Nondestructive methods of analysis applied to oriental swords

David Edge, Alan Williams, Z. Kasztovszky, Zoltán Kis, Imre Kovács, L. Rosta, Zoltán Szokefalvi-Nagy, György Káli

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Abstract

Various neutron techniques were employed at the Budapest Nuclear Centre in an attempt to find the most useful method for analysing the high-carbon steels found in Oriental arms and armour, such as those in the Wallace Collection, London. Neutron diffraction was found to be the most useful in terms of identifying such steels and also indicating the presence of hidden patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-158
Number of pages20
JournalGladius
Volume35
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Carbon Steel
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Oriental
Non-destructive Method
Neutron Diffraction

Keywords

  • "Damascus" steel
  • "Watered" patterns
  • Indian swords
  • Neutron diffraction
  • Neutron radiography
  • Non-destructive analysis
  • Prompt Gamma Activation Analysis
  • Proton-induced Xray-Emission spectroscopy
  • Wallace Collection

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Nondestructive methods of analysis applied to oriental swords. / Edge, David; Williams, Alan; Kasztovszky, Z.; Kis, Zoltán; Kovács, Imre; Rosta, L.; Szokefalvi-Nagy, Zoltán; Káli, György.

In: Gladius, Vol. 35, 2015, p. 139-158.

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Edge, D, Williams, A, Kasztovszky, Z, Kis, Z, Kovács, I, Rosta, L, Szokefalvi-Nagy, Z & Káli, G 2015, 'Nondestructive methods of analysis applied to oriental swords', Gladius, vol. 35, pp. 139-158. https://doi.org/10.3989/gladius.2015.0008
Edge, David ; Williams, Alan ; Kasztovszky, Z. ; Kis, Zoltán ; Kovács, Imre ; Rosta, L. ; Szokefalvi-Nagy, Zoltán ; Káli, György. / Nondestructive methods of analysis applied to oriental swords. In: Gladius. 2015 ; Vol. 35. pp. 139-158.
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