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Atomic Oxygen Treatment as a Method of Recovering Smoke Damaged PaintingsA noncontact technique is described that uses atomic oxygen, generated under low pressure in the presence of nitrogen, to remove soot and charred varnish from the surface of a painting. The process, which involves surface oxidation, permits control of the amount of surface material removed. The effectiveness of the process was evaluated by reflectance measurements from selected areas made during the removal of soot from acrylic gesso, ink on paper, and varnished oil paint substrates. For the latter substrate, treatment also involved the removal of damaged varnish and paint binder from the surface.
Document ID
20000011007
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Rutledge, Sharon K. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Banks, Bruce A. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Forkapa, Mark (NYMA, Inc. Brook Park, OH United States)
Stueber, Thomas (NYMA, Inc. Brook Park, OH United States)
Sechkar, Edward (NYMA, Inc. Brook Park, OH United States)
Malinowski, Kevin (Cleveland State Univ. Cleveland, OH United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1999
Subject Category
Chemistry and Materials (General)
Report/Patent Number
NASA/TM-1999-208507/REV1
E-11355/REV1
NAS 1.15:208507/REV1
Meeting Information
American Institute for Conservation of Historic Artwork(Washington, DC)
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 505-23-2C
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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