Higgins Armory Museum
This Major Qualifying Project reveals the potential asset that modern-day metallurgy is to historical metal conservation. Today many types of research exist to obtain comprehensive information on the composition, properties and other microscopic details of a metal. This technology has yet to be thoroughly applied to historical artifacts. Different microscopy techniques, including Scanning Electron Microscopy, were used on a piece of Renaissance armor from Higgins Armory Museum to discover possible applications of modern metallurgical research to historical metal conservation.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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