Libs and Laser Cleaning Applied to the Conservation of Objects Rescued from the Corvette H.M.S. SWIFT

  • N. Pérez Zoloza Centro de investigaciones Ópticas (CONICET-CIC), La Plata, Argentina
  • A. Orsetti Museo Municipal Mario Brozoski, Puerto Deseado, Santa Cruz y Área de Conservación y Restauración- DGPeIHSPC-MC-Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
  • G. M. Bilmes Centro de Investigaciones Ópticas (CONICET-CIC) y Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Ciudad de La Plata

Abstract

On March 13, 1770, as a consequence of a storm the war corvette H.M.S. SWIFT strand and sink at the Patagonian coast in the Deseado Ria, Santa Cruz, Argentina. The corvette was build by the british army in 1762 and it was a small and light ship. On 1982 a group of enthusiastic students discovered the corvette. Since that time more than 500 objects were rescued and belong now to the Museo Municipal Mario Brozoki located in the city of Puerto Deseado, Provincia de Santa Cruz, Argentina, who is in charged of the conservation of the pieces. In this work has identified the composition of eight pieces of metal using the LIBS (laser induced breakdown spectroscopy) in order to implement the appropriate conservation treatment. It also has the laser cleaning of some of these objects, including buckles and silver pieces.

Published
Jun 5, 2010
How to Cite
PÉREZ ZOLOZA, N.; ORSETTI, A.; BILMES, G. M.. Libs and Laser Cleaning Applied to the Conservation of Objects Rescued from the Corvette H.M.S. SWIFT. Revista Cubana de Física, [S.l.], v. 27, n. 1, p. 80-83, june 2010. ISSN 2224-7939. Available at: <https://revistacubanadefisica.org/index.php/rcf/article/view/RCF_27-1_80_2010>. Date accessed: 28 may 2024.
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