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Raman analysis of iron gall inks on parchment

Lee, Alana S; Mahon, Peter; Creagh, Dudley C


For centuries, iron gall inks were the most commonly used black inks in the Western world. Many documents, manuscripts and artworks are now suffering varying degrees of degradation due to the corrosive nature and colour instability of the ink. Raman microspectroscopy has been used to analyze historic iron gall inks in situ on parchments, iron gall inks prepared following traditional recipes, separate ink components and various combinations of components. FT-Raman spectroscopy was also applied...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Vibrational Spectroscopy
DOI: 10.1016/j.vibspec.2005.11.006


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