish warship Vasa of A.D. 1628. Evaluation of polyethylene glycol conservation programmes


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Title: Conservation of the wood of the Swedish warship Vasa of A.D. 1628. Evaluation of polyethylene glycol conservation programmes
Authors: Håfors, Birgitta
E-mail: birgitta.hafors@gmail.com
Issue Date: 27-Sep-2010
University: Göteborgs universitet. Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten
Institution: Department of Conservation ; Institutionen för kulturvård
Date of Defence: 2010-10-18
Disputation: Måndagen den 18 oktober 2010, kl 10.00, Sal 10, Universitetets huvudbyggnad, Vasaparken
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: GOTHENBURG STUDIES IN CONSERVATION
26
Keywords: Anti shrink efficiency (ASE)
archaeological wet site
dimensional stabilisation
conservation
osmosis
polyethylene glycol (PEG)
Abstract: The principal aim of this dissertation is to investigate whether or not polyethylene glycol (PEG) has acted as a dimension stabilizing agent of the Vasa wooden material, i.e. whether or not the PEG molecules have penetrated into the secondary cell wall, and in this have been enabled to preserve the capillary system through the drying and continuing maintenance periods. This dissertation deals with the experimental work made at the Vasa conservation laboratory parallel to the conservation perfor... more
ISBN: 978-91-7346-687-5
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/23215
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Institutionen för kulturvård
Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
Gothenburg Studies in Conservation

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