화학공학소재연구정보센터
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol.231, No.2, 213-220, 2000
Ancient parchment examination by surface investigation methods
A restoring process was set up to restore flexibility, size, and shape in naturally aged or fire-damaged parchments of old manuscripts. Validation of such a process requires the measurement of intrinsic parchment properties and comparison of them before and after the treatment, To this aim, we investigated morphological, mechanical, and surface physico-chemical properties of parchment by taking SEM pictures and characterizing small samples by microindentation, mercury porosimetry, and water vapor adsorption/desorption isotherms.