Garside, P. and Brooks, M.M.,
Probing the microstructure of protein and polyamide fibres
Garside, P. and Rogerson, C. (eds.)
In The Future of the Twentieth Century: Collecting, Interpreting and Conserving Modern Materials.
Archetype. 143 pp, .
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The chemical, structural and physical properties of a range of proteinaceous and polyamide fibres, including
silk, wool, nylon and various modern and historic regenerated proteins, have been assessed. The chemistry and microstructure
of both pristine and artificially aged specimens of the fibres have been investigated using conventional and polarised
infrared spectroscopy. Correlations have been drawn between these results and data derived from mechanical testing,
demonstrating that the nature and state of such materials can be adequately characterised by analytical methods requiring
minimal intervention. This will be of value in exploring the history and informing the identification, conservation, display
and storage of artefacts containing these fibres.
Conference or Workshop Item
|Venue - Dates:
||AHRC Research Centre for Textile Conservation and Textile Studies: The future of the twentieth century - collecting, interpreting and conserving modern materials, 2006-07-26 - 2006-07-28
||aralac, azlon, protein fibre, polyamide, polarised infrared spectroscopy, regenerated protein, rubbish theory
||26 May 2006
||16 Apr 2017 22:01
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