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  1. Bronze rainbow hologram mirrors

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    Dawson, P.

    2006-02-01

    This project draws on holographic embossing techniques, ancient artistic conventions of bronze mirror design and modelling and casting processes to accomplish portraiture of reflection. Laser scanning, 3D computer graphics and holographic imaging are employed to enable a permanent 3D static holographic image to appear integrated with the real-time moving reflection of a viewer's face in a polished bronze disc. The disc and the figure which holds it (caryatid) are cast in bronze from a lost wax model, a technique which has been used for millennia to make personal mirrors. The Caryatid form of bronze mirror which went through many permutations in ancient Egyptian, Greece and Rome shows a plethora of expressive figure poses ranging from sleek nudes to highly embellished multifigure arrangements. The prototype of this series was made for Australian choreographer Graeme Murphy, Artistic Director of the Sydney Dance Company. Each subsequent mirror will be unique in figure and holographic imagery as arranged between artist and subject. Conceptually this project references both the modern experience of viewing mirrors retrieved from ancient tombs, which due to deterioration of the surface no longer reflect, and the functioning of Chinese Magic mirrors, which have the ability to project a predetermined image. Inspired by the metaphorical potential of these mirrors, which do not reflect the immediate reality of the viewer, this bronze hologram mirror series enables each viewer to reflect upon himself or herself observing simultaneously the holographic image and their own partially obliterated reflection.

  2. Bronze Age Acrobats

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    Iversen, Rune

    2014-01-01

    immaterial, ritual and cosmological exchange that characterized the second and early firstmillennium BC.Beliefs and ritual practices went hand in hand with the adoption of a series of elite items and an aristocratic lifestyle, thereby creating a unique and fascinating European Bronze Age....

  3. Bronze (Âge du)

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    Camps, G.

    2012-01-01

    En un siècle et demi de recherche archéologique, l’Afrique du Nord a livré moins d’une trentaine d’armes ou d’instruments en cuivre ou en bronze qui soit parvenue à la connaissance des spécialistes. Comment expliquer cette carence ? La rareté des objets métalliques attribuables au Chalcolithique ou à l’Âge du bronze demeure l’un des problèmes non résolus de la Protohistoire maghrébine. Armes de cuivre ou de bronze 1. Hache de l’oued Akrech ; 2. Hache en cuivre du Kef el Baroud ; 3. Hache en ...

  4. Ancient Chinese Bronzes: Teacher's Packet.

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    Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

    The focus of this teacher's packet is the bronze vessels made for the kings and great families of the early Chinese dynasties between 1700 B.C. and 200 A.D. The materials in the guide are intended for use by teachers and students visiting the exhibition, "The Arts of China," at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in…

  5. Bronze Statuettes in Roman Graves

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    Margherita Bolla

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available This research follows the investigations about the relationship between bronze statuettes and contexts in Roman times, particularly explored by Annemarie Kaufmann-Heinimann. The rarity of bronze figures (human, divine and animals in Roman tombs of Imperial age has been repeatedly emphasized. The aim of the paper is the collection, not exhaustive, of evidences in funerary contexts, to determine their meaning. From a methodological point of view, it was necessary to exclude figurines placed in graves but with other originary functions and several bronzes whose finding in tombs is unreliable. This preliminary survey has given about eighty all-round bronzes from burials, distributed in different areas, both in the Empire and marginal. Considering the huge amount of Roman burials known today, the overall evidence is scarce but allows some observations; it is evident the pre-eminence of Venus and Mercury, gods which had a funerary role. There is also an attempt to find the reasons of the rarity of metal statuettes in the tombs of roman period.

  6. Surface and electrocatalytic properties of tungsten bronzes

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    Tafel plots have been obtained for the oxygen reaction in acid solution on several alkali tungsten bronzes having different crystal structures. Platinum doped sodium tungsten bronze crystals were studied and the results compared with those of platinum free crystals of the same composition. In both cases sodium tungsten bronzes were found to be poor electrocatalysts for the cathodic reduction of oxygen. Similar results are reported for other alkali tungsten bronzes and for tungsten trioxide. Anodic treatment of the crystals affected the electrocatalytic activity of only the sodium tungsten bronze and the effect was a negative one. Cyclic voltammetry was employed to study the effects of the anodic treatment which created a sodium depletion layer on the sodium tungsten bronze surface. The existence and depth of the sodium depletion layer was determined by an Auger Electron Spectroscopy depth profile

  7. Surface and electrocatalytic properties of tungsten bronzes

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    Weber, M.F.; Shanks, H.R.

    1977-01-01

    Tafel plots have been obtained for the oxygen reaction in acid solution on several alkali tungsten bronzes having different crystal structures. Platinum doped sodium tungsten bronze crystals were studied and the results compared with those of platinum free crystals of the same composition. In both cases sodium tungsten bronzes were found to be poor electrocatalysts for the cathodic reduction of oxygen. Similar results are reported for other alkali tungsten bronzes and for tungsten trioxide. Anodic treatment of the crystals affected the electrocatalytic activity of only the sodium tungsten bronze and the effect was a negative one. Cyclic voltammetry was employed to study the effects of the anodic treatment which created a sodium depletion layer on the sodium tungsten bronze surface. The existence and depth of the sodium depletion layer was determined by an Auger Electron Spectroscopy depth profile.

  8. Decorative layers on tin bronzes

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    Z. Konopka

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Decorative layers are decisive for aesthetic value of castings, therefore significant demands are raised towards such layers, e.g. pleasant durable colour, gloss, and smoothness. The work discusses the influence of the type of mechanical working applied to the surfaces of CuSn10 tin bronze castings on the quality and durability of a decorative coating. The scope of the work has included designing and manufacturing of cast samples of tin bronze, mechanical working of the surfaces in order to prepare them for applying coating layers,generating decorative layers as a result of chemical reactions, and the quality assessment and comparison of the obtained coating. Theassessment of thickness and continuity of the obtained decorative layers based on metallographic examinations has been presented.

  9. CONTINUOUS HORIZONTAL CASTING OF PIPE BRONZE BILLET

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    E. I. Marukovich

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available An experimental and calculated thermal analysis of the continuous casting of bronze tube billets is developed. Calculated allowable thermal conditions of drawing for stable casting.

  10. New Research on Bronze Age Textile Production

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    Andersson, Eva Birgitta; Mårtensson, Linda; Nosch, Marie-Louise Bech; Rahmstorf, Lorenz

    2008-01-01

    presentation of the results from the systematic tests with Bronze Age textile tools. results concerning mesurements of lenght and time consumed.......presentation of the results from the systematic tests with Bronze Age textile tools. results concerning mesurements of lenght and time consumed....

  11. The Bronze Age Smith as Individual

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    Nørgaard, Heide Wrobel

    During 1550-1100 BC magnificent decorated bronze objects appear in grave and hoard finds in Northwest Europe. While investigating similarities in the decorative elements of bronze objects belonging to the female gender, it is possible to find traces of the production process. These distinctive fe...

  12. Population genomics of Bronze Age Eurasia

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    Allentoft, Morten E.; Sikora, Martin; Sjögren, Karl-Göran;

    2015-01-01

    The Bronze Age of Eurasia (around 3000-1000 BC) was a period of major cultural changes. However, there is debate about whether these changes resulted from the circulation of ideas or from human migrations, potentially also facilitating the spread of languages and certain phenotypic traits. We...... structure in both Europe and Asia. Our findings are consistent with the hypothesized spread of Indo-European languages during the Early Bronze Age. We also demonstrate that light skin pigmentation in Europeans was already present at high frequency in the Bronze Age, but not lactose tolerance, indicating a...... more recent onset of positive selection on lactose tolerance than previously thought....

  13. Population genomics of Bronze Age Eurasia.

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    Allentoft, Morten E; Sikora, Martin; Sjögren, Karl-Göran; Rasmussen, Simon; Rasmussen, Morten; Stenderup, Jesper; Damgaard, Peter B; Schroeder, Hannes; Ahlström, Torbjörn; Vinner, Lasse; Malaspinas, Anna-Sapfo; Margaryan, Ashot; Higham, Tom; Chivall, David; Lynnerup, Niels; Harvig, Lise; Baron, Justyna; Della Casa, Philippe; Dąbrowski, Paweł; Duffy, Paul R; Ebel, Alexander V; Epimakhov, Andrey; Frei, Karin; Furmanek, Mirosław; Gralak, Tomasz; Gromov, Andrey; Gronkiewicz, Stanisław; Grupe, Gisela; Hajdu, Tamás; Jarysz, Radosław; Khartanovich, Valeri; Khokhlov, Alexandr; Kiss, Viktória; Kolář, Jan; Kriiska, Aivar; Lasak, Irena; Longhi, Cristina; McGlynn, George; Merkevicius, Algimantas; Merkyte, Inga; Metspalu, Mait; Mkrtchyan, Ruzan; Moiseyev, Vyacheslav; Paja, László; Pálfi, György; Pokutta, Dalia; Pospieszny, Łukasz; Price, T Douglas; Saag, Lehti; Sablin, Mikhail; Shishlina, Natalia; Smrčka, Václav; Soenov, Vasilii I; Szeverényi, Vajk; Tóth, Gusztáv; Trifanova, Synaru V; Varul, Liivi; Vicze, Magdolna; Yepiskoposyan, Levon; Zhitenev, Vladislav; Orlando, Ludovic; Sicheritz-Pontén, Thomas; Brunak, Søren; Nielsen, Rasmus; Kristiansen, Kristian; Willerslev, Eske

    2015-06-11

    The Bronze Age of Eurasia (around 3000-1000 BC) was a period of major cultural changes. However, there is debate about whether these changes resulted from the circulation of ideas or from human migrations, potentially also facilitating the spread of languages and certain phenotypic traits. We investigated this by using new, improved methods to sequence low-coverage genomes from 101 ancient humans from across Eurasia. We show that the Bronze Age was a highly dynamic period involving large-scale population migrations and replacements, responsible for shaping major parts of present-day demographic structure in both Europe and Asia. Our findings are consistent with the hypothesized spread of Indo-European languages during the Early Bronze Age. We also demonstrate that light skin pigmentation in Europeans was already present at high frequency in the Bronze Age, but not lactose tolerance, indicating a more recent onset of positive selection on lactose tolerance than previously thought. PMID:26062507

  14. The Bronze Age Smith as Individual

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    Nørgaard, Heide Wrobel

    2011-01-01

    During 1550-1100 BC magnificent decorated bronze objects appear in grave and hoard finds in Northwest Europe. While investigating similarities in the decorative elements of bronze objects belonging to the female gender, it is possible to find traces of the production process. These distinctive features can help to identify workshops and their sphere of influence. Sometimes these traces have the ability to give much more information than just indicate the crafting process of the object. Errors...

  15. Electrocatalytic activity and surface properties of tungsten bronzes

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    The electrocatalytic activities of sodium tungsten bronzes, including high purity crystals, platinum doped crystals, and platinum plated crystals, have been measured for oxygen reduction in acid solution. In addition, a survey of the electrocatalytic activities and general electrochemical properties of other alkali tungsten bronzes, thalium tungsten bronze, and tungsten trioxide were investigated and compared to sodium tungsten bronze. All measurements were done on single crystals. Pure sodium tungsten bronzes and WO3 have a slight catalytic activity for oxygen reduction. The exchange current density is approximately 10-14 A/cm2. Doping the cubic sodium tungsten bronze with up to 800 ppM of platinum slightly increased the catalytic activity of the crystals, but the effect was noticeable only at very low current densities. Platinum preelectrolysis of the solution was shown to contaminate the crystal surface with significant amounts of platinum. For the platinum plated bronze crystals, no synergistic effect between the platinum and the bronze was observed for oxygen reduction. However, different platinum plating methods gave more than an order of magnitude difference in catalytic activity, with the same amount of platinum. The platinum was deposited on the bronze surface in different forms by the different plating methods. One possible form of highly dispersed platinum on a bronze surface is the formation of a platinum tungsten bronze, Pt/sub x/WO3. Hydrogen tungsten bronze is formed in the surface layers of all the bronzes at potentials below +0.2 V (NHE), and the reaction is completely reversible. One possible form of highly dispersed platinum on a bronze surface is the formation of a platinum tungsten bronze, Pt/sub x/WO3. Hydrogen tungsten bronze is formed in the surface layers of all the bronzes at potentials below +0.2 V (NHE), and the reaction is completely reversible

  16. Electrocatalytic activity and surface properties of tungsten bronzes

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    Weber, M.F.

    1977-12-01

    The electrocatalytic activities of sodium tungsten bronzes, including high purity crystals, platinum doped crystals, and platinum plated crystals, have been measured for oxygen reduction in acid solution. In addition, a survey of the electrocatalytic activities and general electrochemical properties of other alkali tungsten bronzes, thalium tungsten bronze, and tungsten trioxide were investigated and compared to sodium tungsten bronze. All measurements were done on single crystals. Pure sodium tungsten bronzes and WO/sub 3/ have a slight catalytic activity for oxygen reduction. The exchange current density is approximately 10/sup -14/ A/cm/sup 2/. Doping the cubic sodium tungsten bronze with up to 800 ppM of platinum slightly increased the catalytic activity of the crystals, but the effect was noticeable only at very low current densities. Platinum preelectrolysis of the solution was shown to contaminate the crystal surface with significant amounts of platinum. For the platinum plated bronze crystals, no synergistic effect between the platinum and the bronze was observed for oxygen reduction. However, different platinum plating methods gave more than an order of magnitude difference in catalytic activity, with the same amount of platinum. The platinum was deposited on the bronze surface in different forms by the different plating methods. One possible form of highly dispersed platinum on a bronze surface is the formation of a platinum tungsten bronze, Pt/sub x/WO/sub 3/. Hydrogen tungsten bronze is formed in the surface layers of all the bronzes at potentials below +0.2 V (NHE), and the reaction is completely reversible. One possible form of highly dispersed platinum on a bronze surface is the formation of a platinum tungsten bronze, Pt/sub x/WO/sub 3/. Hydrogen tungsten bronze is formed in the surface layers of all the bronzes at potentials below +0.2 V (NHE), and the reaction is completely reversible.

  17. Effects of dispersed sulfides in bronze under line contact conditions

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    Tomohiro Sato

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available A sintered bronze system is applied to plane bearings with some lubricants. A bronze-based, sulfide-dispersed Cu alloy was developed via sintering. Sulfides had some functions, reduction of friction resistance, preventing scoring and seizure. Effects of the developed sulfide-containing bronze were investigated using a journal-type testing apparatus in wet conditions; results indicate that the developed bronze may have some anti-scoring properties.

  18. Bismuth bronze from machu picchu, peru.

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    Gordon, R B; Rutledge, J W

    1984-02-10

    The decorative bronze handle of a tumi excavated at the Inca city of Machu Picchu, Peru, contains 18 percent bismuth and appears to be the first known example of the use of bismuth with tin to make bronze. The alloy is not embrittled by the bismuth because the bismuth-rich constituent does not penetrate the grain boundaries of the matrix phase. The use of bismuth facilitates the duplex casting process by which the tumi was made and forms an alloy of unusual color. PMID:17749940

  19. Acicular crystals of sodium tungsten bronzes

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    Bamberger, C.E. (Chemistry Div., Oak Ridge National Lab., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)); Kopp, O.C. (Chemistry Div., Oak Ridge National Lab., Oak Ridge, TN (United States) Dept. of Geological Sciences, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States))

    1993-08-01

    The synthesis of sodium tungsten bronzes, Na[sub x]WO[sub 3], with emphasis on crystals with acicular morphology, has been examined experimentally. The acicular morphology is obtained for a range of compositions in which 0.15 [<=] x [<=] 0.28, and generally more than one crystal structure is present. At x [approx] 0.28 the tetragonal II phase predominates, whereas at x [approx] 0.15 an unknown structure is the major phase. Surprisingly, all the bronzes tested exhibited large solubilities in hot aqueous solutions of NH[sub 4]OH. (orig.)

  20. Plasmachemical preparation of lead-tungstate bronze

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    Brožek, Vlastimil; Janča, J.; Eliáš, M.

    Praha : MAXDORF,s.r.o, 2004, s. 13-14. ISBN 80-7345-032-1. [Joint Seminar Development in Material Science Research and Education/14th./. Lednice (CZ), 31.08.2004-03.09.2004] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z2043910 Keywords : tungsten bronzes, plasmachemical preparation, RF-discharge Subject RIV: JH - Ceramics, Fire-Resistant Materials and Glass

  1. Copper and bronze coating with molybdenite

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    The conditions were studied for producing qualitative bronze self-lubricating composite electrochemical coatings (SCEC). The copper composite coatings have been produced from sulfate electrolyte used for copper plating. The bronze SCEC have been obtained from a bath of the composition: tin dichloride-35, copper chloride-40, pyrophosphoric potassium-490. The problem of the optimal planning of Cu-MoS2 composite coatings characteristics has been considered. The matrix of the experiments planning is given, as well as the test results and numerical solution of coefficients of regression equations. The hardness of the bronze SCEC is affected most of all by the concentration and acidity of the suspension, and least of all - by the bath temperature. The friction coefficient of the self-lubricating coatings coupled with brass depends to a greater extent on the temperature and concentration of the suspension. The highest decrease of the friction coefficient can be expected at the minimum value of the abovesaid technological factors. The transient electric conductivity of the couple undergoing friction in air depends mainly on the cathode current density and concentration of dispersion phase in the electrolyte used for bronze plating. With the increase in the suspension concentration (and, therefore, in the amount of MoS2 inclusions into the coatings) the antifriction properties of the SCEC enhance. The dispersion addition increases the transient electric conductivity of the contact, however this does not prevent SCEC from being used in electrocommutation devices

  2. 75 FR 14257 - Pricing for Bronze Medals

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    2010-03-24

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Pricing for Bronze Medals AGENCY: United States Mint, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The United States Mint is announcing the price of the 1\\5/16\\- inch...

  3. Late Bronze Age hoard studied by PIXE

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    The hoards of metallic objects belonging to the Late European Bronze Age can be interpreted differently depending on the type, number and composition of the artefacts. PIXE analysis has been performed in nine items from the Hoard of Freixanda in Portugal comprising four socket axes, a palstave axe, a ring, a chisel, a dagger, and a casting debris. Besides the composition of the main matrix elements, that is Cu and Sn, the amount of trace elements of interest like, As, Pb, Ni, and Ag has been determined using this ion beam technique. The high tin content alloy and the high purity of the metals from the Freixanda hoard are characteristic of the Portuguese and Spanish Late Bronze Age metallurgy, supporting the idea of a regional production.

  4. The thermal analysis and derivative bronzes cast to plaster moulds

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    B. Pisarek

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available It plaster moulds gets casted the alloys of following metals: Al, Cu, Ag, Au in precise and artistic founding. The investigation of the crys-tallization of bronzes in hot plaster moulds the method of the thermal analysis and derivative (TDA was not realized out so far. Probe TDAg and tripod enabling the execution of measurements on inductive casting machine INDUTHERM-VC 500D were designed for this technology especially. It was confirmed that one the method TDA can identify the crystallization process of the bronze in hot plaster moulds. The investigations of the superficial distribution of the concentration of elements in the microstructure of the studied grades of the bronze on X-ray microanalizer were conducted. It results that they be subject to in bronze CuSn10-C (B10 and the CuSn5Zn5Pb5-C (B555 of strong microsegregation from conducted investigations: Pb, Sn and Sb. The single separates of intermetallic phase κ was identified in the bronze B10 rich first of all in Zn, Sn, Sb and Fe, and two intermetallic phase, one rich were identified in the bronze B555 first of all in Zn, Sb, (Nor, Fe and second rich in Sn, Sb, (Nor, Fe. The most homogeneous microstructure from the bronze CuAl10Fe5Ni5-C (BA1055 is characterizes among the studied grades of the bronze in the cast state.

  5. 77 FR 14600 - Pricing for 2012 Kennedy Half-Dollar Bags and Rolls, Bronze Medals, the First Spouse Bronze Medal...

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    2012-03-12

    ... United States Mint Pricing for 2012 Kennedy Half-Dollar Bags and Rolls, Bronze Medals, the First Spouse.... SUMMARY: The United States Mint is announcing 2012 pricing for Kennedy Half-Dollar bags and rolls, bronze..., Associate Director for Sales and Marketing; United States Mint; 801 9th Street NW., Washington, DC 20220;...

  6. Late Bronze Age Hoard studied by PIXE

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    Gutiérrez Neira, P. C.; Zucchiatti, A.; Montero-Ruiz, I.; Vilaça, R.; Bottaini, C.; Gener, M.; Climent-Font, A.

    2011-01-01

    The hoards of metallic objects belonging to the Late European Bronze Age can be interpreted differently depending on the type, number and composition of the artefacts. PIXE analysis has been performed in nine items from the Hoard of Freixanda in Portugal comprising 4 socket axes, a palstave axe, a ring, a chisel, a dagger, and a casting debris. Besides the composition of the main matrix elements, that is Cu and Sn, the amount of trace elements of interest like, As, Pb, Ni and A...

  7. Gold and Silver Inlaid Bronze Sheep

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    2000-01-01

    Gold and silver inlaying is a metal processing technique popular during the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 B. C.) and the Warring States Period (475-221 B. C.). Patterns on the surface of the bronze figure are chiselled out and gold and silver threads (which can be as thin as hair) are inlaid. Finally the whole figure is filed and polished resulting in a splendid artistic work highlighting the different colours of the three different kinds of metal. The artifact shown here was unearthed from Ningxia'...

  8. Russian meteorite Bronze Age (rock record)

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    Vodolazhskaya, Larisa

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents the results of a study of petroglyphs found in the quartzite grotto near the Skelnovsky small village in the Northern Black Sea in the South of Russia. The aim of the study was the analysis and interpretation of the Early Bronze Age petroglyphs using archaeoastronomical methods. The article presents a comparative analysis of Skelnovsky grotto ancient images and contemporary eyewitness accounts of the Sikhote-Alin meteorite fall and meteorite shower. Some petroglyphs were interpreted by us using ethnographic and folklore material. In this study, the magnetic declination for the geographical coordinates Skelnovsky farm was calculated, and the projection of the whole picture Skelnovskih petroglyphs on the topographical map of the area was built. The proposed location of the meteorite fall was determined with this projection. It is confirmed by satellite pictures, on which are the distinguishable terrain features, typical for the meteorite fall, are visible including the possible impact crater...

  9. Stamps of New China Eastern Zhou Dynasty Bronzes

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    2004-01-01

    The State Postal Bureau’s latest set of special stamps for 2003 features Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770-256 B,C.) bronzes. This eight-stamp set is the third to feature this type of relic; a set issued in 1964 depicted bronzes from the Yin Dynasty (14th-11th century}, and one featuring Western Zhou Dynasty (11th century-771 B.C.) bronzes was released in 1982.The Eastern Zhou Dynasty followed the Western, and during this period, bronze vessel casting developed remarkably. Artifacts from this period include sacrificial vessels, musical instruments, utensils, weapons and tools.One of these pieces, a rectangular tray decorated with tortoise and fish patterns, dates back to the late Spring and Autumn Period

  10. The Czech lands and Austria in the Bronze Age

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    Jiráň, Luboš; Salaš, M.; Krenn-Leeb, A.

    Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013 - (Fokkens, H.; Harding, A.), s. 787-812 ISBN 978-0-19-957286-1 Institutional support: RVO:67985912 Keywords : Bronze Age * Bohemia * Moravia * Austria Subject RIV: AC - Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnology

  11. Reversibility of the lithium-vanadium bronze structure when cycled

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    The positive electrodes of the lithium secondary current sources, manufactured on the basis of the Li1+x V3O8 lithium-vanadium bronze, obtained through the alcoxotechnology, are studied. It is established, that in proportion to the lithium introduction the initial crystalline bronze renders amorphous, remaining a single-phase one. Increase in the x-lithifying rate leads practically to decrease in the α-parameters and increase in the b- and c-parameters of the bronze crystal lattice, whereby these changes are quite reversible by cycling. The obvious degradation of the electrode electrical parameters is not connected with irreversible structural changes and may be explained by formation of passive films on the surface of the particles of the lithium-vanadium bronze

  12. Non-destructive analysis of archaeological bronzes by nuclear techniques

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    This paper studies a method for overcoming the difficulty of corroded surfaces by means of nondestructive nuclear methods in the determination of the composition of archaeological bronzes. It consists of the combination of PIXE or XRF information with Gamma Ray Transmission (GRT) data. A wide range applicability of this combined method is established by comparison with profiles of concentrations along the bronzes' patina obtained by SEM-EDAX. (orig.)

  13. Preparation and evaluation of thin-film sodium tungsten bronzes

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    Kautz, H. E.; Fielder, W. L.; Singer, J.; Fordyce, J. S.

    1974-01-01

    Thin films of sodium tungsten bronze (NaxWO3) were investigated as reversible sodium ion electrodes for solid electrolytes. The films were made by electron beam evaporation of the three phases, W metal, Na2WO4, and WO3, followed by sintering. The substrates were sodium beta alumina disks and glass slides. X-ray diffraction analyses of the films showed that sintering in dry nitrogen with prior exposure to air lead to mixed phases. Sintering in vacuum with no air exposure produced tetragonal I bronze with a nominal composition of Na0.31WO3, single phase within the limits of X-ray diffraction detectability. The films were uniform and adherent on sodium beta alumina substrates. The ac and dc conductivities of the beta alumina were measured with the sodium tungsten bronze films as electrodes. These experiments indicated that the tetragonal I bronze electrodes were not completely reversible. This may have resulted from sodium ion blocking within the bronze film or at the bronze beta alumina interface. Methods for attempting to make more completely reversible electrodes are suggested.

  14. Electrochemical testing of laser treated bronze surface

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    Yilbas, B.S., E-mail: bsyilbas@kfupm.edu.sa [Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran 31261 (Saudi Arabia); Toor, Ihsan-ul-Haq; Malik, Jahanzaib; Patel, F. [Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran 31261 (Saudi Arabia); Karatas, C. [Engineering Faculty, Hacettepe University, Ankara (Turkey)

    2013-06-25

    Highlights: ► Laser treated surface is free from asperities. ► Laser treated layer extends uniformly below the surface with a thickness in the order of 40 μm. ► Presence of Cu{sub 3}N nitrides is evident from X-ray diffractogram. ► Dendritic structure is formed below the surface due to relatively slower cooling rates as compared to that at the surface. ► The corrosion current density for the laser treated surface is much less than that of the as-received surface. -- Abstract: Electrochemical testing of laser treated bronze surface is carried out and corrosion resistance of the surface is assessed. Morphological and metallurgical changes in the laser treated layer are examined using scanning electron microscope, energy dispersive spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. The pit sites formed at the surface are analyzed using scanning electron microscope. It is found that laser treatment improves the corrosion resistance of the treated surface. Fine grains are formed in the surface region of the laser treated layer, which are attributed to the large cooling rates from the surface.

  15. Study of patina formation on bronze specimens

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    In this study, bronze samples (94.059% Cu; 0.023% Zn; 0.077% Pb and 5.801% Sn, w/w) were exposed for 8 months to a marine atmosphere (splash zone) at Barra of Tijuca Beach, Rio de Janeiro. X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD) was used to identify the composition of the corrosion products formed on the samples. The electrochemical properties were analyzed using potential and electrochemical impedance measurements. These analyses and measurements were obtained from periodically removed samples, and compared to those exposed to laboratory tests (total and alternating immersion) in 10-2 mol L-1 NaCl solution. The corrosion potential results, allied to XRD analysis, showed that the chemical nature of the films obtained on the surface of the field test samples was very similar to that obtained in the alternating immersion test. The main products identified were cuprite and atacamite. However, the film formed during the total immersion (TI) test was primarily composed of cuprite with nantokite traces, which was not observed in either the field or in alternating tests. The electrochemical impedance measurements obtained in laboratory and field test samples showed the formation of films with a porous structure. The thermodynamic evaluation was also consistent with the corrosion products formed.

  16. Evaluation of Bio-field Treatment on Physical and Structural Properties of Bronze Powder

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    Mahendra Kumar Trivedi; Gopal Nayak; Rama Mohan Tallapragada

    2015-01-01

    Bronze, a copper-tin alloy, widely utilizing in manufacturing of gears, bearing, and packing technologies due to its versatile physical, mechanical, and chemical properties. The aim of the present work was to evaluate the effect of bio-field treatment on physical and structural properties of bronze powder. Bronze powder was divided into two samples, one served as control and the other sample was received bio-field treatment. Control and treated bronze samples were characterized using x-ray di...

  17. Evaluation of Biofield Treatment on Physical and Structural Properties of Bronze Powder

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    Trivedi, Mahendra; Nayak, Gopal

    2015-01-01

    Bronze, a copper-tin alloy, widely utilizing in manufacturing of gears, bearing, and packing technologies due to its versatile physical, mechanical, and chemical properties. The aim of the present work was to evaluate the effect of biofield treatment on physical and structural properties of bronze powder. Bronze powder was divided into two samples, one served as control and the other sample was received biofield treatment. Control and treated bronze samples were characterized using x-ray diff...

  18. Prompt gamma-ray analysis of archaeological bronze

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    Prompt γ-ray analysis using the internal monostandard method was applied to voluminous archaeological bronze mirrors produced in ancient China. Sn/Cu content ratios were determined nondestructively by this method. Furthermore, Au/Cu, As/Cu, and Sb/Cu content ratios were determined by means of measuring decay γ-rays emitted from radioactive nuclides produced within samples via (n,γ) reactions. It is clear that the Sn/Cu content ratios in bronze mirrors produced in the Sung era is smaller than in ones produced in between the Han and the Tung era. (author)

  19. Chisels in the italian Bronze Age: technological and typological aspects

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    Speciale, Claudia; Zanini, Alessandro

    2010-01-01

    Bronze chisels are tools used “à percussion posée”; this means they need a minimum length and some functional parts (tang, body, blade); they could have a handle of perishable material and they were used with a hammer to work wood, bronze and other materials. Chisels can be classified following their functional parts; the first element is the shape (rod or socketed chisel); the second one is body section; the third one is tang section. Chronology and distribution of every type were identified...

  20. Archaeological investigations of the Bronze Age village of Bagnara di Romagna (RA

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper summarizes the results of researches carried out in the area next to the modern village of Bagnara di Romagna (RA, where several evidences related to a Bronze Age settlement have been collected. Recently test trenches and surface collections allowed to retrieve bronze and ceramics dating from the Middle Bronze Age (phase BM2 to the Recent Bronze Age (phase BR2. The analysis of landscape and the palaeoenvironmental reconstruction complete the outline of the region of Imola, Faenza and Lugo during the Bronze Age where are well known the ancient settlements of Solarolo, via Ordiere, Monte Castellaccio end S. Giuliano di Toscanella.

  1. Origin of the mysterious Yin-Shang bronzes in China indicated by lead isotopes

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    Sun, Wei-Dong; Zhang, Li-Peng; Guo, Jia; Li, Cong-Ying; Jiang, Yu-Hang; Zartman, Robert E.; Zhang, Zhao-Feng

    2016-03-01

    Fine Yin-Shang bronzes containing lead with puzzlingly highly radiogenic isotopic compositions appeared suddenly in the alluvial plain of the Yellow River around 1400 BC. The Tongkuangyu copper deposit in central China is known to have lead isotopic compositions even more radiogenic and scattered than those of the Yin-Shang bronzes. Most of the Yin-Shang bronzes are tin-copper alloys with high lead contents. The low lead and tin concentrations, together with the less radiogenic lead isotopes of bronzes in an ancient smelting site nearby, however, exclude Tongkuangyu as the sole supplier of the Yin-Shang bronzes. Interestingly, tin ingots/prills and bronzes found in Africa also have highly radiogenic lead isotopes, but it remains mysterious as to how such African bronzes may have been transported to China. Nevertheless, these African bronzes are the only bronzes outside China so far reported that have lead isotopes similar to those of the Yin-Shang bronzes. All these radiogenic lead isotopes plot along ~2.0–2.5 Ga isochron lines, implying that deposits around Archean cratons are the most likely candidates for the sources. African cratons along the Nile and even micro-cratons in the Sahara desert may have similar lead signatures. These places were probably accessible by ancient civilizations, and thus are the most favorable suppliers of the bronzes.

  2. Panetta Awarded Bronze Star for Afghanistan Intel Mission

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    Fellow officers in full dress uniform, family and friends ringed the room in rapt attention as Naval Reserve Lt. James Panetta was awarded the Bronze Star Medal by Naval Postgraduate School President Daniel Oliver in a special ceremony in the President's Conference Room, Dec. 9.

  3. Lithium intercalation in perovskite and hexagonal tungsten bronze derivatives

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    Lithium has been intercalated chemically and electrochemically in LnNb3O9 (Ln = La,Nd) perovskite-type phases and LiW3O9F which can be considered as a hexagonal tungsten bronze derivative. The crystallographic formula of the LnNb3O9 starting material is described

  4. Corrosion behavior of leaded-bronze alloys in sea water

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    Zohdy, K.M., E-mail: khalzohdy@yahoo.com [Higher Technological Institute, 10" t" h of Ramadan City (Egypt); Sadawy, M.M. [Mining and Petroleum Engineering Department, Al-Azhar University, Nasr City, Cairo 11371 (Egypt); Ghanem, M. [Industrial Education, Suez University (Egypt)

    2014-10-15

    The corrosion behavior of leaded-bronze alloys (Cu–5Sn–5Zn–5Pb, Cu–8Sn–8Zn–8Pb and Cu–10Sn–10Zn–10Pb) in sea water was investigated using weight loss method, open-circuit potential measurements (OCP), polarization techniques and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The nature and morphology of the corrosion products were investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The results showed that the corrosion resistance decreases with decreasing copper content. The XRD indicated that the composition of patina depends on the concentration of Cu, Sn, Zn and Pb in each alloy. - Highlights: • The corrosion potential of leaded bronze shifts to more noble potential. • The corrosion resistance increases with increasing amount of copper content in leaded bronze alloys. • The patina formed on Cu–5Sn–5Zn–5Pb is more uniform and protective than other alloys. • The composition of patina formed on leaded bronze depends on the concentration of Cu, Sn, Zn and Pb in the alloy.

  5. Electrodeposited nanocrystalline bronze alloys as replacement for Ni

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    Hovestad, A.; Tacken, R.A.; Mannetje, H.H.'t

    2008-01-01

    Nanocrystalline white-bronze, CuSn, electroplating was investigated as alternative to Ni plating as undercoat for noble metals in jewellery applications. A strongly acidic plating bath was developed with an organic additive to suppress hydrogen evolution and obtain bright coatings. Polarization curv

  6. Corrosion behavior of leaded-bronze alloys in sea water

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    The corrosion behavior of leaded-bronze alloys (Cu–5Sn–5Zn–5Pb, Cu–8Sn–8Zn–8Pb and Cu–10Sn–10Zn–10Pb) in sea water was investigated using weight loss method, open-circuit potential measurements (OCP), polarization techniques and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The nature and morphology of the corrosion products were investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The results showed that the corrosion resistance decreases with decreasing copper content. The XRD indicated that the composition of patina depends on the concentration of Cu, Sn, Zn and Pb in each alloy. - Highlights: • The corrosion potential of leaded bronze shifts to more noble potential. • The corrosion resistance increases with increasing amount of copper content in leaded bronze alloys. • The patina formed on Cu–5Sn–5Zn–5Pb is more uniform and protective than other alloys. • The composition of patina formed on leaded bronze depends on the concentration of Cu, Sn, Zn and Pb in the alloy

  7. Reporting Casting Bronze Plaque Becomes Advisers Class Project

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    Ross, Charlie

    1977-01-01

    Describes an advisers' class project (at the University of Oklahoma) which consisted of reporting on the casting of a bronze plaque bearing the names of the first school newspaper, "The Students Gazette," and its editor, Samuel M. Fox, for presentation in Philadelphia to commemorate scholastic journalism's Bicentennial. (MB)

  8. Neutron scattering material analysis of Bronze Age metal artefacts

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    Non-destructive characterization of bronze artefacts from archaeological finds of the 'Terramare' dwellings near Modena, Italy, was carried out by time-of-flight neutron scattering at the ISIS spallation neutron source of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK. This provides information on ancient metal technology and its development through the Bronze Age in that region. Six pieces from three different classes as to use and manufacture, from the Middle to Late Bronze Age, were investigated on the ROTAX and GEM beam lines at ISIS, providing a comparison between results from the two instruments. A comparison is also made with three axes of the same area of provenance (Emilia, Terramare culture) from the Early, Middle and Late Bronze Age respectively, analysed previously. Data collected provide stable refinements of the phase fractions and lattice parameters by the Rietveld method, allowing determination of Sn contents from the unit cell expansion due to the incorporation of Sn into the Cu-type α-phase. Notably, two of the objects exhibit a range of Sn contents in the bulk as is evident from broad diffraction peaks (4-8 and 10-14 wt% Sn), while the other four artefacts have more defined Sn contents of 8, 9, 10 and 14.5 wt% respectively. The higher Sn weight fractions are associated with the presence of pure unalloyed Cu, interestingly coexisting in one case with two bronze phases (α and the eutectoid δ). One sample shows the presence of 2-3 wt% Pb. Varying amounts of oxidation products such as cuprite were identified. Texture information extracted from the diffraction data provided some indications of different working treatments of the analysed objects

  9. Characterization of bronzes by abrasive stripping voltammetry and thin layer chromatography

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    Komorsky-Lovrić, Šebojka; Horvat, Alka J.M.; Ivanković, Danijela

    2006-01-01

    Corrosion potentials of five samples of bronzes having different compositions and the stripping peak potentials of their main components were determined by abrasive stripping voltammetry. Using thin-layer chromatography in combination with electrochemical dissolution of bronzes in the two electrode sampler, the ions of tin, copper, lead and nickel were detected as the products of electro-oxidation of bronzes. It is shown that the dissolution of tin is preferential at low potential differences...

  10. Indirect TL dating of bronze with their thermoluminescent clay/sand--cores

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    The occasional presence of thermoluminescent clay/sand core remains in bronze raises a possibility of dating them with the TL technique. In the dating of several bronze objects excavated in Shanxi Province, some satisfactory results have been achieved with dating accuracy between 8% and 12%. Since the sample collection does no harm to the bronze body, the TL dating technique can be more widely applied in the dating and authenticity tests

  11. Rewriting the Central European Early Bronze Age Chronology: Evidence from Large-Scale Radiocarbon Dating.

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    Full Text Available The transition from the Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age in Central Europe has often been considered as a supra-regional uniform process, which led to the growing mastery of the new bronze technology. Since the 1920s, archaeologists have divided the Early Bronze Age into two chronological phases (Bronze A1 and A2, which were also seen as stages of technical progress. On the basis of the early radiocarbon dates from the cemetery of Singen, southern Germany, the beginning of the Early Bronze Age in Central Europe was originally dated around 2300/2200 BC and the transition to more complex casting techniques (i.e., Bronze A2 around 2000 BC. On the basis of 140 newly radiocarbon dated human remains from Final Neolithic, Early and Middle Bronze Age cemeteries south of Augsburg (Bavaria and a re-dating of ten graves from the cemetery of Singen, we propose a significantly different dating range, which forces us to re-think the traditional relative and absolute chronologies as well as the narrative of technical development. We are now able to date the beginning of the Early Bronze Age to around 2150 BC and its end to around 1700 BC. Moreover, there is no transition between Bronze (Bz A1 and Bronze (Bz A2, but a complete overlap between the type objects of the two phases from 1900-1700 BC. We thus present a revised chronology of the assumed diagnostic type objects of the Early Bronze Age and recommend a radiocarbon-based view on the development of the material culture. Finally, we propose that the traditional phases Bz A1 and Bz A2 do not represent a chronological sequence, but regionally different social phenomena connected to the willingness of local actors to appropriate the new bronze technology.

  12. The study of bronze statuettes with the help of neutron-imaging techniques

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    Van Langh, R.; Lehmann, E; Hartmann, S.; Kaestner, A.; Scholten, F.

    2009-01-01

    Until recently fabrication techniques of Renaissance bronzes have been studied only with the naked eye, microscopically, videoscopically and with X-radiography. These techniques provide information on production techniques, yet much important detail remains unclear. As part of an interdisciplinary study of Renaissance bronzes undertaken by the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, neutron-imaging techniques have been applied with the aim of obtaining a better understanding of bronze workmanship during the R...

  13. Production and properties of bronze based cellular materials

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    For production of lightweight components, cellular materials offer attractive potential. Here, manufacturing of sintered bodies from bronze hollow spheres is described. The process starts with fabrication of hollow copper particles by cementation of Cu on iron particles. The still fragile Cu shells are consolidated by coating with Sn and subsequent gravity sintering. The resulting specimens exhibit a closed cell bronze structure with rather consistent morphology and cell wall thickness. The apparent density may range between 1.5 and 3.0 gcm-3 and can be controlled by variation of particle size and wall thickness. The mechanical behavior of the structures esp. during compressive loading is described and related to the microstructural parameters. (author)

  14. Quantitative multiphase analysis of archaeological bronzes by neutron diffraction

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    In this paper, we report the first investigation on the potentials of neutron diffraction to characterize archaeological bronze artifacts. The preliminary feasibility of phase and structural analysis was demonstrated on standardised specimens with a typical bronze alloy composition. These were realised through different hardening and annealing cycles, simulating possible ancient working techniques. The Bragg peak widths that resulted were strictly dependent on the working treatment, thus providing an important analytical element to investigate ancient making techniques. The diagnostic criteria developed on the standardised specimens were then applied to study two Etruscan museum pieces. Quantitative multiphase analysis by Rietveld refinement of the diffraction patterns was successfully demonstrated. Furthermore, the analysis of patterns associated with different artifact elements also yielded evidence for some peculiar perspective of the neutron diffraction diagnostics in archeometric applications. (orig.)

  15. Pyroelectric properties of ceramic with tetragonal bronze tungsten structure

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    Ceramics of the tetragonal tungsten bronze type of structure (Srx Ba1-x) Nb2 O6 (SBN), with x=0.25, x=0.50 e x=0.75, were synthesized by conventional methods. The dielectric and pyroelectric properties were analyzed with intention to determine the potential of the SBN ceramics for pyroelectric detection. The pyroelectric properties of these ceramic materials are pioneer results in this area. (author)

  16. Prevention of Dealloying in Manganese Aluminium Bronze Propeller: Part II

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    Napachat Tareelap; Kaysinee Sriraksasin; Nakorn Srisukhumbowornchai; Swieng Thuanboon; Choochat Nitipanyawong

    2014-01-01

    Due to the failure of manganese aluminium bronze (MAB) propeller caused by dealloying corrosion as described in Part I [1], this work aims to study the prevention of dealloying corrosion using aluminium and zinc sacrificial anodes. The results indicated that both of the sacrificial anodes could prevent the propeller from dealloying. Moreover, the dealloying in seawater was less than that found in brackish water. It was possible that hydroxide ions, from cathodic reaction, reacted with calcium...

  17. The Development of Iron Technology in the Mediterranean Bronze Age

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    Leek, Rodney Thomas

    2014-01-01

    In the eastern Mediterranean region in the Bronze Age there were a number of elite controlled, complex societies that through cultural activities and trade and international agreements, participated in a regional exchange economy. In the transition to Iron Age there was a confusing period with wars, migrations and the collapse of most of the elite societies,. At this time, iron technology had already spread to some parts of the region. When the regional economy collapsed in c. 1200 BC it crea...

  18. Tamil Chola Bronzes and Swamimalai Legacy: Metal Sources and Archaeotechnology

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    Srinivasan, Sharada

    2016-05-01

    This review explores the great copper alloy image casting traditions of southern India from archaeometallurgical and ethnometallurgical perspectives. The usefulness of lead isotope ratio and compositional analysis in the finger-printing and art historical study of more than 130 early historic, Pallava, Chola, later Chola, and Vijayanagara sculptures (fifth-eighteenth centuries) is highlighted, including Nataraja, Buddha, Parvati, and Rama images made of copper, leaded bronze, brass, and gilt copper. Image casting traditions at Swamimalai in Tamil Nadu are compared with artistic treatises and with the technical examination of medieval bronzes, throwing light on continuities and changes in foundry practices. Western Indian sources could be pinpointed for a couple of medieval images from lead isotope analysis. Slag and archaeometallurgical investigations suggest the exploitation of some copper and lead-silver sources in the Andhra and Karnataka regions in the early historic Satavahana period and point to probable copper sources for the medieval images in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh. The general lower iron content in southern Indian bronzes perhaps renders the proximal copper-magnetite reserves of Seruvila in Sri Lanka as a less likely source. Given the lack of lead deposits in Sri Lanka, however, the match of the lead isotope signatures of a well-known Ceylonese Buddhist Tara in British Museum with a Buddha image from Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu may underscore ties between the island nation and the southern Indian Tamil regions.

  19. Portable EDXRF investigation of the patinas on the Riace Bronzes

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    Buccolieri, Giovanni, E-mail: giovanni.buccolieri@unisalento.it [Università del Salento, Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica, via Arnesano, 73100 Lecce (Italy); Buccolieri, Alessandro, E-mail: alessandro.buccolieri@unisalento.it [Università del Salento, Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche e Ambientali, via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce (Italy); Donati, Paola, E-mail: paola.donati@beniculturali.it [Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione e il Restauro, via di San Michele n. 23, 00153 Roma (Italy); Marabelli, Maurizio, E-mail: maurizio.marabelli@libero.it [Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione e il Restauro, via di San Michele n. 23, 00153 Roma (Italy); Castellano, Alfredo, E-mail: alfredo.castellano@unisalento.it [Università del Salento, Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica, via Arnesano, 73100 Lecce (Italy)

    2015-01-15

    This paper summarizes the experimental results concerning the Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) analysis of patinas on two Riace Bronzes, kept in the National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria (Calabria, Southern Italy). The two large Greek sculptures, famous nude bearded warriors both dated in the fifth century BC, are without a doubt, two masterpieces of inestimable historic and artistic value. EDXRF survey had the aim to determinate the chemical composition of the surface of these two bronze statues and to discriminate their different patinas. In particular, the concentration of sulphur, chlorine, tin, manganese, iron, copper, zinc and lead was determined by using a portable apparatus. Multivariate statistical analysis was carried out in order to identify possible correlations and/or differences of elemental composition among the patinas of these two statues. The information obtained made it possible to improve knowledge about the patinas of the Riace Bronzes, and this may help further studies and subsequent methods of restoration and/or of preservation of the two celebrated Greek sculptures.

  20. Portable EDXRF investigation of the patinas on the Riace Bronzes

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    This paper summarizes the experimental results concerning the Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) analysis of patinas on two Riace Bronzes, kept in the National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria (Calabria, Southern Italy). The two large Greek sculptures, famous nude bearded warriors both dated in the fifth century BC, are without a doubt, two masterpieces of inestimable historic and artistic value. EDXRF survey had the aim to determinate the chemical composition of the surface of these two bronze statues and to discriminate their different patinas. In particular, the concentration of sulphur, chlorine, tin, manganese, iron, copper, zinc and lead was determined by using a portable apparatus. Multivariate statistical analysis was carried out in order to identify possible correlations and/or differences of elemental composition among the patinas of these two statues. The information obtained made it possible to improve knowledge about the patinas of the Riace Bronzes, and this may help further studies and subsequent methods of restoration and/or of preservation of the two celebrated Greek sculptures

  1. Model of Cu-Al-Fe-Ni Bronze Crystallization

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    B. P. Pisarek

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available According to the analysis of the current state of the knowledge shows that there is little information on the process of phase transformations that occur during the cooling Cu-Al-Fe-Ni hypo-eutectoid bronzes with additions of Cr, Mo and/or W, made additions individually or together, for the determination of: the type of crystallizing phases, crystallizing phases, order and place of their nucleation. On the basis of recorded using thermal and derivative analysis of thermal effects phases crystallization or their systems, analysis of the microstructure formed during crystallization - observed on the metallographic specimen casting ATD10-PŁ probe, analysis of the existing phase equilibrium diagrams forming elements tested Cu-Al-Fe-Ni bronze, with additions of Cr, Mo, W and/or Si developed an original model of crystallization and phase transformation in the solid state, the casting of high quality Cu-Al-Fe-Ni bronze comprising: crystallizing type phase, crystallizing phase sequence, place of nucleation.

  2. The moessbauer spectroscopy study of an ancient bronze mirror without sampling

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    The Moessbauer spectra of 119Sn for a bronze mirror of the Han Dynasty are described. A method of measuring Moessbauer spectrum without sampling is established. For the sake of contrast, both the spectra of transmission and of γ-ray scattering were measured. The results show that on the surface of the bronze mirror tin is in the state of Sn4+ oxide

  3. Metallography and microstructure interpretation of some archaeological tin bronze vessels from Iran

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    Archaeological excavations in western Iran have recently revealed a significant Luristan Bronzes collection from Sangtarashan archaeological site. The site and its bronze collection are dated to Iron Age II/III of western Iran (10th–7th century BC) according to archaeological research. Alloy composition, microstructure and manufacturing technique of some sheet metal vessels are determined to reveal metallurgical processes in western Iran in the first millennium BC. Experimental analyses were carried out using Scanning Electron Microscopy–Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy and Optical Microscopy/Metallography methods. The results allowed reconstructing the manufacturing process of bronze vessels in Luristan. It proved that the samples have been manufactured with a binary copper–tin alloy with a variable tin content that may relates to the application of an uncontrolled procedure to make bronze alloy (e.g. co-smelting or cementation). The presence of elongated copper sulphide inclusions showed probable use of copper sulphide ores for metal production and smelting. Based on metallographic studies, a cycle of cold working and annealing was used to shape the bronze vessels. - Highlights: • Sangtarashan vessels are made by variable Cu-Sn alloys with some impurities. • Various compositions occurred due to applying uncontrolled smelting methods. • The microstructure represents thermo-mechanical process to shape bronze vessels. • In one case, the annealing didn’t remove the eutectoid remaining from casting. • The characteristics of the bronzes are similar to other Iron Age Luristan Bronzes

  4. Abrasive wear of BA1055 bronze with additives of Si, Cr, Mo and/or W

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    B. P. Pisarek

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Aluminium bronzes belong to the high-grade constructional materials applied on the put under strongly load pieces of machines, aboutgood sliding, resistant properties on corrosion both in the cast state how and after the thermal processing. It moves to them Cr and Si in the aim of the improvement of their usable proprieties. The additions Mo and/or W were not applied so far. It was worked out therefore the new kind of bronzes casting including these elements. Make additions to the Cu-Al-Fe-Ni bronze of Si, Cr, Mo and/or W in the rise of these properties makes possible. The investigations of the surface distribution of the concentration of elements in the microstructure of the studied bronze on X-ray microanalyzer were conducted. It results from conducted investigations, that in the aluminium bronze BA1055 after makes additions Si, Cr, Mo and/or W the phases of the type κFe, κNi crystallize, probably as complex silicides. Elements such as: Fe and Si dissolve first of all in phases κ, in smaller stage in the matrix of the bronze; Mn, Ni and W they dissolve in matrix and phases κ. It dissolves Cr and Mo in the larger stage in phases κ than in the matrix. The sizes of the abrasive wear were compared in the state cast multicomponentnew casting Cu-Al-Fe-Ni bronzes with the additives Cr, Mo or W with the wear of the bronze CuAl10Fe5Ni5Si. The investigations of thewear were conducted on the standard device. It results from conducted investigations, that make additions to bronze BA1055 of the additives of Si, Cr, Mo, and/or W it influences the rise of the hardness (HB of the bronze in the cast state, in the result of the enlarged quantity separates of hard phases κ, and in the consequence the decrease of the abrasive wear. The addition of molybdenum made possible obtainment of the microhardness of the phase α and γ 2 on the comparable level. From the microstructure of the bronze CuAl10Fe5Ni5MoSi is characterizes the smallest abrasive wear among

  5. Metallurgical and Chemical Characterization of Bronze Remains Found at the Houhe Site in Shanxi Province, China

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    Mu, D.; Nan, P. H.; Wang, J. Y.; Song, G. D.; Luo, W. G.

    2015-07-01

    This study attempts to determine the metallurgical and chemical characteristics of Chinese bronze artifacts from the early Iron Age by taking the bronze artifacts from the Houhe site as an example. The bronze artifacts included vessels, buckles, mirrors, and bells. Elemental compositions of 10 Chinese bronze artifacts from the Houhe site were determined by an x-ray fluorescence system. Microstructures were observed by a polarizing microscope. Most of the artifacts were cast and lacked external evidence of secondary processing. The copper content of the vessels is higher than the other samples, and the copper content of buckles is the lowest. High tin content is a distinctive characteristic of the mirrors. Through comparisons, bells show a decline in the content of copper from the Western Zhou dynasty to the early Han dynasty, and the content of lead increased over time. Combined with historical studies, the findings show that there may have been industrial standards for bronze production during the Han dynasty.

  6. Determining Foundry Area of Bronze Vessel Using REE in Clay Mould Residues

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    2006-01-01

    The composition of casting clay core might provide clue to the foundry area of the bronze vessels. REE analysis of the residual clay mould was conducted by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometer (ICP-AES). Results reveal that characteristic of REE of clay mould from different region is dissimilar. It is feasible to restrict the possible foundry area of the bronze vessels on the basis of analysis of REE of clay mould residues on the bronzes. Meanwhile, this paper attempts to determine the foundry area of the bronze vessels unearthed at Jiuliandun tombs of Chu State, dated back to Warring States Period, in Zaoyang City, Hubei Province, and at Zuozhong cemetery, Spring and Autumn Period, in Jingmen City, Hubei Province. REE of clay core provides information on the foundry area of bronze vessels.

  7. Preliminary result on the analysis of Late Bronze Age metals

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    Complete text of publication follows. The main event of the complex cultural changes during the transition from Middle to Late Bronze Age was the appearance of Tumulus culture in the Danube-Tisza region. In this period people rose mounds (tumuli) above their graves made from stone and soil. According to our present knowledge we believe that the ethnically inhomogeneous Tumulus culture was made homogenous by commerce (especially bronze commerce). Depots were typical of the final period of Middle Bronze Age called Koszider-phase. During the tumulus period the practice of hiding depots came to its end, bronze objects were put into graves. Therefore, it would be important to analyze the relation between the Koszider and Tumulus metallurgy. The main question to be answered is the following: were the trade connections and exchange of goods discontinued during the time of cultural changes? Examination of archaeological finds is carried out usually by typological methods which provide information on the attire fashion and funeral rite of cultures. The inherent capability of analytical techniques makes it possible to draw conclusions on the provenance of metals, thus facilitating to establish the contemporary trade routes. The metal finds from the southern part of the Great Hungarian Plain has not been investigated yet, though it would be important from the point of view of Tumulus culture. The main question is whether there is any noticeable change between the metallurgical craftsmanship of the consecutive eras. Therefore, it is important to determine the composition of the used raw materials, their sources, as well as the applied manufacturing technologies. For the characterization of archaeological bronze finds both conventional X-ray fluorescence (XRF) method and micro proton induced X-ray fluorescence (micro-PIXE) techniques are applied. The first one serves for the determination of the bulk composition of samples while the second one for the characterization of

  8. Chisels in the italian Bronze Age: technological and typological aspects

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    Speciale, Claudia

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Bronze chisels are tools used “à percussion posée”; this means they need a minimum length and some functional parts (tang, body, blade; they could have a handle of perishable material and they were used with a hammer to work wood, bronze and other materials. Chisels can be classified following their functional parts; the first element is the shape (rod or socketed chisel; the second one is body section; the third one is tang section. Chronology and distribution of every type were identified to obtain a general view of this class of tools during the Italian Bronze Age.

    Los cinceles de bronce son herramientas que se utilizan en percusión apoyada (à percussion posée, por consiguiente, necesitan una longitud mínima y algunas partes funcionales (empuñadura, cuerpo, hoja; podrían tener un mango de material perecedero. Se utilizan con un martillo en el labrado de la madera, del bronce y de otros materiales. Los cinceles se pueden clasificar de acuerdo con los siguientes elementos funcionales: el primero es la forma (cincel de varilla o de cubo; el segundo es la sección del cuerpo; el tercero es la sección de la empuñadura. La cronología y la distribución de cada tipo se identificaron para obtener una visión general de esta clase de instrumentos durante la Edad del Bronce en Italia.

  9. Novel polar dielectrics with the tetragonal tungsten bronze structure

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    Andrei ROTARU

    2013-01-01

    There is great interest in the development of new polar dielectric ceramics and multiferroic materials with new and improved properties. A family of tetragonal tungsten bronze (TTB) relaxors of composition Ba₆M³⁺Nb₉O₃₀ (M³⁺ = Ga³⁺, Sc³⁺ and In³⁺, and also their solid solutions) were studied in an attempt to understand their dielectric properties to enable design of novel polar TTB materials. A combination of electrical measurements (dielectric and impedance spectroscopy) and powder diffr...

  10. Analysis of selective laser cleaning of patina on bronze coins

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    Buccolieri, G.; Nassisi, V.; Torrisi, L.; Buccolieri, A.; Castellano, A.; Di Giulio, M.; Giuffreda, E.; Delle Side, D.; Velardi, L.

    2014-04-01

    The patina, is the result of a large number of chemical, electrochemical and physical processes which occur spontaneously during interaction of metal surfaces with the environment. In this work we want to analyze and remove the patina in artefacts, exposed to atmosphere for various decades. Here, experimental results about the laser cleaning of bronze coins by KrF (248 nm) and Nd:YAG (532 nm) lasers are reported. Both laser wavelengths were efficient to reduce the chlorine concentration on the surface of the coins more than 80 %, as demonstrated by Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence analyses.

  11. Analysis of selective laser cleaning of patina on bronze coins

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    The patina, is the result of a large number of chemical, electrochemical and physical processes which occur spontaneously during interaction of metal surfaces with the environment. In this work we want to analyze and remove the patina in artefacts, exposed to atmosphere for various decades. Here, experimental results about the laser cleaning of bronze coins by KrF (248 nm) and Nd:YAG (532 nm) lasers are reported. Both laser wavelengths were efficient to reduce the chlorine concentration on the surface of the coins more than 80 %, as demonstrated by Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence analyses.

  12. Investigation of laser cleaning on bronze cultural relics

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    Ling, Xiulan; Wang, Gao; Zhang, Chen

    2016-05-01

    The effects of laser cleaning on the corrosion layers of bronze cultural relics were studied using a pulsed fiber laser. The laser cleaning threshold value of the corrosion layers was obtained. It was found that the corrosion layer was removed successfully by employing a laser fluence value of 0.32 J cm-2 and scanning for three times. To obtain experimental evidence, laser con-focal scanning microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS), laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) and laser Raman spectroscopy were employed to investigate the cleaning efficiency of corrosion layers on specimens.

  13. Bronze analysis by k0-NAA and PIXE

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    Five copper alloys were prepared with modern powder metallurgical processes in the frame of the European project 'Improvement of Means of Measurement on Archaeological Copper-Alloys for Characterisation and Conservation (IMMACO)' and certified for As, Pb, Sn and Zn mass fractions. Similar in their composition to archaeological bronze alloys, these Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) are to be used for calibration of XRF instruments for characterization of archaeological samples either in the laboratory or in the field. Successful contribution of non-destructive analytical methods (k0-NAA and PIXE) to the IMMACO project and to the certification of the five reference materials is presented. (author)

  14. Prevention of Dealloying in Manganese Aluminium Bronze Propeller: Part II

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    Napachat Tareelap

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Due to the failure of manganese aluminium bronze (MAB propeller caused by dealloying corrosion as described in Part I [1], this work aims to study the prevention of dealloying corrosion using aluminium and zinc sacrificial anodes. The results indicated that both of the sacrificial anodes could prevent the propeller from dealloying. Moreover, the dealloying in seawater was less than that found in brackish water. It was possible that hydroxide ions, from cathodic reaction, reacted with calcium in seawater to form calcium carbonate film protecting the propeller from corrosion.

  15. Environmental roots of the late bronze age crisis.

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    Kaniewski, David; Van Campo, Elise; Guiot, Joël; Le Burel, Sabine; Otto, Thierry; Baeteman, Cecile

    2013-01-01

    The Late Bronze Age world of the Eastern Mediterranean, a rich linkage of Aegean, Egyptian, Syro-Palestinian, and Hittite civilizations, collapsed famously 3200 years ago and has remained one of the mysteries of the ancient world since the event's retrieval began in the late 19(th) century AD/CE. Iconic Egyptian bas-reliefs and graphic hieroglyphic and cuneiform texts portray the proximate cause of the collapse as the invasions of the "Peoples-of-the-Sea" at the Nile Delta, the Turkish coast, and down into the heartlands of Syria and Palestine where armies clashed, famine-ravaged cities abandoned, and countrysides depopulated. Here we report palaeoclimate data from Cyprus for the Late Bronze Age crisis, alongside a radiocarbon-based chronology integrating both archaeological and palaeoclimate proxies, which reveal the effects of abrupt climate change-driven famine and causal linkage with the Sea People invasions in Cyprus and Syria. The statistical analysis of proximate and ultimate features of the sequential collapse reveals the relationships of climate-driven famine, sea-borne-invasion, region-wide warfare, and politico-economic collapse, in whose wake new societies and new ideologies were created. PMID:23967146

  16. Environmental roots of the late bronze age crisis.

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    Full Text Available The Late Bronze Age world of the Eastern Mediterranean, a rich linkage of Aegean, Egyptian, Syro-Palestinian, and Hittite civilizations, collapsed famously 3200 years ago and has remained one of the mysteries of the ancient world since the event's retrieval began in the late 19(th century AD/CE. Iconic Egyptian bas-reliefs and graphic hieroglyphic and cuneiform texts portray the proximate cause of the collapse as the invasions of the "Peoples-of-the-Sea" at the Nile Delta, the Turkish coast, and down into the heartlands of Syria and Palestine where armies clashed, famine-ravaged cities abandoned, and countrysides depopulated. Here we report palaeoclimate data from Cyprus for the Late Bronze Age crisis, alongside a radiocarbon-based chronology integrating both archaeological and palaeoclimate proxies, which reveal the effects of abrupt climate change-driven famine and causal linkage with the Sea People invasions in Cyprus and Syria. The statistical analysis of proximate and ultimate features of the sequential collapse reveals the relationships of climate-driven famine, sea-borne-invasion, region-wide warfare, and politico-economic collapse, in whose wake new societies and new ideologies were created.

  17. Corrosion characteristics of copper and leaded bronze in palm biodiesel

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    Haseeb, A.S.M.A.; Masjuki, H.H.; Ann, L.J.; Fazal, M.A. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    2010-03-15

    Biodiesel has become more attractive as alternative fuel for automobiles because of its environmental benefits and the fact that it is made from renewable sources. However, corrosion of metals in biodiesel is one of the concerns related to biodiesel compatibility issues. This study aims to characterize the corrosion behavior of commercial pure copper and leaded bronze commonly encountered in the automotive fuel system in diesel engine. Static immersion tests in B0, B50 and B100 fuels were carried out at room temperature for 2640 h. Similar immersion tests in B0, B100 and B100 (oxidized) fuels were also conducted at 60 C for 840 h. At the end of the test, corrosion behavior was investigated by weight loss measurements and changes in surface morphology. Fuels were analyzed by using TAN analyzer, FTIR, MOA (multi-element oil analyzer) to investigate acid concentration, oxidation level with water content and corrosive impurities respectively. Results showed that under the experimental conditions, pure copper was more susceptible to corrosion in biodiesel as compared to leaded bronze. (author)

  18. Investigation into anodic dissolution of sodium-tungsten bronzes in tungstate melt

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    Anodic dissolution of monocrystals of sodium-tungsten bronzes and tungsten in tungstate melts with different content of tungsten trioxide (20, 40, 60 mol%) is studied. It is shown that the dissolution of sodium-tungsten bronze at small current densities on the both electrodes proceeds reversibly in terms of identical chemical behaviour of cathode and anode processes and small polarization. As the current density increases, the process becomes complicated by the fact that alongside with the dissolution of bronzes their solid-phase oxidation takes place

  19. Investigation into anodic dissolution of sodium-tungsten bronzes in tungstate melt

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    Aksent' ev, A.G.; Kaliev, K.A.; Baraboshkin, A.N. (AN SSSR, Sverdlovsk. Inst. Ehlektrokhimii)

    1982-05-01

    Anodic dissolution of monocrystals of sodium-tungsten bronzes and tungsten in tungstate melts with different content of tungsten trioxide (20, 40, 60 mol%) is studied. It is shown that the dissolution of sodium-tungsten bronze at small current densities on both electrodes proceeds reversibly in terms of identical chemical behaviour of cathode and anode processes and small polarization. As the current density increases, the process becomes complicated by the fact that alongside with the dissolution of bronzes their solid-phase oxidation takes place.

  20. Palaeoethnobotanical Data from the High Mountainous Early Bronze Age Settlement of Tsaghkasar-1 (Mt. Aragats, Armenia

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    Roman Hovsepyan

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Palaeoethnobotanical investigations suggest that at least part of the Early Bronze Age population of Tsaghkasar was settled and practiced agriculture in the high mountainous zone. People there appear to have cultivated hexa‐ and tetraploid wheats (probably bread wheat and emmer and barley (possibly hulled. Bronze Age agriculture in the Southern Caucasus differs from earlier and later period when cultivation of pulses, oil‐producing plants, and other plants was common. This emphasis on the cultivation and use of certain cereal grains at Early Bronze sites such as Tsaghkasar can tentatively be added to a constellation of practices associated with the Kura‐Araxes culture in the South Caucasus.

  1. History of a Bronze Age tell and its environment

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    Kovács, Gabriella; Füleky, György; Vicze, Magdolna

    2016-04-01

    Százhalombatta-Földvár is the most excessively researched Bronze Age tell site in Hungary. Parallel to the investigation of the settlement structure and activity patterns the changes of the landscape and the effect of human alteration is also studied. Significant changes of the landscape can be detected from the Bronze Age until the recent natural and cultural heritage protection of the area. Archaeological, soil analytical and thin section soil micromorphological methods are used to reconstruct the past 4000 years of the tell and its immediate surroundings. Prior to the Bronze Age the area was covered by forest vegetation, so the initial settling could only be realised after deforestation (2000 BC). The result of the soil corings and the prepared soil thin sections are solid proves of this action. It also became evident that at some areas - so far it seems that at locales where house floors were laid for the very first time - even the topsoil was removed so intensively that only the B horizon of the relict forest soil can be found. This observation needs to be further tested outside the habitation area to define the horizontal extension of the forest clearance and the topsoil removal. The northern side of the settlement is bordered by a natural erosion gully. At 2000 BC it was just a natural depression, but by 1500 BC it was deepened to serve as a fortification ditch. Around 1200 BC the ditch started to be filled in and by 1000 BC it was refilled to such an extent that its surface was utilised again. At about 600 BC (Late Iron Age) a smaller inner rampart was erected on the southern side of the ditch for inner separation. Not much is known about the Roman period of this area (200 AD) but the remnants of a watchtower indicate their presence. During the 18th century AD the area was used for grape cultivation and later for hobby gardens up until the protection of the area in the late 20th century. Since then species of the original vegetation started to grow back

  2. Effect of lattice instability on superconductivity in sodium tungsten bronze

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    The effect of lattice instability on the electronic properties of the tungsten bronzes, M/subx/WO3(0 3, the effect on the superconducting transition temperature of a phonon which is assumed to soften as a function of x is explicitly calculated. Tunneling between the local free-energy minima is assisted by this soft phonon. Good agreement is obtained with recent experimental observations of a dramatic increase in T/subc/ as x decreases and approaches the critical value for transition between the superconducting and semiconducting tetragonal phases. Noteworthy features of this work are that the structural transformation does not correspond to a simple condensation of the soft phonon, and also that the phonon softening and configurational tunneling are considered simultaneously

  3. LAMQS analysis applied to ancient Egyptian bronze coins

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    Torrisi, L.; Caridi, F.; Giuffrida, L.; Torrisi, A.; Mondio, G.; Serafino, T.; Caltabiano, M.; Castrizio, E. D.; Paniz, E.; Salici, A.

    2010-05-01

    Some Egyptian bronze coins, dated VI-VII sec A.D. are analyzed through different physical techniques in order to compare their composition and morphology and to identify their origin and the type of manufacture. The investigations have been performed by using micro-invasive analysis, such as Laser Ablation and Mass Quadrupole Spectrometry (LAMQS), X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Electronic (SEM) and Optical Microscopy, Surface Profile Analysis (SPA) and density measurements. Results indicate that the coins have a similar bulk composition but significant differences have been evidenced due to different constituents of the patina, bulk alloy composition, isotopic ratios, density and surface morphology. The results are in agreement with the archaeological expectations, indicating that the coins have been produced in two different Egypt sites: Alexandria and Antinoupolis. A group of fake coins produced in Alexandria in the same historical period is also identified.

  4. Cavitation erosion behavior of nickel-aluminum bronze weldment

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    李小亚; 闫永贵; 许振明; 李建国

    2003-01-01

    Cavitation erosion behavior of nickel-aluminum bronze(NAB)weldment in 3.5% NaCl aqueous solution was studied by magnetostrictive vibratory device for cavitation erosion.The results show that cavitation erosion resistance of the weld zone(WZ)of the weldment is superior to that of the base metal.SEM observation of eroded specimens reveals that the phases undergoing selective attack by the stress of cavitation erosion at the early stage of cavitation erosion are:martensite in the WZ,α phase in the heat-affected zone(HAZ)and eutectoidal phase in the base metal; the microcracks causing cavitation damage initiate at the phase boundaries.

  5. Analysis of an ancient bronze statue by external beam pixe

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    A quantitative analysis of an ancient Buddha statue was performed by external beam Proton Induced X-ray Emission for the purpose of identifying its originality. It is shown how the PIXE method can be applied for archeological study. The elemental composition of the statue is compared with that of several samples with definite ages. The experiment was performed by extracting 2.4 MeV proton beam through a 2 mm diameter collimator and 7.6 μm kapton foil to the He atmosphere. X-rays were measured by a Si(Li) detector. The analysed elements were Fe, Cu, Ag, Au and Hg for gold coating and Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Ag, Sn, Au, Pb and Bi for bronze body. (author) 11 refs.; 4 figs.; 2 tabs

  6. LAMQS analysis applied to ancient Egyptian bronze coins

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    Torrisi, L., E-mail: lorenzo.torrisi@unime.i [Dipartimento di Fisica dell' Universita di Messina, Salita Sperone, 31, 98166 Messina (Italy); Caridi, F.; Giuffrida, L.; Torrisi, A. [Dipartimento di Fisica dell' Universita di Messina, Salita Sperone, 31, 98166 Messina (Italy); Mondio, G.; Serafino, T. [Dipartimento di Fisica della Materia ed Ingegneria Elettronica dell' Universita di Messina, Salita Sperone, 31, 98166 Messina (Italy); Caltabiano, M.; Castrizio, E.D. [Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia dell' Universita di Messina, Polo Universitario dell' Annunziata, 98168 Messina (Italy); Paniz, E.; Salici, A. [Carabinieri, Reparto Investigazioni Scientifiche, S.S. 114, Km. 6, 400 Tremestieri, Messina (Italy)

    2010-05-15

    Some Egyptian bronze coins, dated VI-VII sec A.D. are analyzed through different physical techniques in order to compare their composition and morphology and to identify their origin and the type of manufacture. The investigations have been performed by using micro-invasive analysis, such as Laser Ablation and Mass Quadrupole Spectrometry (LAMQS), X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Electronic (SEM) and Optical Microscopy, Surface Profile Analysis (SPA) and density measurements. Results indicate that the coins have a similar bulk composition but significant differences have been evidenced due to different constituents of the patina, bulk alloy composition, isotopic ratios, density and surface morphology. The results are in agreement with the archaeological expectations, indicating that the coins have been produced in two different Egypt sites: Alexandria and Antinoupolis. A group of fake coins produced in Alexandria in the same historical period is also identified.

  7. LAMQS analysis applied to ancient Egyptian bronze coins

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    Some Egyptian bronze coins, dated VI-VII sec A.D. are analyzed through different physical techniques in order to compare their composition and morphology and to identify their origin and the type of manufacture. The investigations have been performed by using micro-invasive analysis, such as Laser Ablation and Mass Quadrupole Spectrometry (LAMQS), X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Electronic (SEM) and Optical Microscopy, Surface Profile Analysis (SPA) and density measurements. Results indicate that the coins have a similar bulk composition but significant differences have been evidenced due to different constituents of the patina, bulk alloy composition, isotopic ratios, density and surface morphology. The results are in agreement with the archaeological expectations, indicating that the coins have been produced in two different Egypt sites: Alexandria and Antinoupolis. A group of fake coins produced in Alexandria in the same historical period is also identified.

  8. Spectrophotometric determination of beryllium in bronzes with chrome azurol S

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    Some remarks on the spectrophotometric determination of beryllium in bronzes using Chrome Azurol S (CAS) are given. The determination was performed at pH=6.5 and 10.0 using hexamethylene-tetramine and ammoniacal buffers, respectively. It was demonstrated that the determination of Be with CAS at pH=10.0 is slightly less sensitive, but it has two advantages which are important in obtaining reliable results. First, is the shorter time to reach the equilibrium between Be and CAS, and second, is lower pH sensitivity so that a better precision of the results at pH=10.0 overcompensate the slightly lower sensitivity at this pH in comparison with that at pH=6.5. (Author)

  9. Microcrystalline sodium tungsten bronze nanowire bundles as efficient visible light-responsive photocatalysts.

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    Wang, Lei; Zhan, Jinhua; Fan, Weiliu; Cui, Guanwei; Sun, Honggang; Zhuo, Linhai; Zhao, Xian; Tang, Bo

    2010-12-14

    Microcrystalline sodium tungsten bronze nanowire bundles were obtained via a facile hydrothermal synthesis, and were applied in water purification as visible-light-driven photocatalysts for the first time. PMID:20953497

  10. The Bronze "Ding of Flourishing Olympic "for the Main Stadium of the 2008 Olympic Games

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    2007-01-01

    @@ The bronze "Ding of Flourishing Olympic" for the main stadium of the 2008Olympic Games has been completed by Yuda Group Company. The "Ding of Flourishing Olympic" was designed by Lanzhou Ludu Chunqiu Cultural Disseminating Co. Ltd.

  11. Synchrotron X-ray diffraction and imaging of ancient Chinese bronzes

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    High-energy synchrotron X-ray diffraction and imaging experiments were performed at the Advanced Photon Source on two ancient Chinese bronzes from the Art Institute of Chicago with the goal to nondestructively study their microstructure. The first object, a bronze fragment from an early Western Zhou dynasty vessel (Hu, 11th/10th century B.C.), was investigated with spatially-resolved diffraction to reveal the depth and composition of the surface corrosion layer as well as the composition and grain size of the underlying bronze core. The second object, a bronze dagger-axe (Ge, 3rd/2nd century B.C.) with a silver-inlaid sheath, was studied under both diffraction and imaging conditions. It was found to have been cast as a single object, answering longstanding scholars' questions on whether the ceremonial object concealed an interior blade. (orig.)

  12. University receives 2009 Governor's Environmental Excellence Bronze Medal for Campus Tree Tour 2008 Event

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    2009-01-01

    Virginia Tech received the 2009 Governor's Environmental Excellence Bronze Medal in the Environmental Project (Government) category for hosting the Campus Tree Tour 2008 tree planting event in Blacksburg on Oct. 21, 2008.

  13. Influence Cr on Crystallization and the Phase Transformations of the Bronze BA1044

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    B. P. Pisarek

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available The investigations were introduced in the paper, method of thermal and derivative analysis (TDA, the process of crystallization and phase transformation in the solid state of the aluminium bronze CuA110Fe4Ni4 (BA1044 and with the addition 0.3% Cr. Two intermetallic phase were identified in the microstructure of the bronze BA1044: κFel - rich in Fe and Cu and κFe2 - rich in Fe, and in the microstructure of the bronze BA1044+0.3 % Cr only one phase κFel - rich in Fe, Cu and Cr. The presence of chrome in the bronze BA1044 reduce size the primary crystals of the phase β, reduces the dynamics of the processes of thermal phase transformation in the solid state and lengthens the time their of duration.

  14. The crystallisation of the aluminium bronze with additions of Si, Cr, Mo and/or W

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    B.P. Pisarek

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of this paper is description of the process of the crystallization of new aluminium bronzes with the complex silicides of the iron.Design/methodology/approach: Additions Cr, W, Mo and Si were introduced to create in the microstructure of the aluminium bronze of the complex silicides of the iron about high mechanical and physical proprieties to the bronze BA1044. The process of formation the microstructure of the bronze with use of the method of the thermal and derivative analysis (TDA was analysed. The examinations under the microscope and X-ray microanalysis of the surface distribution of elements were conducted.Findings: From carried research results, that in the aluminium bronze BA1044 after addition Si, Cr, Mo and/or W the phase κFe, κNi crystallize as the complex silicides of the iron. Elements such as: Fe and Si dissolve first of all in silicides in the smaller stage in the matrix of the bronze, Mn and Ni they dissolve in matrix and silicides, Cr dissolves in the larger stage in silicides than in the matrix, W and Mo dissolve in silicides however they crystallize as nanocrystals in the metal matrix and create with her composite.Research limitations/implications: Results of investigations of aluminium bronze BA1044 and alloys after adding to him about 1% Si were introduced in the article and suitably: 1.22 % Cr; 0.82 % Mo; 0.020 % W; 0.60 % Cr, 0.17 % Mo and 0.017 % W.Originality/value: The original results of the investigations of the crystallization of the new bronzes (innovative materials and casting technologies for which the process of arising microstructure the method TDA was not analysed so far were introduced in the article. The article possesses cognitive values not only essential for researcher but and practician-melters.

  15. Investigating Early/Middle Bronze Age copper and bronze axes by micro X-ray fluorescence spectrometry and neutron imaging techniques

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    Figueiredo, Elin; Pereira, Marco A. Stanojev; Lopes, Filipa; Marques, José G.; Santos, Joana P.; Araújo, M. Fátima; Silva, Rui J. C.; Senna-Martinez, João C.

    2016-08-01

    Micro X-ray fluorescence (micro-XRF) analysis and neutron imaging techniques, namely 2D radiography and 3D tomography, have been applied for the study of four metal axes from the Early/Middle Bronze Age in Western Iberia, a period characterized by a metallurgical change in the use of copper to bronze. Micro-XRF analysis has shown that one of the axes was produced in copper with some arsenic while the other three were produced in a copper-tin alloy (bronze) with variable tin contents and some arsenic and lead. Neutron radiography and tomography were applied to study internal heterogeneities of the axes in a non-invasive way since the specificities of neutron interaction with matter allow a suitable penetration of these relatively thick copper-based objects when compared to the use of a conventional X-ray radiography. Neutron imaging allowed the visualization of internal fissures and pores and the evaluation of their distribution, size and shape. Relevant information for the reconstruction of ancient manufacturing techniques was gathered, revealing that one ax was produced with the mold in an angle of ≈ 25°, probably to facilitate gas escape during metal pouring. Also, information regarding physical weaknesses of the axes was collected, providing relevant data for their conservation. The combination of these non-destructive techniques allowed the evaluation of the metal composition and the internal structure of the axes. Micro-XRF allowed the distinction among copper and bronze axes, and provided data about the composition of early bronzes for which data is scarce. The neutron imaging study allowed for the first time the visualization of internal heterogeneities in early bronze axes, namely pores and large voids, providing relevant information for the reconstruction of ancient manufacturing techniques and raising pertinent information regarding physical weaknesses of these types of objects.

  16. Characterisation of Late Bronze Age large size shield nails by EDXRF, micro-EDXRF and X-ray digital radiography

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    Figueiredo, E., E-mail: elin@itn.pt [Instituto Tecnologico e Nuclear, Estrada Nacional 10, 2686-953 Sacavem (Portugal); CENIMAT/I3N, Departamento de Ciencia dos Materiais, Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Monte de Caparica (Portugal); Departamento de Conservacao e Restauro, Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Monte de Caparica (Portugal); Araujo, M.F. [Instituto Tecnologico e Nuclear, Estrada Nacional 10, 2686-953 Sacavem (Portugal); Silva, R.J.C. [CENIMAT/I3N, Departamento de Ciencia dos Materiais, Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Monte de Caparica (Portugal); Senna-Martinez, J.C. [Centro de Arqueologia (Uniarq), Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa, 1600-214 Lisboa (Portugal); Ines Vaz, J.L. [Departamento de Letras, Universidade Catolica, Estrada da Circunvalacao, 3504-505 Viseu (Portugal)

    2011-09-15

    In the present study six exceptional large size metallic nails, a dagger and a sickle from the Late Bronze Age archaeological site of Figueiredo das Donas (Central Portugal) have been analysed by EDXRF, micro-EDXRF and X-ray digital radiography for the study of material composition and technology of fabrication. The combination of these analytical and examination techniques showed that all artefacts are made of bronze with As, Sb and Pb impurities, and that the nails were most likely manufactured using the casting-on technique. These results reinforce the use of binary bronze by Late Bronze Age in the region, and the incorporation of new fabrication technologies that resulted from ancient spheres of interaction. - Highlights: > EDXRF, micro-EDXRF and X-ray digital radiography in cultural heritage studies. > Archaeometallurgical study of a Late Bronze Age artefact collection from Portugal. > Practise of a specific and traditional bronze metallurgy. > Appearance of technological innovations as the casting-on technique.

  17. Exploring the bronzing effect at the surface of ink layers

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    Hébert, Mathieu; Mallet, Maxime; Deboos, Alexis; Chavel, Pierre; Kuang, Deng-Feng; Hugonin, Jean-Paul; Besbes, Mondher; Cazier, Anthony

    2015-03-01

    We investigate the optical phenomenon responsible for the colored shine that sometimes appears at the surface of ink layers in the specular direction, often called bronzing or gloss differential. It seems to come from the wavelength-dependent refractive index of the ink, which induces a wavelength-dependent reflectance of the ink-air interface. Our experiments on cyan and magenta inkjet inks confirm this theory. Complex refractive indices can be obtained from measurements of the spectral reflectance and transmittance of a transparency film coated with the ink. We propose a correction of the classical Clapper-Yule model in order to include the colored gloss in the prediction of the spectral reflectance of an inked paper. We also explored effects of scattering by the micrometric or nanometric roughness of the ink surface. The micrometric roughness, easy to model with a geometrical optics model, can predict the spreading of the colored gloss over a large cone. Electromagnetic models accounting for the effect of the nanometric roughness of the surface also predict the attenuation of short wavelengths observed under collimated illumination.

  18. Understanding metal–insulator transition in sodium tungsten bronze

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    Sanhita Paul; Satyabrata Raj

    2015-06-01

    We have carried out angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) and spectromicroscopy studies to understand the metal–insulator transition (MIT) observed in sodium tungsten bronzes, NaWO3. The experimentally determined band structure is compared with the theoretical calculation based on full-potential linear augmented plane-wave method. It has been found that there is a good gross agreement between experiment and theory. ARPES spectra on the insulating sample show that the states near F are localized due to the random distribution of Na in WO3 lattice which causes strong disorder in the system. Our spectromicroscopy measurements on both insulating and metallic samples do not approve percolation model to explain MIT in NaWO3. Photoemission spectroscopy on metallic samples does not show any Na-induced impurity band (level), which was one of the models to explain MIT. Electron-like Fermi surface(s) has been found from our experiment for metallic samples at the (X) point which shows good agreement with band calculation.

  19. Flux pinning in bronze-processed Nb3Sn wires

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    The scaling law derived by Kramer for magnetic flux pinning in high magnetic fields was examined for its applicability to the magnetic field dependence of critical-current densities in the bronze processed monofilamentary Nb3Sn wires. From this it was concluded that: (1) its prediction for the form of the dependence of critical current on magnetic field and grain size [/J vector /sub c/ x H vector/ approx. h/sup 1/2/(1-h)2(1-a0√rho)-2] was found to be very good in most cases including wires with very small Nb3Sn grains (approx. 400 A). It was found very useful in comparison of J/sub c/ for different wires and in extrapolating to obtain H/sub c2/ for these wires. (2) However, it could not account consistently for the anisotropy in critical current of a tape which was measured with H applied perpendicular and parallel to the tape face. (3) The values of kappa1 which were determined with the scaling law were too small by a factor of 2 to 3, and the trend in the variation with heat-treating time was opposite to that which is reasonably to be expected. That the behavior of kappa1 is thus seriously in contradiction with the expected behavior for Nb3Sn suggests basic faults in the derivation of the scaling equation for critical currents at high magnetic fields

  20. Dating simple flakes: Early Bronze Age flake production technology on the Middle Euphrates Steppe, Syria

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    Yoshihiro Nishiaki

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Aceramic flint scatters, comprising very crude cores or flakes and no formalised tools, are frequently found on the Middle Euphrates steppe of northern Syria. Previous studies suggest that many of them are residues of short-term activities by the nomads or shepherds of the Early Bronze Age. In order to verify this interpretation, a more precise chronological framework needs to be established for the Early Bronze Age lithic industry. This paper analyses stratified flake assemblages of the Early Bronze Age at Tell Ghanem al-Ali, a securely radiocarbon-dated settlement on the Middle Euphrates, and examines which occupation level yields assemblages most similar to those of the steppe. Results demonstrate that the lithic industry of this period underwent significant diachronic changes in terms of core reduction technology. Based on the chronological framework developed at Tell Ghanem al-Ali, the steppe assemblages in question can be assigned to different phases of the Early Bronze Age. This finding will help identify processes at the beginning of the extensive exploitation of the steppe, which is regarded as one of the most important socioeconomic changes that occurred among Early Bronze Age communities of the Middle Euphrates.

  1. Corrosion of Bronzes by Extended Wetting with Single versus Mixed Acidic Pollutants

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    Liliana Gianni

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The corrosion of bronzes was examined in the context of single-acid versus mixed-acid (as in urban acid rain solutions. Two bi-component bronzes (copper with either 3% Sn or 7% Sn that closely represent those of historic artifacts were immersed for five weeks in conditions designed to replicate those experienced by statues and ornaments in cities where rainfall and humidity constantly produce an electrolyte layer on the surfaces of bronzes. Ions, acids, and particles of pollutants can dissolve in this layer, resulting in a variety of harsh corrosion processes. The kinetics of corrosion and the properties of the resulting patinas were monitored weekly by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and open-circuit potential measurements. The sizes and appearances of the corrosion products were monitored and used to estimate the progress of the corrosion, whose crystalline structures were visualized using scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive spectroscopy, identified by X-ray diffraction, and characterized by spectrocolorimetry. The electrochemical measurements demonstrated that greater damage (in terms of color change and corrosion product formation did not correspond to deficiencies in protection. The mixed-acid solution did not corrode the bronzes, as would be expected from the additive effects of the single acids. The postulated mechanisms of metal dissolution appear to be specific to a particular bronze alloy, with the tin component playing an important role.

  2. 青铜乐器自名研究%A Study of the Names Inscribed on Bronze Musical Instruments

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    陈双新

    2001-01-01

    Based on his studies of the bronze musical instruments, the author analyses the inscriptions referring the self-named modifiers and tries to give them new explanations. The study is important to understand the function and values of the bronze musical instruments.

  3. DEGRADATION WORKS OF MONUMENTAL ART CAST BRONZE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

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    Delia NICA-BADEA

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Intensive pollution, combined with the lack of conservation of monuments exposed to these environments make the main cause of deterioration of cultural objects to atmospheric corrosion metal. This paper proposes a study of the main factors leading to degradation Bronze alloy, cast bronze monuments exposed to open atmosphere: corrosive environmental factors, stability and products of corrosion of bronze. In general, all corrosion products present on a metal surface are indicated as 'skate', can be composed of single-layer or multilayer products. The paper also includes a case study on the influence of environmental factors on degradation Matthias monument statue in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Visual inspection of the monument informs us that have white spots, gray, reddish not consistent with the base color green patina, surfaces showing depigmentation, the rain washed areas, crystallization, deposition of air-borne particles.

  4. Preliminary study on corrosion layers of unearthed bronzes relics of Xizhou dynasty, China

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    Engineering barrier for HLW repository is composed of vitrified waste, canister and buffer/backfill material. Assessment of the applicability of metal as candidate materials of canister for HLW has been conducted in some countries.. Many bronze relics in Xizhou Dynasty, China, dated from more than 3000 years ago, have been preserved perfectly. The study on the corrosion of the bronze relics would contribute to the material selection and design of canister for HLW. The corrosion products of ancient bronzes consist of copper carbonate hydrate, lead carbonate, copper oxides etc. The corrosion mechanism of the substrate were mainly characterized by electrochemical corrosion, whereas the corrosion mechanism of surface layers was characterized by direct chemical corrosion and electrochemical corrosion. (author)

  5. The huastec region: a second locus for the production of bronze alloys in ancient mesoamerica.

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    Hosler, D; Stresser-Pean, G

    1992-08-28

    Chemical analyses of 51 metal artifacts, one ingot, and two pieces of intermediate processed material from two Late Post Classic archeological sites in the Huastec area of Eastern Mesoamerica point to a second production locus for copper-arsenic-tin alloys, copper-arsenic-tin artifacts, and probably copper-tin and copper-arsenic bronze artifacts. Earlier evidence had indicated that these bronze alloys were produced exclusively in West Mexico. West Mexico was the region where metallurgy first developed in Mesoamerica, although major elements of that technology had been introduced from the metallurgies of Central and South America. The bronze working component of Huastec metallurgy was transmitted from the metalworking regions of West Mexico, most likely through market systems that distributed Aztec goods. PMID:17742754

  6. Production of multifilamentary Nb3Sn composites incorporating a high tin bronze

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    The economics and processing methods have been examined for the fabrication of multifilamentary Nb3Sn using a high tin bronze reactive matrix. Four conductor configurations utilizing the high tin bronze were compared with a conventional Cu-13 wt % Sn bronze. The most promising of these designs is potentially 40% lower in cost per ampere meter than the conventional composite. Large hydrostatic extrusion facilities, which are required for the high tin processing, are not presently available in this country but can be made by conversion of conventional presses. They exist in Europe. Experiments were conducted to investigate the applicability of hydrostatic extrusion, and billet components were successfully prepared using the hydrostatic extrusion technique. We have concluded that the economics, availability of facilities and initial fabrication results are favorable for this type of conductor and that the next stage in this program of scale up to extrusion and drawing of 2'' to 3'' diameter composite billets should be undertaken

  7. Practical bronze alloy for Nb3Sn superconductors. Microstructure and cold-workability

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    Copper-Tin (Cu-Sn) bronze alloy is the key material for bronze-processed Nb3Sn superconducting wires. The Osaka Alloying Works in Japan has established a unique melting process for large-scale bronze alloys called the 'Mizuta method'. In this process, the graphite crucible containing hot molten metal is cooled by passing it directly through a water shower. A general mold casting is not needed, so only slight oxidation of the hot molten metal occurs. Since a uni-directional solidification process is used, a very homogeneous tin concentration without severe inverse segregation in the longitudinal direction of the ingots is obtained. In this paper, we investigate the microstructure and mechanical performance details of the practical bronze having Sn concentrations of 14, 15 and 16 mass%. Elongation, 0.2% toughness, Vickers hardness at room temperature, and the limit of continuous cold-drawability as a function of intermediate annealing were studied. Degradation of cold-drawability was excessive, with a rather low annealing temperature of 400degC. We found that numerous fine precipitates appeared at the intra- and inter-alpha grains after low-temperature annealing. The transmission electron microstructure analysis revealed that those precipitates were the delta phase (Cu41Sn11). The delta precipitates may behave as a pinning site of the slip motion for the plastic deformation of bronze alloys. We have to re-recognize that the intermediate annealing temperature is a very important parameter for avoiding wire breakage during the industrial production of bronze-processed Nb3Sn superconductors. (author)

  8. Ancient bronze horse muzzles of the Iberian Peninsula

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    Garcés Estallo, Ignasi

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Horse muzzles and Bronze muzzles are unique equestrian tools that have been referred to in scattered accounts throughout history. Nevertheless, the majority of these objects have received short descriptions and an overall study is still missing. The lack of a comprehensive study hinges on the over looked importance of these items and the superficial manner that have characterized their documentation. Both these reasons have limited observations on chronology and archaeological investigation. The recent identification of new unpublished exemplars among the Museums’ collections in Barcelona and Lleida has encouraged the authors of this paper to start a new study dedicated to these objects. Starting from a catalogue inclusive of all muzzles and muzzles currently known in the Iberian Peninsula, an attempt will be made to propose an accurate description, typological classification and, for some of the items, a revision of the decorative scenes that have marked their place in bronze horse muzzle and muzzle chronology. The formal development and the chronological framework here proposed refer to those of the exemplars found in Greece and in Italy. The broadening of the geographical area will allow reconsideration of those social phenomena that have in the past determined the diffusion of elements in horse tack throughout most of the western Peninsula in the Mediterranean.

    Los bozales y las muserolas en bronce para caballo constituyen unos excepcionales complementos ecuestres cuyo conocimiento se encuentra disperso en una extensa bibliografía. De muchos ejemplares apenas se ha publicado una breve descripción y nunca hasta el presente han sido objeto de un estudio monográfico, quizás por el desaliento que produce el desconocimiento de su procedencia en unos casos, o la superficial noticia del contexto de aparición en la mayoría de ellos, hecho que ha limitado las consideraciones cronológicas y de asociación. La identificación de nuevos

  9. Dynamic characteristics of Great Bronze Buddha of Kamakura using microtremor

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    The second largest bronze Buddha in Japan built in around 1250AD at Kamakura immediately above the focal region of the 1923 Kanto earthquake. Great Buddha of Kamakura has still remained basically its original shape, though it has been suffered several natural disasters as losing its hall. Especially, although the 1703 and 1923 Kanto earthquakes caused settlement and sliding of the basement over 0.3 m., the body has been not suffered serious damage. This statue was casted in order from the bottom with many joints. The joint between the head and the body was noticed because it is reinforced by FRP, Fiber Reinforced Plastic, at the time of the last major repair in 1961. And ingenuity was exercised to fence off the earthquake motion over 400 Gal with sliding the body on the basement, to reduce the load for the neck during earthquake. This is the first example of the earthquake isolation system for cultural properties in Japan. Over 50 years passed after the during earthquake motion, microtremor measurement was conducted. As a result of the primary investigation in 2009, the surrounding ground was estimated that liquefaction was occurred at the front and right sides of the basement and the basement suffered damage as settlement. However, it is considered that the propagation of the earthquake motion for the statue was interrupted because of the liquefaction. Thus, it seems that the damage for the statue itself was prevented because of namely the natural isolation system. Additional y in 2013 microtremor of the statue itself was measured for making clear the connection status between the body and the head.

  10. Spinal arthritis and physical stress at Bronze Age Harappa.

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    Lovell, N C

    1994-02-01

    This study examines joint changes in the vertebral skeleton in human remains excavated in 1987 and 1988 at Bronze Age Harappa, an urban center of the Indus Valley civilization. The sample consists of 23 complete skeletons from primary burial context, the partial remains of more than 69 other individuals, and hundreds of skeletal elements from secondary context, totalling 3,084 vertebral joint margins and articular surfaces. Marginal bone proliferation, pitting of articular surfaces, eburnation, and ankylosis were scored macroscopically for vertebral body margins and surfaces and posterior apophyseal facet joints. Marginal lipping is far more prevalent on the vertebral bodies than on the apophyseal facets and surface pitting is also more frequent on vertebral bodies although its expression is relatively low overall. Cervical vertebrae in this sample exhibit the same amount of marginal new bone and much more surface pitting of the vertebral bodies than do either thoracic or lumbar vertebrae; the cervical segment also exhibits the most severe expressions of both types of lesions. In addition, although the frequencies of cervical and lumbar posterior facet involvement are similar, the cervical facets exhibit much more severe lipping as well as the only cases of eburnation and ankylosis. Pitting of the posterior facets is most common in the lumbar segment, but the cervical examples are the only severe cases. It is proposed that the severe joint changes in the cervical spine result from trauma, perhaps accumulated microtrauma from activity stresses. There are no age or sex associated patterns in the frequency of arthritis although this result may be influenced by the small proportions of the total sample for which age and sex could be determined. PMID:8147433

  11. Neutron resonance capture and neutron diffraction analysis of Roman bronze water taps

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    Parts of four Roman bronze water taps, excavated in The Netherlands consisting of two cylinders and two cylinder housings, were nondestructively investigated by neutron resonance capture analysis and by time-of-flight neutron diffraction. The two complementary neutron methods have been, for the first time, combined for providing a comprehensive alloy characterization of intact, undisturbed archaeological bronze objects. Bulk chemical analyses and phase analyses of the copper alloys were carried out in order to establish relations and differences among the taps, and to address questions of standardization and fabrication. (author)

  12. Vegetation reconstruction of Bronze Age by using microscopic structure of charcoals

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    2002-01-01

    The microscopic structure of charcoals was determined in two sites of Bronze Age, Chifeng area by using the scanning electronic microscope. The results showed that these charcoals are all timbers of Mongolian oak (Quercus mongolica). It has powerful climatic indicative significance. Based on the assemblage of pollen composition, their eco-climatic index and character of community, the vegetation reconstruction of Bronze Age was obtained. The reconstruction showed that the zonal vegetation was Mongolian oak forest and Chinese pine forest in the loess hills in the Chifeng area, which suggested that the climatic condition was warmer and wetter at that time than present time.

  13. Nomadic pastoralism in the Early Bronze Age of the central Balkans evaluation of background knowledge

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    Porčić Marko

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the paper is to examine background knowledge about the orga­nizational properties of mobile pastoral groups in order to assess the likelihood of the existence of pastoral nomads in the Early Bronze Age in the central Balkans. The patterning found by A. L. Johnson (2002 is taken as a point of departure for the cross-cultural analysis conducted in this study. Johnson’s findings are in the main corroborated. Acquired knowledge about the workings of pastoral societies suggests that highly mobile pastoral groups should not be expected in the Early Bronze Age of the central Balkans.

  14. Multielement analysis of archaic Chinese bronze and antique coins by fast neutron activation analysis

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    Samples of archaic bronze were investigated by fast neutron activation analysis using both the absolute and relative method. The components Cu, Zn, Sn and Pb were determined quantitatively. For nondestructive analysis of antique Chinese coins the samples had to be irradiated. The activation reactions, the evaluation of the elemental concentrations and the accuracy of the results are discussed. The data were corrected for γ-ray self-absorption in the samples and summing of coincident γ-rays in the detector. According to reported typical compositions of Chinese bronze from different dynasties, the age of the samples has been derived from the results obtained. (author) 18 refs.; 3 figs.; 7 tabs

  15. Elemental analysis of ancient Chinese bronze artifacts with external-beam PIXE

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    External-beam PIXE has been applied for the determination of the elemental composition of ancient Chinese bronze artifacts. Characteristic x-ray spectra from the samples bombarded with protons of 3 MeV have been measured with a HPGe detector. At each sample three spots were irradiated per run. Results of measurements on three fragments of bronze drinking vessels and helmet of Chinese ancient Chou and Shang dynasties (17th-8th century B.C.) are presented. To check the analytical method, we have also made measurements on the elemental composition of some modern coins. The results are discussed. (author)

  16. O bronze final na região de Mértola

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    BARROS, Pedro de

    2012-01-01

    Mértola fica localizada num local com boa defensibilidade, no final do longo estuário do Rio Guadiana no Sudoeste Peninsular entre uma peneplanicíe e os vales encaixados, onde as linhas de água subsidiárias têm o seu percurso. A ocupação do Bronze Final de Mértola é revelada pela presença de cerâmica com ornatos brunidos, formas cerâmicas manuais, cerâmica frequentemente designada "tipo Carambolo" e um exemplar de foice em bronze do "tipo Rocanes". Apesar de serem poucos os elementos, estes r...

  17. Bronze Age moss fibre garments from Scotland – the jury’s out

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    Harris, Susanna; Gleba, Margarita

    2015-01-01

    In the light of recent discoveries of early to middle Bronze Age burials with mats and fibrous material in Scotland, for example at Langwell farm and Forteviot, it was deemed timely to re-evaluate earlier finds of this period, several of which were discovered and initially reported on nearly a century ago. As part of this research it was noted that three Bronze Age finds from the old literature were reported as clothing or shrouds made of hair moss (Polytrichum commune). Three of these are r...

  18. Corrosion Behaviour of Alpha Phase Aluminium Bronze Alloy in Selected Environments

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    Oluwayomi BALOGUN; Joseph BORODE; Kenneth ALANEME; Michael BODUNRIN

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    This research investigated the corrosion behaviour of aluminium (8 wt %) bronze alloys produced via sand casting in acidic, alkaline, and marine environments. The aluminium bronze was produced from aluminium (6063) alloy and copper scraps by sand casting according to European standard specification (UNS. C61400-CuAl8), after which they were cut into smaller sizes and immersed in the selected corrosive media for corrosion test investigation. H2SO4, NaCl, NaOH, and HCl of 0.1 M, 0.2 M, 0.3 M, 0...

  19. Craftmanship, Production and Distribution of Metalwork in the Early and Middle Northern Bronze Age

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    Nørgaard, Heide Wrobel

    Workshops and their sphere of influence is an important factor in the identification of social groups who are related to what we term workshop. Here the specialization within the workshop based on certain forms and behaviours can be linked to the knowledge of social groups. Statements about the...... possible to compare these traits between different bronze objects. Using a group of bronze objects who are already critically analyzed with regard to the formal characteristics gives a unique opportunity to recognize the workshops and their distribution areas and will be the base of the project....

  20. Strangers in a strange land: Egyptians in southern Palestine during the Bronze Age

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    Rachael Sparks

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available When the Institute of Archaeology was formally established in 1937, it became responsible for housing Sir Flinders Petrie’s collection of archaeological material from Palestine. This unique inheritance has great value as a research collection, as its curator demonstrates here in her discussion of interaction between Egypt and Palestine in the Bronze Age.

  1. La médaille de bronze du CNRS à un physicien clermontois

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    Evey year, the National center for scientific research (CNRS), rewards around fifty of searchers at various stages of their career. The bronze medal rewards the first work of a searcher, making of him a specialist in his field; Philippe Crochet was awarded this medal

  2. Reproducible nuclear reactions upon reaction of deuterium with tungsten oxide bronze

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    Investigators of anomalous nuclear phenomena in condensed media have not been able to achieve 100% reproducibility of results on observation of emission of nuclear radiation. All these experiments were carried out with solids based on metal-hydrogen systems, neither the structure nor the crystallographic orientation of which can be controlled. In contrast to all the experiments performed so far, in order to achieve a high level of reproducibility the authors used fundamentally new materials as the objects of investigation: single crystals of tungsten oxide bronzes, nonstoichiometric compounds with general formula NaxWO3. As the working surface the authors used the (001) face of the crystal, perpendicular to which the channels of the rigid W-O sublattice are located. Alkali metal cations are located in these channels and can move through them. Depending on the alkali metal content in the tungsten oxide bronze, due to the variation in the valence state of the tungsten, oxide bronzes can vary over very broad limits. This allows the authors to create structures in the crystal with high composition in gradients and gradients in properties due to them and, in particular, to also use an electric field to control the movement of ions in the crystal. Using electrochemical methods (anodic treatment in salt melts, aqueous solutions, and under vacuum), sodium can be extracted from the channels in the surface layer of the bronze crystal and substituted by hydrogen (deuterium) ions

  3. Study on surface properties of gilt-bronze artifacts, after Nd:YAG laser cleaning

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    As numerous pores are formed at plating gilt-bronze artifacts, the metal underlying the gold is corroded and corrosion products are formed on layer of gold. Through this study, the surfaces of gilt-bronze are being investigated before and after the laser irradiation to remove corrosion products of copper by using Nd:YAG laser. For gilt-bronze specimens, laser and chemical cleaning were performed, and thereafter, surface analysis with SEM-EDS, AFM, and XPS were used to determine the surface characteristics. Experimental results show that chemical cleaning removes corrosion products of copper through dissolution but it was not removed uniformly and separated the metal substrate and the gold layer. Nevertheless, through laser cleaning, some of the corrosions were removed with some damaged areas due to certain conditions and brown residues remained. Brown residues were copper corrosion products mixed with soil left within the gilt layer. It was due to surface morphology of uneven and rough gilt layer. Hence, they did not react effectively to laser beams, and thus, remained as residues. The surface properties of gilt-bronze should be thoroughly investigated with various surface analyses to succeed in laser cleaning without damages or residues.

  4. Study on surface properties of gilt-bronze artifacts, after Nd:YAG laser cleaning

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    Lee, Hyeyoun [Division of Restoration Technology, National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Cho, Namchul, E-mail: nam1611@hanmail.net [Department of Cultural Heritage Conservation Science, Kongju National University, Gongju, 314-701 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Jongmyoung [Laser Engineering Group, IMT Co. Ltd, Gyeonggi (Korea, Republic of)

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    As numerous pores are formed at plating gilt-bronze artifacts, the metal underlying the gold is corroded and corrosion products are formed on layer of gold. Through this study, the surfaces of gilt-bronze are being investigated before and after the laser irradiation to remove corrosion products of copper by using Nd:YAG laser. For gilt-bronze specimens, laser and chemical cleaning were performed, and thereafter, surface analysis with SEM-EDS, AFM, and XPS were used to determine the surface characteristics. Experimental results show that chemical cleaning removes corrosion products of copper through dissolution but it was not removed uniformly and separated the metal substrate and the gold layer. Nevertheless, through laser cleaning, some of the corrosions were removed with some damaged areas due to certain conditions and brown residues remained. Brown residues were copper corrosion products mixed with soil left within the gilt layer. It was due to surface morphology of uneven and rough gilt layer. Hence, they did not react effectively to laser beams, and thus, remained as residues. The surface properties of gilt-bronze should be thoroughly investigated with various surface analyses to succeed in laser cleaning without damages or residues.

  5. Dating Archaeological Copper/Bronze Artifacts by Using the Voltammetry of Microparticles

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    Doménech-Carbó, Antonio; Doménech-Carbó, Maria Teresa; Capelo, Sofia; Pasíes, Trinidad; Martínez-Lázaro, Isabel

    2014-01-01

    A method for dating copper/bronze archaeological objects aged in atmospheric environments is proposed based on the specific signals for cuprite and tenorite corrosion products measured through the voltammtry of microparticles method. The tenorite/cuprite ratio increased with the corrosion time and fitted to a potential law that yielded a calibration curve usable for dating purposes.

  6. Techniques employed in making ancient thin-walled bronze vessels unearthed in Hubei Province, China

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    Li, Yang; Wu, Taotao; Liao, Lingmin; Liao, Chengwei; Zhang, Lang; Chen, Guantao; Pan, Chunxu

    2013-06-01

    In this paper, two ancient thin-walled bronze vessels unearthed in Anlu County of Hubei Province, China, were studied systematically by using optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS), electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) and nanoindentation system, and also we calculated the Sn diffusion in a Cu substrate based upon the substitutional mechanism at high temperature. The results indicated that the vessels were possibly fabricated using the following processes: (1) alloying the high-tin Cu-Sn bronze; (2) casting the preliminary shape of the vessels; (3) forging the vessels in the temperature range of 586-798 ∘C; (4) simply wiping tinning on the surface of the vessel at high temperature; (5) quenching the vessels to room temperature; and (6) at last, grinding and polishing the surface of the vessels. It seems that the present thin-walled bronze vessels provide an evidence of the spread of thin-walled high-tin bronze technology in China and its surrounding regions.

  7. Isotopic dietary reconstruction of humans from Middle Bronze Age Lerna, Argolid, Greece

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    Triantaphyllou, S.; Richards, M. P.; Zerner, C.; Voutsaki, S.

    2008-01-01

    This study presents the results of a carbon and nitrogen stable isotope analysis of 39 human bone and 8 animal samples from Middle Bronze Age (or Middle Helladic, MH, ca. 2100-1700 BC) Lerna, Greece. The isotopic data indicate that the humans had a C-3 terrestrial diet while certain individuals appe

  8. Celestial Symbolism in Central European Later Prehistory - Case Studies from the Bronze Age Carpathian Basin

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    Pásztor, Emília

    It is commonly held that the sun played a particularly important cultural role in later prehistoric Europe. The rise of a general European sun cult has even been suggested for the Bronze Age. During this period, the increasing use of special symbols assumed to represent the sun is easily discernible on different types of archaeological finds.

  9. Antibacterial drugs as corrosion inhibitors for bronze surfaces in acidic solutions

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    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • All four investigated antibacterial drugs act as corrosion inhibitors for bronze surface. • In the presence of antibiotics, a 3RC electric circuit simulates the corrosion system. • The electrochemical results indicate as best inhibitors Doxy, followed by Strepto. • HOMO–LUMO energy gap increases in the order: Doxy > Strepto > Cipro > Amoxi. • The thin protective film on bronze is reinforced by the presence of the antibiotics. - Abstract: The present study is aiming to investigate the effect of four antibiotics (amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline and streptomycin,) belonging to different classes of antibacterial drugs on bronze corrosion in a solution simulating an acid rain (pH 4). Due to their ability to form protective films on the metal surface, the tested antibiotics act as corrosion inhibitors for bronze. The antibiotics were tested at various concentrations in order to determine the optimal concentration range for the best corrosion inhibiting effect. In evaluating the inhibition efficiency, polarization curves, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, SEM and XPS measurements were used. Moreover, a correlation between the inhibition efficiency of some antibacterial drugs and certain molecular parameters was determined by quantum chemical computations. Parameters like energies EHOMO and ELUMO and HOMO–LUMO energy gap were used for correlation with the corrosion data

  10. Electrodeposition and corrosion resistance of nanocrystalline white bronze (CuSn) coatings

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    Hovestad, A.; Lekka, M.; Willemsen, R.M.R.; Tacken, R.A.; Bonora, P.L.

    2008-01-01

    For jewellery applications electroplated white bronze (CuSn) was investigated as undercoating for noble metal finishes as alternative to nickel. A strongly acidic plating bath was developed with an organic additive to suppress hydrogen evolution and obtain bright coatings. An electrochemical study o

  11. Upward Sweeps of Empire and City Growth Since the Bronze Age

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    Chris Chase-Dunn; Alexis Alvarez; Hiroko Inoue; Richard Niemeyer; Anders Carlson; Ben Fierro; Kirk Lawrence

    2006-01-01

    Abstract: This paper uses quantitative estimates of the sizes of cities and empires to tentatively identify upward sweeps in which uniquely large cities and empires emerged in the Central Political/military network since the Bronze Age, and it formulates a causal model to explain both the cyclical rise and fall of cities and empires and the upward sweep

  12. Characterisation of a Proto-historic bronze collection by micro-EDXRF

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    Figueiredo, Elin, E-mail: elin@itn.pt [IST/ITN, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Estrada Nacional 10, 2686-953 Sacavém (Portugal); CENIMAT/I3N, Departamento de Ciência dos Materiais, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica (Portugal); Araújo, M. Fátima [IST/ITN, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Estrada Nacional 10, 2686-953 Sacavém (Portugal); Silva, Rui J.C. [CENIMAT/I3N, Departamento de Ciência dos Materiais, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica (Portugal); Vilaça, Raquel [CEAUCP-FCT, Instituto de Arqueologia, Departamento de História, Arqueologia e Artes, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Coimbra, Palácio de Sub-Ripas, 3000-395 Coimbra (Portugal)

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    Highlights: ► A collection of Proto-historic metal artefacts was analysed by micro-EDXRF. ► Composition of major and minor elements has been determined. ► Artefacts were manufactured in a bronze alloy with a low impurity pattern. ► The alloy shows parallels with indigenous Late Bronze Age Iberian productions. -- Abstract: Studies concerning European Proto-historic metallic artefacts can provide important clues about technological transfers during a period of time characterised by diverse cultural interactions. A collection of Proto-historic metallic artefacts from Medronhal (western Iberian Peninsula) composed by rings, bracelets and a fibula related to different cultural affiliations were investigated by micro-EDXRF to provide a major and a minor elemental characterisation. Results show that the Medronhal collection was manufactured in a Cu–Sn alloy (binary bronze) with similar Sn contents among the various types of artefacts and a low impurity pattern. Results of the type and quality of metal were compared to other artefact collections to infer about metallurgical parallels. Strong parallels with indigenous Late Bronze Age Iberian metallurgical productions were found.

  13. Cold Spraying of Cu-Al-Bronze for Cavitation Protection in Marine Environments

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    Krebs, S.; Gärtner, F.; Klassen, T.

    2015-01-01

    Traveling at high speeds, ships have to face the problem of rudder cavitation-erosion. At present, the problem is countered by fluid dynamically optimized rudders, synthetic, and weld-cladded coatings on steel basis. Nevertheless, docking and repair is required after certain intervals. Bulk Cu-Al-bronzes are in use at ships propellers to withstand corrosion and cavitation. Deposited as coatings with bulk-like properties, such bronzes could also enhance rudder life times. The present study investigates the coating formation by cold spraying CuAl10Fe5Ni5 bronze powders. By calculations of the impact conditions, the range of optimum spray parameters was preselected in terms of the coating quality parameter η on steel substrates with different temperatures. As-atomized and annealed powders were compared to optimize cavitation resistance of the coatings. Results provide insights about the interplay between the mechanical properties of powder and substrate for coating formation. Single particle impact morphologies visualize the deformation behavior. Coating performance was assessed by analyzing microstructures, bond strength, and cavitation resistance. These first results demonstrate that cold-sprayed bronze coatings have a high potential for ensuring a good performances in rudder protection. With further optimization, such coatings could evolve towards a competitive alternative to existing anti-cavitation procedures.

  14. The Agro Pontino region, refuge after the Early Bronze Age Avellino eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Italy?

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    C. Bakels; J. Sevink; W. Kuijper; H. Kamermans

    2015-01-01

    In recent years it was discovered that the Middle to Late Holocene infi ll of the Agro Pontino graben (Central Italy) held a tephra layer originating from the Avellino eruption of the Vesuvius volcano. The eruption is dated to 1995 ± 10 calBC and took therefore place during the Early Bronze Age. Thi

  15. 76 FR 40402 - Matthews International Corporation, Bronze Division, Kingwood, WV; Notice of Negative...

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    2011-07-08

    ..., Kingwood, WV; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration On January 28, 2011, the Department of..., 2011 (76 FR 7584). Workers were engaged in the production of cast bronze memorial products. The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination based on the findings that, during the relevant period,...

  16. Antibacterial drugs as corrosion inhibitors for bronze surfaces in acidic solutions

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    Rotaru, Ileana [Department of Chemical Engineering, “Babes-Bolyai” University, 11 Arany-Janos St., 400028 Cluj-Napoca (Romania); Varvara, Simona, E-mail: svarvara@uab.ro [Department of Exact Sciences and Engineering, “1 Decembrie 1918” University, 11-13 Nicolae Iorga St., 510009 Alba Iulia (Romania); Gaina, Luiza [Department of Chemical Engineering, “Babes-Bolyai” University, 11 Arany-Janos St., 400028 Cluj-Napoca (Romania); Muresan, Liana Maria, E-mail: limur@chem.ubbcluj.ro [Department of Chemical Engineering, “Babes-Bolyai” University, 11 Arany-Janos St., 400028 Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

    2014-12-01

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • All four investigated antibacterial drugs act as corrosion inhibitors for bronze surface. • In the presence of antibiotics, a 3RC electric circuit simulates the corrosion system. • The electrochemical results indicate as best inhibitors Doxy, followed by Strepto. • HOMO–LUMO energy gap increases in the order: Doxy > Strepto > Cipro > Amoxi. • The thin protective film on bronze is reinforced by the presence of the antibiotics. - Abstract: The present study is aiming to investigate the effect of four antibiotics (amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline and streptomycin,) belonging to different classes of antibacterial drugs on bronze corrosion in a solution simulating an acid rain (pH 4). Due to their ability to form protective films on the metal surface, the tested antibiotics act as corrosion inhibitors for bronze. The antibiotics were tested at various concentrations in order to determine the optimal concentration range for the best corrosion inhibiting effect. In evaluating the inhibition efficiency, polarization curves, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, SEM and XPS measurements were used. Moreover, a correlation between the inhibition efficiency of some antibacterial drugs and certain molecular parameters was determined by quantum chemical computations. Parameters like energies E{sub HOMO} and E{sub LUMO} and HOMO–LUMO energy gap were used for correlation with the corrosion data.

  17. Randomised controlled trials of staged teaching for basic life support. 1. Skill acquisition at bronze stage.

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    Assar, D; Chamberlain, D; Colquhoun, M; Donnelly, P; Handley, A J; Leaves, S; Kern, K B

    2000-06-01

    We have investigated a method of teaching community CPR in three stages instead of in a single session. These have been designated bronze, silver, and gold stages. The first involves only opening of the airway and chest compression with back blows for choking, the second adds ventilation in a ratio of compressions to breaths of 50:5, and the third is a conversion to conventional CPR. In a controlled randomised trial of 495 trainees we compared the performance in tests immediately after instruction of those who had received a conventional course and those who had had the simpler bronze level tuition. The tests were based on video recordings of simulated resuscitation scenarios and the readouts from recording manikins. Differences occurred as a direct consequence of ventilation being required in one group and not the other, some variation probably followed from unforeseen minor changes in the way that instruction was given, whilst others may have followed from the greater simplicity in the new method of training. A careful approach was followed by slightly more trainees in the conventional group whilst appreciably more in the bronze group remembered to shout for help (44% vs. 71%). A clear advantage was also seen for bronze level training in terms of those who opened the airway as taught (35% vs. 56%), for checking breathing (66% vs. 88%), and for mentioning the need to phone for an ambulance (21% vs. 32%). Little difference was observed in correct or acceptable hand position between the conventional group who were given detailed guidance and the bronze group who were instructed only to push on the centre of the chest. The biggest differences related to the number of compressions given. The mean delay to first compression was 63 s and 34 s, and the mean duration of pauses between compressions was 16 s and 9 s, respectively. Average performed rates were similar in the two groups, but more in the conventional group compressed too slowly whereas more in the bronze group

  18. Grain refinement of bronze alloy by equal-channel angular pressing (ECAP and its effect on corrosion behaviour

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    M.M. Sadawy

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available The corrosion behaviour of bronze alloy prepared by equal channel angular pressing (ECAP was investigated in 3.5 wt. % NaCl solution. Immersion corrosion tests and different electrochemical techniques were carried out. The results showed that ECAPed bronze samples exhibited higher corrosion resistance compared with the as-cast alloy and the passive current density decreased with increasing number of passes. Moreover, the morphology of alloys indicated that the corrosion damage on the surface of ECAPed bronze was smooth and uniform while the as-cast alloy suffered from selective corrosion.

  19. Calculation of vanadium bronze NaV6O5 electron spectrum by the semiempiric MO LCAO method

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    The electronic spectrum of an oxide vanadium bronze of the type NaV6O15 has been calculated by a modified MVG method, while taking into consideration the Madelung potential and the electrical neutrality of the crystal lattice. Presented are contributions to the crystalline potential across the bronze nodes, made by sublattices of ions V, O, and Na in equivalent positions. It is the comparison of the spectra calculated by the MO LKAO method and in the purely ionic approximation with the experimental ones that enables one to assess more exactly the degree of ionic bonds in the bronze

  20. Selection of the temperature of casting the bronzes to plaster moulds

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    B. Pisarek

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available The results of the investigations of the process of solidification of the bronze CuSn5Zn5Pb5-C (B555 and CuSn10-C (B10 in the hot plaster mould show in the work. For four temperatures of casting: 1200 ° C, 1180 ° C, 1160 ° C and 1140 ° C was conducted the investi-gation: the size of contraction cavity, the fulfillment of the mould cavity formative the casts of test slats about the thickness: 4 mm, 0,8 mm and 0,5 mm. It was conducted the investigation the processes sets in the arrangement the cast-mould and X-ray analysis phase XRD of compound coming into being in indirect layer created among mould and cast in the result of the thermal decomposition of the anhy-drite. It results that the temperature 1140 ° C is the optimum temperature of casting the bronze to hot plaster mould from carried out investiga-tions. The minimum thickness of the wall of the cast from the bronze B555 is 0.5 mm, and from the bronze B10 0.8 mm.The realization of casts about thinner walls is made difficult because of giving off formed gases in the result of the thermal decomposition of the anhydrite. The products of the decomposition of the anhydrite react with elements steps in the chemical composition of studied bronzes, create in the arrangement the cast-mould the indirect layer folded from: sulphites, sulphides, oxides and clean metals (Pb or their compounds, especially Sn and Sb.

  1. Chemical bath deposition and characterization of electrochromic thin films of sodium vanadium bronzes

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    Najdoski, Metodija, E-mail: metonajd@yahoo.com [Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Sts. Cyril and Methodius University, POB 162, Arhimedova 5, 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia (Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of); Koleva, Violeta [Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia (Bulgaria); Demiri, Sani [Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Sts. Cyril and Methodius University, POB 162, Arhimedova 5, 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia (Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of)

    2012-03-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We report a new chemical bath method for the deposition of vanadium bronze thin films. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The films are phase mixture of NaV{sub 6}O{sub 15} and Na{sub 1.1}V{sub 3}O{sub 7.9} with 10.58% lattice water. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The as-deposited vanadium bronze films exhibit two-step electrochromism. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer They change their yellow-orange color to green and then from green to blue color. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The method allows the preparation of films on substrates with low melting point. -- Abstract: Thin yellow-orange films of sodium vanadium oxide bronzes have been prepared from a sodium-vanadium solution (1:1) at 75 Degree-Sign C and pH = 3. The composition, structure and morphology of the films have been studied by XRD, IR spectroscopy, TG and SEM-EDX analyses. It has been established that the prepared films are a phase mixture of hydrated NaV{sub 6}O{sub 15} (predominant component) and Na{sub 1.1}V{sub 3}O{sub 7.9} with total water content of 10.58%. The sodium vanadium bronze thin films exhibit two-step electrochromism followed by color change from yellow-orange to green, and then from green to blue. The cyclic voltammetry measurements on the as-deposited and annealed vanadium bronze films reveal the existence of different oxidation/reduction vanadium sites which make these films suitable for electrochromic devices. The annealing of the films at 400 Degree-Sign C changes the composition, optical and electrochemical properties.

  2. Chemical bath deposition and characterization of electrochromic thin films of sodium vanadium bronzes

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    Highlights: ► We report a new chemical bath method for the deposition of vanadium bronze thin films. ► The films are phase mixture of NaV6O15 and Na1.1V3O7.9 with 10.58% lattice water. ► The as-deposited vanadium bronze films exhibit two-step electrochromism. ► They change their yellow-orange color to green and then from green to blue color. ► The method allows the preparation of films on substrates with low melting point. -- Abstract: Thin yellow-orange films of sodium vanadium oxide bronzes have been prepared from a sodium–vanadium solution (1:1) at 75 °C and pH = 3. The composition, structure and morphology of the films have been studied by XRD, IR spectroscopy, TG and SEM–EDX analyses. It has been established that the prepared films are a phase mixture of hydrated NaV6O15 (predominant component) and Na1.1V3O7.9 with total water content of 10.58%. The sodium vanadium bronze thin films exhibit two-step electrochromism followed by color change from yellow-orange to green, and then from green to blue. The cyclic voltammetry measurements on the as-deposited and annealed vanadium bronze films reveal the existence of different oxidation/reduction vanadium sites which make these films suitable for electrochromic devices. The annealing of the films at 400 °C changes the composition, optical and electrochemical properties

  3. Preliminary Study of Corrosion Status on Bronzes Excavated from Qin Dynasty Tombs at Xinfeng Town in China

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    Qian-li Fu

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available From 2007 to 2008, many bronze wares of Qin Dynasty were excavated from tombs at Xinfeng town. Being an important finding, these bronze wares attracted people’s attention, especially for their conservation. Therefore, the corrosive products were explored by using Scanning Electron Microscope with Energy Dispersive X-ray Detector (SEM/EDS, X-Ray diffraction (XRD, and Raman spectroscopy (RM, which provided much valuable information on the conservation of these bronze wares. According to tested results, the corrosive products of bronzes were found to be comprised of cuprite (Cu2O, covellite (CuS, lead carbonate (PbCO3, and malachite (CuCO3·Cu(OH2. Meantime, the multilayer corrosive structure was found in some samples due to the cracks in Cu2O layer which had formed many microchannels to promote the material migration.

  4. Grain refinement of bronze alloy by equal-channel angular pressing (ECAP) and its effect on corrosion behaviour

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    M.M. Sadawy; Ghanem, M

    2016-01-01

    The corrosion behaviour of bronze alloy prepared by equal channel angular pressing (ECAP) was investigated in 3.5 wt. % NaCl solution. Immersion corrosion tests and different electrochemical techniques were carried out. The results showed that ECAPed bronze samples exhibited higher corrosion resistance compared with the as-cast alloy and the passive current density decreased with increasing number of passes. Moreover, the morphology of alloys indicated that the corrosion damage on the surface...

  5. Characterisation of passive layers of bronze patinas (Cu-Sn alloys) in relation with the tin content of the alloy

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    Robbiola, Luc; Fiaud, C.; Harch, A.

    1993-01-01

    International audience In order to develop our knowledge of the relations between the high degree of protectiveness of passive layers and their composition, corroded archaeological bronzes of Bronze Age (1500-950 BC) have been characterised by different methods of analysis. Results reveal that the passive layers have a bilayer structure and are due to the selective dissolution of copper from the copper solid solution of the alloy to the electrolyte. For all of the objects, the ratio [(Sn/C...

  6. Degradation measurement of bronzes, a recent application of the TLA techniques in the field of cultural heritage

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    The thin layer technique is normally applied in wear and corrosion monitoring of mechanical and plant components. A recent applications refers to the field of Cultural Heritage. In particular thought national and international research programmes TLA is used as a sensitivity toll in determining the properties towards corrosion of new bronze alloys to be used for artistic purposes, as in manufacturing of outdoor artworks. One activated and exposed to natural or artificial corrosive environments the bronze surface is treated with pick ling solutions to remove the corrosion products, The corresponding thickness loss is determined by the relevant γ-activity loss. The method sensitivity allows of the thickness loss evaluation in the order micrometers of lower. Besides comparative analyses of the behaviour of different bronze alloys, this method is also applied in determining the effectiveness of corrosion inhibitor or protective films, normally used on outdoor bronze sculptures. The metal activation is carried out by using a cyclotron accelerated proton beam (11.5 MeV) which products on the bronze surface and along a defined depth γemitting radionuclide 65Zn (t1/2= 244 days). In the present paper, bronze corrosion results obtained in different environmental conditions as outdoor exposures and artificial weathering experiments are reported

  7. Characterisation of Late Bronze Age large size shield nails by EDXRF, micro-EDXRF and X-ray digital radiography

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    In the present study six exceptional large size metallic nails, a dagger and a sickle from the Late Bronze Age archaeological site of Figueiredo das Donas (Central Portugal) have been analysed by EDXRF, micro-EDXRF and X-ray digital radiography for the study of material composition and technology of fabrication. The combination of these analytical and examination techniques showed that all artefacts are made of bronze with As, Sb and Pb impurities, and that the nails were most likely manufactured using the casting-on technique. These results reinforce the use of binary bronze by Late Bronze Age in the region, and the incorporation of new fabrication technologies that resulted from ancient spheres of interaction. - Highlights: → EDXRF, micro-EDXRF and X-ray digital radiography in cultural heritage studies. → Archaeometallurgical study of a Late Bronze Age artefact collection from Portugal. → Practise of a specific and traditional bronze metallurgy. → Appearance of technological innovations as the casting-on technique.

  8. Wet and dry accelerated aging tests in a spray chamber to understand the effects of acid rain frequencies on bronze corrosion

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    Gianni, Liliana; Cavallini, Mauro; Natali, Stefano; Adriaens, Annemie

    2013-01-01

    We have conducted controlled laboratory experiments using a series of bronze alloys exposed to frequent, repeated wet and dry cycles, to simulate frequent acid rain exposure and study the resultant corrosion processes in bronze artifacts exposed to an outdoor urban environment. To simulate rainwater and condensation, a spray chamber for the corrosion tests was assembled, which delivered homogeneous vapor diffusion and drop deposition. Three bi-component bronzes, with 3%, 7% and 20% tin conten...

  9. Chronology for the Aegean Late Bronze Age 1700-1400 B.C.

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    Manning, Sturt W; Ramsey, Christopher Bronk; Kutschera, Walter; Higham, Thomas; Kromer, Bernd; Steier, Peter; Wild, Eva M

    2006-04-28

    Radiocarbon (carbon-14) data from the Aegean Bronze Age 1700-1400 B.C. show that the Santorini (Thera) eruption must have occurred in the late 17th century B.C. By using carbon-14 dates from the surrounding region, cultural phases, and Bayesian statistical analysis, we established a chronology for the initial Aegean Late Bronze Age cultural phases (Late Minoan IA, IB, and II). This chronology contrasts with conventional archaeological dates and cultural synthesis: stretching out the Late Minoan IA, IB, and II phases by approximately 100 years and requiring reassessment of standard interpretations of associations between the Egyptian and Near Eastern historical dates and phases and those in the Aegean and Cyprus in the mid-second millennium B.C. PMID:16645092

  10. The influence of modification by superdispersed powders on the lead-tin-base bronze structure

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    Semenkov, I. V.; Martyushev, N. V.; Popelyukh, A. I.; Alpeisov, A. T.; Drozdov, Yu Yu; Zykova, A. P.

    2016-04-01

    The paper presents data on the influence of additives of the pre-treated aluminium oxide powder on the structure of cast lead-tin-based bronzes. Different quantities of the modifier, based on the superdispersed aluminum oxide powder, were added to the bronze melt. The studies have shown that addition of a small amount of aluminum oxide powder (0.07... 0.25 %) allows modifying the micro structure of the obtained castings. This modification includes grain refinement, reduction of the matrix dendrites size of tin solid solution in copper, as well as formation of spherical inclusions of the low-melting phase - lead. In this case, the addition of such modifier influences weakly the morphology and the quantity of solid eutectoid inclusions based on electron compound Cu31 Sn8.

  11. Comparative modeling of Bronze Age land use in the Malatya Plain (Turkey)

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    Arıkan, Bülent; Restelli, Francesca Balossi; Masi, Alessia

    2016-03-01

    Computational modeling in archeology has proven to be a useful tool in quantifying changes in the paleoenvironment. This especially useful method combines data from diverse disciplines to answer questions focusing on the complex and non-linear aspects of human-environment interactions. The research presented here uses various proxy records to compare the changes in climate during the Bronze Age in the Malatya Plain in eastern Anatolia, which is situated at the northern extremity of northern Mesopotamia. Extensive agropastoral land use modeling was applied to three sites of different size and function in the Malatya Plain during the Early Bronze Age I period to simulate the varying scale and intensity of human impacts in relation to changes in the level of social organization, demography, and temporal length. The results suggest that even in land use types subjected to a light footprint, the scale and intensity of anthropogenic impacts change significantly in relation to the level of social organization.

  12. Multielement analysis of archaic Chinese bronze and antique coins by fast neutron activation analysis

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    Samples of archaic bronze have been investigated by fast neutron activation analysis using both the absolute and relative method. The components Cu, Zn, Sn and Pb have been determined quantitatively. For the detection of lead via the short-lived isomeric state 207mPb, cyclic activation and measurement technique was used with pneumatic sample transfer between detector and central irradiation position of the neutron tube. For non-destructive analysis of antique Chinese coins the samples had to be irradiated outside the neutron generator KORONA. The activation reactions, the evaluation of the elemental concentrations and the accuracy of the results are discussed. The data were corrected for γ-ray self-absorption in the samples and summing of coincident γ-rays in the detector. According to reported typical compositions of Chinese bronze from different dynasties, the age of the samples has been derived from the results obtained. (orig.)

  13. Multielement analysis of archaic Chinese bronze and antique coins by fast neutron activation analysis

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    Tian, Y.H. (Academia Sinica, Lanzhou, Gansu (China). Inst. of Modern Physics); Pepelnik, R.; Fanger, H.U. (GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH, Geesthacht-Tesperhude (Germany, F.R.). Inst. fuer Physik)

    1990-01-01

    Samples of archaic bronze have been investigated by fast neutron activation analysis using both the absolute and relative method. The components Cu, Zn, Sn and Pb have been determined quantitatively. For the detection of lead via the short-lived isomeric state {sup 207m}Pb, cyclic activation and measurement technique was used with pneumatic sample transfer between detector and central irradiation position of the neutron tube. For non-destructive analysis of antique Chinese coins the samples had to be irradiated outside the neutron generator KORONA. The activation reactions, the evaluation of the elemental concentrations and the accuracy of the results are discussed. The data were corrected for {gamma}-ray self-absorption in the samples and summing of coincident {gamma}-rays in the detector. According to reported typical compositions of Chinese bronze from different dynasties, the age of the samples has been derived from the results obtained. (orig.).

  14. Connections: the relationships between Neolithic and Bronze Age Megalithic Astronomy in Britain

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    Higginbottom, Gail

    2015-01-01

    It has already been empirically verified that for many Bronze Age monuments erected in Scotland between 1400-900 BC, there was a concerted effort on behalf of the builders to align their monuments to astronomical bodies on the horizon. It has also been found that there are two common sets of complex landscape and astronomical patternings, combining specific horizon qualities, like distance and elevation, with the rising and setting points of particular astronomical phenomena. However, it has only been very recently demonstrated by us that that the visible astronomical-landscape variables found at Bronze Age sites on the inner isles and mainland of western Scotland were first established nearly two millennia earlier, with the erection of the mooted first standing-stone 'great circles' in Britain: Callanish and Stenness of Scotland (see G. Higginbottom and R. Clay, The Origins of Standing Stone Astronomy in Britain submitted to Journal of Archaeological Science & available on ArXiv). In the current paper we...

  15. Studies on bronze pre-monetary signs found in Dobroudja using XRF and micro-PIXE

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    Constantinescu, B.; Cristea-Stan, D.; Talmatchi, G.; Ceccato, D.

    2016-03-01

    We performed compositional analyses on 180 Scythian-type arrowheads and pre-monetary signs using XRF method and on 60 small fragments of such items (approx. 100 microns diameter), sampling being performed on previously corrosion-cleaned areas on their surface, using micro-PIXE. The items are found in Dobroudja, Istros-Histria region. The most relevant for numismatists result is that for each finding place the same type of alloy was used both for fighting arrowheads and for pre-monetary signs. Our analyses revealed three types of alloys: Cu-Sn-Pb ("normal" bronze), Cu-Sn-Mn-Pb and Cu-Sn-Sb-Pb. The presence of antimony suggests the use of fahlore-type poly-metals deposits, most probably from Caucasus Mountains. The problem of ancient bronze containing manganese is more complicated; an explanation could be the use of manganese oxides as flux necessary to smelt oxidized ores.

  16. Palaeodemographic and palaeopathological characteristics of individuals buried in three Bronze Age sites from southern Croatia

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    M. Novak

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to reconstruct paleodemographic and paleopathological characteristics of sixteen individuals (three subadults, seven males and six females buried in three Bronze Age sites (Crip, Matkovići, and Veliki Vanik located in southern Croatia. The analysed sample is characterised by the presence of pathological changes which are often associated with stressful episodes such as anaemia, inadequate nutrition, infectious diseases and the occurrence of parasites. Cribra orbitalia, dental enamel hypoplasia, porotic hyperostosis and periostitis were observed in seven out of sixteen analysed skeletons. One ulnar “parry” fracture and three fractures of the frontal bone strongly suggest the presence of deliberate interpersonal violence within the studied communities. The average life span of the adults, as well as the number and character of the observed pathologies, suggest a relatively poor life quality and harsh living conditions in the studied region during the Bronze Age.

  17. Marks of heliacal rising of Sirius on the sundial of the Bronze Age

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    Vodolazhskaya, Larisa N; Nevsky, Mikhail Yu

    2015-01-01

    The article presents the results of interdisciplinary research made with the help of archaeological, physical and astronomical methods. The aim of the study were analysis and interpretation corolla marks of the vessel of the Late Bronze Age, belonging to Srubna culture and which was found near the Staropetrovsky village in the northeast of the Donetsk region (Central Donbass). Performed calculations and measurements revealed that the marks on the corolla of Staropetrovsky vessel are marking of horizontal sundial with a sloping gnomon. Several marks on the corolla of the vessel have star shape. Astronomical calculations show that their position on the corolla, as on "dial" of watch, indicates the time of qualitative change the visibility of Sirius in the day its heliacal rising and the next few days in the Late Bronze Age at the latitude of detection of Staropetrovsky vessel. Published in the article the results of astronomical calculations allow to state that astronomical year in the Srubna tradition began wi...

  18. Radiocarbon dating of ancient bronze statues: Preliminary results from the Riace statues

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    The low amount of material needed for the measurements makes AMS radiocarbon a technique suitable for the dating of ancient bronze artefacts through the analysis of the organic residues contained into the casting cores. We present the results of the AMS radiocarbon dating analyses carried out on the organic remains extracted from the casting cores of the Riace bronzes, among the most famous and well preserved sculptures of the Greek-Classical period. Although different dating hypotheses have been suggested on the base of stylistic considerations, no conclusive answers are, so far, available. The sample selection and preparation protocols of the different kind of organic materials (charred wood, vegetal remains and animal hairs) are described as well as the interpretation of the results in the frame of the current dating hypotheses and available analytical information about the casting technology.

  19. Biological affinities and adaptations of Bronze Age Bactrians: III. An initial craniometric assessment.

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    Hemphill, B E

    1998-07-01

    Discovery of a previously unknown Bronze Age civilization (Oxus Civilization) centered on the oases of Central Asia immediately raised questions concerning the origin and interregional impacts of this civilization. Fifteen craniometric variables from 12 Bronze Age samples--encompassing 544 adults from Central Asia, Iran, the Indus Valley, and Anatolia--are compared to test which, if any, of the current hypotheses offered by archaeologists are best supported by the pattern of phenetic affinities possessed by the Oxus Civilization inhabitants of the north Bactrian oasis. Craniometric differences between samples are compared with Mahalanobis generalized distance, and patterns of phenetic affinity are assessed with two types of cluster analysis (WPGMA, neighbor-joining method), multidimensional scaling, and principal coordinates analysis. Results obtained by this analysis indicate that current hypotheses for both the origin and interregional impacts of Oxus Civilization populations are incomplete. PMID:9696149

  20. Textile remains on a Roman bronze vessel from Řepov (Czech Republic)

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    Urbanová, K.; Březinová, Helena

    Vol. 10. Oxford : Oxbow Books, 2010 - (Andersson Strand, E.; Gleba, M.; Mannering, U.; Munkholt, C.; Ringgaard, M.), s. 242-246 ISBN 978-1-84217-370-1. - (Ancient Textile s. 5). [North European Symposium for Archaeological Textile s /10./. Copenhagen (DK), 14.05.2008-17.05.2008] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z80020508 Keywords : textile remains * corrosion products * Roman bronze vessel Subject RIV: AC - Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnology

  1. Neolithic and Bronze Age migration to Ireland and establishment of the insular Atlantic genome.

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    Cassidy, Lara M; Martiniano, Rui; Murphy, Eileen M; Teasdale, Matthew D; Mallory, James; Hartwell, Barrie; Bradley, Daniel G

    2016-01-12

    The Neolithic and Bronze Age transitions were profound cultural shifts catalyzed in parts of Europe by migrations, first of early farmers from the Near East and then Bronze Age herders from the Pontic Steppe. However, a decades-long, unresolved controversy is whether population change or cultural adoption occurred at the Atlantic edge, within the British Isles. We address this issue by using the first whole genome data from prehistoric Irish individuals. A Neolithic woman (3343-3020 cal BC) from a megalithic burial (10.3× coverage) possessed a genome of predominantly Near Eastern origin. She had some hunter-gatherer ancestry but belonged to a population of large effective size, suggesting a substantial influx of early farmers to the island. Three Bronze Age individuals from Rathlin Island (2026-1534 cal BC), including one high coverage (10.5×) genome, showed substantial Steppe genetic heritage indicating that the European population upheavals of the third millennium manifested all of the way from southern Siberia to the western ocean. This turnover invites the possibility of accompanying introduction of Indo-European, perhaps early Celtic, language. Irish Bronze Age haplotypic similarity is strongest within modern Irish, Scottish, and Welsh populations, and several important genetic variants that today show maximal or very high frequencies in Ireland appear at this horizon. These include those coding for lactase persistence, blue eye color, Y chromosome R1b haplotypes, and the hemochromatosis C282Y allele; to our knowledge, the first detection of a known Mendelian disease variant in prehistory. These findings together suggest the establishment of central attributes of the Irish genome 4,000 y ago. PMID:26712024

  2. Friction stir processing and fusion welding in nickel aluminum propeller bronze

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    Fuller, Michael D.

    2006-01-01

    Friction Stir Processing (FSP) is currently being developed for applications including as-cast Nickel- Aluminum Bronze (NAB). Fabrication and repair of the United States Navy's NAB propellers involve fusion welding of as-cast NAB and so it is probable that FSP is likely to encounter as deposited weld metal as well as the more slowly cooled as-cast material. Here, the microstructure and resulting distribution of mechanical properties was examined for a fusion weld overlay, an FSP stir zone an...

  3. An attempt to date an antique Benin bronze using neutron resonance capture analysis

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    Blaauw, M. [Interfaculty Reactor Institute, Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 15, 2629 JB Delft (Netherlands)]. E-mail: blaauw@iri.tudelft.nl; Postma, H. [Interfaculty Reactor Institute, Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 15, 2629 JB Delft (Netherlands); Mutti, P. [IRMM, Joint Research Centre, Retieseweg, 2440 Geel (Belgium)

    2005-03-01

    Neutron resonance capture analysis was applied to a bronze commemorative plaque from the West-African country Benin. By comparison with recently published element compositions of Benin memorial heads, the alloy of the plaque could be dated to the period 1725-1897 AD. In the analysis procedure, the object was not damaged, cleaned or altered, and very little long-lived radioactivity was induced.

  4. An attempt to date an antique Benin bronze using neutron resonance capture analysis

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    Neutron resonance capture analysis was applied to a bronze commemorative plaque from the West-African country Benin. By comparison with recently published element compositions of Benin memorial heads, the alloy of the plaque could be dated to the period 1725-1897 AD. In the analysis procedure, the object was not damaged, cleaned or altered, and very little long-lived radioactivity was induced

  5. An attempt to date an antique Benin bronze using neutron resonance capture analysis.

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    Blaauw, M; Postma, H; Mutti, P

    2005-03-01

    Neutron resonance capture analysis was applied to a bronze commemorative plaque from the West-African country Benin. By comparison with recently published element compositions of Benin memorial heads, the alloy of the plaque could be dated to the period 1725-1897 AD. In the analysis procedure, the object was not damaged, cleaned or altered, and very little long-lived radioactivity was induced. PMID:15607919

  6. Some spatial aspects of the ritual behaviour at the beginning of Bronze Age

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    Kruťová, Magdalena; Turek, J.

    Plzeň : Čeněk, 2004 - (Šmejda, L.; Turek, J.), s. 48-56 ISBN 80-86898-07-5. [Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists /8./. Thessaloniki (GR), 24.09.2002-29.09.2002] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z8002910 Keywords : continuity * spatial relationships * cemmeteries * Bronze Age Subject RIV: AC - Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnology

  7. Altered states of consciousness and ritual in late Bronze Age Cyprus

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    Collard, David

    2011-01-01

    This thesis combines an anthropological approach to the study of Altered States of Consciousness (ASCs) with a detailed analysis of previously published evidence for the consumption of psychoactives from Late Bronze Age Cypriote (Late Cypriote) contexts to investigate the possibility that such mental phenomena may have been utilised within religious rituals of this period. This evidence primarily consists of ceramic vessels associated with the consumption of opium and alcohol (often supported...

  8. Screen-printed platinum electrodes for measuring crevice corrosion: Nickel aluminium bronze as an example

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    Cranny, Andrew; Harris, Nick; Lewis, Adam; Nie, Menyang; Wharton, Julian; Wood, Robert; Stokes, Keith

    2010-01-01

    Screen-printed platinum electrodes were used to monitor crevice corrosion processes. The electrodes, printed on an inert alumina substrate, formed the bottom of an artificial crevice when mechanically clamped to a rectangular block of nickel-aluminium bronze (NAB). Cyclic differential pulse voltammetry was used to detect corrosion products over time whilst the assembly was immersed in a 3.5% by weight aqueous solution of sodium chloride. Cupric (Cu2+), ferric (Fe3+) and ferrous (Fe2+) ions we...

  9. Electrochemical monitoring of nickel–aluminium bronze crevice corrosion solutions using boron–doped diamond electrode

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    Neodo, Stefano

    2013-01-01

    This study has demonstrated the capability of electrochemically assessing the metal–ion concentrations generated from the localised corrosion of nickel–aluminium bronzes (NAB). Prior to investigating NAB crevice corrosion, its electrochemical properties were studied at different pHs and chloride concentrations. At solution pHs higher than 4 NAB exhibited a corrosion behaviour similar to that of unalloyed copper and its oxidation was controlled by the dissolution of the copper–rich ?–phase. Ho...

  10. Palaeodemographic and palaeopathological characteristics of individuals buried in three Bronze Age sites from southern Croatia

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    Novak, M; V. Vyroubal; Ž. Bedić

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to reconstruct paleodemographic and paleopathological characteristics of sixteen individuals (three subadults, seven males and six females) buried in three Bronze Age sites (Crip, Matkovići, and Veliki Vanik) located in southern Croatia. The analysed sample is characterised by the presence of pathological changes which are often associated with stressful episodes such as anaemia, inadequate nutrition, infectious diseases and the occurrence of parasites. Cribra or...

  11. New insight into the nature and properties of pale green surfaces of outdoor bronze monuments

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    Robbiola, L.; Rahmouni, K.; Chiavari, C.; Martini, C.; Prandstraller, D.; Texier, A.; Takenouti, H.; Vermaut, P.

    2008-07-01

    The present study concerns the chemical physical and electrochemical characterisations of the pale green surfaces formed on outdoor bronzes exposed in urban conditions. In the first part, results from investigations performed on the equestrian statue of the French king Louis XIV exposed in the Palace of Versailles (France) are given. Analyses by energy-dispersive spectrometry and Raman spectroscopy, coupled with scanning electron microscopy, show that the external layer is characterised by a marked selective dissolution of copper and zinc of the alloy leading to an important relative enrichment in tin compounds. The same phenomenon with the same magnitude, determined from dissolution factors fCu and fZn, has also been evidenced on other bronze monuments used for comparison. Proportionality between the amount of dissolved copper and zinc cations to their respective initial content in the alloy is evidenced independently of the tin content. The pale green patina appears to be a complex mixture of copper and tin compounds whose structure still needs to be more precisely characterised. In the second part, the electrochemical reactivity of tin compound enriched patina was investigated by cyclic voltammetry from a Cu10Sn electrode in sulfate solution at pH=2 and 5.6. This patina is stable at pH 5.6 but reactive at pH 2 in relation to the modification of properties of tin species in the patina. Mott Schottky application in pH 5.6 solution revealed that the bronze patina exhibits two types of semiconducting properties according to the potential domains, similar to what has been observed for pure tin in aqueous solutions. The destabilisation of bronze patinas in outdoor conditions and consequently the cyclic erosion due to rainfall have been attributed to the modification of tin species properties rather than to the transformation of copper compounds.

  12. On the Origin of Bronze Belt Plaques of Ancient Nomads in Northern China

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    WUEn; 丁小雷

    2003-01-01

    The bronze plaques decorated with animal, human or geometric designs were the ornaments on the leather belts of the nomadic people, such as Xiongnu (Hun) and Xianbei (Sienpi) in Northern China in the Qin and Han Dynasties. These plaques had unique regional and ethnical characteristics. There have been many different ideas on the origination of this kind of plaques. The author plans to give his own opinion hereby on this issue.

  13. Connections: the relationships between Neolithic and Bronze Age Megalithic Astronomy in Britain

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    Higginbottom, Gail; Clay, Roger

    2015-01-01

    It has already been empirically verified that for many Bronze Age monuments erected in Scotland between 1400-900 BC, there was a concerted effort on behalf of the builders to align their monuments to astronomical bodies on the horizon. It has also been found that there are two common sets of complex landscape and astronomical patternings, combining specific horizon qualities, like distance and elevation, with the rising and setting points of particular astronomical phenomena. However, it has ...

  14. Towards mineralogical and geochemical reference groups for some Bronze Age ceramics 
from Transylvania (Romania)

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    Volker Hoeck; Corina Ionescu; Lucretia Ghergari; Carmen Precup

    2009-01-01

    Based on their chemical composition ceramic shards from three Bronze Age sites in Transylvania, i.e., Copăceni, Derşida and Palatca respectively, were distinguished by major, trace, and RE elements. Within the Copăceni samples, two subgroups (A and B) showing different chemistry and mineralogy were additionally separated out. The link between chemistry and mineralogy showed clearly the important contribution of the temper to the overall chemistry of the ceramic shards. In turn, the chemistry ...

  15. 黑豆嘴类型青铜器中的西来因素%Western Elements in the Bronzes of Heidouzui Type

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    张文立; 林沄

    2004-01-01

    The cultural elements contained in the bronzes of Heidouzui type have often been studied in academic circles,but no unanimous views have been reached.The present paper discusses two forms of bronze ornaments of the Kayao culture in the Qinghai region and their date,as well as the relationship of some bronzes handed down from ancient times with those unearthed from Qinghai.On the basis of their comparative study the authors put forward that the Heidouzui-type bronzes contain cultural elements coming from the Qinghai region and even farther areas.These western elements might have been spread eastward and northward to still farther regions.

  16. The metal–insulator transition in trivalent-ion-doped tungsten bronzes

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    Electrical transport measurements have been made on a series of trivalent-ion-doped tungsten bronzes MxWO3, with M = Y (0.05 ≤ x ≤ 0.12) or La (0.05 ≤ x ≤ 0.19), over the temperature range 2–300 K. The results are consistent with a metal–insulator transition (MIT) at a critical concentration xC ≃ 0.06, which corresponds to an electron concentration nC ≃ 3.3 × 1021 cm−3. The appearance of small concentrations of non-cubic phases for x ∼ xC does not have a significant impact on the evolution of the electronic properties of the trivalent bronzes in the low x range. Analysis of the transport results, and a comparison of the findings with those obtained by other workers for the sodium tungsten bronzes, suggest that electron–electron interaction effects play a significant role in inducing the MIT in this type of disordered system. (paper)

  17. Processing parameter optimization for the laser dressing of bronze-bonded diamond wheels

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    Deng, H.; Chen, G. Y.; Zhou, C.; Li, S. C.; Zhang, M. J.

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, a pulsed fiber-laser dressing method for bronze-bonded diamond wheels was studied systematically and comprehensively. The mechanisms for the laser dressing of bronze-bonded diamond wheels were theoretically analyzed, and the key processing parameters that determine the results of laser dressing, including the laser power density, pulse overlap ratio, ablation track line overlap ratio, and number of scanning cycles, were proposed for the first time. Further, the effects of these four key parameters on the oxidation-damaged layer of the material surface, the material removal efficiency, the material surface roughness, and the average protrusion height of the diamond grains were explored and summarized through pulsed laser ablation experiments. Under the current experimental conditions, the ideal values of the laser power density, pulse overlap ratio, ablation track line overlap ratio, and number of scanning cycles were determined to be 4.2 × 107 W/cm2, 30%, 30%, and 16, respectively. Pulsed laser dressing experiments were conducted on bronze-bonded diamond wheels using the optimized processing parameters; next, both the normal and tangential grinding forces produced by the dressed grinding wheel were measured while grinding alumina ceramic materials. The results revealed that the normal and tangential grinding forces produced by the laser-dressed grinding wheel during grinding were smaller than those of grinding wheels dressed using the conventional mechanical method, indicating that the pulsed laser dressing technology provides irreplaceable advantages relative to the conventional mechanical dressing method.

  18. Evaluation of the inhibitive effect of benzotriazole on archeological bronze in acidic medium

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    Hassairi, Hèla; Bousselmi, Latifa; Khosrof, Slim; Triki, Ezzeddine

    2013-12-01

    An archaeological bronze artefact was a Punic coin excavated from the north east of Tunisia in 2001. The composition of the copper alloy revealed a content of 3.5 % of tin and 1.4 % of lead with the presence of some sulphur heterogeneity. The surface presents some roughnesses and cracks and is covered by a corrosion layer of 20-40 μm thickness. The use of benzotriazole (BTA) as an inhibitor has become a standard element for the preservation of cuprous-based metals. In order to investigate the behaviour of BTA in an acidic medium, an Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) investigation was performed to characterize the electrochemical behaviour of the interface of the archaeological bronze sample/acidic medium without and with BTA addition. Impedance diagrams obtained at different immersion times show that the presence of the inhibitor prevents the diffusional process observed in the absence of BTA. The inhibition of the pre-polarized bronze surface revealed that the mechanism of action of the benzotriazole molecule in an acidic medium is governed by the chemisorption process.

  19. Effect of heat treatment on microstructure and properties of hot-extruded nickel-aluminum bronze

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    2007-01-01

    The effect of heat treatment on the microstructure and properties of a hot-extruded nickel-aluminum bronze was investigated. Experimental materials were heat treated through different processes, including quenching, normalizing, aging and annealing, and their microstructure, corrosion resistance and mechanical properties were characterized. It is found that quenching causes all β phase transformed into β' phase, however, normalizing causes β phase transformed into β', α and κ phases. When the quenched sample is aged, fine κ phase is precipitated from the as-quenched microstructure of β' phase. Annealing causes the transformation of β' into a and κ phases. The results of mechanical property tests show that quenching, normalizing and aging improve the tensile strength and hardness of the experimental material, with a corresponding fall in elongation. Annealing raises the elongation but reduces the tensile strength and hardness. Furthermore, corrosion resistance of nickel-aluminum bronze ranks from worse to better in the following order: aged, quenched, normalized, hot-extruded and annealed. However, with the exposure time of corrosion test increasing, the difference of average corrosion rate between those nickel-aluminum bronzes tums small.

  20. Properties and performance of fine-filament bronze-process Nb3Sn conductors

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    Walker, M. S.; Cutro, J. M.; Zeitlin, B. A.; Ozeryansky, G. M.; Schwall, R. E.; Oberly, C. E.; Ho, J. C.; Woollam, J. A.

    1979-01-01

    Fine-filament bronze-process Nb3Sn superconductors were fabricated to fulfill stringent requirements on critical current under tension in a one-inch bend diameter, current density, stability, and conductor losses. A large fraction of niobium filaments was incorporated in a bronze matrix, and a cable containing 4453 2-micron diameter filaments in each of six strands provided a current density of 85,000 A/sq cm at 10 to the -11th ohm-cm, 10 T, and 4.2 K. The next step was to incorporate copper stabilizer in a conductor with 20,538 filaments. These conductors, fabricated so that bend strains of about 1% would be experienced by the filaments in the one-inch bend, stably carried currents in the 200-500 A range. A quench current of 540 A in a 5-cm bend corresponds to 158,000 A/sq cm in the bronze and filament area, believed to be the highest critical current density reported for multifilamentary Nb3Sn.

  1. Band structure of the quasi two-dimensional purple molybdenum bronze

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    Guyot, H.; Balaska, H.; Perrier, P.; Marcus, J.

    2006-09-01

    The molybdenum purple bronze KMo 6O 17 is quasi two-dimensional (2D) metallic oxide that shows a Peierls transition towards a metallic charge density wave state. Since this specific transition is directly related to the electron properties of the normal state, we have investigated the electronic structure of this bronze at room temperature. The shape of the Mo K1s absorption edge reveals the presence of distorted MoO 6 octahedra in the crystallographic structure. Photoemission experiments evidence a large conduction band, with a bandwidth of 800 meV and confirm the metallic character of this bronze. A wide depleted zone separates the conduction band from the valence band that exhibits a fourfold structure, directly connected to the octahedral symmetry of the Mo sites. The band structure is determined by ARUPS in two main directions of the (0 0 1) Brillouin zone. It exhibits some unpredicted features but corroborates the earlier theoretical band structure and Fermi surface. It confirms the hidden one-dimensionality of KMo 6O 17 that has been proposed to explain the origin of the Peierls transition in this 2D compound.

  2. Density-functional studies of tungsten trioxide, tungsten bronzes, and related systems

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    Ingham, B; Chong, S V; Tallon, J L

    2005-01-01

    Tungsten trioxide adopts a variety of structures which can be intercalated with charged species to alter the electronic properties, thus forming `tungsten bronzes'. Similar optical effects are observed upon removing oxygen from WO_3, although the electronic properties are slightly different. Here we present a computational study of cubic and hexagonal alkali bronzes and examine the effects on cell size and band structure as the size of the intercalated ion is increased. With the exception of hydrogen (which is predicted to be unstable as an intercalate), the behaviour of the bronzes are relatively consistent. NaWO_3 is the most stable of the cubic systems, although in the hexagonal system the larger ions are more stable. The band structures are identical, with the intercalated atom donating its single electron to the tungsten 5d valence band. Next, this was extended to a study of fractional doping in the Na_xWO_3 system (0 < x < 1). A linear variation in cell parameter, and a systematic change in the po...

  3. Density-functional studies of tungsten trioxide, tungsten bronzes, and related systems

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    Ingham, B.; Hendy, S. C.; Chong, S. V.; Tallon, J. L.

    2005-08-01

    Tungsten trioxide adopts a variety of structures which can be intercalated with charged species to alter the electronic properties, thus forming “tungsten bronzes.” Similar effects are observed upon removing oxygen from WO3 . We present a computational study of cubic and hexagonal alkali bronzes and examine the effects on cell size and band structure as the size of the intercalated ion is increased. With the exception of hydrogen (which is predicted to be unstable as an intercalate), the behavior of the bronzes are relatively consistent. NaWO3 is the most stable of the cubic systems, although in the hexagonal system the larger ions are more stable. The band structures are identical, with the intercalated atom donating its single electron to the tungsten 5d valence band. A study of fractional doping in the NaxWO3 system (0⩽x⩽1) showed a linear variation in cell parameter and a systematic shift in the Fermi level into the conduction band. In the oxygen-deficient WO3-x system the Fermi level undergoes a sudden jump into the conduction band at around x=0.2 . Lastly, three compounds of a layered WO4•α,ω -diaminoalkane hybrid series were studied and found to be insulating, with features in the band structure similar to those of the parent WO3 compound that relate well to experimental UV-visible spectroscopy results.

  4. A systematic approach to Bronze corrosion products and the methods of treatment , applied on three bronze anklets from Dhamar museum , Yemen

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    Hazem Mohamed

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Three bronze anklets were found during the archaeological excavation of Yemeni mission 2002 A.D, in Gabal al- lawd , Jawf area , Yemen , they dated back to Minaean period in Yemen [sixth century B.C – 24 B.C] , and now they are situated in Dhamar regional museum .They were suffered from the deterioration aspects , two of these anklets had a thick corrosion products of pale green / brown , the third anklet had a rust-colored Black and Brown with the presence of small parts and scattered pale green. The aim of this paper is to examine, in detail, the corrosion of the selected objects that was grown during the long-term burial and identify its products that will help us to understand the corrosive factors and the degradation mechanisms , as well as their constituting metals in order to carry out scientific treatment and conservation .For this purpose ,samples from the objects were examined by Metallographic Microscope (ME , Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM, the corrosion products were analyzed by X-ray diffraction (XRD and X-ray fluorescence( XRF was used to determine the objects metallic constituents . XRD data showed that the corrosion products constitute of cuprite , atacamite , and paratacamite , whereas XRF analysis declared that the anklets compose of bronze alloy . Microscopic examination reveals that the three anklets were suffered from the deterioration spots , which dispersed on the metal surface . Chemical cleaning was chosen for treating the objects , finally they were isolated to preserve them against further attack.

  5. {sup 14}C dating of the Early to Late Bronze Age stratigraphic sequence of Aegina Kolonna, Greece

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    Wild, E.M., E-mail: Eva.Maria.Wild@univie.ac.a [VERA Laboratory, Faculty of Physics - Isotope Research, University of Vienna, Waehringer Strasse 17, A-1090 Wien (Austria); Gauss, W. [Austrian Archaeological Institute at Athens, Leof. Alexandras 26, Gr10683 Athens (Greece); Forstenpointner, G. [University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Dept. of Pathobiology, Institute of Anatomy, Unit on Archaeozoology and Comparative Morphology, Veterinaerplatz 1, A-1210 Vienna (Austria); Lindblom, M. [Dept. of Archaeology and Ancient History Uppsala, University Box 626, SE-751 26 Uppsala (Sweden); Smetana, R. [Altertumswissenschaften, University of Salzburg, Residenzplatz 1/I, A-5020 Salzburg (Austria); Steier, P. [VERA Laboratory, Faculty of Physics - Isotope Research, University of Vienna, Waehringer Strasse 17, A-1090 Wien (Austria); Thanheiser, U. [Vienna Institute for Archaeological Science (VIAS), Althanstrasse 14, A-1090 Vienna (Austria); Weninger, F. [VERA Laboratory, Faculty of Physics - Isotope Research, University of Vienna, Waehringer Strasse 17, A-1090 Wien (Austria)

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    Aegina Kolonna, located in the center of the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Mediterranean (Greece), is one of the major archaeological sites of the Aegean Bronze Age with a continuous stratigraphic settlement sequence from the Late Neolithic to the Late Bronze Age. Due to its position next to the maritime cross roads between central mainland Greece, the northeast Peloponnese, the Cyclades and Crete, the island played an important role in the trade between these regions. In the course of new excavations, which focused on the exploration of the Early, Middle and Late Bronze Age at Kolonna, several short lived samples from different settlement phases have been {sup 14}C-dated with the AMS method at the VERA laboratory. Bayesian sequencing of the {sup 14}C data according to the stratigraphic position of the samples in the profile was performed to enable estimates of the transition time between the cultural phases. The Aegina Kolonna {sup 14}C sequence is one of the longest existing so far for the Aegean Bronze Age, and therefore of major importance for the absolute Bronze Age chronology in this region. Preliminary results indicate that the Middle Helladic period seems to have started earlier and lasted longer than traditionally assumed. Further, at the present stage of our investigation we can give also a very tentative time frame for the Santorini volcanic eruption which seems to be in agreement with the science derived VDL date.

  6. Lead isotopic study of Shang Dynasty bronzes (13-11 B.C.) and their ore sources

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    The Shang Dynasty civilization in China is based on the development of the bronze techniques. A large amount of Shang Dynasty bronzes, excavated from Jiangxi, Hubei and Henan Provinces, have become a focus of world attention. However, the Shang Dynasty center was located at Zhenzhou and Anyang city areas, Henan Province, where no large copper ores have been found so far. Therefore, where did the huge ore material for casting the bronzes come from? It is an unsettled question paid attention by the archaeologists and scientists. 35 Shang Dynasty bronzes and 21 copper and lead ore materials aged in the Shang-Zhou Dynasty, the Spring-Autumn Period and the modern time, have been measured by the use of mass spectrometry. Based upon lead isotopic ratios, the ore material for casting the bronzes with the middle isotopic ratios of 207Pb/206Pb ranged in 0.8∼0.9 could come from the ancient copper mine of Tongling, Jiangxi Province and Tong Lushan , Hubei Province and that with the high isotopic ratios (>0.9) could be from the northern part of the Shang Empire, called 'Gongfang' in the historical records, e.g. today's Hebei and Liaoning Provinces. the others with the low isotopic ratios (238U/204Pb in the ore flux or in the magma

  7. Pioneering farmers cultivating new lands in the North – The expansion of agrarian societies during the Neolithic and Bronze Age in Scandinavia

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    Sørensen, Lasse

    2012-01-01

    Pioneering farmers cultivating new lands in the North – The expansion of agrarian societies during the Neolithic and Bronze Age in Scandinavia......Pioneering farmers cultivating new lands in the North – The expansion of agrarian societies during the Neolithic and Bronze Age in Scandinavia...

  8. A Preliminary Study of Bronzes in the Kayao Culture%卡约文化青铜器初步研究

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    2005-01-01

    A chronological study of its pottery suggests that the Kayao culture remains can be divided into the groups of Huangshui River and Yellow River valleys and each group fall into six phases.On this basis the typology and combination of bronzes in the Kayao culture can be further studied. The results indicate that bronze-making technology in the Huangshui River valley was higher than that in the Yellow River valley, and that the sexual difference of tomb-owners is reflected from the distinction of funeral objects. Furthermore, the chronological study of the Kayao's bronzes provides reference data for dating the phases of this culture. These bronzes possess three categories of cultural elements: the elements of their own, common elements of bronzes in the Central Plains and North China, and those in northern Eurasia.

  9. A green route for microwave synthesis of sodium tungsten bronzes NaxWO3 (0

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    A green route has been developed for microwave synthesis of sodium tungsten bronzes NaxWO3 (02WO4, WO3 and tungsten powder. The hybrid microwave synthesis was carried out in argon atmosphere using CuO powder as the heating medium. Tungsten powder is used as the reducing agent instead of the alkali metal iodides previously used for the microwave synthesis of oxide bronzes. The prepared samples were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, energy-dispersive X-ray analysis and scanning electron microscopy, and their phase constitutions, crystal structures and morphologies are in consistence with that in the literature. This synthesis method is simple, green and atom economic, and promising for preparation of other oxide bronzes and related compounds

  10. Development of a high Jc bronze route Nb3Sn conductor using Nb-Ta composite filaments

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    For superconducting magnets generating fields above 10 tesla, multifilamentary Nb3Sn is the conductor of choice. There are two widely used methods of manufacturing these conductors, namely the internal Sn route and bronze process. Bronze route conductors can yield long piece lengths with consistent performances due to the mechanical compatibilities of the components compared to internal Sn conductors. Internal Sn designs require a soft low melting point Sn and is more difficult to be co-processed with the significantly harder Nb filaments. This paper summarizes the development of a bronze route Nb3Sn wire with high Jc using Nb-Ta composite filaments for use in advanced projects such as the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER)

  11. The lattice parameter of α-bronzes as a function of solute content: application to archaeological materials

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    The lattice parameter of Cu substitutional solid solution--α-phase--has been studied in relation with the solute content. The investigation was conducted on pure binary Cu-Sn, industrial Cu-Sn-Zn alloys and archaeological bronzes. Lattice parameters and elemental compositions of the α-phase have been determined by X-ray diffraction and X-ray spectrometry. A linear relation between the unit cell constant and the atomic tin equivalent content in the α-phase has been evidenced and characterised, in fair agreement with Vegard's law. Addition of lead and trace elements has no significant effect on the results. Therefore, the tin equivalent content of the α-phase can be determined from XRD evaluation of the lattice parameter. As a consequence, a new approach is proposed for setting composition standards in α-(Cu-Sn) and α-(Cu-Sn-Zn) bronzes and application to characterization of ancient bronzes is discussed

  12. Analysis of the Portevin - Le Chatelier effect in tin bronzes at elevated temperatures

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of the present paper is the determination of the effect of the chemical composition and temperature of deformation of standardized tin bronzes and bronze modified with zirconium on the Portevin – Le Chatelier (PLC phenomenon, mainly basing on the shape of stress-strain curves within the temperature range of 100-300oC and observations of their structure. The reasons of the occurrence of such en effect are so far no fully known and explained and the opinions concerning is physical basis vary.Design/methodology/approach: Of essential design in this research is determination of the dependence of PLC effect on the chemical composition, temperature and strain rate and the preliminary heat treatment and grain size. The main method used in this investigation is tensile test at elevated temperature.Findings: The main conclusions are following: the PLC effect on tin bronzes with a micro-addition of zirconium in an amount of 0.01-0.05% depends the temperature of deformation in the tensile test in the range of 100-300oC and the chemical composition of the alloys; the type of serration revealed on the σ–ε curve depend mainly on the temperature of deformation and can be differ during the respective stages of the analyzed curves.Practical implications: In this paper implications for practice are not taken into consideration.Originality/value: In this paper an additive type of serration observed on the curves σ–ε, denoted by the symbol D, is new.

  13. Nanoscale building blocks in a novel lithium arsenotungsten bronze: Synthesis and characterization

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    We report on a novel compound Li3AsW7O25 obtained by solid-state reaction and characterized by diffraction and spectroscopic methods. The bronze-type compound crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group Pbca with a=724.38(3) pm, b=1008.15(4) pm, c=4906.16(17) pm and Z=8. The structure is built up by chains of WO6 octahedra interconnected by AsO4 tetrahedra and WO6 octahedra forming a polyhedral arrangement as seen in intergrowth tungsten bronzes. The X-ray single crystal structure refinement allows solving the complex arsenotungstate framework. The powder neutron diffraction data analysis locates the lithium atoms. Thermal analysis showed that Li3AsW7O25 is stable up to its melting at 1135(3) K followed by a decomposition at 1182(5) K. The Kubelka–Munk treatment of the UV–vis spectrum revealed a wide band gap in the range of 2.84–3.40 eV depending on the presumed electron transition type. - Graphical abstract: Crystal structure of Li3AsW7O25 showing different schematic components. - Highlights: • A report on a novel compound Li3AsW7O25 obtained by solid-state reaction. • Chains and nano-blocks of WO6 octahedra and AsO4 tetrahedra formed a structure like intergrowth tungsten bronzes. • X-ray diffraction allowed solving the complex arsenotungstate framework. • Powder neutron diffraction data analysis locates the lithium atoms. • UV–vis spectrum revealed the band-gap

  14. On the degradation factors of an archaeological bronze bowl belonging to a private collection

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    Highlights: • Bronze bowl from Iran belonging to a private collection. • Style and manufacturing consistent with the Achaemenid art (I century B.C.). • Modified Type I patinas. • Apparently continuous tenorite layer at the metal surface on the internal bowl side. • Fragmentation attributed to a severe intergranular attack. - Abstract: A bronze bowl belonging to a private collection, stylistically consistent with the Achaemenid art was investigated to determine the cause of the artwork local fragmentation. The corrosion products were characterised by energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (EDXRF), Raman spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) equipped with energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). The last technique was also used to determine the chemical composition of the alloy. The metallographic analysis showed that the bowl was obtained from a monophasic bronze alloy, containing about 11% tin and other elements in traces. The presence of an inhomogeneous microstructure with both thermal twin bands and slip lines was consistent with multiple hammering steps followed by partial annealing treatments. On the bowl a very limited chloride contamination was observed and chlorides were never detected in proximity to the metal. These findings and the morphological/compositional characteristics of the patinas permitted to classify that on the internal side of the bowl as a modified Type I morphology, while the patina on the external side of the bowl was less compact, so that it was judged borderline between a “noble” patina and a disfiguring one. On this side, a significant intergranular attack was found, reputed responsible for the fragmentation occurred

  15. On the degradation factors of an archaeological bronze bowl belonging to a private collection

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    Soffritti, C., E-mail: chiara.soffritti@unife.it [TekneHub, Department of Architecture, University of Ferrara, Via Quartieri 8, 44122 Ferrara (Italy); Department of Engineering, University of Ferrara, Via Saragat 1, 44122 Ferrara (Italy); Fabbri, E., E-mail: elettra.fabbri@unife.it [Department of Engineering, University of Ferrara, Via Saragat 1, 44122 Ferrara (Italy); Merlin, M., E-mail: mattia.merlin@unife.it [Department of Engineering, University of Ferrara, Via Saragat 1, 44122 Ferrara (Italy); Garagnani, G.L., E-mail: gian.luca.garagnani@unife.it [Department of Engineering, University of Ferrara, Via Saragat 1, 44122 Ferrara (Italy); “A. Daccò” Corrosion and Metallurgy Study Centre, University of Ferrara, Via Saragat 1, 44122 Ferrara (Italy); Monticelli, C., E-mail: cecilia.monticelli@unife.it [Department of Engineering, University of Ferrara, Via Saragat 1, 44122 Ferrara (Italy); “A. Daccò” Corrosion and Metallurgy Study Centre, University of Ferrara, Via Saragat 1, 44122 Ferrara (Italy)

    2014-09-15

    Highlights: • Bronze bowl from Iran belonging to a private collection. • Style and manufacturing consistent with the Achaemenid art (I century B.C.). • Modified Type I patinas. • Apparently continuous tenorite layer at the metal surface on the internal bowl side. • Fragmentation attributed to a severe intergranular attack. - Abstract: A bronze bowl belonging to a private collection, stylistically consistent with the Achaemenid art was investigated to determine the cause of the artwork local fragmentation. The corrosion products were characterised by energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (EDXRF), Raman spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) equipped with energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). The last technique was also used to determine the chemical composition of the alloy. The metallographic analysis showed that the bowl was obtained from a monophasic bronze alloy, containing about 11% tin and other elements in traces. The presence of an inhomogeneous microstructure with both thermal twin bands and slip lines was consistent with multiple hammering steps followed by partial annealing treatments. On the bowl a very limited chloride contamination was observed and chlorides were never detected in proximity to the metal. These findings and the morphological/compositional characteristics of the patinas permitted to classify that on the internal side of the bowl as a modified Type I morphology, while the patina on the external side of the bowl was less compact, so that it was judged borderline between a “noble” patina and a disfiguring one. On this side, a significant intergranular attack was found, reputed responsible for the fragmentation occurred.

  16. Computed Tomography and Computed Radiography of late Bronze Age Cremation Urns from Denmark

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    Harvig, Lise Lock; Lynnerup, Niels; Amsgaard Ebsen, Jannie

    2012-01-01

    To improve methods used to study prehistoric cremation rituals, cremation urns from the Danish late Bronze Age were examined using Computed Tomography and Computed Radiography (Digital X-ray). During microexcavation, the digital images were used as registration tool. Our results suggest that...... osteological ageing and sexing are more accurate when combining CT-images with excavated remains. Digital volume rendering further enables a compromised estimation of original cremation weight. Microexcavation is clearly a primary cause of bone fragmentation. Cremated remains affected by lower cremation...

  17. Compositional analyses of a Reutlingen Bronze Age sword discovered at Giurgiu, Romania

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    Olariu, A; Avram, A; Badica, T; Olariu, Agata; Alexandrescu, Emilian; Avram, Alexandru; Badica, Teodor

    2003-01-01

    The compositional scheme of a Bronze Age sword, found near the town of Giurgiu in Romania has been determined by the method of particle-induced X-ray emission (PIXE), at the tandem accelerator of the National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering from Bucharest, Magurele, Romania. The results of the analyses and the comparison with the composition of other swords from the same geographic area, the Danubian plane from Bulgaria and Transylvania regions, show that the sword from Giurgiu could be relatively associated with the swords from Bulgaria, having also the same stylistic, temporal and geographical similitude.

  18. Strength of b3Sn intermetallic layers in bronze/niobium filaments composite material

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    Tension tests have been used to estimate the strength of Nb3Sn intermetallic layer formed at the filament/matrix interface in the composite superconducting material, bronze(13 at.%Sn)/niobium filament. It is noted that the layer destruction starts with the formation of a group of cracks placed at a similar interval from each other, which are the reason for instability of sUperconducting properties in the composite system. The formula is given that connects the fracturing and superconducting properties, from which it follows that with the increase of layer thickness and its strength, the fracturing reduces, while superconducting properties improve

  19. ARCHAEOMETALLURGICAL STUDIES OF SPEAR HEADS AND ARROW HEADS OF THE MIDDLE BRONZE AGE SITES OF AZERBAIJAN

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    Hasanova, Aziza

    2015-01-01

    Quantitative spectroscopy analysis of spear heads and arrow heads of Middle Bronze Age sites of Azerbaijan (second part of the III to the middle of the II millennium BC) has been made to determine the type of the alloy taking into account the accepted limits of natural impurity in metals ( - 0.5% and more). The analyses have shown that copper is the basic materials in all of them. Metallurgical classification the results of sixteen analysis spear heads have shown three of them made of arsenic...

  20. Electrolytic surface hardening of steel,castiron and aluminium-bronze

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    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Electrolytic hardening process w as developed in USSR in the 1950s. The process w as developed but w as not com m ercially exploited. There is no evidence of w ork done on this process in India. The author has done this originalw ork applied to different m aterials like steel, castiron and alum inum -bronze.This paper gives details ofm icrostructuraltransform ations along w ith hardness value achieved. There is vitalscope for this process to becom e viable for surfacehardening and selective hardening ofsm allcom ponents.

  1. Synthesis and structure of a quadratic oxygen bronze containing uranium of valence six

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    (Nb7.6U2.4)(Ba5.2K0.8)O30 is a quadratic bronze with space group P4bm and lattice parameters a = 12.608(5) and c = 4.012(2) A, Z=1. The structure of a single crystal was refined to R = 0.056 (RW = 0.072) for 967 independent reflections with I ≥ 3σI. The U6+ ion is located inside octahedral sites with Nb5+ and Nb4+. (orig.)

  2. Characterization and Photocatalytic Activity of KSr_2Nb_5O_(15) with Tungsten Bronze Structure

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    ZHANG Gaoke; LI Yiqiu; WANG Junting; TU Haibin; YU Xinyi

    2009-01-01

    Tungsten bronze(TB)type potassium strontium niobate KSr_2Nb_5O_(15) was prepared by solid-state reaction method,and was characterized by X-ray diffraction(XRD),scanning electron microscopy(SEM)and UV-vis diffuse spectrum.The photocatalyst shows high photocatalytic activity of photodegrading acid red G.The effects of photocatalyst dosage and initial concentration of acid red G on the photodegradation process were studied.The kinetics of photocatalytic degradation of acid red G by KSr_2Nb_5O_(15) catalyst follows the first order reaction.

  3. The Chalcolithic and the Bronze Age in the river Neiva Basin, NW of Portugal

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    Magalhães, Marisa Cardoso

    2016-01-01

    Relatório de estágio de mestrado em Arqueologia O presente relatório deseja expor os resultados da investigação sobre o Calcolítico e a Idade do Bronze da bacia do Neiva, desenvolvida durante o segundo ano de Mestrado em Arqueologia na Universidade do Minho. Relativamente a estes períodos cronológicos podemos destacar a diversidade de estratégias de povoamento, com tendências para ocupações de locais de menor altitude e mais próximas de vales. Estas comunidades que se estabelec...

  4. Micro-EDXRF surface analyses of a bronze spear head: Lead content in metal and corrosion layers

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    Figueiredo, E. [Instituto Tecnologico e Nuclear, Estrada Nacional 10, 2686-953 Sacavem (Portugal); Departamento de Conservacao e Restauro, Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Quinta da Torre, 2829-516 Monte de Caparica (Portugal)], E-mail: elin@itn.pt; Valerio, P.; Araujo, M.F. [Instituto Tecnologico e Nuclear, Estrada Nacional 10, 2686-953 Sacavem (Portugal); Senna-Martinez, J.C. [Instituto de Arqueologia, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, Cidade Universitaria, Campo Grande, 1600-214 Lisbon (Portugal)

    2007-09-21

    A bronze spear head from Central Portugal dated to Late Bronze Age has been analyzed by non-destructive micro-EDXRF in the metal surface and corrosion layers. The artifact had previously been analyzed using a conventional EDXRF spectrometer having a larger incident beam. The quantification of the micro-EDXRF analyses showed that lead content in corrosion layers can reach values up to four times higher than the content determined in the metal surface. Results obtained with the higher energy incident beam from the EDXRF equipment, although referring mainly to the corrosion layers, seem to suffer some influence from the surface composition of the metallic alloy.

  5. 夏商周青铜器铅同位素示踪研究数据库的构建%A Lead Isotope Ratio Data Base of Ancient Chinese Bronzes

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    金正耀

    2005-01-01

    A data base of lead isotope ratio of ancient Chinese bronzes is set up. There are 2 888 members, including bronze objects, casting remains, and related ores, etc. in the file. The file contents of data base are made from analysis work on Chinese bronze previously carried out in several laboratories in China, Japan and USA. The main body of the file contents is formed from records, analysis data, reference documents, and images. The data base is designed for sharing information in provenance study on raw metal material for bronze production in China Bronze Age.

  6. Las Lunas (Yuncler, Toledo. A Bronze Age hoard with metallic materials from the southern Iberian Meseta

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    Urbina Martínez, Dionisio

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Here we present the results of the preliminary study carried out on a new group of metallic materials of the Final Bronze Age, recovered at the end of 2008 in the archaeological excavations at the settlement of Las Lunas (Yuncler, Toledo, Spain. Its geographical situation far away from the main zones of distribution of this type of finds, the singularity of the materials, and the evidence of Atlantic and Mediterranean relations make these materials a remarkable sample for the study of the Final Bronze Age in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula.

    Se exponen los resultados del primer estudio realizado sobre un nuevo conjunto de materiales metálicos del Bronce Final recuperado a finales de 2008 en las excavaciones arqueológicas del yacimiento de Las Lunas (Yuncler, Toledo, España. La localización geográfica del hallazgo, lejos de las principales zonas de dispersión conocidas para este tipo de conjuntos, la singularidad de los objetos que integra, y las relaciones atlánticas y mediterráneas que evidencian sus materiales, lo convierten en un ejemplo destacado para el estudio de este período en el centro de la Península Ibérica.

  7. Thermal conductance at millikelvin temperatures of woven ribbon cable with phosphor-bronze clad superconducting wires

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    Woodcraft, Adam L.; Ventura, Guglielmo; Martelli, Valentina; Holland, Wayne S.

    2010-08-01

    Woven Nomex® ribbon cables made up with superconducting niobium-titanium wire are used at millikelvin temperatures in many large cryogenic instruments. It is important to know how much heat in transmitted down such cables. However, the conductivity of the materials used is not well known. Another problem is that the wires are normally clad with alloys which exhibit some magnetism. This is a potential problem for instruments employing superconducting detectors. A safe non-magnetic alternative to the usual materials is phosphor-bronze clad niobium-titanium wiring. However, there is little experience with such wires. We have therefore measured the conductance of a ribbon cable made up with these wires. The measured values are in good agreement with our predictions, suggesting that the values we have used to model the cable are sufficiently accurate, and could therefore be used to predict the performance of ribbon cables using other cladding materials, so long as the conductivity of the cladding is reasonably well known. As part of our analysis, we consider the likely variation in thermal conductivity values for C51000 phosphor bronze caused by legitimate variations in composition.

  8. Neutron activation analysis of Lerna ceramics (Greece) at Early Bronze Age: local production and trade exchanges

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    Neutron activation analysis is a powerful tool for determining the provenance of ancient ceramics. A sophisticated analytical system for gamma-ray spectrometry, designed specifically for the chemical analysis of ceramics by thermal neutron activation, was used to determine the concentrations of twenty elements in samples of ancient pottery. The measurements were made relative to the standard pottery of Perlman and Asaro. The purpose of the work was to study the production of fine pottery at the settlement of Lerna, in the Argolid of Greece, during the Early Bronze Age (third millennium BC). About half of the 50 samples analysed formed the major compositional group, which was attributed to Lerna. It included, besides the majority of the samples from the second phase of the Early Bronze Age (Lerna III), several samples from the third phase (Lerna IV); that is, from levels immediately succeeding the great destruction which marks the end of the Lerna III settlement. A small number of objects forms a second group of local origin and includes 4 of the 5 clay sealings sampled. Among the archaeologically unusual objects, several could be attributed to Lerna, while others were characterized as imports

  9. The atmospheric corrosion of quaternary bronzes: An evaluation of the dissolution rate of the alloying elements

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    Bernardi, E.; Chiavari, C.; Martini, C.; Morselli, L.

    2008-07-01

    A comparative evaluation of the corrosion behaviour of a G85 bronze in acid rain solutions was performed. As weathering technique, a wet dry device was used to simulate a cyclic exposure to stagnant rain. The weathering solutions were a collected natural rain and an artificial solution reproducing the natural rain. The solutions were periodically monitored as concerns pH and metallic ion concentrations. On the aged specimens, surface studies were performed through OM, SEM and Raman analyses. At the end of weathering tests (40 days), weight loss measurements were carried out. The aim of this work was to examine the reproducibility in laboratory of the corrosive conditions determined by a natural acid rain. The final goal of this research is to investigate the dissolution of a quaternary alloy exposed to acid rains. The results showed slightly different corrosion behaviours as a consequence of the exposure to natural or synthetic rain. Concerning the mechanism of corrosion of G85 bronze, the innovative approach adopted in this study allowed one to point out the contribution of each alloying element to the general corrosion. Actually, while Cu and Pb progressively form insoluble corrosion compounds, Zn continuously dissolves, without forming detectable insoluble products. The absence of dissolved tin is remarkable.

  10. Generation of nanoparticles of bronze and brass by laser ablation in liquid

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    Nanoparticles of brass and bronze are generated by ablation of corresponding bulk targets in liquid ethanol. The experiments were performed using three pulsed lasers with different pulse duration: ytterbium fiber laser (80 ns), a Neodymium:YAG laser (10 ps), and femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser (200 fs). The generated nanoparticles (NPs) are characterized by UV–vis absorption spectroscopy, X-ray diffractometry, Raman scattering, and Transmission Electron Microscopy. The size of generated NPs lies in the range 10–25 nm depending on the laser source. The X-ray diffractometry reveals the change of phase composition of brass NPs compared to the initial target in case of ablation with 80 ns laser source, while with 10 ps laser pulses this effect is less pronounced. Brass NPs generated with pico- and femtosecond laser radiation show the plasmon resonance in the vicinity of 560 nm and no plasmon peak for NPs generated with longer laser pulses. Raman analysis shows the presence of Cu2O in generated NPs. The stability of generated NPs of both brass and bronze to oxidation is compared to that of Cu NPs generated in similar experimental conditions.

  11. $Nb_{3}Sn macrostructure, microstructure, and property comparisons for bronze and internal Sn process strands

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    Lee, P J; Larbalestier, D C

    2000-01-01

    The variation in irreversibility field, B*(T), with temperature has been measured for Nb/sub 3/Sn superconducting strands manufactured for ITER using vibrating sample and SQUID magnetometers. The high performance strands were developed for both high transport critical current density, J/sub c/, and low hysteresis loss. Despite a wide variety of designs and components, the strands could be split into two distinctive groups, based on the extrapolated irreversibility fields, which lie about 10% lower than the upper critical field. "Bronze-process" strands exhibited consistently higher B*(T) (28 T to 31 T) compared with "internal Sn" process (24 T to 26 T) conductors. The intrinsic critical current density of the superconductor, J/sub c (sc)/, and the specific pinning force of the grain boundaries, Q/sub gb/, were evaluated using the measured J/sub c/, and image analysis of the macro- and micro-structures. A bronze-processed Nb(-Ta)/sub 3 /Sn was found to have a higher J/sub c(sc)/ but lower Q/sub gb/ than Nb/sub...

  12. Comparison of phosphor bronze metal sheet produced by twin roll casting and horizontal continuous casting

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    Hwang, J. D.; Li, B. J.; Hwang, W. S.; Hu, C. T.

    1998-08-01

    Much effort recently has been expended to study the strip casting process used to produce thin metal strip with a near final thickness. This process eliminates the need for hot rolling, consumes less energy, and offers a feasible method of producing various hard-to-shape alloys. The finer microstructure that results from the high cooling rate used during the casting process enhances mechanical properties. In this study, strips of phosphor bronzes (Cu-Sn-P) metal were produced using a twin roll strip casting process as well as a conventional horizontal continuous casting (HCC) process. The microstructures, macrosegregations, textures, and mechanical properties of the as-cast and as-rolled metal sheet produced by these two methods were examined carefully for comparative purposes. The results indicate that cast strip produced by a twin roll caster exhibit significantly less inverse segregation of tin compared to that produced by the HCC process. The mechanical properties including tensile strength, elongation, and microhardness of the products produced by the twin roll strip casting process are comparable to those of the HCC processed sheet. These properties meet specifications JIS H3110 and ASTM B 103M for commercial phosphor bronze sheet. The texture of the as-rolled sheet from these two processes, as measured from XRD pole figures, were found to be virtually the same, even though a significant difference exists between them in the as-cast condition.

  13. Las lagunas de Ruidera during the Bronze Age: a hierarchical territory

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    Ocaña Carretón, Andrés

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper shows the first results of a research project that aims to analyse the spatial relationship betwen the natural resources and the settlements in the Upper Guadiana River (South Meseta, Spain. The data obtained will be used to understand the productive system of the communities which lived in this territory during the Copper and Bronze Ages. In particular the settlement pattern during the Bronze Age is analysed in the Nature Reserve of Lagunas de Ruidera. This shows a territorial hierarchical structure and allows us to understand the emergence of social complexity within this territory.

    Este artículo muestra los primeros resultados de un proyecto que tiene por objeto analizar la relación espacial entre los recursos y los asentamientos en el Alto Guadiana como aproximación a los sistemas productivos de las comunidades que habitaron este territorio durante el Calcolítico y la Edad del Bronce. En concreto, se analiza el patrón de asentamiento durante la Edad del Bronce en el Parque Natural de las Lagunas de Ruidera, el cual indica la existencia de una ocupación jerárquica del territorio como reflejo de la existencia de un cierto grado de complejidad social.

  14. A Roman bronze statuette with gilded silver mask from Sardinia: an EDXRF study

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    Cesareo, Roberto; Brunetti, Antonio; D'Oriano, Rubens; Canu, Alba; Demontis, Gonaria Mattia; Celauro, Angela

    2013-12-01

    A Roman bronze statuette from the 2nd Century BC was recovered from a nuragic sanctuary close to Florinas, in the north of Sardinia. The facial portion of the statuette is covered by a silver mask, partially gilded and attached to the bronze by tin-lead welding. The silver mask was carefully analyzed by portable energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF), a non-destructive and non-invasive method. The aim of the analysis was to reconstruct the layered structure of the silver gilt mask, and to determine homogeneity and thickness of the gold, silver and lead-tin sheets. This is possible by using the internal ratio of the X-ray lines, i.e. starting from the surface, Au (L α/L β), Ag (K α/K β), Au-L α/Ag-K α and Pb (L α/L β).The results were compared with those obtained with simulated X-ray spectra, obtained both experimentally and by using the Monte Carlo simulation technique.

  15. Shellfish from the Bronze Age Site of Clos des Châtaigniers (Mathieu, Normandy, France

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    Full Text Available This article provides initial results on the use of shellfish by the inhabitants of Clos des Châtaigniers, Normandy (France during the Late Bronze Age. The settlement is located at Mathieu, 10km from the coast. The French National Institute of Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP conducted excavations on this site in 2010, under the direction of David Giazzon. A semi-circular domestic enclosure from the end of the Late Bronze Age was discovered. The diet of the inhabitants of Mathieu was partly based on mussels, which were found in large quantities. These shells were collected at low tide on a rocky to muddy/rocky shore. They were then transported inland to be eaten fresh or processed. Other marine invertebrates were also present on this site. Some of them were collected with the mussels. In fact, they were mixed with or fixed to this bivalve. Many other small fragments of shells are present on the site and could have come from the stomach contents of fish.

  16. Investigation on corrosion stratigraphy and morphology in some Iron Age bronze alloys vessels by OM, XRD and SEM-EDS methods

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    Oudbashi, Omid; Hasanpour, Ata; Davami, Parviz

    2016-04-01

    The recently study of the corrosion in some bronze artefacts from the Sangtarashan Iron Age site, western Iran, was established to identify corrosion morphology and mechanism in these objects. The corrosion layers in 22 samples were studied by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy-energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction methods. The results showed that a thin corrosion crust has formed on the surface of bronzes with a triple-layer structure, including two internal and one external corrosion layers. The formation of these layers is due to copper leaching from the bronze surface. The internal corrosion part has been a compact, tin-rich corrosion/oxidation product (noble patina) with some evidences from original metallurgical aspects of the bronze as well as a very thin layer beneath the tin-rich layer. External corrosion products have been identified as basic copper carbonates, malachite and azurite. Based on the results, the corrosion morphology in the Sangtarashan Iron Age bronzes is due to long-term burial in an appropriate environment in a moderately corrosive soil. Although it is the first time to investigate Iron Age bronzes from Iran, this corrosion morphology is partially similar to type I corrosion morphology observed in archaeological bronze objects; nevertheless, some deviations are visible in comparison with previously established patterns.

  17. Determination of concentrations of minor and micro elements in ancient bronze drums artifacts samples by KO-standardization method of neutron activation analysis

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    The study aims to get a lot information about manufacturers of ancient bronze artifacts and ancient civilization. By KO-standardization method of neutron activation analysis developed in the Nuclear Research Institute, the concentrations of Au, Ag, As, Zn, Sb, Sn elements in ancient bronze alloy samples of 99 bronze artifacts from many excavated archaeological sites at the provinces in Vietnam were determined with uncertainties about ±10%. These elemental concentrations have been utilized in a statistical analysis procedure in order to determine similarities and correlation between the various samples. Th abnormal high of concentrations of noble metals as Au, Ag in ancient bronze indicates that the ancient metallurgists had been interested in role of these metals on sound quality of bronze artifacts. Especially, the concentrations of As in many samples are very high even at about 10%. This gives an evidence that in ancient time the humankind could use bronze As alloy in order to improve quality when they had produced bronze artifacts. (author)

  18. 48 CFR 252.216-7000 - Economic price adjustment-basic steel, aluminum, brass, bronze, or copper mill products.

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    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Economic price adjustment... SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES Text of Provisions And Clauses 252.216-7000 Economic price...), use the following clause: Economic Price Adjustment—Basic Steel, Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, or...

  19. MODELING OF LIGATURE DISSOLUTION IN COPPER MELT AT SMELTING OF CHROMIC BRONZES AND OPTIMIZATION OF THEIR PRODUCTION PROCESS

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    F. G. Lovshenko; G. F. Lovshenko; B. B. Hina; I. A. Lozikov

    2015-01-01

    The results of modeling and their experimental-industrial test of alloy dissolution in the form of elementary chrome, cast and mechanically doped alloys «copper-chrome» system in copper melt at melting of chrome bronzes are given, the process of their production is optimized.

  20. Variety in cereal cultivation in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages in relation to environmental conditions

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    Dreslerová, Dagmar; Kočár, Petr; Chuman, T.; Šefrna, L.; Poništiak, Š.

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    Roč. 40, č. 4 (2013), s. 1988-2000. ISSN 0305-4403 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z80020508 Institutional support: RVO:67985912 Keywords : crop husbandry * charred cereal grains * environment * weather * soils * Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age Subject RIV: AC - Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnology Impact factor: 2.139, year: 2013

  1. 3D scanning and printing as conversation tools: an innovative treatment of a vandalized bronze statue, The Thinker by Rodin

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    T. Beentjes; R. van der Molen

    2011-01-01

    This contribution discusses the innovative treatment of a severely vandalized bronze sculpture, The Thinker by Auguste Rodin, from the Singer Museum in Laren, The Netherlands. Additional aspects of this controversial treatment such as decision making and documentation are also discussed. In 2007 the

  2. Anomalously deep and fast failure of copper and bronze under the action of the corrosion products existing on them

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    Pozhidaeva, S. D.; Eliseeva, A. Yu.; Ivanov, A. M.

    2015-12-01

    When the corrosion products on copper and bronze are in close contact with a diluted aqueous solution of hydrochloric acid and atmospheric oxygen, they rapidly transform into effective metal (alloy) oxidizers, which provide rapid and deep metal consumption. The metal can be almost fully consumed in a reasonable technological time provided the accumulated solid phase of the products is periodically removed.

  3. Copper and tin isotopic analysis of ancient bronzes for archaeological investigation: development and validation of a suitable analytical methodology.

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    Balliana, Eleonora; Aramendía, Maite; Resano, Martin; Barbante, Carlo; Vanhaecke, Frank

    2013-03-01

    Although in many cases Pb isotopic analysis can be relied on for provenance determination of ancient bronzes, sometimes the use of "non-traditional" isotopic systems, such as those of Cu and Sn, is required. The work reported on in this paper aimed at revising the methodology for Cu and Sn isotope ratio measurements in archaeological bronzes via optimization of the analytical procedures in terms of sample pre-treatment, measurement protocol, precision, and analytical uncertainty. For Cu isotopic analysis, both Zn and Ni were investigated for their merit as internal standard (IS) relied on for mass bias correction. The use of Ni as IS seems to be the most robust approach as Ni is less prone to contamination, has a lower abundance in bronzes and an ionization potential similar to that of Cu, and provides slightly better reproducibility values when applied to NIST SRM 976 Cu isotopic reference material. The possibility of carrying out direct isotopic analysis without prior Cu isolation (with AG-MP-1 anion exchange resin) was investigated by analysis of CRM IARM 91D bronze reference material, synthetic solutions, and archaeological bronzes. Both procedures (Cu isolation/no Cu isolation) provide similar δ (65)Cu results with similar uncertainty budgets in all cases (±0.02-0.04 per mil in delta units, k = 2, n = 4). Direct isotopic analysis of Cu therefore seems feasible, without evidence of spectral interference or matrix-induced effect on the extent of mass bias. For Sn, a separation protocol relying on TRU-Spec anion exchange resin was optimized, providing a recovery close to 100 % without on-column fractionation. Cu was recovered quantitatively together with the bronze matrix with this isolation protocol. Isotopic analysis of this Cu fraction provides δ (65)Cu results similar to those obtained upon isolation using AG-MP-1 resin. This means that Cu and Sn isotopic analysis of bronze alloys can therefore be carried out after a single chromatographic

  4. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EGYPT AND PALESTINE IN THE MIDDLE BRONZE AGE (CA.2000-1550/1500 BCE.)

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    2004-01-01

    The relationship between Egypt and Palestine during the Bronze Age has been discussed since the 1940s. For the period of the Middle Bronze Age, the problem is both chronological and interpretative. The end of the Middle Bronze Age is fixed by the initial military activities of Dynasty 18 in Palestine around the end of the 16th century BCE. But the dates for the beginning of this period and the transition from one archaeological phase to another are still debated. Lacking a generally accepted solution, the chronology adopted here is that of Dever --- the transition from MB Ⅰ to MB Ⅱ occurred around 1800 BCE,

  5. GPR Surveys for Archaeological Investigation in a Bronze Age site from NW Portugal

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    Gonçalves, L.; Sampaio, H. A.; Bettencourt, A. M. S.; Alves, M. I. C.

    2012-04-01

    This work describes the use of Ground-penetrating Radar (GPR) surveys in the identification and mapping of subtle cultural remains, from Pego Late Bronze Age settlement, located near the city of Braga, in NW Portugal. Bronze Age settlements from NW Portugal are characterized by the presence archaeological structures such as storage pits, postholes and trenches. These subtle structures have a very low dielectric contrast, making them quite difficult to detect in GPR surveys. In the case of Pego Site, previous investigations using conventional archaeological techniques, during a rescue excavation, partially revealed a residential area, a necropolis, and a stockade foundation trench that encircle the whole settlement. Different GPR prospection approaches were performed using GSSI Sir 3000 System, with 400 MHz antennae, with the objective of identify and define the borders between the different areas of human occupation inside the settlement. For the GPR survey, a grid-based approach with closely spaced parallels transects was defined, covering different areas inside the site. A first survey was conducted with a pseudo-3D methodology, with 50 cm profile separation, followed by a second survey with a dense data acquisition methodology, with 10 cm profile separation. Processed two-dimensional GPR profiles and constructed amplituded-slice maps were produced and analysed. Wave velocities were determined by reflected wave methods and by Hyperbola-Fitting method. The background analysis of the archaeological and geological features of the site, integrated with the preliminary interpretation of GPR data (profiles and amplitude slice-maps) suggest the presence of flat graves, in the west part of the site, and storage pits, post holes and some small trenches, in the centre and north area of the settlement. This interpretation indicates that the settlement is individualized in two different areas, a necropolis and a residential area, such as the first archaeological study

  6. Armorican arrowhead biographies: Production and function of an Early Bronze Age prestige good from Brittany (France

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    Clément Nicolas

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Brittany can pride itself on the Armorican arrowheads found in Early Bronze Age graves (2150-1700 BC. In the present state of knowledge, these are the only specialized craft products in knapped flint produced in this region at the western edge of continental Europe. Admired since the 19th century, these flint arrowheads have never really been studied. Due to the wealth of graves and grave-goods, a relatively precise study can be undertaken of the development of these craft products, despite the low number of reliable radiocarbon dates.These arrowheads are characterized by a well-defined type (pointed tang and oblique barbs most often combined with ogival form. Raw materials show the selection of a high quality yellow translucent flint, of which the origin has to be sought at more than 400 kilometers (Lower Turonian flint from Cher Valley. From a technical point of view, Armorican arrowheads reveal a great mastery of retouch by pressure-flaking. This skill is written in stone by the perfection of forms, the extreme thinness (until 2,5 mm thick and very long barbs (until 25 mm long. Such work could not have been done without the use of copper, even bronze, awls. Moreover, some marks may testify to the implication of these tools. On 549 arrowheads that have reached to us, none of them presents diagnostical impact features. However, use-wear analysis indicates that most of them were hafted (adhesive traces, bright spots, blunt edges. These facts suggest that they are less functional arrowheads than objects for the show. In the graves, Armorican arrowheads are frequently set down carefully in wooden boxes taking the shaft off.The Armorican arrowheads with their exotic raw materials, their high-degree of technicality, and their absence of use, have all features of a prestige good. They have been discovered by dozens in few graves under barrows with very rich funeral items (bronze daggers decorated with golden pins, precious bracers, silver beakers

  7. Crystallographic conditions for the initiation of cavitation erosion in CuMn11Al11 bronze

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    D. Zasada

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The basic aim of this paper is to examine and present specific destruction processes connected with cavitation erosion of multi-component Cu-Mn-Al bronzes. In technical operational conditions these processes are ‘masked’ by the effects of electrochemical corrosion phenomena. However, these destructive processes may significantly accelerate the destruction of flow devices and marine propulsion systems. The essential phenomena occurring during these processes are incubation and propagation of brittle cracks in the planes of cleavage planes of the ordered phase β (Cu3Mn2Al that occurs in the examined group of alloys. Additional purpose is the assessment of possible applications of alloys with single-phase structure of intermetallic phases as model materials for research into erosion-cavitation resistance.Design/methodology/approach: This work presents research results concerning erosion cavitation resistance of a model alloy examined at a cavitation jet stand. The destructed areas were examined by gravimetric methods and those using scanning microscopy combined with computer image analysis. As the test materials used were single phase model alloys with the composition simulating selected phase components of Cu-Mn-Al bronzes, it was possible to examine erosion cavitation phenomena in the conditions of minimized effect of electrochemical phenomena.Findings: It has been found that at the initial period of destruction of the phase β in multi-component Mn-Al bronzes the prevailing form of destruction was a classical attack along grain boundaries, starting from the grain boundary junctions while in cases where the Cu3Mn2Al superstructure was present, the major mechanism of the incubation of erosion cavitation damage in the phase β is brittle cracking along cleavage planes {001} oriented at 45° angle to the exposed surface.Research limitations/implications: An essential problem is the verification of the results obtained using the

  8. Earthquake and the Catastrophic End of the Late Bronze Age in the Eastern Mediterranean

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    Nur, A.

    2009-04-01

    The reasons for the catastrophic and wide spread political as well as physical collapse in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean areas that define the end of the Bronze age ca. 1225 BC to 1175 BC remain a major enigma. It has been attributed by historian to attacks by outsiders with the most favored group being the (enigmatic) so-called sea people. Unfortunately there is no real evidence for this. However combined geological, geophysical and archaeological evidence suggests that earthquakes may have played a key role in this extraordinary collapse during the late 13th and early 12th centuries . Based on the instrumentally recorded earthquakes occurring in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean region during the 20th century, several events that have clear historical information, and the geography of seismically active faults it is obvious that numerous earthquakes of magnitude 6·5 or greater (enough to destroy modern buildings, let alone those of antiquity) occurred here frequently in the past. Furthermore major earthquakes often occur in this region in groups, known as ‘‘sequences'' or ‘‘storms'', in which one large quake is followed days, months, or a few years later by others elsewhere on the plate boundary fault lines. When a map of the areas in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean region shaken by 20th century  earthquakes of magnitude 6·5 and greater and with an intensity of VII or greater is overlaid on Robert Drews' map of sites destroyed in these same regions during the so-called ‘‘Catastrophe'' near the end of the Late Bronze Age, it is readily apparent that virtually all of these LBA sites lie within the affected (‘‘high-shaking'') areas. This would suggest that a major ‘‘earthquake storm'' may have occurred in the Late Bronze Age Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean during the years 1225-1175 . This ‘‘storm'' may have interacted with societal, political and economic forces at work in these areas c. 1200  and

  9. Photoelectrochemical production of atomic hydrogen at tungsten bronze/aqueous solution interface

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    Nagy, G.; Schiller, R.

    1988-12-01

    The cathodic photoeffect on hydrogenated sodium tungsten bronzes was studied in acid solutions under potentiostatic conditions. Solute effect proved the accompanying chemical reactions in the liquid phase to be brought about by hydrogen atoms. Kinetic analysis of the photocurrent showed that photoproduction and second-order recombination of the charge carriers in the solid are followed by reversible reduction of H/sup +/ at the interface. Finally H-atoms react with solutes like O/sub 2/, NO/sub 3//sup -/, Fe/sup 3+/, Fe(CN)/sub 6//sup 3-/, or tetranitromethane. The kinetics of charge carrier formation and of chemical reactions seem to be only weakly coupled, and the entire process can be described in terms of homogeneous kinetics showing diffusion and migration to be kinetically unimportant.

  10. Structural Analysis and Electrical Property of Tungsten Bronze Prepared by Rare Earth Gaseous Permeation

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    李中华; 李昕; 陈刚; 苏铭汉; 韦永德

    2004-01-01

    The cubic sodium tungsten bronzes, NaxWO3(x=0.854 and 0.814)were prepared by rare earths gaseous permeation method. Structural analysis was carried out by Rietveld method from powder X-ray diffraction data. The X-ray diffraction profile calculated with cubic P32 models are in good agreement with the observed X-ray diffraction patterns. There is only a little difference in W-O bond and Na-O bond between Na0.854WO3 and Na0.814WO3. Conductivity measurements indicate that NaxWO3 show anomalous semiconducting behavior and percolation model was used to interpret it.

  11. Influence of precipitate size and morphology on grain refinement in nickel aluminium bronze

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    Barr, C. J.; Xia, K.

    2015-08-01

    Nickel aluminium bronze (NAB) was subjected to equal channel angular pressing (ECAP) using routes BA and C at 400°C to investigate the effect of precipitate size and morphology on grain refinement in low stacking fault energy alloys. Both routes produced dynamically recrystallised grains of ∼550 nm in size although only route BA was able to create a uniform distribution of the refined grains. The large unrefined regions in NAB processed via route C was thought to arise from its inability to redistribute the various precipitate phases, as recrystallisation was enhanced around the coarse κII rosettes and refined κIII lamellae but reduced in the areas containing fine κIV precipitates.

  12. Paysages funéraires de l’âge du Bronze

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    Gomez de  Soto, José

    2015-01-01

    Du 15 au 18 octobre 2008 s’est tenu au musée de Herne en Westphalie un colloque international intitulé « Gräberlandschaften der Bronzezeit. Paysages funéraires de l’âge du Bronze ». Cette manifestation s’insère dans une succession de colloques bi-annuels inaugurée par celui sur le RSFO tenu à Nemours en 1986. Les actes, qui viennent de paraître, réunissent trente-sept contributions, rédigées en allemand, en français ou en anglais. Les résumés, donnés dans les trois langues, permettront à ceux...

  13. Silvery hair with bronze-tan in a child: A case of Elejalde disease

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    Inamadar Arun

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available A 5-year-old boy was admitted for severe neurological impairment including hypotonia and loss of consciousness without preceding febrile illness. On examination, he had silver colored hair and bronze-tan over photo-exposed body parts. He was born of consanguineous parents and three of his elder siblings, who died in early childhood, had similar colored hair. Complete blood count and serum immunoglobulin levels were within normal limits. Peripheral blood smear did not show any cytoplasmic granules in neutrophils. Cerebro-spinal fluid examination did not reveal any abnormality. Light microscopic examination of the hair revealed irregular clumping of the melanin throughout the shafts. The patient died on the second day following admission. A clinical diagnosis of Elejalde disease was made. The clinical and genetic overlapping of the three silvery-hair syndromes has been discussed.

  14. A 3-phase model for mixed columnar-equiaxed solidification in DC casting of bronze

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    A three-phase Eulerian approach is used to model the columnar-to-equiaxed transition (CET) during solidification in DC casting of technical bronze. The three phases are the melt, the solidifying columnar dendrites and the equiaxed grains. They are considered as spatially interpenetrating and interacting continua by solving the conservation equations of mass, momentum, species and enthalpy for all three phases. The so defined solidification model is applied to a binary CuSn6 DC casting process as a benchmark to demonstrate the model potentials. Two cases are studied: one considering only feeding flow and one including both feeding flow and equiaxed sedimentation. The simulated results of mixed columnar and equiaxed solidification are presented and discussed including the occurrence of CET, phase distribution, feeding flow, equiaxed sedimentation and their influence on macrosegregation.

  15. Corrosion atmosphérique des bronzes et Spectroscopie Mössbauer.

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    Sougrati, Moulay Tahar

    2008-01-01

    Afin d'améliorer la compréhension de la corrosion atmosphérique des bronzes, nous avons mis en oeuvre : - La caractérisation des composés d'étain, susceptibles d'être formés en corrosion atmosphérique, par une approche multi-analytique, la spectroscopie Mössbauer joue un rôle central (analyse sélective et quantitative). Les paramètres hyperfins et les facteurs Lamb-Mössbauer de plusieurs oxydes, sulfates et chlorures d'étain ont été déterminés. Les facteurs f sont dispersés et dépendants de t...

  16. Influence of heat treatment on tribological behaviors of novel wrought aluminum bronze

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    张卫文; 倪东惠; 夏伟; 邱诚; 陈维平

    2002-01-01

    Influence of heat treatment on mechanica l properties and tribologica l behaviors of Ti and B modified wrought aluminum bronze were studied. The res ults show that different strength and plasticity combination of the alloy after solu tion treatment can be obtained by adjusting the ageing temperature. When aged at 45 0 ℃, the tensile strength σb, yield strength σ0.2, elongatio n δ and hardness of the alloy are 1 050 MPa, 780 MPa, 4.5%, HB282, respectively. When aged at 650 ℃, those of the alloy are 905 MPa, 600 MPa, 12%, HB232, respectively. Under boundary l ubri cation condition with pressure above 22.2 MPa, alloy with low temperature agei ng has the best wear property. However, under the condition involving impact or sh ock loading, alloy with high temperature ageing is preferable. If the load is no t heavy, the alloy under extrusion state is favorable for wear-resisting parts.

  17. Troben un palau i un ric aixovar de l’Edat del Bronze a La Almoloya

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    Lull, Vicente; Rihuete Herrada, Cristina; Micó Pérez, Rafael; Risch, Robert

    2014-01-01

    Un equip d'arqueòlegs de la UAB ha tret a la llum el ric patrimoni històric i arqueològic de La Almoloya, un jaciment de la Regió de Múrcia, que va ser bressol de la societat d’El Argar que va habitar el sud-est de la península Ibèrica durant l'Edat del Bronze. Les troballes realitzades indiquen que La Almoloya era un centre de concentració política i riquesa de primer ordre dins del territori polític d’El Argar. Una de les peces més valuoses és una diadema de plata, l'única de la seva època ...

  18. Electronic Structures of Purple Bronze KMo6O17 Studied by X-Ray Photoemission Spectra

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    Qin, Xiaokui; Wei, Junyin; Shi, Jing; Tian, Mingliang; Chen, Hong; Tian, Decheng

    X-ray photoemission spectroscopy study has been performed for the purple bronze KMo6O17. The structures of conduction band and valence band are analogous to the results of ultraviolet photoemission spectra and are also consistent with the model of Travaglini et al., but the gap between conduction and valence band is insignificant. The shape of asymmetric and broadening line of O-1s is due to unresolved contributions from the many inequivalent oxygen sites in this crystal structure. Mo 3d core-level spectrum reveals that there are two kinds of valence states of Molybdenum (Mo+5 and Mo+6). The calculated average valence state is about +5.6, which is consistent with the expectation value from the composition of this material. The tail of Mo-3d spectrum toward higher binding energy is the consequence of the excitation of electron-hole pairs with singularity index of 0.21.

  19. Studies of solids at low temperatures. Final scientific report. [Fluoro-tungsten bronzes

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    Moulton, W.G.

    1970-10-01

    One of the primary objectives of this research has been to investigate the magnetic properties of materials which are likely to exhibit unusual magnetic transitions which may prove to be useful for microwave or switching devices. Experimental techniques used in this research included nuclear magnetic resonance, magnetic susceptibility measurements, optical spectroscopy, and electron spin resonance. A second goal was to develop relationships between magnetic properties and chemical bonding so that eventually magnetic properties could be predicted from the structure of a compound. Another objective of this research was to investigate the possibility of superconductivity in the fluoro-tungsten bronzes. Forty-two of these compounds were synthesized and all were found to have superconducting transition temperatures between one and one half degrees and five degrees kelvin. Relationships between the critical fields and the transition temperature and the composition have been established.

  20. Performance evaluation of grid-enabled registration algorithms using bronze-standards

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    Glatard, T; Montagnat, J

    2006-01-01

    Evaluating registration algorithms is difficult due to the lack of gold standard in most clinical procedures. The bronze standard is a real-data based statistical method providing an alternative registration reference through a computationally intensive image database registration procedure. We propose in this paper an efficient implementation of this method through a grid-interfaced workflow enactor enabling the concurrent processing of hundreds of image registrations in a couple of hours only. The performances of two different grid infrastructures were compared. We computed the accuracy of 4 different rigid registration algorithms on longitudinal MRI images of brain tumors. Results showed an average subvoxel accuracy of 0.4 mm and 0.15 degrees in rotation.

  1. Qualitative and quantitative laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy of bronze objects

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    Tankova, V.; Blagoev, K.; Grozeva, M.; Malcheva, G.; Penkova, P.

    2016-03-01

    Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is an analytical technique for qualitative and quantitative elemental analysis of solids, liquids and gases. In this work, the method was applied for investigation of archaeological bronze objects. The analytical information obtained by LIBS was used for qualitative determination of the elements in the material used for manufacturing of the objects under study. Quantitative chemical analysis was also performed after generating calibration curves with standard samples of similar matrix composition. Quantitative estimation of the elemental concentration of the bulk of the samples was performed, together with investigation of the surface layer of the objects. The results of the quantitative analyses gave indications about the manufacturing process of the investigated objects.

  2. Performance and Carcass characteristics of broad breasted bronze toms fed radappertized Diet

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    The effect of irradiated complete diets at dose level of 25 KGy was studied in broad breasted bronze tome evaluating their growing performances as well as characteristics of the carcasses. Two experimental groups received irradiated and non irradiated diets for 18 weeks (from the 5th to the 23rd week of age). Four toms per treatment at the age of 23 weeks were slaughtered and the carcass was dissected. Radappertized diets improved body weight gain, feed consumption and feed conversion and reduced mortality rate. No significant differences were observed between toms fed processed and non processed diets on carcasses components, while the gizzard weight was greater for those fed the processed diets. Dressing and drawn weights in toms fed processed diets were 3% higher than in those fed non processed diets. The results suggest that sterilization of turkeys feed may have a beneficial effect on the body weight and deed conversion of turkeys consuming these diets without harmful effect on the bird

  3. Aromatic quinoxaline as corrosion inhibitor for bronze in aqueous chloride solution

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    N Saoudi; A Bellaouchou; A Guenbour; A Ben Bachir; E M Essassi; M El Achouri

    2010-06-01

    A new corrosion inhibitor, viz. 3-ethyl-6-méthyl-quinoxalin-2-one, 1-benzyl-6-methyl-quinoxalin- 2-one, 2-benzyloxy-3,6-dimethyl-quinoxaline, 1-benzyl-3-methyl-quinoxalin-2-one, were synthesized in the laboratory. Their influence on the inhibition on corrosion of bronze in aqueous chloride solution (3% NaCl) was studied by electrochemical polarization methods and weight-loss measurements. The impact of temperature on the effectiveness of the substances mentioned above has been determined between 20 and 60°C. The results showed that the corrosion resistance was greatly enhanced in the presence of inhibitor and that the effectiveness depends on some physicochemical properties of the molecule, related to its functional groups. These compounds act through the formation of a protective film on the surface of the alloy.

  4. Combining X-ray based methods to study the protohistoric bronze technology in Western Iberia

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    Valério, P., E-mail: pvalerio@ctn.ist.utl.pt [Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (C2TN), Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Campus Tecnológico e Nuclear, Estrada Nacional 10 (km 139,7), 2695-066 Bobadela LRS (Portugal); Silva, R.J.C., E-mail: rjcs@fct.unl.pt [CENIMAT/I3N, Departamento de Ciência dos Materiais, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, FCT, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Monte de Caparica (Portugal); Soares, A.M.M., E-mail: amsoares@ctn.ist.utl.pt [Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (C2TN), Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Campus Tecnológico e Nuclear, Estrada Nacional 10 (km 139,7), 2695-066 Bobadela LRS (Portugal); Araújo, M.F., E-mail: faraujo@ctn.ist.utl.pt [Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (C2TN), Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Campus Tecnológico e Nuclear, Estrada Nacional 10 (km 139,7), 2695-066 Bobadela LRS (Portugal); Gonçalves, A.P., E-mail: apg@ctn.ist.utl.pt [Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (C2TN), Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Campus Tecnológico e Nuclear, Estrada Nacional 10 (km 139,7), 2695-066 Bobadela LRS (Portugal); Soares, R.M., E-mail: ruigusmao@hotmail.com [UNIARQ, Centro de Arqueologia da Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Letras, Alameda da Universidade, 1600-214 Lisboa (Portugal)

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    The Phoenician arrival at Iberian coastal regions had an actual influence on indigenous technology. A collection of coeval metallurgical remains and artefacts was studied by EDXRF, micro-EDXRF, SEM–EDS and XRD, to identify certain features of the production and utilisation of metal in protohistoric Western Iberia. The composition of artefacts indicates a prevalence of Cu–Sn alloys with low content of impurities (Pb, As, Sb and Fe) during Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages, while the composition of slags points to a smaller loss of copper in Phoenician smelting operations. Moreover, the amount of iron impurities in metal proved to be a helpful discriminator between indigenous and Phoenician-based metallurgies, showing that later alloys have higher amounts of iron. Besides, the indigenous alloys have higher tin contents that can probably be explained by the easier access to metal sources of local communities.

  5. Combining X-ray based methods to study the protohistoric bronze technology in Western Iberia

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    The Phoenician arrival at Iberian coastal regions had an actual influence on indigenous technology. A collection of coeval metallurgical remains and artefacts was studied by EDXRF, micro-EDXRF, SEM–EDS and XRD, to identify certain features of the production and utilisation of metal in protohistoric Western Iberia. The composition of artefacts indicates a prevalence of Cu–Sn alloys with low content of impurities (Pb, As, Sb and Fe) during Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages, while the composition of slags points to a smaller loss of copper in Phoenician smelting operations. Moreover, the amount of iron impurities in metal proved to be a helpful discriminator between indigenous and Phoenician-based metallurgies, showing that later alloys have higher amounts of iron. Besides, the indigenous alloys have higher tin contents that can probably be explained by the easier access to metal sources of local communities

  6. A mineralogical study of Late Bronze Age ceramics from Palatca (Transylvania, Romania

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    Lucretia Ghergari

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Our paper studies the mineralogical and petrographical characteristics of 28 ceramic fragments that were excavated in the village of Palatca, Transylvania (Romania. Optical microscopy, X-Ray powder diffraction (XRD, scanning electron microscopy (SEM, grain size analyses, and porosity measurements were used to investigate the samples. Our objective was to describe or reconstruct the corresponding products and to elucidate the manufacturing process, the firing techniques, and the transformation pathways. Based on our results, we conclude that the Late Bronze Age ceramics (1600-1300 BC were produced from clay and temper material such as river sand and ceramoclasts. It has been modeled by hand and fired between 800 and 950°C. For most samples, we can narrow the temperature range to 850-900°C. We interpret the data further from a geoarchaeological point of view with respect to the historical evolution of the local culture.

  7. Towards mineralogical and geochemical reference groups for some Bronze Age ceramics 
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    Volker Hoeck

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Based on their chemical composition ceramic shards from three Bronze Age sites in Transylvania, i.e., Copăceni, Derşida and Palatca respectively, were distinguished by major, trace, and RE elements. Within the Copăceni samples, two subgroups (A and B showing different chemistry and mineralogy were additionally separated out. The link between chemistry and mineralogy showed clearly the important contribution of the temper to the overall chemistry of the ceramic shards. In turn, the chemistry facilitated the provenance study of the raw materials, which were collected in the vicinity of the sites. In combination with the mineralogy of the ceramics, the chemical analyses can serve as a basis for a geochemical reference set used by further studies.

  8. The inhibition effect and mechanism of L-cysteine on the corrosion of bronze covered with a CuCl patina

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    Highlights: • CuCl patina was synthesized on bronze electrodes with electrochemical method. • L-cysteine was used as a green inhibitor for bronze covered with CuCl patina. • The inhibition efficiency reached above 90%. • The inhibition mechanism of L-cysteine on CuCl patina was investigated. - Abstract: CuCl patina was synthesized on bronze electrodes with electrochemical method. The inhibition effect and mechanism of L-cysteine (Cys) on bronze covered with CuCl patina have been studied with electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) techniques. The EIS results show that Cys stabilized the CuCl patina to a great extent. The hydrolysis reaction of CuCl was inhibited effectively and an inhibition efficiency of over 90% was achieved. The XPS analyses indicate that the chemisorption of Cys molecules on CuCl surface occurred through sulfur atom in thiol and nitrogen atom in amino group

  9. Late Bronze Age in Alcáçova de Santarém (Portugal

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    Arruda, Ana Margarida

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The field work that took place in the restaurant area in Jardim das Portas do Sol (Alcáçova de Santarém recovered well-preserved archaeological layers dated to the Late Bronze Age, lying directly underneath the Iron Age phase. The excavation made it possible to collect an important set of ceramics that incorporate printed and incised decoration, which can be easily decoration related to the Cogotas 1 cultural background. Burnished decorations, with grooves on the inner surface and outer strips, are less common. The formal repertoire does not deviate from what is known about the Late Bronze Age in central and southern Iberian Peninsula. The data allow us to propose a chronology centered in the early 1st millennium BCE for this occupation.Durante los trabajos de campo, realizados en el área del restaurante del Jardim das Portas do Sol, se documentaron, por primera vez en Alcáçova de Santarém, niveles conservados del final de la Edad del Bronce, inmediatamente infrapuestos a los de la Edad del Hierro. Su excavación permitió recoger un conjunto de materiales cerámicos que incorpora varios fragmentos decorados por impresión e incisión, que pueden ser fácilmente relacionados con el universo cultural de Cogotas 1. Las decoraciones bruñidas con surcos en la superficie interna y con franjas al exterior son mucho menos frecuentes. El repertorio formal no difiere del conocido para el Bronce Final del centro y sur de la Península Ibérica. Los datos permiten proponer una cronologia del inicio del 1 milenio a.n.e. (siglo IX para esta ocupación.

  10. Bronze age cosmology and rock art images. Solar ships, deer and charts

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    Dimitriadis, G.

    Bronze Age societies were technologically complex. The impressive production of metal artefacts embodies clearly their astronomical culture and cosmological viewpoint. Same ascertainment is valid also for rock art. In fact, around the European landscape were discovered several cliffs engraved with solar ships, deer and charts. How one could be interpret them? Which is the hidden mentality? From the end of 3rd millennium-early 2nd millennium B. C. deep technological transformations are made by metals. New inventions such metal extraction for weapon production, horse pulling chariot used for war and the bull pulling one used for trade may shorten the culture and material distances between Central Europe and South Mediterranean area. Indeed, taphonomic studies indicate a specific modification of the human body mortuary traditional disposition (orientated to significant astronomical targets) below a substantial transformation of mortuary apparatus with spot evidence of weapons (halberds, swords, knifes) and ornaments (double spiral, lunar shape pectorals). The famous Trundhold Solar chart, the 2nd millennium terracotta chart form Dupljaja, the solar boats petroglyph in Bohusland and the horse rider carved on Philippi's cliffs were conceived by the same mentality: communion with the divinity. Culture expressions as communicate manifestation attested in rock art were produced by the same mentality presented in Bronze Age art-crafts such as, 1. Culture epidemiologic patterns dispersion took place through out iconographic motives, and, 2. Animals can play a double face function inside an analogical-mythological system: a. animal-reflex; b. animal-agent. The question is: Could such petroglyphs help us to "read" archaeoastronomical properly in an archaeological site?

  11. Comparison of LIBS and {mu}-XRF measurements on bronze alloys for monitoring plasma effects

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    Alberghina, M F; Barraco, R; Brai, M; Schillaci, T; Tranchina, L, E-mail: tschillaci@unipa.it [Dipartimento di Fisica e Tecnologie Relative, Universita di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze Ed. 18, 90128 Palermo (Italy)

    2011-01-01

    The laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) technique is often used as atomic spectroscopic technique for elemental analysis of materials. However, it presents some drawbacks that make an accurate quantitative analysis difficult. Since the plasma properties, such as spatial inhomogeneity and plume stoichiometry strongly depend on the experimental conditions, the measurements are less reproducible. In order to evaluate the measurement fluctuations, we propose to use the more established micro X-Ray fluorescence ({mu}-XRF) technique for validating LIBS data. In particular, the quantitative data, obtained by varying the laser fluence, the shot numbers and the temporal acquisition parameters, were compared with those obtained by {mu}-XRF on laboratory made samples of binary, ternary and quaternary bronze alloys. For LIBS measurements a mobile double pulse laser instrument equipped with an high resolution Echelle type monochromator coupled to an intensified CCD camera was used. {mu}-XRF analyses were performed with a portable instrument that uses a micro collimated X-Ray beam and it is equipped with an high resolution detector. The LIBS results show a strong dependence both on the instrumental set up and the chemical-physical properties of the sample. With our findings we could identify the most suitable parameters to be used in the investigation of the different bronze alloys. The possibility to carry out a quantitative analysis by using the LIBS technique was checked through the comparison with related {mu}-XRF data. In particular in this paper we identified a set of reliable LIBS parameters for the quantitative analysis of copper, tin and zinc. Further analyses will be necessary to reach this goal also for the minor constituents as lead.

  12. Archaeological fieldwork in the Bronze Age site of Cerro de la Encina (Monachil, Granada

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    Aranda Jiménez, Gonzalo

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available New archaeological fieldwork has been carried out from November 2003 to May 2004 in the Bronze Age site of Cerro de la Encina, due to the interest of the regional government of Andalusia in displaying the settlement for visitors. The aim of this fieldwork has been the systematic excavation of a large settlement area partially known thanks to the excavations developed at the beginning of 1980s. A first toccupation period belonging to the Argaric Culture has been documented, highlighting specially the funerary ritual characterized by individual inhumations located below dwellings. After a gap in the occupation of the settlement a new social group belonging to the Late Bronze Age Culture of Southeast of Spain inhabits the Cerro de la Encina.

    El interés de la Consejería de Cultura de la Junta de Andalucía por la musealización del yacimiento del Cerro de la Encina ha motivado el desarrollo de nuevas investigaciones arqueológicas cuya primera fase se ha desarrollado entre Noviembre de 2003 y Mayo de 2004. Los trabajos han consistido en la excavación sistemática de un área de poblado de grandes dimensiones parcialmente conocida por las investigaciones realizadas a principios de los años 80. Los resultados han sido del máximo interés documentándose un primer momento de ocupación perteneciente a la Cultura de El Argar en el que destaca su espectacular registro funerario integrado dentro de las áreas de habitación. Tras un periodo de abandono del yacimiento se produce una nueva ocupación correspondiente a una comunidad del Bronce Final del Sureste.

  13. Biological affinities and adaptations of Bronze Age Bactrians: IV. A craniometric investigation of Bactrian origins.

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    Hemphill, B E

    1999-02-01

    Discovery of a previously unknown Bronze Age civilization (Oxus civilization) centered on the oases of Central Asia revealed the presence of large, preplanned urban centers immediately above sterile soil. Given the absence of local antecedents, the sudden appearance and proliferation of these Oxus civilization urban centers in the oases of Bactria and Margiana immediately raised the issue of where the inhabitants of these urban centers came from. Three hypotheses have been offered by archaeologists to account for the origins of Oxus civilization populations. These include the early influence model, the late colonization model, and the trichotomy model. Eleven craniometric variables from 12 Aeneolithic and Bronze Age samples, encompassing 657 adults from Central Asia, Iran, and the Indus Valley, are compared to test which if any of these hypotheses are supported by the pattern of phenetic affinities possessed by the Oxus civilization inhabitants of the north Bactrian oasis. Craniometric differences between samples are compared with Mahalanobis generalized distance (d2), and patterns of phenetic affinity are assessed with two types of cluster analysis (WPGMA, neighbor-joining method), multidimensional scaling, and principal coordinates analysis. Results of this analysis provide no support for either the late colonization model or the trichotomy model but do offer some support for the early influence model. Nevertheless, it is clear that the early influence model fails to account for a shift in interregional contacts, perhaps from western China to the north around 2000 BC, that appears to have played a major role in the origins of the Oxus civilization inhabitants of the north Bactrian oasis. PMID:9988380

  14. Effect of additions of Cr, Mo, W and/or Si on the technological properties of aluminum-iron-nickel bronze

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    B. P. Pisarek

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of additives of Cr, Mo, W and / or Si CuAl10Fe5Ni5 bronze, cast into sand moulds, the bronze technological properties such as: porosity, volumetric shrinkage Sv, linear shrinkage s and prone hot to cracking. The study relate to the newly developed grades aluminum-iron-nickel bronze, with additions of Cr, Mo, W and/or Si. In order to determine the technological properties of the test castings were made in the form of moulding sand, which made the mould cavities designed patterns. To evaluate the porosity and volumetric shrinkage was used for digital image analysis method. Volumetric shrinkage was determined using developed, the new method, the surface shrinkage Svp designation, and then converting it to the volumetric shrinkage, using prepared relation Sv=f(Djs*Svp. It was found that made the bronze alloy additions to reduce the size of pores surface area of gas and shrinkage in the test bronze. The probability of microporosity with an area of 0.002560÷0.120647 mm2 can be described by gamma distribution. Changing the chemical composition of the grades tested bronze strongly alter the first volumetric shrinkage Sv, and less to change the linear shrinkage s. The increase in gas porosity and shrink in bronze reduces the volumetric shrinkage and linear. The addition of Cr, Mo, W and/or Si to the bronze CuAl10Fe5Ni5 does not change its prone to hot cracking.

  15. Methodology for the Construction of a Rule-Based Knowledge Base Enabling the Selection of Appropriate Bronze Heat Treatment Parameters Using Rough Sets

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    Górny Z.; Kluska-Nawarecka S.; Wilk-Kołodziejczyk D.; Regulski K.

    2015-01-01

    Decisions regarding appropriate methods for the heat treatment of bronzes affect the final properties obtained in these materials. This study gives an example of the construction of a knowledge base with application of the rough set theory. Using relevant inference mechanisms, knowledge stored in the rule-based database allows the selection of appropriate heat treatment parameters to achieve the required properties of bronze. The paper presents the methodology and the results of exploratory r...

  16. Les techniques de soudage de la grande statuaire antique en bronze: étude des paramètres thermiques et chimiques contrôlant le soudage par fusion au bronze liquide

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    Azéma, Aurélia

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    Ces travaux s'inscrivent dans une recherche interdisciplinaire qui concerne l'évolution de l'ensemble des techniques de la grande statuaire antique en bronze (de la 2nd moitié du 6 siècle avant J.C. au 5e siècle après J.C.). L'objectif de la thèse est de contribuer à la compréhension du procédé de soudage par fusion au bronze liquide, en mettant en œuvre une double approche : étude de soudures antiques et essais expérimentaux en laboratoire. Les statues à étudier ont été choisies parmi les œu...

  17. Dynamic secondary ion mass spectrometry and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy on artistic bronze and copper artificial patinas

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    To prevent the natural processes of decay and to develop and improve the treatments of conservation and restoration of artistic bronzes meaning statues and sculptures, it is important understanding the patination processes and the knowledge of artificially corroded surfaces. Chemical and physical characterization of artificial patinas obtained on artistic bronzes and coppers by using the 19th century Western traditional patination techniques and recipes by means of SEM-EDS, light microscopy and ATR/FT-IR has been done in previous studies [I.Z. Balta, L. Robbiola, Characterization of artificial black patinas on artistic cast bronze and pure copper by using SEM-EDS and light microscopy, in: Proceedings of the 13th European Microscopy Congress, 22-27 August 2004, Antwerp, Belgium, EMC 2004 CD-Rom Conference Preprints; I.Z. Balta, L. Robbiola, Traditional artificial artistic bronze and copper patinas-an investigation by SEM-EDS and ATR/FT-IR, in: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Non Destructive Investigations and Microanalysis for the Diagnostics and Conservation of the Cultural and Environmental Heritage, 15-19 May 2005, Lecce, Italy, ART'05 CD-Rom Conference Preprints]. Differences in morphology (structure, thickness, porosity, adherence, compactity, uniformity, homogeneity) and also in composition, on both artistic cast bronze and pure copper patinas, were clearly evidenced. Further in-depth investigation is required to be carried out in order to better understand the patinas mechanisms of formation and the layers kinetics of growth. The elemental and chemical analysis, either on a surface monolayer or in a depth profile, by using the Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) techniques, can provide this kind of information, unique at trace-level sensitivity. SIMS has proved to be a suitable analytical technique for analyzing small amounts of material with high atomic sensitivity (ppm or even ppb) and high

  18. Application of X-Ray and Neutron Tomography to Study Antique Greek Bronze Coins with a High Lead Content

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    Highly leaded bronze coins of the Coin Cabinet of the Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM) show progressive corrosion as a result of unfavourable storage conditions within historic wooden cases. In connection to a research project concerning the preservation and conservation of the antique coins the causes for the sometimes severe corrosion were studied by different analytical techniques. Radiography and tomography investigations using neutrons and X-rays were performed at the Paul Scherrer Institute, i.e. the enrichment of lead in the interior of the objects was studied in a nondestructive manner. The tomography results obtained show that in addition to the lead rich areas on the obverse and reverse of the coins (often already clearly visible on the surface due to the formation of white corrosion products) a varying number of lead containing inclusions could be detected within the antique bronze coins. In addition, some information on their casting technique could be gained.

  19. Application of X-Ray and Neutron Tomography to Study Antique Greek Bronze Coins with a High Lead Content

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    Griesser, M.; Traum, R.; Vondrovec, K.; Vontobel, P.; Lehmann, E. H.

    2012-07-01

    Highly leaded bronze coins of the Coin Cabinet of the Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM) show progressive corrosion as a result of unfavourable storage conditions within historic wooden cases. In connection to a research project concerning the preservation and conservation of the antique coins the causes for the sometimes severe corrosion were studied by different analytical techniques. Radiography and tomography investigations using neutrons and X-rays were performed at the Paul Scherrer Institute, i.e. the enrichment of lead in the interior of the objects was studied in a nondestructive manner. The tomography results obtained show that in addition to the lead rich areas on the obverse and reverse of the coins (often already clearly visible on the surface due to the formation of white corrosion products) a varying number of lead containing inclusions could be detected within the antique bronze coins. In addition, some information on their casting technique could be gained.

  20. Grain boundary segregation in a bronze-route Nb3Sn superconducting wire studied by atom probe tomography

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    Atom probe tomography was used to characterize the A15 phase in a bronze-route Nb3Sn superconducting wire with a bronze matrix composition of Cu–8Sn–0.3Ti (in at.%). We observed depletion of niobium and segregation of Cu and Ti atoms at Nb3Sn grain boundaries. While the Nb depletion is about 15% relative to the grain interior, the average ratio between Cu and Ti excess values is 9 to 2. Segregation extends to a distance d ∼ 9 Å from the point of maximum Cu and Ti concentrations. Such local variation in the stoichiometry at the grain boundary region can be an additional source of flux-pinning in the Nb3Sn phase. Other microstructural parameters, such as the grain size and chemical composition of the Nb3Sn layer, were investigated by electron backscatter diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. (paper)

  1. Magnetization and Inter-Filament Contact in HEP and ITER Bronze-Route Nb(3)Sn Wires

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    Bordini, B; Devred, A; Richter, D; Bessette, D; Jewell, M; Bottura, L

    2011-01-01

    Magnetization measurements are relevant tests for the characterization of superconductors. Practically they are the only measurements that allow estimating the critical current density at low fields of low temperature superconductors, the effective filament size and the hysteresis losses. For this purpose CERN, in collaboration with the University of Geneva, has carried out magnetization measurements on five types of Nb(3)Sn wires: three bronze route strands used in the ITER project; one Powder In Tube (PIT) and one Internal Tin (IT) wires used for developing next generation accelerator magnets. The field dependent magnetization has been determined using three setups: a Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM), a Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) and a special system used for the production control of LHC strands. Samples of different lengths have been tested to check the different coupling between the filaments. Unexpectedly, it was found that the magnetization of the tested bronze wires was str...

  2. Magnetization and Inter-Filament Contact in HEP and ITER Bronze-Route Nb3Sn Wires

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    Bordini, B; Bottura, L; Devred, A; Jewell, M; Richter, D; Senatore, C

    2011-01-01

    Magnetization measurements are relevant tests for the characterization of superconductors. Practically they are the only measurements that allow estimating the critical current density at low fields of low temperature superconductors, the effective filament size and the hysteresis losses. For this purpose CERN, in collaboration with the University of Geneva, has carried out magnetization measurements on five types of Nb3Sn wires: three bronze route strands used in the ITER project; one Powder In Tube (PIT) and one Internal Tin (IT) wires used for developing next generation accelerator magnets. The field dependent magnetization has been determined using three set-ups: a Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM), a Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) and a special system used for the production control of LHC strands. Samples of different lengths have been tested to check the different coupling between the filaments. Unexpectedly, it was found that the magnetization of the tested bronze wires was stro...

  3. The analysis of bronze alloys from the equestrian statue of Marco Aurelio by means of a thin sample XRF technique

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    Ferretti, M.; Cesareo, R.; Marabelli, M.; Guida, G.

    1989-02-01

    The choice of the methods that can be employed in the elemental characterization of archaeological alloys strongly depends on the type, state of conservation and dimensions of the object. The present article describes the analytical approach used for the bronze equestrian statue of Marco Aurelio, for which "in loco" nondestructive analyses could not be performed. The technique is based on the XRF analysis of samples that were previously cored from the statue in small quantities (200 mg), dissolved and deposited on a support in the form of a thin layer. The article also shows some of the results concerned with the analysis of approximately 100 samples; such results were found to be in good agreement with the typical compositions of ancient bronzes.

  4. Electronic band structure and charge density wave transition in quasi-2D KMo6O17 purple bronze

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    Valbuena, M. A.; Avila, J.; Vyalikh, D. V.; Guyot, H.; Laubschat, C.; Molodtsov, S. L.; Asensio, M. C.

    2008-03-01

    High resolution angle-resolved photoemission of quasi-2D KMo6O17 purple bronze has been performed in the range from room temperature to 130 K, slightly above the charge density wave (CDW) transition (Tc = 110 K), and down to 35 K (well below Tc). In this paper we report a detailed study of how electronic band structure is affected by this transition driven by the hidden nesting scenario. The expected spectroscopic fingerprints of the CDW phase transition have been found and discussed according to the hidden one dimension and the development of a quasi-commensurate CDW. The excellent agreement between theory and our experimental results makes of potassium purple bronze a reference system for studying this type of instabilities.

  5. Electronic band structure and charge density wave transition in quasi-2D KMo6O17 purple bronze

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    High resolution angle-resolved photoemission of quasi-2D KMo6O17 purple bronze has been performed in the range from room temperature to 130 K, slightly above the charge density wave (CDW) transition (Tc = 110 K), and down to 35 K (well below Tc). In this paper we report a detailed study of how electronic band structure is affected by this transition driven by the hidden nesting scenario. The expected spectroscopic fingerprints of the CDW phase transition have been found and discussed according to the hidden one dimension and the development of a quasi-commensurate CDW. The excellent agreement between theory and our experimental results makes of potassium purple bronze a reference system for studying this type of instabilities

  6. Development of technology and properties investigation of steel/bronze joints proposed for ITER HHF components manufacturing

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    Full text of publication follows: During the development of ITER HHF components manufacturing it is necessary to provide reliable joints between heat sink material made of CuCrZr bronze and the supporting construction made of austenitic steel. Four different methods have been tried out: - Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP), - HIP assisted brazing, - furnace assisted brazing, - Casting. The investigation of structure and properties of joints show that HIP and casting provide the better results than the other technologies. However, HIP is relatively expensive technology, and big size HIP furnace is required for the full scale components manufacturing that are not available n RF now. Therefore, casting was selected as a reference manufacturing technology for the primary wall of ITER modules n RF. The paper summarizes the results of bronze/steel joints manufacturing and investigation of their properties. (authors)

  7. Dynamic secondary ion mass spectrometry and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy on artistic bronze and copper artificial patinas

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    Balta, I. Z.; Pederzoli, S.; Iacob, E.; Bersani, M.

    2009-04-01

    To prevent the natural processes of decay and to develop and improve the treatments of conservation and restoration of artistic bronzes meaning statues and sculptures, it is important understanding the patination processes and the knowledge of artificially corroded surfaces. Chemical and physical characterization of artificial patinas obtained on artistic bronzes and coppers by using the 19th century Western traditional patination techniques and recipes by means of SEM-EDS, light microscopy and ATR/FT-IR has been done in previous studies [I.Z. Balta, L. Robbiola, Characterization of artificial black patinas on artistic cast bronze and pure copper by using SEM-EDS and light microscopy, in: Proceedings of the 13th European Microscopy Congress, 22-27 August 2004, Antwerp, Belgium, EMC 2004 CD-Rom Conference Preprints; I.Z. Balta, L. Robbiola, Traditional artificial artistic bronze and copper patinas—an investigation by SEM-EDS and ATR/FT-IR, in: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Non Destructive Investigations and Microanalysis for the Diagnostics and Conservation of the Cultural and Environmental Heritage, 15-19 May 2005, Lecce, Italy, ART'05 CD-Rom Conference Preprints]. Differences in morphology (structure, thickness, porosity, adherence, compactity, uniformity, homogeneity) and also in composition, on both artistic cast bronze and pure copper patinas, were clearly evidenced. Further in-depth investigation is required to be carried out in order to better understand the patinas mechanisms of formation and the layers kinetics of growth. The elemental and chemical analysis, either on a surface monolayer or in a depth profile, by using the Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) techniques, can provide this kind of information, unique at trace-level sensitivity. SIMS has proved to be a suitable analytical technique for analyzing small amounts of material with high atomic sensitivity (ppm or even ppb) and high

  8. Burials, corpses and offerings in the Bronze Age of NW Iberia as agents of social identity and memory

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    Bettencourt, Ana M. S.

    2010-01-01

    In this text we analyse several materialities related to the world of death during the Bronze Age in the Northwest of the Iberian Peninsula with the purpose of discussing the long-term role of the corpses, the sepulchral places and the offerings as agents of legitimization of the territory, of memory and of creation and maintenance of the group identity. The first framed hypothesis is that there seems to be different conceptions of death between the highlands, associated with comm...

  9. Hollow Sodium Tungsten Bronze (Na0.15WO3) Nanospheres: Preparation, Characterization, and Their Adsorption Properties

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    Zuo Guanke; Guo He; Liu Hui; Zhang Jingyan; Hou Jing; Shen Guangxia; Cheng Ping; Guo Shouwu

    2009-01-01

    Abstract We report herein a facile method for the preparation of sodium tungsten bronzes hollow nanospheres using hydrogen gas bubbles as reactant for chemical reduction of tungstate to tungsten and as template for the formation of hollow nanospheres at the same time. The chemical composition and the crystalline state of the as-prepared hollow Na0.15WO3nanospheres were characterized complementarily, and the hollow structure formation mechanism was proposed. The hollow Na0.15WO3nanospheres sho...

  10. Feeding the periphery : modeling early Bronze Age economies and the cultural landscape of the Faynan District, Southern Jordan

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    Muniz, Adolfo A.

    2007-01-01

    The current study investigates the evolution of southern Levantine societies during the early Bronze Age (ca 3600- 2000 BCE). This study contributes to the reinvestigation of the food systems concept, a concept that addresses the interconnectivity of subsistence strategies and the larger natural and social environment. Investigating complex social processes within a food systems approach is not a new concept, but few systematic frameworks have modeled the scope and structure of varying levels...

  11. Oxygen isotope in archaeological bioapatites from India: Implications to climate change and decline of Bronze Age Harappan civilization

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    Anindya Sarkar; Arati Deshpande Mukherjee; Bera, M. K.; Das, B.; Navin Juyal; Morthekai, P.; Deshpande, R. D.; Shinde, V. S.; L. S. Rao

    2016-01-01

    The antiquity and decline of the Bronze Age Harappan civilization in the Indus-Ghaggar-Hakra river valleys is an enigma in archaeology. Weakening of the monsoon after ~5 ka BP (and droughts throughout the Asia) is a strong contender for the Harappan collapse, although controversy exists about the synchroneity of climate change and collapse of civilization. One reason for this controversy is lack of a continuous record of cultural levels and palaeomonsoon change in close proximity. We report a...

  12. The Metallurgy of the Sicilian Final Bronze Age/Early Iron Age necropolis of Madonna del Piano (Catania, Sicily)

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    Giumlia-Mair, Alessandra; Albanese Procelli, Rosa Maria; Lo Schiavo, Fulvia

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents the analysis results of the copper- based finds, from the important Sicilian necropolis of Madonna del Piano, near Grammichele (Catania), dated between the local Final Bronze Age 2 and the Early Iron Age IA. 122 copper-based finds from the 273 graves (1970-71) of the large cemetery have been analysed. The sampled objects belong to different classes, there are for instance weapons of offence and defence, such as swords and greaves, small decorative objects for personal use,...

  13. MEASURING AND MODELING OF THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF COMPOSITE BEARING PAD MADE OF PLASTIC MATRIX AND FINE BRONZE ELASTIC SPRINGS

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    2002-01-01

    The viscoelastic properties of the normal PTFE plastic and strengthened PTFE plastic for bearing pad are measured. The mechanical properties of the composite material for bearing pad, which is made of the aforementioned plastics as matrix reinforced by fine bronze elastic springs, are modeled and relaxation modulus of the material are presented. The difference between these two kinds of PTFE is studied. The results show that the complex modulus of PTFE plastics for bearing pad is higher than that of normal PTFE plastics.

  14. Recent activity in development of bronze-processed Nb3Sn Wires. Improvements in strand performance and cabling

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    Bronze-processed Nb3Sn wires have been used in practical applications of high-field magnets and large-scale magnets. Since the 1980s, Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. has been developing and manufacturing many high-performance bronze-processed Nb3Sn wires. This paper describes our recent activity in development of the bronze-processed Nb3Sn wires. The non-Cu critical current density of the ITER-type strand was 1,150 A/mm2 at 12 T and 4.2 K, which is 1.8 times higher than that of the ITER-CS model coil 15 years ago. High-strength Nb3Sn wires reinforced with Cu-Ni/Nb-Ti or Cu-Nb composites have been successfully fabricated for high-field magnets. Enhancements of the superconducting properties resulting from pre-bending effects were demonstrated with Cu-Nb reinforced Nb3Sn wires. Mass production of practical cables for JT-60SA CS coils have been completed in exact accordance with the specifications. In addition, experimental manufacture of ITER-CSJA1 cables was properly carried out. Furthermore, a novel type of aluminum-alloy jacketed Nb3Sn conductor has been developed using the friction stir welding (FSW) technique. (author)

  15. Isotopic Evidence For The Primary Production, Provenance And Trade Of Late Bronze Age Glass In The Mediterranean.

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    Henderson, J.; Evans, J.; Nikita, K.

    The earliest known man made glass comes from Mesopotamia and dates to the 23rd century BC. By the 16th century BC the first glass vessels appear in Mesopotamia, but the earliest evidence for the fusion of glass from raw materials has been found at the 13th century BC Egyptian site of Qantir. Chemical analyses of this elite Late Bronze Age material have produced compositional distinctions between glasses found in Mesopotamia and Egypt. It is however debatable whether trace element concentrations provide a (geological) provenance for the glasses. By using neodymium and strontium isotopes to fingerprint well-dated chemically analysed 15th to 11th century BC glass samples, we show that independent primary production probably occurred in both Egypt and Mesopotamia in the 14th century BC, and that both of these areas exported glass to Greece. We also discuss the technological implications for glass manufacture and colouring that these new data provide. The results add significant new scientific evidence for glass trade between Late Bronze Age palatial societies. Moreover, it is the first time that this methodology has been used to investigate Bronze Age glass.

  16. Multipeak self-biased magnetoelectric coupling characteristics in four-phase Metglas/Terfenol-D/Be-bronze/PMN-PT structure

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    Huang, Dongyan; Lu, Caijiang; Bing, Han

    2015-04-01

    This letter develops a self-biased magnetoelectric (ME) structure Metglas/Terfenol-D/Be-bronze/PMN-PT (MTBP) consisting of a magnetization-graded Metglas/Terfenol-D layer, a elastic Be-bronze plate, and a piezoelectric 0.67Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-0.33PbTiO3 (PMN-PT) plate. By using the magnetization-graded Metglas/Terfenol-D layer and the elastic Be-bronze plate, multi-peak self-biased ME responses are obtained in MTBP structure. The experimental results show that the MTBP structure with two layers of Metglas foil has maximum zero-biased ME voltage coefficient (MEVC). As frequency increases from 0.5 to 90 kHz, eleven large peaks of MEVC with magnitudes of 0.75-33 V/(cm Oe) are observed at zero-biased magnetic field. The results demonstrate that the proposed multi-peak self-biased ME structure may be useful for multifunctional devices such as multi-frequency energy harvesters or low-frequency ac magnetic field sensors.

  17. Multipeak self-biased magnetoelectric coupling characteristics in four-phase Metglas/Terfenol-D/Be-bronze/PMN-PT structure

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    Dongyan Huang

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available This letter develops a self-biased magnetoelectric (ME structure Metglas/Terfenol-D/Be-bronze/PMN-PT (MTBP consisting of a magnetization-graded Metglas/Terfenol-D layer, a elastic Be-bronze plate, and a piezoelectric 0.67Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3O3-0.33PbTiO3 (PMN-PT plate. By using the magnetization-graded Metglas/Terfenol-D layer and the elastic Be-bronze plate, multi-peak self-biased ME responses are obtained in MTBP structure. The experimental results show that the MTBP structure with two layers of Metglas foil has maximum zero-biased ME voltage coefficient (MEVC. As frequency increases from 0.5 to 90 kHz, eleven large peaks of MEVC with magnitudes of 0.75-33 V/(cm Oe are observed at zero-biased magnetic field. The results demonstrate that the proposed multi-peak self-biased ME structure may be useful for multifunctional devices such as multi-frequency energy harvesters or low-frequency ac magnetic field sensors.

  18. Bronze Age pottery from the Aeolian Islands: definition of Temper Compositional Reference Units by an integrated mineralogical and microchemical approach

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    Brunelli, D.; Levi, S. T.; Fragnoli, P.; Renzulli, A.; Santi, P.; Paganelli, E.; Martinelli, M. C.

    2013-12-01

    An integrated microchemical-petrographic approach is here proposed to discriminate the provenance of archaeological pottery artefacts from distinct production centres. Our study focuses on a statistically significant sampling ( n=186) of volcanic temper-bearing potteries representative of the manufacturing and dispersion among the islands of the Aeolian Archipelago during the Bronze Age. The widespread establishment of new settlements and the abundant recovery of Aeolian-made ceramic in southern Italy attest for the increased vitality of the Archipelago during the Capo Graziano culture (Early Bronze Age-Middle Bronze Age 2; 2300-1430 BC). Potteries from three of the main known ancient communities (Lipari, Filicudi and Stromboli) have been studied integrating old collections and newly excavated material. Volcanic tempers have been first investigated through multivariate analyses of relative abundances of mineral and rock clasts along with petrographic characters. In addition, we performed in-situ mineral chemistry microanalyses by Electron Microprobe and Laser Ablation—Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry to assess major and trace element composition of the most common mineral phases. Four Temper Compositional Reference Units have been recognised based on compositional trends. Two units (AI and AX) are unequivocally distinct by their peculiar trace element enrichment and petrographic composition; they mostly contain samples from the sites of Lipari and Stromboli, respectively. Units AIV and AVIII, restricted to the sites of Filicudi and Stromboli, show distinct petrographic characters but overlapped geochemical fingerprints.

  19. Bronze Age metal artefacts found on Cyprus - metal from Anatolia and the Western Mediterranean

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    Stos-Gale, Zofia A.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Hundreds of Bronze Age metal artefacts excavated on archaeological sites in Cyprus have been analysed for their lead isotope and elemental composition in the Isotrace Laboratory, University of Oxford, in the years 1982-2002. In parallel, but in particular after 1995, hundreds of samples of minerals and slags collected from the mines and smelting sites around the Troodos Mountains were also analysed. Most of the results were published in various articles over the years, but the interpretation of some of the lead isotope data needs a current revision in view of new research conducted in Spain, Sardinia and southern France. It has been known that the lead isotope data for metal artefacts from the Cypriot Bronze Age sites shows that not all of the copper is consistent with origin from the Cypriot ores. In addition, the lead and silver artefacts found there must have been imported, because there are no lead or silver ores on Cyprus. The re-evaluation of the data shows that about 11 % of the analysed metal artefacts are consistent with the origin from the deposits in the Aegean and Turkey, while about 14 % with sources in the Western Mediterranean. This paper discusses in detail the current interpretation of the research into the sources of imported metal found in the Bronze Age context on Cyprus.

    Cientos de objetos de metal de la Edad del Bronce excavados en yacimientos de Chipre han sido analizados para conocer su composición elemental y sus isótopos de plomo en el Isotrace Laboratory de la Universidad de Oxford entre los años 1982 y 2002. Especialmente con posterioridad a 1995 cientos de muestras de minerales y escorias recogidas de minas y sitios de reducción de minerales localizadas en el entorno de las montañas de Troodos también fueron analizadas. La mayoría de los resultados fueron publicados en varios artículos a lo largo del tiempo, pero la interpretación de algunos análisis de isótopos de plomo necesitan de una revisión a

  20. The Bronze Age in the Northwestern of Iberian Peninsula: an analysis from funerary practices

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    Bettencourt, Ana M. S.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available From the analysis of the funerary practices and of their integration in the different chronological-cultural contexts where they develop, the author works out a new interpretation of the mechanism of negotiation of power and the promotion of social identity through the Bronze Age of the NW Iberian Peninsula. When studying an area so wide she distinguishes two great trends in the type and distribution of the funerary architectures throughout the Bronze Age that she associates with different ways of interaction with, and perception of, the world. Thus, she argues that the necropolises of “cloudy” tombs (cists without tumuli, plain graves and pits, located in areas of great agricultural potential and close to the settlements, may have been constructed by sedentary communities, very involved in agricultural activities, with a great sense of territoriality and a great control over, and deep knowledge of, the territory. On the other hand the communities involved with mountain landscapes, eventually more related to cattle and with ways of life that would imply greater mobility, were responsible for the construction of more visible funerary structures, such as small tumuli of megalithic tradition, located away from the settlements. In relation to the social role of the corpse, the author argues for the Early Bronze Age, that, the occupation of new territories, the emergence of a new form of community interaction with the environment and the emergence of new mechanisms of power and legitimacy of the territory were materialized in burial practices and in the social role of some corpses, in copper and gold grave goods. This social role was represented in old and new places. From the Middle Bronze Age she assumes that the corpse loses importance in collective terms and that death becomes more familiar. The new settings of power negotiation and social identity are transferred to other contexts of action more connected with the sphere of the living

  1. Release of copper from sintered tungsten-bronze shot under different pH conditions and its potential toxicity to aquatic organisms.

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    Thomas, Vernon G; Santore, Robert C; McGill, Ian

    2007-03-01

    Sintered tungsten-bronze is a new substitute for lead shot, and is about to be deposited in and around the wetlands of North America. This material contains copper in the alloyed form of bronze. This in vitro study was performed according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service criteria to determine the dissolution rate of copper from the shot, and to assess the toxic risk that it may present to aquatic organisms. The dissolution of copper from tungsten-bronze shot, pure copper shot, and glass beads was measured in a buffered, moderately hard, synthetic water of pH 5.5, 6.6, and 7.8 over a 28-day period. The dissolution of copper from both the control copper shot and the tungsten-bronze shot was affected significantly by the pH of the water and the duration of dissolution (all p valueswater quality criteria database, were all far less than the 0.1 criterion value. Given the conditions stipulated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, heavy loading from discharged tungsten-bronze shot would not pose a toxic risk to potable water, or to soil. Consequently, it would appear that no toxic risks to aquatic organisms will attend the use of tungsten-bronze shot of the approved composition. Given the likelihood that sintered tungsten-bronze of the same formula will be used for fishing weights, bullets, and wheel balance weights, it is expected that the use of this new material in these applications will not be associated with toxic risks to aquatic life. PMID:17276492

  2. A family of rare earth molybdenum bronzes: Oxides consisting of periodic arrays of interacting magnetic units

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    The family of rare earth molybdenum bronzes, reduced ternary molybdates of composition LnMo16O44, was synthesized and a detailed structural study carried out. Bond valence sum (BVS) calculations clearly show that the molybdenum ions in tetrahedral coordination are hexavalent while the electron count in the primitive unit cell is odd. Yet, measurements show that the phases are semiconductors. The temperature dependence of the magnetic susceptibility of samples containing several different rare earth elements was measured. These measurements verified the presence of a 6.5 K magnetic phase transition not arising from the rare earth constituent, but likely associated with the unique isolated ReO3-type Mo8O36 structural subunits in this phase. To better understand the behavior of these materials, electronic structure calculations were performed within density functional theory. Results suggest a magnetic state in which these structural moieties have an internal ferromagnetic arrangement, with small ~1/8 μB moments on each Mo. We suggest that the Mo8O36 units behave like pseudoatoms with spin 1/2 derived from a single hole distributed over the eight Mo atoms that are strongly hybridized with the O atoms of the subunit. Interestingly, while the compound is antiferromagnetic, our calculations suggest that a field-stabilized ferromagnetic state, if achievable, will be a narrow band half-metal. - Graphical abstract: LnMo16O44 phases comprise corner sharing tetrahedral and octahedral molybdenum ions. The MoO6 octahedra form Mo8O36 units that are well separated and act like pseudo-atoms, accommodating 11 electrons each. - Highlights: • Single crystal X-ray diffraction refinements of LnMo16O44 single crystals for Ln=Ce, Pr, Nd, Tb, Dy and Ho. • DFT calculations based on LaMo16O44. • [Mo8O36] units behaving as superatoms with a net magnetic moment of 1 µB. • Bronze structure containing equal number of molybdenum tetrahedra and octahedral

  3. Alloy characterization of a 7th Century BC archeological bronze vase — Overcoming patina constraints using Monte Carlo simulations

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    Manso, M. [Laboratório de Instrumentação, Engenharia Biomédica e Fisica da Radiação (LIBPhys-UNL), Departamento de Fisica, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologias, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Monte da Caparica (Portugal); Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, Largo da Academia Nacional de Belas-Artes, 1249-058 Lisboa (Portugal); Schiavon, N. [Hercules Laboratory, University of Évora, Palácio do Vimioso,Largo Marquês de Marialva 8, 7000-809 Évora Portugal (Portugal); Queralt, I. [Laboratory of X-ray Analytical Applications, Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera, CSIC, Solé Sabaris s/n, 08028 Barcelona (Spain); Arruda, A.M. [Centro de Arqueologia da Universidade de Lisboa (UNIARQ), Alameda da Universidade, 1600-214 Lisboa (Portugal); Sampaio, J.M. [BioISI — Biosystems & Integrative Sciences Institute, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Brunetti, A., E-mail: brunetti@uniss.it [Department of Political Science and Communication, University of Sassari, Via Piandanna 2, 07100 Sassari (Italy)

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    In this work we evaluate the composition of a bronze alloy using X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF) and Monte Carlo (MC) simulations. For this purpose, a 7th Century BC archeological vase from the SW Iberian Peninsula, displaying a well formed corrosion patina was analyzed by means of a portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometer. Realistic MC simulations of the experimental setup were performed with the XRMC code package which is based on an intensive use of variance-reduction techniques and uses XRAYLIB a constantly updated X-ray library of atomic data. A single layer model was applied for simulating XRF of polished/pristine bronze whereas a two-or-three-layer model was developed for bronze covered respectively by a corrosion patina alone or coupled with a superficial soil derived crust. These simulations took into account corrosion (cerussite (PbCO{sub 3}), cuprite (Cu{sub 2}O), malachite (Cu{sub 2}CO{sub 3}(OH){sub 2}), litharge (PbO)) and soil derived products (goethite (FeO(OH)) and quartz (SiO{sub 2})) identified by means of X-ray diffraction and Raman micro analytical techniques. Results confirm previous research indicating that the XRF/Monte Carlo protocol is well suited when a two-layered model is considered, whereas in areas where the patina + soil derived products' crust is too thick, X-rays from the alloy substrate are not able to exit the sample. Quantitative results based on MC simulations indicate that the vase is made of a lead–bronze alloy: Mn (0.2%), Fe (1.0%), Cu (81.8%), As (0.5%), Ag (0.6%), Sn (8.0%) and Pb (8.0%). - Highlights: • We study an archeological bronze vase with patina corrosion using XRF spectrometry. • The experimental setup is modeled using Monte Carlo (MC) simulations. • Combining MC simulations with XRF it is possible to derive concentrations. • We demonstrated that this is possible without removing the patina.

  4. Alloy characterization of a 7th Century BC archeological bronze vase — Overcoming patina constraints using Monte Carlo simulations

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    In this work we evaluate the composition of a bronze alloy using X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF) and Monte Carlo (MC) simulations. For this purpose, a 7th Century BC archeological vase from the SW Iberian Peninsula, displaying a well formed corrosion patina was analyzed by means of a portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometer. Realistic MC simulations of the experimental setup were performed with the XRMC code package which is based on an intensive use of variance-reduction techniques and uses XRAYLIB a constantly updated X-ray library of atomic data. A single layer model was applied for simulating XRF of polished/pristine bronze whereas a two-or-three-layer model was developed for bronze covered respectively by a corrosion patina alone or coupled with a superficial soil derived crust. These simulations took into account corrosion (cerussite (PbCO3), cuprite (Cu2O), malachite (Cu2CO3(OH)2), litharge (PbO)) and soil derived products (goethite (FeO(OH)) and quartz (SiO2)) identified by means of X-ray diffraction and Raman micro analytical techniques. Results confirm previous research indicating that the XRF/Monte Carlo protocol is well suited when a two-layered model is considered, whereas in areas where the patina + soil derived products' crust is too thick, X-rays from the alloy substrate are not able to exit the sample. Quantitative results based on MC simulations indicate that the vase is made of a lead–bronze alloy: Mn (0.2%), Fe (1.0%), Cu (81.8%), As (0.5%), Ag (0.6%), Sn (8.0%) and Pb (8.0%). - Highlights: • We study an archeological bronze vase with patina corrosion using XRF spectrometry. • The experimental setup is modeled using Monte Carlo (MC) simulations. • Combining MC simulations with XRF it is possible to derive concentrations. • We demonstrated that this is possible without removing the patina

  5. Holes in teeth - Dental caries in Neolithic and Early Bronze Age populations in Central Germany.

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    Nicklisch, Nicole; Ganslmeier, Robert; Siebert, Angelina; Friederich, Susanne; Meller, Harald; Alt, Kurt W

    2016-01-01

    This study provides diachronic insight into the epidemiology of carious defects in teeth of Neolithic and Early Bronze Age populations in Central Germany over a period of 4000 years. The data were retrieved from skeletal remains uncovered at 21 sites throughout the Middle Elbe-Saale region (MES), comprising a total of 494 individuals with preserved teeth. The data generated were examined for age- and sex-related differences in order to gain information about the dietary habits and socio-economic structures of the period with the goal of identifying potential diachronic changes. The results indicated that dietary habits changed over the course of the Neolithic period: the prevalence of caries significantly decreased between the Early and Late Neolithic. The adults from the Early Neolithic sample, particularly those from the LBK bore the highest rate of caries. This highlights the essential importance of cereals in the diet of the early farmers in the Middle Elbe-Saale region. As time went on, meat and dairy products became more and more important, which had a positive impact on dental health. The data also show sex-specific differences: women were more often affected by caries than men and female jaws also generally exhibited greater numbers of carious teeth than their male counterparts. Dental health is a reflection of both biological factors and of economic and sociocultural structures. PMID:25765291

  6. The water clock of the Bronze Age (Northern Black Sea Coast)

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    Vodolazhskaya, Larisa N; Nevsky, Mikhail Yu

    2015-01-01

    In the article presents the results of the multidisciplinary study conducted with the help of archaeological, physical and astronomical methods. The aim of the study was to analyze and interpret marks and drawings applied to the surface of the vessel of the Bronze Age (Srubna culture) found near the Staropetrovsky village (Donetsk region, Ukraine) near the border between the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The carried out calculations and measurements possible to prove that staropetrovsky vessel is the most ancient water clock, discovered on the territory of Europe, and have approximately the same age as the oldest known ancient Egyptian water clock. Such vessels - water clocks were needed for Srubna population to mark sundial, which had recently been discovered in the Northern Black Sea Coast. Based on the analysis of marks on the outside of the vessel, it was revealed that Staropetrovsky vessel is unique ancient complex device for measuring time and at the same time using a water clock, and with the help of a ...

  7. Leather material found on a 6th B.C. Chinese bronze sword: A technical study

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    Luo, Wugan; Si, Yi; Wang, Hongmin; Qin, Ying; Huang, Fengchun; Wang, Changsui

    2011-09-01

    During July to November, 2006, an important archaeological excavation was conducted in Yun country, Hubei province, southern China. Chinese archaeologists found some remnant of leather materials, covered with red pigments, on a 6th century B.C. Chinese bronze sword. To understand the technology/ies that may have been utilized for manufacturing the leathers, a combined of Raman spectroscopy, FT-IR and XRF was thus applied to the remnant of leather materials. Raman analyses showed that red pigment on the leather was cinnabar (HgS). FT-IR and XRF analyses indicated that the content of some elements, such as Ca (existing as CaCO 3) and Fe (existing as Fe 2O 3), were much higher than those in the surrounding grave soil. The results inferred an application of lime depilation and retting, and the Fe-Al compound salt as tanning agent. And it was furthermore implicated that the Fe-Al salt tanning technique had been developed in the middle and late Spring and Autumn Period of China.

  8. The Luttinger liquid theory of molybdenum purple bronze Li0.9Mo6O19

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    We study a quasi-1D material, the purple bronze Li0.9Mo6O19 which becomes superconductor at 1.9 K. Firstly, the band structure is calculated by use of ab-initio DFT-LMTO method. The unusual, very 1-dimensional band dispersion obtained in previous band calculations is confirmed and the overall band structure agrees reasonably with existing photoemission data. Dispersion perpendicular to the main dispersive direction is obtained and investigated in detail. Temperature and disorder effects are evaluated, in particular we check their influence on the band broadening. Based on this, in the second part of our work we derive an effective low energy theory within the Luttinger liquid framework. We estimate the strength of possible instabilities and values of charge modes compressibilities. Our aim is to understand experimental findings, in particular the ones which are certainly lying within 1D regime. We discuss the validity of our approach and further perspectives for the lower energy phases.

  9. Astronomical Interpretation of the Signs on the Vessel of the Bronze Age (Central Donbass)

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    Vodolazhskaya, Larisa N; Nevsky, Mikhail Yu

    2015-01-01

    The article presents the results of multidisciplinary study carried out with the help of archaeological and astronomical methods. The aim of the study was to analyze and interpret the signs - elements of the composition, incised on the outer side surface of the vessel of the Late Bronze Age, owned to Srubna culture and discovered near the Staropetrovsky village in the northeast of the Donetsk region. The measurements and astronomical calculations revealed that all signs have astronomical meaning. Fourray star has been interpreted as the star Sirius. The sign polyline has been interpreted as an analog of graphic of equation of time in which the testimony of a water clock correspond with average solar time, and the testimony of a sundial - the true solar time. Sign wheel has been interpreted as a complex of lines, reflecting the regularity changing the direction of the shadows from the gnomon at sunset at the equinoxes and solstices. The sign thin polyline has been interpreted as a symbol of change of height of...

  10. Electrochemical zinc insertion into W18O49: Synthesis and characterization of new bronzes

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    Divalent zinc ions have been electrochemically inserted into W18O49, producing zinc bronzes. Under our experimental conditions, W18O49 accepts zinc reversibly as a guest up to 0.9 ions per formula. The reaction seems to proceed through the formation of a solid solution in which the W-O framework of the parent oxide is maintained. The location of the Zn2+ ions in the framework of W18O49 has been determined by neutron diffraction on a chemically prepared sample having the composition Zn0.34W18O49. As a main result, we found that Zn prefers to insert in one of the four types of quadrangular tunnels. More precisely, it is displaced from the center to occupy a low coordination site. This result indicates that a significant covalent character exists in the Zn-O bond. - Graphical Abstract: The structure of Zn0.36W18O49 projected along the b-axis

  11. Demonstration of Neutron Resonance capture applied to a Cultural Heritage study of Antique Benin Bronzes

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    In many cases of historical and archaeological studies physical techniques Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA) X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) and Proton Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) are used to get information about the element composition of objects. INAA is usually carried out using small samples taken from the object . XRF and PIXE only yield surface information, and require cleaning of the surface to suppress the effect of external contamination. Such actions on artefacts are unwanted. Recently neutron capture resonances have been used to identify elements in artefacts using a set of γray detectors and a time-of flight system at the GELINA facility. This allows identification and quantification of elements of precious artefacts in an fully non-destructive way and with very little activation Because of the novelly of the method the principles of neutron resonance capture analysis (NRC A) will be discussed and the results of an applications to a comparative study of two Benin Bronzes presented

  12. Middle Bronze Age funerary hipogea from Torre Velha 3 (Serpa, Portugal. The Southeast inside the Southwest?!

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    Catarina ALVES

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Recent archaeological excavations in the Portuguese region of Baixo Alentejo, carried out under the implementation of the irrigation project connected with the Alqueva Dam (EDIA, have brought to light important finds dated to the Southwestern Bronze Age. In this article, the first data of one of the largest funerary hipogea assemblages, found in Torre Velha 3 (Serpa, are presented. The funerary contexts show similarities with those from the Argaric Culture, namely as far as the rituals, architecture and offered items are concerned. Each funerary structure is composed of an atrium connect with a chamber (an artificial cave cut into the rock closed by vertical slabs. Normally individuals were inhumated in a flexed position inside the chamber. Grave goods consist in pottery, metal artifacts and also meat offerings which point out to a ritual of commensality performed when the burial took place. Radiocarbon dating of bone samples taken from the meat offerings allowed ascribing to these hipogea a chronology on the second quarter/ beginning of the third quarter of the II Millennium BC.

  13. Computer simulation study of hexagonal tungsten oxide and its sodium bronzes

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    The authors have used theoretical, computer based atomistic simulation techniques to investigate the transport properties of the sodium ions in hexagonal tungsten trioxide. Two approaches were taken. Firstly, using perfect lattice simulation methods, the hexagonal structure of WO/sub 3/ was modelled. The interatomic potentials were taken from an earlier study of crystallographic shear planes in WO/sub 3/. The results compared very well with the observed structure; the good agreement encouraged the authors to continue with a simulation of the sodium bronzes, using defeat lattic calculations. In the second approach, they investigated the behaviour of individual sodium ions and their interaction with the lattice, using defect energy calculations. The program used for this was CASCADE, a vectorized version of HADES III, implemented on the Cray-1 at the University of London. Insertion of Na+ to WO/sub 3/ requires the addition of an electron to the conduction band in order to maintain electroneutrality. The authors treated this electron as being localised on a tungsten cation, an assumption they feel is reasonable, given the semiconducting behavior found for Na/sub x/WO/sub 3/ at low values of x. They found that a single Na/sup +/ ion produced very little distortion of the surrounding lattice, a result that reflects the relative sizes of the ion and the tunnel and is, of course, a requirement for fast ion conduction

  14. The examination, analysis and conservation of a bronze Egyptian Horus statuette

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    Smith, A. [Conservation Department, Ditsong: National Museum of Cultural History, PO Box 28088, Sunnyside, Pretoria 0132 (South Africa); Botha, H. [South African Institute for Objects Conservation, PO Box 122, Joubertina 6410 (South Africa); Beer, F.C. de, E-mail: frikkie.debeer@necsa.co.za [Radiation Science, Necsa, PO Box 582, Pretoria 0001 (South Africa); Ferg, E. [Department of Chemistry, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, PO Box 77000, Port Elizabeth 6031 (South Africa)

    2011-09-21

    The production techniques, corrosive deterioration, conservation and questions regarding authenticity of a small Egyptian bronze statuette of the Child Horus (in the collection of the Ditsong: National Museum of Cultural History in Pretoria) was scientifically examined and analysed. The statuette dates to Egypt's 12th Dynasty. When the statuette was damaged, it was considered the appropriate time to obtain valuable information about its history and background through scientific research. Neutron tomography (NT), a relatively new non-destructive technique (NDT) to the South African R and D community to study museum objects, was applied to perform this research. The results from NT were supported by additional tests done through XRF and XRD analyses of samples taken from the damaged statuette. Results revealed that the lost-wax method was used in the manufacturing process. The extent of the restoration and materials used can be verified and as a result the deterioration of the object can now be monitored. This paper describes in detail the analytical techniques used in the study and how it contributed to the conservation of the statuette and its authenticity.

  15. Sliding Wear Response of a Bronze Bushing: Influence of Applied Load and Test Environment

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    Prasad, B. K.

    2012-10-01

    This investigation pertains to the examination of the sliding wear behavior of a leaded-tin bronze bushing under the conditions of varying applied loads and test environments against a steel shaft. The test environment was changed by adding 5% of solid lubricants like talc and lead to an oil lubricant separately as well as in combination; the fraction of the two (solid) lubricants within the solid lubricant mixture was varied in the range of 25-75% in the latter case. The wear performance of the bushing was characterized in terms of the wear rate, frictional heating, and friction coefficient. The increasing load led to deterioration in the wear response, while the addition of the solid lubricant particles produced a reverse effect. Further, an appreciable difference in the wear behavior was not observed when the tests were conducted in the oil plus talc and oil plus lead lubricant mixtures. However, the oil containing lead and talc together brought about a significant improvement in the wear response; best results were obtained in the case of the lubricant mixture consisting of lead and talc together in the ratio of 3:1 in the oil. The observed wear behavior of the samples has been discussed in terms of specific characteristics of various microconstituents. The features of the wear surfaces and subsurface regions further substantiated the wear response and enabled us to understand the operating material removal mechanisms.

  16. Electrochemical and spectroscopic evidences of corrosion inhibition of bronze by a triazole derivative

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    The electrochemical behavior of the bronze (Cu-8Sn in wt%) was investigated in 3% NaCl aqueous solution, in presence and in absence of a corrosion inhibitor, the 3-phenyl-1,2,4-triazole-5-thione (PTS). The inhibiting effect of the PTS was evidenced for concentrations higher than 1 mM for the cathodic process whereas its effect was clearly seen with a concentration as low as 0.1 mM for the anodic process. A significant positive shift of the corrosion potential was also observed, and its inhibiting effect increased with both its concentration and the immersion time of the sample. From voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy experiments, the inhibiting efficiency of the PTS was found to be in the 94-99% range for 1 mM concentration. Scanning electron microscopy and X-ray energy dispersion analysis of the specimen surface show the presence of sulphur on the surface. Raman micro-spectrometry study confirms the protective effect of the PTS in aqueous solution through three types of interactions with the electrode, namely the adsorption of the inhibitor in a flat configuration, the formation of copper-thiol molecules, and when copper is released, the formation of a polymeric complex

  17. High temperature performance of arc-sprayed aluminum bronze coatings for steel

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    ZHANG Zhong-li; LI De-yuan; WANG Shui-yong

    2006-01-01

    The high-temperature oxidation behavior of arc-sprayed aluminum bronze coatings on steel substrate was studied during isothermal exposures in air at 900 ℃. The surface morphologies and interface of the coatings after isothermal oxidation at 900 ℃ for different times were observed. The experiments showed that the coatings on steel substrate were not deteriorated and the substrate was protected well, being exposed to high temperatures up to 900 ℃. The coatings withstood more than ten times thermal shock tests without any coating separation. The thermal expansion coefficient of the coatings was measured, revealing not much difference between it and that of steel substrate. After exposure at high temperature, the coatings were still adhered to steel substrate well.Isothermal mass gain of the coatings at elevated temperature in dry air was measured by means of a thermal balance and the oxidation behavior was evaluated by oxidation kinetic curves, exhibiting the oxidation kinetics curve accorded with a parabolic law.The parabolic rate constant of the oxidation kinetic curve is 1.02× 10-9 g2·cm-4·s-1 for the first 60 min and from 150 min to 2 880 min the constant is 5.1 × 10-12 g2·cm-4·s-1.

  18. Effect of Annealing Atmosphere on the Mechanical Property of Free-cutting Phosphor Bronze Alloy

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    2008-01-01

    The present work is focused on the influence of annealing atmosphere on the microstructure and mechanical property of free-cutting phosphor bronze alloy. The annealing of the alloy was conducted in the three kinds of annealing atmosphere such as air, vacuum and nitrogen. After annealing, a discernable difference in recystallized grain size and lead particle size was not appeared with different annealing atmosphere. The tensile strength of the alloy annealed in air or nitrogen atmosphere was higher than that of those annealed in vacuum atmosphere. In thecase of the alloy annealed in vacuum atmosphere, the mechanical strength was reduced by vaporization of zinc. In the case of annealing in nitrogen and in air atmosphere, the sweating of lead was occurred. However, the inverse segregation of lead was suppressed by copper oxide layer on the surface annealed in air. This copper oxide layer leads to a decrease of the yield during fabrication process. Therefore, annealing of the alloy in nitrogen atmosphere is favorable in terms of the mechanical strength and yield.

  19. Mitochondrial DNA analysis of Bronze Age horses recovered from Chifeng region, Inner Mongolia, China

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    Cai Dawei; Han Lu; Xie Chengzhi; Li Shengnan; Zhou Hui; Zhu Hong

    2007-01-01

    In this study, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis was carried out on 9 Bronze Age horses recovered from Dashanqian and Jinggouzi archaeological sites in Chifeng region, Inner Mongolia, China to explore the origin of Chinese domestic horses. Both mtDNA 16S rRNA gene and control region (D-loop) fragments of ancient horses were amplified and sequenced. The analysis of the highly conservative 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that the burial environment of Chifeng region is suitable for the preservation of ancient DNA (aDNA). Combing 465 mtDNA D-loop sequences representing different breeds from East Asia, Central Asia, Near East and Europe, we constructed a phylogenetic network to investigate the relationship between ancient and modern horses. The phylogenetic network showed that the 9 horses were distributed into different modem horse clusters which were closely related to them representing a certain ge-ographical distribution. Our results showed that the maternal genetic line of the ancient horses in Chifeng region was highly diversified,which contributed to the gene pool of modern domestic horses and suggested a complex origin of domestic horses in China.

  20. A family of rare earth molybdenum bronzes: Oxides consisting of periodic arrays of interacting magnetic units

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    Schneemeyer, L. F.; Siegrist, T.; Besara, T.; Lundberg, M.; Sun, J.; Singh, D. J.

    2015-07-01

    The family of rare earth molybdenum bronzes, reduced ternary molybdates of composition LnMo16O44, was synthesized and a detailed structural study carried out. Bond valence sum (BVS) calculations clearly show that the molybdenum ions in tetrahedral coordination are hexavalent while the electron count in the primitive unit cell is odd. Yet, measurements show that the phases are semiconductors. The temperature dependence of the magnetic susceptibility of samples containing several different rare earth elements was measured. These measurements verified the presence of a 6.5 K magnetic phase transition not arising from the rare earth constituent, but likely associated with the unique isolated ReO3-type Mo8O36 structural subunits in this phase. To better understand the behavior of these materials, electronic structure calculations were performed within density functional theory. Results suggest a magnetic state in which these structural moieties have an internal ferromagnetic arrangement, with small ~1/8 μB moments on each Mo. We suggest that the Mo8O36 units behave like pseudoatoms with spin 1/2 derived from a single hole distributed over the eight Mo atoms that are strongly hybridized with the O atoms of the subunit. Interestingly, while the compound is antiferromagnetic, our calculations suggest that a field-stabilized ferromagnetic state, if achievable, will be a narrow band half-metal.

  1. Origin of ferroelectric polarization in tetragonal tungsten-bronze-type oxides

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    Olsen, Gerhard Henning; Aschauer, Ulrich; Spaldin, Nicola A.; Selbach, Sverre Magnus; Grande, Tor

    2016-05-01

    The origin of ferroelectric polarization in tetragonal tungsten-bronze- (TTB-) type oxide strontium barium niobate (SBN) is investigated using first-principles density functional calculations. We study in particular the relationship between the polarization and the cation and vacancy ordering on alkali-earth metal lattice sites. Lattice dynamical calculations for paraelectric structures demonstrate that all cation configurations that can be accommodated in a 1 ×1 ×2 supercell result in a single unstable polar phonon, composed primarily of relative Nb-O displacements along the polar axis, as their dominant instability. The majority of the configurations also have a second octahedral tilt-mode instability which couples weakly to the polar mode. The existence of the tilt mode is strongly dependent on the local cation ordering, consistent with the fact that it is not found experimentally. Our results suggest that ferroelectricity in the SBN system is driven by a conventional second-order Jahn-Teller mechanism caused by the d0 Nb5 + cations, and demonstrate the strong influence of the size of Sr and Ba on the lattice distortions associated with polarization and octahedral tilting. Finally, we suggest a mechanism for the relaxor behavior in Sr-rich SBN based on Sr displacement inside pentagonal channels in the TTB structure.

  2. Microstructure and properties of an ordered and a disordered ship propeller bronze

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    Benkisser, G.; Winkel, G. [Rostock Univ. (Germany); Eberlein, J.; Kaps, R. [Mecklenburger Metallguss Waren (Germany)

    2000-07-01

    The purpose of this paper is a presentation of the investigation results on the influence of the chemical composition and the casting conditions on the transformation behaviour, the microstructure and the properties of the complex aluminium bronzes. By the solidification of the melt is produced the bcc high temperature phase {beta}. In dependence on the cooling time the {beta} - phase transforms in several product phases. In the ordered alloy additionally occur an ordering transformation of the {beta} - phase. Both alloys investigated posses in the sand cast state a heterogenous, coarse grained microstructure. The predominant part of the microstructure is the fcc {alpha} - phase. The lamellar quasieutectoid ({alpha} + {kappa}{sub 3}) and several types of {kappa} - segregates are further parts in the microstructure of the ordered alloy. The {gamma}{sub 2} - phase appears not in the microstructure. In the microstructure of the disordered alloy the retained bcc {beta} - phase and also {kappa} - segregates additionaly exist. The mechanical properties of the alloys depend on the chemical composition and the processing, especially on the cast wall thickness, because the thickness determines the cooling time and in connection with it the transformation behaviour and the phase composition, the grain size and the form and distribution of the phases in the microstructure. The ordered alloy has a higher cavitation resistance in comparison to the disordered alloy. (orig.)

  3. Genetic evidence for an origin of the Armenians from Bronze Age mixing of multiple populations.

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    Haber, Marc; Mezzavilla, Massimo; Xue, Yali; Comas, David; Gasparini, Paolo; Zalloua, Pierre; Tyler-Smith, Chris

    2016-06-01

    The Armenians are a culturally isolated population who historically inhabited a region in the Near East bounded by the Mediterranean and Black seas and the Caucasus, but remain under-represented in genetic studies and have a complex history including a major geographic displacement during World War I. Here, we analyse genome-wide variation in 173 Armenians and compare them with 78 other worldwide populations. We find that Armenians form a distinctive cluster linking the Near East, Europe, and the Caucasus. We show that Armenian diversity can be explained by several mixtures of Eurasian populations that occurred between ~3000 and ~2000 bce, a period characterized by major population migrations after the domestication of the horse, appearance of chariots, and the rise of advanced civilizations in the Near East. However, genetic signals of population mixture cease after ~1200 bce when Bronze Age civilizations in the Eastern Mediterranean world suddenly and violently collapsed. Armenians have since remained isolated and genetic structure within the population developed ~500 years ago when Armenia was divided between the Ottomans and the Safavid Empire in Iran. Finally, we show that Armenians have higher genetic affinity to Neolithic Europeans than other present-day Near Easterners, and that 29% of Armenian ancestry may originate from an ancestral population that is best represented by Neolithic Europeans. PMID:26486470

  4. Computed tomography of a medium size Roman bronze statue of Cupid

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    Bettuzzi, M.; Casali, F.; Morigi, M. P.; Brancaccio, R.; Carson, D.; Chiari, G.; Maish, J.

    2015-03-01

    Diagnostics based on X-ray computed tomography (CT) are becoming increasingly important, not only in the medical field but in industry and cultural heritage. CT devices typical for medical applications, however, can seldom be used on art objects because both they are not easily transportable and they often present high X-ray absorption. It is therefore necessary to make use of portable instrumentation and/or to develop tomographic systems optimized to the characteristics of the objects under examination. This work describes the computed tomography of a first century A.D. Roman bronze statue of Cupid (96.AB.53) in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum, within the collaborative framework between the Getty Conservation Institute and the Department of Physics and Astronomy (DIFA) of the University of Bologna (Italy). The tomography performed at the Getty facilities employed a 450 kV X-ray tube and a detection system developed at DIFA. The study highlighted the casting and construction techniques used by Roman foundry workers and provided information on the status of conservation of the statue. A 3D virtual reconstruction allowed the user to define different cross-sections enabling the study of the internal features.

  5. Gamma-radiography of the bronze door of the royal cathedral at Gniezno

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    A knowledge of the technology of historical objects is important for a knowledge of the history of technique. There is in Poland a very interesting object: the door of the cathedral at Gniezno, cast in bronze in the 12th century. This door is composed of two wings which are different as to the character of the bas-reliefs, the dimensions, and the technology. On the front of each half there are nine panels with sculptured figures. The nine scenes on each wing are surrounded by an ornamental belt decorated by ledges. An investigation of the medieval technology of such an impressive casting was interesting both from the point of view of the history of art and the history of casting. In this case, the object was to find out whether the cast had been made in one piece or in parts and also how the liquid metal had been conveyed to the casting mould. In addition, radiologists were interested in the degree to which radiographic investigations can solve such problems. In order to obtain radiographs of the whole door it was necessary to make gammaradiographs. About a hunched radiographs were made, using the isotope Cs137. (author)

  6. Canine transposition in prehistoric Pakistan: Bronze Age and Iron Age case reports.

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    Lukacs, J R

    1998-10-01

    This report documents two prehistoric cases of canine-first premolar transposition (Mx.C.P1) from the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent. Recent discussion of the etiology of canine transposition and reports of high prevalence for the condition in modern India accentuate the significance of the ancient cases reported there. Case 1 is from the Iron Age site of Sarai Khola in northern Pakistan (1000 BC). The specimen, an adult female, 25 to 30 years of age at death, exhibits unilateral Mx.C.P1 transposition on the left side. The condition is associated with a barrel-shaped maxillary left third molar in an otherwise normal and healthy maxillary dental arch. Case 2 is from the Bronze Age urban site of Harappa (2500 BC), an important center of the Indus Valley Civilization. In this specimen, an adult female, transposition is bilateral, resulting in displacement of premolars and large diastemata between the maxillary lateral incisors and first premolars. Bilateral agenesis of maxillary third molars and rotation of maxillary and mandibular teeth occur with transposition in this specimen. In neither case are the lateral incisors reduced in size, peg-shaped, or congenitally absent. This report of Mx.C.P1 transposition in prehistoric times is significant because it provides historical documentation for the female predilection of the trait and establishes its co-occurrence with specific dental variants, such as agenesis, reduction, and rotation of teeth. PMID:9770107

  7. Dental paleopathology and agricultural intensification in south Asia: new evidence from Bronze Age Harappa.

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    Lukacs, J R

    1992-02-01

    Patterns of dental disease among Bronze Age people of the Indus Valley Civilization are currently based on early and incomplete reports by non-specialists. This deficiency precludes accurate diachronic analysis of dental disease and its relationship with increasing agriculturalism in the Indian subcontinent. The objective of this paper is to document prevalence of dental disease at Harappa (2500-2000 B.C.), Punjab Province, Pakistan, comparatively evaluate the Harappan dental pathology profile, and use these data to assess theories regarding the dental health consequences of increasingly intensive agricultural dependence. Pathological conditions of the dentition included in the study are abscesses, ante-mortem tooth loss (AMTL), calculus, caries, hypoplasia, hypercementosis, pulp chamber exposure, and alveolar resorption. The Harappan dentition exhibits a dental pathology profile typical of a population whose subsistence base is agriculture. Dental caries at Harappa are present in 6.8% (n = 751) of the teeth and 43.6% (n = 39) of the more completely preserved dental specimens. The use of a caries correction factor is recommended to permit an estimate of caries induced AMTL in calculating the caries prevalence. All dental lesions are present at higher rates in this Harappan study sample than were reported in previous investigations, and important differences in prevalence of dental disease occur between the genders. Prevalence of dental disease increases in the greater Indus Valley as subsistence becomes more intensive and as food preparation and storage technology becomes more efficient. PMID:1543240

  8. Phase transition and conduction mechanism of rare earth based tungsten-bronze compounds

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    Highlights: ► The materials have very good ferroelectric properties for memory devices. ► The material has very good pyroelectric properties for detector application. ► Also these materials behave very good semiconducting properties. - Abstract: The polycrystalline materials (Li2Pb2R2W2Ti4Nb4O30 (R = Y, Eu)) of tungsten-bronze structural family have been synthesized using a high-temperature solid-state reaction (mixed-oxide) technique. The formation of the single phase compounds was checked using preliminary X-ray structural data/pattern. The nature and distribution of grains in the samples in the scanning electron micrographs (SEM) confirm the good quality of the samples used for electrical characterization. The phase transition (ferroelectric–paraelectric) in the materials was established through the detailed studies of dielectric, electric polarization and pyro-electric properties. Studies of pyroelectric properties show that the materials have reasonably high figure of merit useful for pyroelectric detector. The nature of frequency dependence of ac conductivity suggests that the materials obey Jonscher’s universal power law.

  9. The examination, analysis and conservation of a bronze Egyptian Horus statuette

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    The production techniques, corrosive deterioration, conservation and questions regarding authenticity of a small Egyptian bronze statuette of the Child Horus (in the collection of the Ditsong: National Museum of Cultural History in Pretoria) was scientifically examined and analysed. The statuette dates to Egypt's 12th Dynasty. When the statuette was damaged, it was considered the appropriate time to obtain valuable information about its history and background through scientific research. Neutron tomography (NT), a relatively new non-destructive technique (NDT) to the South African R and D community to study museum objects, was applied to perform this research. The results from NT were supported by additional tests done through XRF and XRD analyses of samples taken from the damaged statuette. Results revealed that the lost-wax method was used in the manufacturing process. The extent of the restoration and materials used can be verified and as a result the deterioration of the object can now be monitored. This paper describes in detail the analytical techniques used in the study and how it contributed to the conservation of the statuette and its authenticity.

  10. Release of copper from sintered tungsten-bronze shot under different pH conditions and its potential toxicity to aquatic organisms

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    Sintered tungsten-bronze is a new substitute for lead shot, and is about to be deposited in and around the wetlands of North America. This material contains copper in the alloyed form of bronze. This in vitro study was performed according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service criteria to determine the dissolution rate of copper from the shot, and to assess the toxic risk that it may present to aquatic organisms. The dissolution of copper from tungsten-bronze shot, pure copper shot, and glass beads was measured in a buffered, moderately hard, synthetic water of pH 5.5, 6.6, and 7.8 over a 28-day period. The dissolution of copper from both the control copper shot and the tungsten-bronze shot was affected significantly by the pH of the water and the duration of dissolution (all p values < 0.000). The rate of copper release from tungsten bronze shot was 30 to 50 times lower than that from the copper shot, depending on pH (p < 0.0000). The observed expected environmental concentration of copper released from tungsten-bronze shot after 28 days was 0.02 μg/L at pH 7.8, and 0.4 μg/L at pH 5.6, using a loading and exposure scenario specific in a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service protocol. Ratio Quotient values derived from the highest EEC observed in this study (0.4 μg/L), and the copper toxic effect levels for all aquatic species listed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ambient water quality criteria database, were all far less than the 0.1 criterion value. Given the conditions stipulated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, heavy loading from discharged tungsten-bronze shot would not pose a toxic risk to potable water, or to soil. Consequently, it would appear that no toxic risks to aquatic organisms will attend the use of tungsten-bronze shot of the approved composition. Given the likelihood that sintered tungsten-bronze of the same formula will be used for fishing weights, bullets, and wheel balance weights, it is

  11. The effect of low-dose neutron irradiation on mechanical properties, electrical resistivity and fracture of NiAl bronze for ITER

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    Nickel-aluminum bronze is a candidate material for several applications for ITER in-vessel components such as divertor and blanket attachments and remote handling equipment. This paper presents the first results of an experimental investigation of the effect of neutron irradiation on mechanical properties, fracture characteristics and electrical resistivity of NiAl bronze. Specimens of NiAl bronze were irradiated at 150 oC and 300 oC to doses of 10-3; 10-2; 0.7 * 10-1 dpa in the RBT-6 reactor (Φt therm/Φt fast ∼ 1) in Dimitrovgrad. It was shown that irradiation at 150 oC leads to minor changes of tensile properties, whereas irradiation at 300 oC results in significant loss of ductility at damage dose of 0.07 dpa. The change of electrical resistively of NiAl bronze is low, ∼3% at the maximum dose studied. The reasons for the high-radiation resistance of NiAl bronze in comparison with copper and copper alloys are discussed

  12. 古滇王国青铜器的造型艺术研究%Research on Bronze Aesthetic Art of the Ancient Dian Kinadom

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    张吉洪

    2012-01-01

    Bronze art from the Ancient Dian Kingdom of Yunnan is an especially charming segment of China' s ancient bronze culture. Ancient Dian bronze art is famous for its outstanding aesthetics and intricate details. The firm conceptualization and practicality underpinning its stunning appearance has put it in a class of its own. The Ancient Dian had rendered numerous aspects of their civilization' s culture on bronze art -- farming, livestock, textiles, hunting and war, among others. They have created their animated history on bronze.%云南古滇青铜器的艺术魅力,是中华民族古代青铜文化中的一支夺目的奇葩,以其造型精美奇特、纹饰细腻丰富闻名于世,其写实性之强,构思巧妙,独树一帜。滇国的先民们把当时耕作、畜牧、纺织、狩猎、战争等各种社会生活场景凝聚在青铜器上,用自己的双手铸造了一部生动的青铜史诗。

  13. Agricultural production and stability of settlement systems in Upper Mesopotamia during the Early Bronze Age (third millennium BCE)

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    Kalayci, Tuna

    This study investigates the relationship between rainfall variation and rain-fed agricultural production in Upper Mesopotamia with a specific focus on Early Bronze Age urban settlements. In return, the variation in production is used to explore stability of urban settlement systems. The organization of the flow of agricultural goods is the key to sustaining the total settlement system. The vulnerability of a settlement system increases due to the increased demand for more output from agricultural lands. This demand is the key for the success of urbanization project. However, without estimating how many foodstuffs were available at the end of a production cycle, further discussions on the forces that shaped and sustained urban settlement systems will be lacking. While large scale fluctuations in the flow of agricultural products between settlements are not the only determinants of hierarchical structures, the total available agricultural yield for each urban settlement in a hierarchy must have influenced settlement relations. As for the methodology, first, Early Bronze Age precipitation levels are estimated by using modern day associations between the eastern Mediterranean coastal areas and the inner regions of Upper Mesopotamia. Next, these levels are integrated into a remote-sensing based biological growth model. Also, a CORONA satellite imagery based archaeological survey is conducted in order to map the Early Bronze Age settlement system in its entirety as well as the ancient markers of agricultural intensification. Finally, ancient agricultural production landscapes are modeled in a GIS. The study takes a critical position towards the traditionally held assumption that large urban settlements (cities) in Upper Mesopotamia were in a state of constant demand for food. The results from this study also suggest that when variations in ancient precipitation levels are translated into the variations in production levels, the impact of climatic aridification on ancient

  14. The influence of the chemical composition and temperature of plastic deformation on the PLC effect in tin bronzes

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    W. Ozgowicz

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of the present paper is the determination of the effect of the chemical composition and temperature of deformation of standardized tin bronzes and bronze modified with zirconium on the Portevin – Le Chatelier (PLC phenomenon, mainly basing on the shape of stress-strain curves within the temperature range of 100÷300oC and observations of their structure. The reasons of the occurrence of such en effect are so far no fully known and explained and the opinions concerning is physical basis vary.Design/methodology/approach: Of essential design in this research is determination of the dependence of PLC effect on the chemical composition, temperature and strain rate and the preliminary heat treatment and grain size. The main method used in this investigation is tensile test at elevated temperature.Findings: The main conclusions are following: the PLC effect on tin bronzes with a miero-addition of zirconium in an amount of 0.01÷0.05% depends the temperature of deformation in the tensile test in the range of 100÷300°C and the chemical composition of the alloys; the type of serration revealed on the δ–ε curve depend mainly on the temperature of deformation and can be differ during the respective stages of the analyzed curves.Practical implications: In this paper implications for practice are not taken into consideration.Originality/value: In this paper an additive type of serration observed on the curves δ–ε, denoted by the symbol D, is new.

  15. High-energy electron-energy-loss study of sodium-tungsten bronzes

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    Single-crystal metallic cubic sodium-tungsten bronzes NaxWO3 (x≥0.25) and NaxTayW1-yO3 (x-y=0.42) and monoclinic reduced WO3-δ have been investigated by high-energy electron-energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) in transmission. For all electron densities the volume plasmon dispersion appears to be positive quadratic in momentum transfer q. The dispersion coefficient is much smaller than that predicted from the random-phase approximation for one isotropic parabolic band. This deviation can be reduced by recognizing the threefold degeneracy of the conduction-band t2g states in an octahedral field and narrowing of these bands with increasing sodium content. Anisotropy of the dispersion between the (100) and (110) direction is not observed. Optical effective masses m*(x) of the conduction electrons and background dielectric constants ε∞(x) have been determined and compare well with data from optical spectroscopy and EELS in reflection, but not with photoemission results. This discrepancy is a result of the photoemission-data evaluation in which the conduction-band degeneracy was neglected. Na 2p core-level excitation energies argue against an admixture of sodium orbitals to the conduction band near the metal-nonmetal transition at x∼0.2. Na 3s states admixed to O 2p states are observed at about 10--11 eV above the Fermi level in O 1s absorption edges. The x dependence of m* and of the width of the O 1s absorption edge of NaxWO3 supports a model of conduction-band narrowing with increasing Na concentration

  16. Fish remnants from the excavations of the Bronze Age barrow near Maryanskoe village (Dnepropetrovsk region, Ukraine

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    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The Bronze Age mound (2.5–2.3 kya BC is located near the Maryanskoe village (Apostolovskyi district, Dnepropetrovsk region and was excavated in 1953. The results of determination of the fish remnants, which were found during the excavation, are presented in the paper. Eleven species belonging to 9 genera, 5 families and 5 orders (Acipenseriformes, Cypriniformes, Siluriformes, Esociformes, Perciformes were identified: russian sturgeon Acipenser gueldenstaedtii Brandt et Ratzeburg, 1833, stellate sturgeon A. stellatus Pallas, 1771, common ide Idus idus (Linnaeus, 1758, common roach Rutilus rutilus (Linnaeus, 1758, pontic roach R. frisii (Nordmann, 1840, common bream Abramis brama (Linnaeus, 1758, common carp Cyprinus carpio Linnaeus, 1758, tench Tinca tinca (Linnaeus, 1758, european catfish Silurus glanis Linnaeus, 1758, northern pike Esox lucius (Linnaeus, 1758, and zander Sander lucioperca (Linnaeus, 1758. Most of them are quite common in the Dnieper river basin. It was found that carp fishes predominate in the number of species. Most of the bone remnants in the collection belong to zander, catfish and pike, while common roach, pontic roach and common bream are identified by the few bones. This may indicate a different role of these species in the diet of the local population. The ratio of skeletal elements in the collection is the evidence of the fish cutting on the site. Body length and weight was reconstructed for 64 fish specimens. It was found that they were mature and small-sized, except for catfish, pike and perch. Taking into account the characteristics of the funeral rituals of the Yamna culture population, fish bones from the mound near Maryanskoe can be remnants of the parting meal.

  17. Characterizing a Middle Bronze palatial wine cellar from Tel Kabri, Israel.

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    Koh, Andrew J; Yasur-Landau, Assaf; Cline, Eric H

    2014-01-01

    Scholars have for generations recognized the importance of wine production, distribution, and consumption in relation to second millennium BC palatial complexes in the Mediterranean and Near East. However, direct archaeological evidence has rarely been offered, despite the prominence of ancient viticulture in administrative clay tablets, visual media, and various forms of documentation. Tartaric and syringic acids, along with evidence for resination, have been identified in ancient ceramics, but until now the archaeological contexts behind these sporadic discoveries had been uneven and vague, precluding definitive conclusions about the nature of ancient viticulture. The situation has now changed. During the 2013 excavation season of the Kabri Archaeological Project, a rare opportunity materialized when forty large storage vessels were found in situ in an enclosed room located to the west of the central courtyard within the Middle Bronze Age Canaanite palace. A comprehensive program of organic residue analysis has now revealed that all of the relatively uniform jars contain evidence for wine. Furthermore, the enclosed context inherent to a singular intact wine cellar presented an unprecedented opportunity for a scientifically intensive study, allowing for the detection of subtle differences in the ingredients or additives within similar wine jars of apparently the same vintage. Additives seem to have included honey, storax resin, terebinth resin, cedar oil, cyperus, juniper, and perhaps even mint, myrtle, or cinnamon, all or most of which are attested in the 18th century BC Mari texts from Mesopotamia and the 15th century BC Ebers Papyrus from Egypt. These additives suggest a sophisticated understanding of the botanical landscape and the pharmacopeic skills necessary to produce a complex beverage that balanced preservation, palatability, and psychoactivity. This new study has resulted in insights unachievable in the past, which contribute to a greater understanding

  18. Characterizing a Middle Bronze palatial wine cellar from Tel Kabri, Israel.

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    Andrew J Koh

    Full Text Available Scholars have for generations recognized the importance of wine production, distribution, and consumption in relation to second millennium BC palatial complexes in the Mediterranean and Near East. However, direct archaeological evidence has rarely been offered, despite the prominence of ancient viticulture in administrative clay tablets, visual media, and various forms of documentation. Tartaric and syringic acids, along with evidence for resination, have been identified in ancient ceramics, but until now the archaeological contexts behind these sporadic discoveries had been uneven and vague, precluding definitive conclusions about the nature of ancient viticulture. The situation has now changed. During the 2013 excavation season of the Kabri Archaeological Project, a rare opportunity materialized when forty large storage vessels were found in situ in an enclosed room located to the west of the central courtyard within the Middle Bronze Age Canaanite palace. A comprehensive program of organic residue analysis has now revealed that all of the relatively uniform jars contain evidence for wine. Furthermore, the enclosed context inherent to a singular intact wine cellar presented an unprecedented opportunity for a scientifically intensive study, allowing for the detection of subtle differences in the ingredients or additives within similar wine jars of apparently the same vintage. Additives seem to have included honey, storax resin, terebinth resin, cedar oil, cyperus, juniper, and perhaps even mint, myrtle, or cinnamon, all or most of which are attested in the 18th century BC Mari texts from Mesopotamia and the 15th century BC Ebers Papyrus from Egypt. These additives suggest a sophisticated understanding of the botanical landscape and the pharmacopeic skills necessary to produce a complex beverage that balanced preservation, palatability, and psychoactivity. This new study has resulted in insights unachievable in the past, which contribute to a

  19. Ancient road transport devices: Developments from the Bronze Age to the Roman Empire

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    Rossi, Cesare; Chondros, Thomas G.; Milidonis, Kypros F.; Savino, Sergio; Russo, Flavio

    2016-03-01

    The development of transportation systems has significantly enhanced the welfare and modernization of society. Wooden vehicles pulled by animals have been used for land transportation since the early Bronze Age. Whole-body gharries with rigid wheels pulled by oxen appeared in Crete by 2000 BC or earlier. Horses originating from the East were depicted in early Cretan seal-rings of the same period. The two-wheeled horsedrawn chariot was one of the most important inventions in history. This vehicle provided humanity its first concept of personal transport and was the key technology of war for 2000 years. Chariots of Mycenaean and Archaic Greece with light and flexible four-spoked wheels acting as spring suspensions were depicted in vase paintings. The development of this vehicle incorporated the seeds of a primitive design activity and was important for engineering. The Trojan horse since 1194 BC and the helepolis since 700 BC were the first known machines on a wheeled base transported by horses or self-powered. Ancient engineers invented bearings lubricated with fat, and Romans introduced the ancestors of ball bearings for their wagons and carts. The historic evolution of wheeled transportation systems, along with early traction, suspension, and braking systems, is presented in this paper. Analytical and numerical methods are incorporated to analyze the most conceivable loading situations of typically reconstructed wheeled transportation systems in ancient times. Traction requirements both for horse-driven machines and the power for internal motors are also analyzed. This study can serve as a basis for further development of detailed reconstruction of transportation systems in antiquity.

  20. High-Rate Intercalation without Nanostructuring in Metastable Nb2O5 Bronze Phases.

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    Griffith, Kent J; Forse, Alexander C; Griffin, John M; Grey, Clare P

    2016-07-20

    Nanostructuring and nanosizing have been widely employed to increase the rate capability in a variety of energy storage materials. While nanoprocessing is required for many materials, we show here that both the capacity and rate performance of low-temperature bronze-phase TT- and T-polymorphs of Nb2O5 are inherent properties of the bulk crystal structure. Their unique "room-and-pillar" NbO6/NbO7 framework structure provides a stable host for lithium intercalation; bond valence sum mapping exposes the degenerate diffusion pathways in the sites (rooms) surrounding the oxygen pillars of this complex structure. Electrochemical analysis of thick films of micrometer-sized, insulating niobia particles indicates that the capacity of the T-phase, measured over a fixed potential window, is limited only by the Ohmic drop up to at least 60C (12.1 A·g(-1)), while the higher temperature (Wadsley-Roth, crystallographic shear structure) H-phase shows high intercalation capacity (>200 mA·h·g(-1)) but only at moderate rates. High-resolution (6/7)Li solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy of T-Nb2O5 revealed two distinct spin reservoirs, a small initial rigid population and a majority-component mobile distribution of lithium. Variable-temperature NMR showed lithium dynamics for the majority lithium characterized by very low activation energies of 58(2)-98(1) meV. The fast rate, high density, good gravimetric capacity, excellent capacity retention, and safety features of bulk, insulating Nb2O5 synthesized in a single step at relatively low temperatures suggest that this material not only is structurally and electronically exceptional but merits consideration for a range of further applications. In addition, the realization of high rate performance without nanostructuring in a complex insulating oxide expands the field for battery material exploration beyond conventional strategies and structural motifs. PMID:27264849

  1. Cavitation Erosion Corrosion Behaviour of Manganese-nickel -aluminum Bronze in Comparison with Manganese-brass

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    Hong Yu; Yugui Zheng; Zhiming Yao

    2009-01-01

    The cavitation erosion corrosion behaviour of ZQMn 12-8-3-2 manganese-nickel-aluminum bronze and ZHMn55-3-1 manganese-brass was investigated by mass loss, electrochemical measurements (polarization curves and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy) and the cavitation damaged surfaces were observed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The results showed that ZQMn 12-8-3-2 had better cavitation erosion resistance than ZHMn55-3-l. After the cavitation erosion for 6 h, the cumulative mass loss of ZQMnl2-8-3-2 was about 1/3 that of ZHMn55-3-l. The corrosion current density of ZQMnl2-8-3-2 was less than that of ZHMn55-3-l under both static and cavitaiton condition. The free-corrosion potentials of ZQMnl2-8-3-2 and ZHMn55-3-l were all shifted in positive direction under cavitation condition compared to static condition. In the total cu-mulative mass loss under cavitation condition, the pure erosion played a key role for the two tested materials (74% for ZHMn55-3-l and 60% for ZQMnl2-8-3-2), and the total synergism between corrosion and erosion of ZQMnl2-8-3-2 (39%) was larger than that of ZHMn55-3-l (23%). The high cavitation erosion resistance of ZQMnl2-8-3-2 was mainly attributed to its lower stacking fault energy (SFE), the higher microhardness and work-hardening ability as well as the favorable propagation of cavitation cracks for ZQMn 12-8-3-2, i.e., parallel to the surface rather than perpendicular to the surface for ZHMn55-3-l.

  2. Archaeomagnetic Dating of Bronze Age Pottery in Syria: New Intensity Data for 2300 to 1000 BCE

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    Stillinger, M. D.; Feinberg, J. M.; Frahm, E.

    2013-12-01

    In order to construct meaningful site chronologies, Near Eastern archaeologists have traditionally relied on relative dating techniques, such as ceramic seriation and textual/glyptic evidence. The introduction of radiocarbon dating provided archaeologists with an absolute dating tool to address age discrepancies. However, many sites do not contain sufficient or suitable materials for radiocarbon analysis, requiring the need for an alternative absolute dating tool. Archaeomagnetic dating provides such an alternative. Excavations at Tell Mozan (Bronze-Age Urkesh) in northeastern Syria have revealed evidence for nearly 5000 years of occupation in strata containing a variety of diagnostic ceramic artifacts, which form the basis for a well-established relative site chronology. In order to test the agreement between seriation ages and paleomagnetic-derived ages, archaeointensity experiments were conducted on pottery specimens from six well-stratified occupational layers spanning more than a thousand years of the site's primary occupation. Archaeointensity was determined using the IZZI paleointensity protocol of Tauxe and Staudigel (2004), and all estimates were corrected for remanence anisotropy and cooling rate effects, resulting in an 88% success rate (n = 51). The magnetic mineral assemblage of each sample was also characterized using a comprehensive suite of rock magnetic techniques. Final results were compared with previous archaeointensity studies in the region, and 70% of the magnetically-derived ages agree with the archaeologically-derived dates within a 1σ confidence interval, while 76% agreed within 2σ. Artifacts showing disagreement with the seriation chronology are most likely objects in use long after their original firing or the result of contamination of strata from the re-use of previous occupational materials in construction. One specimen appears to confirm the presence of a geomagnetic spike around 1000 BCE previously identified in Syria, Israel

  3. Domain structures of sodium tungsten bronzes, Na/sub x/WO/sub 3/ (0. 4 < x < 1)

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    Atoji, M.

    1978-01-01

    Optical-microscope observations with polarized light have shown that the birefringent, twin-domain structure of sodium tungsten bronzes is exhibited by Na-deficient, epitaxial surface films and hence is not a bulk property as had been suggested elsewhere. The film is translucent, 10/sup -2/ - 10/sup -3/ mm thick or less, and often laminates to a multi-film layer. The domain boundaries are sensitive to lateral stress and, apparently, to minute changes in the substrate structure. These and related properties of the film and the substrate are presented.

  4. Metal-insulator transition in sodium tungsten bronzes, NaxWO3, studied by angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy

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    We report high-resolution angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy on sodium tungsten bronzes, NaxWO3, which exhibit a metal-insulator transition as a function of x. We found that the near-EF states are localized in NaxWO3 (x=+ ions in the WO3 lattice, which makes the system insulating. In the metallic regime we found that the rigid shift of band structure can explain the metallic NaxWO3 band structure with respect to Na doping

  5. Emission of organic compounds from mould and core binders used for casting iron, aluminium and bronze in sand moulds

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    Tiedje, Niels Skat; Crepaz, Rudolf; Eggert, Torben; Bey, Niki

    2010-01-01

    compositions were tested. A test method that provides uniform test conditions is described. The method can be used as general test method to analyse off gasses from binders. Moulds containing a standard size casting were produced and the amount and type of organic compounds resulting from thermal degradation...... of binders was monitored when cast iron, bronze and aluminium was poured in the moulds. Binder degradation was measured by collecting off gasses in a specially designed ventilation hood at a constant flow rate. Samples were taken from the ventilation system and analysed for hydrocarbons and CO...

  6. Experimental determination of stability margin in a 27 strand bronze matrix, Nb3Sn cable-in-conduit conductor

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    A small coil of internally cooled cabled superconductor was fabricated for experimental determination of the stability margin. The conductor is 27 strands of Nb3Sn in a bronze matrix. The sheath material is JBK-75 superalloy. The bifilar coil was potted in epoxy in the annulus of a pulse coil set. Experimental results are presented defining critical pulse energy as a function of normalized operating current and background field. The relationships between dB/dt, pulse energy and stability margin are derived by calculation and confirmed by experimental calibration

  7. Micro-chemical and metallurgical study of Samnite bronze belts from ancient Abruzzo (central Italy, VIII-IV BC)

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    Riccucci, Cristina; Ingo, Gabriel Maria; Faustoferri, Amalia; Pierigè, Maria Isabella; Parisi, Erica Isabella; Di Carlo, Gabriella; De Caro, Tilde; Faraldi, Federica

    2013-12-01

    The Samnite bronze belts and the chest disk cuirasses (VIII-IV BC) are the distinctive defensive weapons of the Samnite warriors having likely also a symbolic relevance. These artefacts were mainly found during the archaeological excavations of warriors' graves from ancient Abruzzo (central Italy). Their chemical composition, metallurgical features and corrosion products formed during the long-term burial have been studied by means of the combined use of analytical techniques such as optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy-dispersive X-ray micro-analysis (SEM-EDS), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The micro-chemical and structural results show that the bronze belts have often been produced by using unusual high-tin bronze alloys achieving a silver-like appearance and by performing tailored cycles of thermal treatments under reducing conditions and hot mechanical working aimed to shape the high-tin alloys in the form of a thin bronze sheet. Furthermore, the investigation has shown that the main alloying elements have been transformed during the burial into mineral species giving rise to the formation of stratified structures constituted by different mineral phases such as tin oxides, cuprous oxide (Cu2O) and copper carbonates (azurite (Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2 and malachite (CuCO3Cu(OH)2)) as well as dangerous chlorine-based compounds such as nantokite (CuCl) and atacamite (Cu2(OH)3Cl) polymorphs. This information evidences the strict interaction of the alloying elements with the soil components as well as the occurrence of the copper cyclic corrosion as a post-burial degradation phenomenon. The present study confirms that the combined micro-chemical and micro-structural investigation techniques such as SEM-EDS, XPS, XRD and OM can be successfully used to investigate the technological production processes of the ancient artefacts and to achieve the detailed micro-chemical and structural description of the

  8. Effect of microstructure on the mechanical and corrosion behaviors of a hot-extruded nickel aluminum bronze

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    In this paper,the influence of microstructure on the corrosion behavior of a hotextruded nickel aluminum bronze was studied.Three kinds of samples subjected to the hot-extrusion,annealing and quenching conditions were prepared and immersion tests in 3.5% NaCl solution were carried out.Microstructures and corrosion surface morphologies of the samples were observed by SEM.It was found that the retained β martensite and(α+κⅢ) lamella eutectoid in the as hot-extruded material were eliminated after annealing,and...

  9. Microstructural transformations and mechanical properties of cast NiAl bronze: Effects of fusion welding and friction stir processing

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    Fuller, M D; Swaminathan, S.; Zhilyaev, A.P.; T.R. McNelley

    2007-01-01

    A plate of as-cast NiAl bronze (NAB) material was sectioned from a large casting. A six-pass fusion weld overlay was placed in a machined groove; a portion of the weld reinforcement was removed by milling and a single friction stir processing (FSP) pass was conducted in a direction transverse to the axis of and over the weld overlay. A procedure was developed for machining of miniature tensile samples and the distributions of strength and ductility were evaluated for the fusion weld metal;...

  10. CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STUDY OF THE VIBRATIONS FREQUENCY OF THE DRILL TOOL IN THE PROCESS OF MANUFACTURING THE BRONZE MATERIALS

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    Cosmin-Mihai MIRIŢOIU

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we present the experimental testings used to study the vibration of the drill tool, during the drilling of the bronze products. We have used the experimental setup presented in Miriţoiu (2013[1]. In this paper the vibrations are analyzed during the drilling on the universal lathe machines. The main purpose of to find a correlation between the cutting speed and the frequency of the vibration by using the experimental results and the regression analysis

  11. Increasing Mobility at the Neolithic/Bronze Age Transition - sulphur isotope evidence from Öland, Sweden

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    Anna Linderholm; Elin Fornander; Gunilla Eriksson; Carl-Magnus Mörth; Kerstin Lidén

    2014-01-01

    The objective of this investigation is to look at the use of various aquatic, in this case marine, resources in relation to mobility during the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods. On the island of Öland, in the Baltic Sea, different archaeological cultures are represented in the form of material culture and skeletal remains at three sites. We have analysed δ34S values in human remains representing 36 individuals, as well as faunal remains. We investigated intra-individual patterns of mobility f...

  12. The crystal chemistry of the tetragonal tungsten-bronze: Ba6FeNb9O30

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    Solid state reaction of BaCO3, FeC2O4 x 2 H2O and Nb2O5 gave single crystals of Ba6FeNb9O30. The crystal strucuture was solved by X-ray investigations (a = 12.597, c = 3.990 Ao, space group P4 bm - C4v2, Z = 1). Ba6FeNb9O30 crystallyzes in the tetragonal bronze type with a statistical distribution of Fe3+ and Nb5+ in the octahedral framework. The anisotropic temperature factors of barium are discussed with respect to the oxygen coordination. (Author)

  13. A report on the examination of animal skin artefacts from the Bronze Age salt mines of Hallstatt, Austria

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    Susanna Harris

    2006-01-01

    My PhD research focuses on the social context of cloth from the Neolithic to Bronze Age with case studies from the Alpine area. One aspect of this is the interrelationship of the technologies used to create flexible, thin sheets of material that can be wrapped, folded, shaped and tied. This includes fibre-based cloth such as textiles, netting and twining as well as animal skins (leather and fur). This short report summarises preliminary research findings stemming from the examination of anima...

  14. An investigation into the microstructure and mechanical properties of centrifugally and conventional castings of complex Al-bronzes

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    Complex Al-bronzes are new range of materials in copper alloys, attracting the attention of design engineers for high strength, better toughness, high temperature and favorable tribological applications properties accomplished by different casting methods give a comparable study of physical, mechanical and microstructural characteristics. The presence of gamma phase has been significantly controlled by the rate of cooling. Successful attempts have been made to produce the beneficial microstructure by controlling the freezing range. This paper discusses the finding of investigations to produce desirable microstructures in the centrifugal and conventional sand moulds. (author)

  15. Behavior of the monophosphate tungsten bronzes (PO2)4(WO3)2m (m = 7 and 8) in the course of electrochemical lithium insertion

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    The electrochemical lithium insertion process has been studied in the family of monophosphate tungsten bronzes (PO2)4(WO3)2m, where m = 7 and 8. Structural changes in the pristine oxides were followed as lithium insertion proceeded. Through potentiostatic intermittent technique the different processes which take place in the cathode during the discharge of the cell were analyzed. The nature of the bronzes Li x(PO2)4(WO3)2m formed was determined by in situ X-ray diffraction experiments. These results have allowed establishing a correlation with the reversible/irreversible processes detected during the electrochemical lithium insertion

  16. Methodology for the Construction of a Rule-Based Knowledge Base Enabling the Selection of Appropriate Bronze Heat Treatment Parameters Using Rough Sets

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    Górny Z.

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Decisions regarding appropriate methods for the heat treatment of bronzes affect the final properties obtained in these materials. This study gives an example of the construction of a knowledge base with application of the rough set theory. Using relevant inference mechanisms, knowledge stored in the rule-based database allows the selection of appropriate heat treatment parameters to achieve the required properties of bronze. The paper presents the methodology and the results of exploratory research. It also discloses the methodology used in the creation of a knowledge base.

  17. Tribolayer Formation on Bronze Cu Sn12Ni2 in the Tribological Contact between Cy linder and Cont rol Plate in an Axial Piston Pump with Swashplate Design

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    Paulus, Andreas; Jacobs, Georg

    2016-01-01

    The present study investigates the f ormation of tribolayers on bronze CuSn12Ni2. Two different test rigs are used, of which one is a sliding bearing test rig in order to perform lubricated thrust bearing tests. Bronze CuSn12Ni2 is used for the sliding elements and the counter body is made of C45 steel. In addition to that, an axial piston pump test rig was used to determine t he transfera bility of the results to th e axial pist on pump. The test conditions are set up in a way t hat the trib...

  18. High-Performance Silver Window Electrodes for Top-Illuminated Organic Photovoltaics Using an Organo-molybdenum Oxide Bronze Interlayer.

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    Tyler, Martin S; Walker, Marc; Hatton, Ross A

    2016-05-18

    We report an organo-molybdenumn oxide bronze that enables the fabrication of high-performance silver window electrodes for top-illuminated solution processed organic photovoltaics without complicating the process of device fabrication. This hybrid material combines the function of wide-band-gap interlayer for efficient hole extraction with the role of metal electrode seed layer, enabling the fabrication of highly transparent, low-sheet-resistance silver window electrodes. Additionally it is also processed from ethanol, which ensures orthogonality with a large range of solution processed organic semiconductors. The key organic component is the low cost small molecule 3-mercaptopropionic acid, which (i) promotes metal film formation and imparts robustness at low metal thickness, (ii) reduces the contact resistance at the Ag/molybdenumn oxide bronze interface, (iii) and greatly improves the film forming properties. Silver electrodes with a thickness of 8 nm deposited by simple vacuum evaporation onto this hybrid interlayer have a sheet resistance as low as 9.7 Ohms per square and mean transparency ∼80% over the wavelength range 400-900 nm without the aid of an antireflecting layer, which makes them well-matched to the needs of organic photovoltaics and applicable to perovskite photovoltaics. The application of this hybrid material is demonstrated in two types of top-illuminated organic photovoltaic devices. PMID:27135377

  19. Manufacture technique of bronze-iron bimetallic objects found in M27 of Liangdaicun Site, Hancheng, Shaanxi

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    Analysis of the fabrication technology of a bronze knife with an iron blade and a bronze Ge with an iron blade, two copper-iron bimetallic wares, unearthed in M27 of Liangdaicun Site, Hancheng of Shaanxi, is performed in this paper by using metallographic, EPMA and AMS-14C dating methods. The micro-structures of the two samples are typical wrought bloomery iron containing a substantial amount of carbon, which is also called carburized steel, made from bloomery iron by cementation in the solid state. The objects can be dated back to the early Spring and Autumn period. This study provides new evidence for understanding the beginning of iron smelting in China. Most of the early known iron wares of the period between the late Western Zhou Dynasty and the early Spring and Autumn were unearthed in the region at the junction of Henan, Shanxi and Shaanxi, at the middle reaches of the Yellow River, suggesting that this region may likely be one of the earliest centers of iron smelting technology in China and deserves further archaeological research. As early iron products were also discovered in the area of the upper reaches of the Yellow River and in Xinjiang, appropriate attention also should be paid to the relationship between these two areas in terms of the origin of iron smelting.

  20. Particle size and kind of mica in synthesis of nontoxic bronze and gold pearlescent pigments based on nanoencapsulated hematite

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    Maryam Hosseini-Zori

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Nano-encapsulated iron oxide in Zirconium oxide-coated mica pigments are thermally stable,innocuous to human health, non-combustible, and they do not conduct electricity. They could beapplied in several industries such as thermoplastics, cosmetics, food packaging, children toys, paints,automobiles coating, security purposes, and banknotes. Nowadays, they are highly desirable inceramic decoration. In the present study, intensively dark gold to bronze colored mica clay pigments,which were based on mica flakes covered with a layer of nano-iron oxide-Zirconium oxide particles,were prepared by homogeneous precipitation of iron nitrate and Zirconium chloride ammonia in thepresence of mica flakes in two kinds of ore clay-based phlogopite and muscovite minerals. The finalcolor was obtained by thermal annealing of precipitates at a temperature of 800◦C. The pigments werecharacterized by X-Ray Diffraction, Particle size analysis, Scanning electron microscopy,Transmission electron microscopy, X-Ray fluorescence, and Simultaneous thermal analysis. Resultsindicate that nano-encapsulated iron oxide in zirconia particles have been formed on mica flakes andkinds of clay-mica can be related to obtained shade from dark gold to bronze pearl. Higher particlesize of mica flakes about phlogopite type of mica introduced pearl effects with higher L* changes indifferent angles. Muscovite performed higher hue and better pearl effect than phlogopite.

  1. Relaxor nature in lead-free Sr5LaTi3Nb7O30 tetragonal tungsten bronze ceramics

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    Lead-free tetragonal tungsten bronze Sr5LaTi3Nb7O30 ceramics were prepared and the correlation of the relaxor nature and crystal structure was studied using dielectric spectroscopy and powder X-ray diffraction. Three dielectric relaxations were observed below the deviation temperature TD∼ 330 K. Relaxation I and II followed the Vogel-Fulcher law with the freezing temperatures of 189 K and ∼90 K. Low temperature relaxation III, which was first observed in filled tungsten bronze, followed well the Arrhenius law. Dielectric response becomes static below 50 K. Polarization-field (P-E) hysteresis loops were evaluated from 183 K to 298 K. Pr value of 0.41μC/cm2 was observed at 183 K. Deviation of lattice parameter c from the linear contraction and increasing of tetragonality (c/a ratio) were observed below TD, reflecting the structure change during the formation of polar nanoregions and the following freezing process. Opposite tendency was observed below 100 K for all the lattice parameters, corresponding to relaxation III. Generally, the main dielectric relaxation I and II were attributed to flipping and breathing of polar nanoregions along c axis, while the concerted rotations of the oxygen octahedra in the ab plane were suggested as the origin of relaxation III

  2. Increasing Mobility at the Neolithic/Bronze Age Transition - sulphur isotope evidence from Öland, Sweden

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    Anna Linderholm

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this investigation is to look at the use of various aquatic, in this case marine, resources in relation to mobility during the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods. On the island of Öland, in the Baltic Sea, different archaeological cultures are represented in the form of material culture and skeletal remains at three sites. We have analysed δ34S values in human remains representing 36 individuals, as well as faunal remains. We investigated intra-individual patterns of mobility from childhood to adulthood, primarily focusing on a passage grave. Taking into account previously published dietary data that demonstrate a wide range of dietary practices involving aquatic resources, we applied a model to estimate the contribution of δ34S from terrestrial protein, to separate mobility from dietary changes, thereby identifying individuals who changed residence, as well as individuals with non-local origins. Evidence of mobility could be demonstrated at two sites. For the third site the consistently marine diet inhibits inferences on mobility based on δ34S analysis. Chronologically, the frequency of non-locals was highest during the Bronze Age, when the diet was very uniform and based on terrestrial resources.

  3. Aluminum Bronze Alloys to Improve the System Life of Basic Oxygen and Electric Arc Furnace Hoods, Roofs and Side Vents.

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    Lawrence C. Boyd Jr.; Dr. Vinod K. Sikka

    2006-12-29

    Energy Industries of Ohio was the lead organization for a consortium that examined the current situation involving the service life of electric arc and basic oxygen furnace hoods, roofs and side vents. Republic Engineered Products (REP), one of the project partners, installed a full-scale Al-Bronze “skirt” in their BOF at their Lorain OH facility, believed to be the first such installation of this alloy in this service. In 24 months of operation, the Al-Bronze skirt has processed a total of 4,563 heats, requiring only 2 shutdowns for maintenance, both related to physical damage to the skirt from operational mishaps. Yearly energy savings related to the REP facility are projected to be ~ 10 billion Btu's with significant additional environmental and productivity benefits. In recognition of the excellent results, this project was selected as the winner of the Ohio’s 2006 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Energy, the state’s award for outstanding achievements in energy efficiency.

  4. High-energy electron-energy-loss study of sodium-tungsten bronzes

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    Kielwein, M.; Saiki, K.; Roth, G. [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institut fuer Nukleare Festkoerperphysik, Postfach 3640, D-76021 Karlsruhe (Germany); Fink, J.; Paasch, G. [Institut fuer Festkoerper- und Werkstofforschung Dresden e.V., Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung, Postfach 270016, D-01171 Dresden (Germany); Egdell, R.G. [University of Oxford, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QR (United Kingdom)

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    Single-crystal metallic cubic sodium-tungsten bronzes Na{sub {ital x}}WO{sub 3} ({ital x}{ge}0.25) and Na{sub {ital x}}Ta{sub {ital y}}W{sub 1{minus}{ital y}}O{sub 3} ({ital x}{minus}{ital y}=0.42) and monoclinic reduced WO{sub 3{minus}{delta}} have been investigated by high-energy electron-energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) in transmission. For all electron densities the volume plasmon dispersion appears to be positive quadratic in momentum transfer {ital q}. The dispersion coefficient is much smaller than that predicted from the random-phase approximation for one isotropic parabolic band. This deviation can be reduced by recognizing the threefold degeneracy of the conduction-band {ital t}{sub 2{ital g}} states in an octahedral field and narrowing of these bands with increasing sodium content. Anisotropy of the dispersion between the (100) and (110) direction is not observed. Optical effective masses {ital m}{sup *}({ital x}) of the conduction electrons and background dielectric constants {epsilon}{sub {infinity}}({ital x}) have been determined and compare well with data from optical spectroscopy and EELS in reflection, but not with photoemission results. This discrepancy is a result of the photoemission-data evaluation in which the conduction-band degeneracy was neglected. Na 2{ital p} core-level excitation energies argue against an admixture of sodium orbitals to the conduction band near the metal-nonmetal transition at {ital x}{similar_to}0.2. Na 3{ital s} states admixed to O 2{ital p} states are observed at about 10--11 eV above the Fermi level in O 1{ital s} absorption edges. The {ital x} dependence of {ital m}{sup *} and of the width of the O 1{ital s} absorption edge of Na{sub {ital x}}WO{sub 3} supports a model of conduction-band narrowing with increasing Na concentration.

  5. Regional models of metal production in Western Asia in the Chalcolithic, Early and Middle Bronze Ages

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    Avilova, Liudmila

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work is the reconstruction and comparative analysis of regional models of metal production in the Chalcolithic, Early and Middle Bronze Ages. The work is based on the statistical analysis of unique computer database on archaeological metal finds from four regions of the Near East: Anatolia, Mesopotamia, the Levant, and Iran. The materials are analysed by four indicators: distribution by the chronological periods, artefacts’ function, proportion of used metals and copper- based alloys. The author presents a series of conclusions concerning the preconditions for the beginnings of metal production in Western Asia and the pioneering role of Iran in its emergence, the important role the piedmont territories played in the development of metal production, the leap-like pattern of production dynamics shown by the periods, and its relation to the spread of a producing economy, long-distance exchange, and the emergence of the early civilizations.

    El objetivo de este trabajo es la reconstrucción y análisis comparativo de modelos regionales de producción metalúrgica del Calcolítico y la Edad del Bronce Inicial y Media. Se basa en el análisis estadístico de una base de datos única sobre hallazgos metálicos de cuatro regiones del Próximo Oriente: Anatolia, Mesopotamia, el Levante e Irán. Los materiales se analizan atendiendo a cuatro variables: períodos cronológicos, función de los artefactos, proporción de los metales usados y las distintas aleaciones del cobre. La autora aporta una serie de conclusiones respecto a las precondiciones para los inicios de la producción metalúrgica en el Oeste Asiático; sobre el papel pionero de Irán en su aparición; la importancia de los piedemontes en su desarrollo; el patrón no continuo que se observa en las dinámicas de producción por periodos; y su relación con la expansión de la economía de producción, el intercambio a larga distancia y la aparición de las

  6. Effect of two-stage isothermal annealing on microstructure CuAl10Fe5Ni5 bronze with additions of Si, Cr, Mo, W and C

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    B. P. Pisarek

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a two-step isothermal annealing respectively at 1000 ̊C for 30 min, then at the range of 900÷450 ̊C increments 50 ̊C on the microstructure CuAl10 Ni5Fe5 bronze with additions of Si, Cr, Mo, W and C, cast into sand moulds. The study concerned the newly developed species, bronze, aluminium-iron-nickel with additions of Si, Cr, Mo, W and C. In order to determine the time and temperature for the characteristic of phase transitions that occur during heat treatment of the test method was used thermal and derivation analysis (TDA. The study was conducted on cylindrical test castings cast in the mould of moulding sand. It was affirmed that one the method TDA can appoint characteristic for phase transformations points about co-ordinates: τ (s, t ( ̊ C, and to plot out curves TTT for the studied bronze with their use. It was also found that there is a fiveisothermalannealingtemperatureranges significantly altering the microstructure of examined bronze.

  7. Investigation on the deformability of tin bronzes CuSn6 modified with zirconium on the industrial hot rolling of flat ingots

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    W. Malec

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The basic aim of the investigations was to determine the effect of a microadditions of zirconium on the improvement of the plasticity of tin bronze type CuSn6 and its deformability during the production test of hot rolling of flat ingots.Design/methodology/approach: The principle method of testing the deformability of flat ingots at elevated temperature was rest of their hot rolling under industrial conditions.Findings: In result of the investigations it has been found that a microadditions of zirconium in an amount of about 0.03÷0.05% ensures an optimal structure and also a higher plasticity and deformability of industrial bronze type CuSn6 in the temperature range of hot rolling.Research limitations/implications: Attempts of hot rolling permitted only in a limited degree to determine the favourable effects of the modifications of the tested bronze with zirconium. In future these effects ought be verified in other processes of hot plastic working.Practical implications: The investigations proved that the applied technology of rolling is an effective way of hot plastic deformation of flat tin bronze ingots modified with zirconium.

  8. The influence of wall thickness on the microstructure of bronze BA1055 with the additions of Si, Cr, Mo and/or W

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    B.P. Pisarek

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Aluminium bronzes belong to the high-grade constructional materials applied on the put under strongly load pieces of machines, about good sliding, resistant properties on corrosion both in the cast state how and after the thermal processing. It moves to them Cr and Si in the aim of the improvement of their usable proprieties. Additions Mo and/or W were not applied so far in the larger concentration, these elements were introduced to the melts of the copper as the components of modifiers. It was worked out therefore the new kind of bronzes casting including these elements. Make additions to the Cu-Al-Fe-Ni bronze of Si, Cr, Mo and/or W in the rise of these properties makes possible. The investigations of the influence of the wall thickness of the cast on size of crystallites were conducted: the primary phase β and intermetallic phase κ and the width separates of the secondary phase α precipitate at phase boundary. It results from conducted investigations, that in the aluminium bronze BA1055 after simultaneous makes additions Si, Cr, Mo and in the primary phase β it undergoes considerable reducing size. The addition W reduce size of the grain phase β in the thin walls of the cast 3-6 mm, and addition Cr in the range of the thickness of the wall of the cast 3-6 mm it favors to reducing size the phase β, in walls 12-25 mm the growth causes it. The addition Mo does not influence the change of the size of the grain of the β phase significantly. The make addition singly or simultaneously of the Cr, Mo and W to the bronze CuAl10Fe5Ni5Si it influences the decrease of the quantity separates of the phase α on the interface boundary and of width it separates independently from the thickness of the wall of the cast. The simultaneous make addition of the Si, Cr, Mo and W it enlarges the surface of the phase κFe, κMo. The make addition to the bronze CuAl10Fe5Ni5Si of the Cr, Mo or W the quantity of crystallizing hard phase κ enlarges and the

  9. A brief analysis of the development of bronze yan's structure and shape%简述青铜形制的时代发展

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    胡纬; 解洪兴

    2015-01-01

    青铜器为我国古代重要的礼器,每个时期都有不同的特点。青铜是我国古代重要的炊食器。其在各个时代的造型、特征纹饰都有那个时代的特征。通过对各个时期青铜实物的分析与研究,探究其内在的含义,对其纹饰,造型以及其作为礼器的地位的上升与下降,对我们来分析青铜作为礼器在我国古代社会的重要地位及了解青铜的时代特征,具有十分重要的意义。%As a most important kind of ritual vessel in ancient China,bronze ware has different features in different period in history.The bronze Yan is a important kind of kitchen ware in ancient times, which possess the features of mould and sculpture in the corresponding time.The analysis and research into the bronze Yan in kind of every period, the exploration of bronze Yan’s inherent meaning, and the study of its sculpture,mould as well as the change its position are of great significance for us to analyze the important position and comprehend the characteristics of the times of bronze Yan in ancient China.

  10. Specific corrosion product on interior surface of a bronze wine vessel with loop-handle and its growth mechanism, Shang Dynasty, China

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    In this paper, a kind of specific stalactitic product was found on the interior surface of a covered bronze wine vessel with loop-handle (Chinese name is you), which was fabricated in Shang Dynasty (1700 B.C.–1100 B.C.) and now is collected in Xiaogan Museum, Hubei province of China. The microstructures of the product were characterized systematically by using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscope, X-ray diffraction, and Raman microscopy. The experimental results revealed that the product belonged to a kind of malachite with high purity and high crystallinity. The growth of the product was considered to be a possible reason that the vessel was overly airtight within a museum display cabinet besides a lid of the vessel, which made the excess of H2O and CO2 gas concentrations inside the vessel during long-term storage. This corrosion product is very harmful to bronze cultural relics, because of a large amount of copper consumption from the matrix which will reduce its life. The growth mechanism of the specific stalactitic product and the suggestions for preservation of the similar bronze relics in museum were proposed. - Highlights: ► The stalactitic product was the high purity and good crystallinity malachite. ► Its growth was related to the excess of H2O and CO2 gas concentrations in museum. ► It is harmful to the bronzes, because copper will be consumed from the matrix. ► The suggestions for preservation of the similar bronzes in museum were proposed.

  11. Dissolution of copper, tin, and iron from sintered tungsten-bronze spheres in a simulated avian gizzard, and an assessment of their potential toxicity to birds

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    The rates of dissolution of copper, tin, and iron from sintered tungsten-bronze spheres (51.1%W, 44.4%Cu, 3.9%Sn, 0.6%Fe, by mass) were measured in an in vitro simulated avian gizzard at pH 2.0, and 42C. Most of the spheres had disintegrated completely to a fine powder by day 14. Dissolution of copper, tin, and iron from the spheres was linear over time; all r > 0.974; all P < 0.001. The mean rate of release of copper, tin, and iron was 30.4 mg, 2.74 mg, and 0.38 mg per g tungsten-bronze per day, respectively. These rates of metal release were compared to those in published studies to determine whether the simultaneous ingestion of eight spheres of 3.48 mm diameter would pose a toxic risk to birds. The potential absorption rates of iron and tin (0.54 mg Fe/day, and 3.89 mg Sn/day) from eight tungsten-bronze spheres of total mass 1.42 g would not prove toxic, based on empirical studies of tin and iron ingestion in waterfowl. The release of 43.17 mg copper/day from eight tungsten-bronze spheres, while exceeding the daily copper requirements of domesticated birds, is far below the levels of copper known to cause copper toxicosis in birds. We conclude that sintered tungsten-bronze material made into gunshot, fishing weights, or wheel balance weights, would not pose a toxic risk to wild birds when ingested

  12. Specific corrosion product on interior surface of a bronze wine vessel with loop-handle and its growth mechanism, Shang Dynasty, China

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    Li Yang; Bao Zhirong; Wu Taotao [School of Physics and Technology, Center for Electron Microscopy and MOE Key Laboratory of Artificial Micro- and Nano-structures, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (China); Jiang, Junchun [Xiaogan Museum, Xiaogan 432000 (China); Chen Guantao [Center for Archaeometry, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (China); Pan Chunxu, E-mail: cxpan@whu.edu.cn [School of Physics and Technology, Center for Electron Microscopy and MOE Key Laboratory of Artificial Micro- and Nano-structures, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (China); Center for Archaeometry, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072 (China)

    2012-06-15

    In this paper, a kind of specific stalactitic product was found on the interior surface of a covered bronze wine vessel with loop-handle (Chinese name is you), which was fabricated in Shang Dynasty (1700 B.C.-1100 B.C.) and now is collected in Xiaogan Museum, Hubei province of China. The microstructures of the product were characterized systematically by using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscope, X-ray diffraction, and Raman microscopy. The experimental results revealed that the product belonged to a kind of malachite with high purity and high crystallinity. The growth of the product was considered to be a possible reason that the vessel was overly airtight within a museum display cabinet besides a lid of the vessel, which made the excess of H{sub 2}O and CO{sub 2} gas concentrations inside the vessel during long-term storage. This corrosion product is very harmful to bronze cultural relics, because of a large amount of copper consumption from the matrix which will reduce its life. The growth mechanism of the specific stalactitic product and the suggestions for preservation of the similar bronze relics in museum were proposed. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The stalactitic product was the high purity and good crystallinity malachite. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Its growth was related to the excess of H{sub 2}O and CO{sub 2} gas concentrations in museum. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer It is harmful to the bronzes, because copper will be consumed from the matrix. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The suggestions for preservation of the similar bronzes in museum were proposed.

  13. Apport de l'analyse statistique de la composition des produits de corrosion à la compréhension des processus de dégradation des bronzes archéologiques (Contribution of statistical analysis of corrosion products to the understanding of the degradation processes of archaeological bronzes)

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    L'analyse élémentaire des composés de corrosion de trois bronzes monophasés, représentatifs d'un corpus d'objets de l'Age du Bronze, a été effectuée par microanalyse X sur microscope électronique à balayage. Les varations de teneurs en principaux éléments chimiques dans les couches de corrosion ont été caractérisés. Un modèle de formation des deux principales structures de corrosion des bronzes archéologiques enfouis est proposé. La dissolution sélective du cuivre de l'alliage peut être contr...

  14. Early atmospheric metal pollution provides evidence for Chalcolithic/Bronze Age mining and metallurgy in Southwestern Europe.

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    Martínez Cortizas, Antonio; López-Merino, Lourdes; Bindler, Richard; Mighall, Tim; Kylander, Malin E

    2016-03-01

    Although archaeological research suggests that mining/metallurgy already started in the Chalcolithic (3rd millennium BC), the earliest atmospheric metal pollution in SW Europe has thus far been dated to ~3500-3200 cal.yr. BP in paleo-environmental archives. A low intensity, non-extensive mining/metallurgy and the lack of appropriately located archives may be responsible for this mismatch. We have analysed the older section (>2100 cal.yr. BP) of a peat record from La Molina (Asturias, Spain), a mire located in the proximity (35-100 km) of mines which were exploited in the Chalcolithic/Bronze Age, with the aim of assessing evidence of this early mining/metallurgy. Analyses included the determination of C as a proxy for organic matter content, lithogenic elements (Si, Al, Ti) as markers of mineral matter, and trace metals (Cr, Cu, Zn, Pb) and stable Pb isotopes as tracers of atmospheric metal pollution. From ~8000 to ~4980 cal.yr. BP the Pb composition is similar to that of the underlying sediments (Pb 15 ± 4 μg g(-1); (206)Pb/(207)Pb 1.204 ± 0.002). A sustained period of low (206)Pb/(207)Pb ratios occurred from ~4980 to ~2470 cal.yr. BP, which can be divided into four phases: Chalcolithic (~4980-3700 cal.yr. BP), (206)Pb/(207)Pb ratios decline to 1.175 and Pb/Al ratios increase; Early Bronze Age (~3700-3500 cal.yr. BP), (206)Pb/(207)Pb increase to 1.192 and metal/Al ratios remain stable; Late Bronze Age (~3500-2800 cal.yr. BP), (206)Pb/(207)Pb decline to their lowest values (1.167) while Pb/Al and Zn/Al increase; and Early Iron Age (~2800-2470 cal.yr. BP), (206)Pb/(207)Pb increase to 1.186, most metal/Al ratios decrease but Zn/Al shows a peak. At the beginning of the Late Iron Age, (206)Pb/(207)Pb ratios and metal enrichments show a rapid return to pre-anthropogenic values. These results provide evidence of regional/local atmospheric metal pollution triggered by the earliest phases of mining/metallurgy in the area, and reconcile paleo-environmental and

  15. Crystallographic analysis of the solid solution of iron doped potassium strontium niobate with tetragonal tungsten bronze structure; Analise cristalografica da solucao solida com estrutura tipo Tungstenio Bronze de niobato de potassio e estroncio dopado com ferro

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    Lanfredi, Silvania; Nobre, Marcos A.L., E-mail: silvania@fct.unesp.b [UNESP, Presidente Prudente, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia. Dept. de Fisica, Quimica e Biologia; Lima, Alan R.F. [Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa (DQ/UEPG), PR (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica

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    Solid solution of iron doped potassium strontium niobate with KSr{sub 2}(FeNb{sub 4})O{sub 15-{delta}} stoichiometry was prepared by high efficiency ball milling method. Structural characterization was carried out by X-ray diffraction. Crystalline structure was analyzed by the Rietveld refinements using the FullProf software. The results showed a tetragonal system with the tetragonal tungsten bronze structure - TTB (a = 12.4631 (2) A and c = 3.9322 (6) A, V = 610.78 (2) A{sup 3}). In this work, the sites occupancy by the K{sup +}, Sr{sup 2+} and Fe{sup 3+} cations on the TTB structure were determined. NbO{sub 6} polyhedra distortion and its correlation with the theoretical polarization are discussed. (author)

  16. Reconstructing the Palaeogeographies of a Neolithic - Bronze Age Settlement Mound at Ephesos, Turkey

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    Ehlers, Lisa; Friederike, Stock; Barbara, Horejs; Helmut, Brückner

    2014-05-01

    Although Ephesos and its surroundings has long been an area of archaeological interest and investigations, the focus has mainly been on sites related to Antiquity and Late Antiquity. Until recently systematic research concerning prehistoric phases of occupation within this region have been lacking. Due to the growing interest in these time periods along the West Anatolian coast, archaeological research projects involving the study of the newly discovered prehistoric settlement mounds located in the vicinity of the prominent ancient city were initiated. The aim of this study was to examine the palaeogeographical and geoarchaeological contexts of the mound (tell), Çukuriçi Höyük, in order to determine the thickness and age of the settlement layers as well as the spatial extent of the tell throughout the different periods of settlement. As additional research to the excavations, 20 sediment cores drilled on and around Çukuriçi Höyük were examined and their physical and geochemical properties as well as existing data were used to reconstruct the palaeoenvironment. The chronostratigraphy relies on AMS-14C ages and findings of diagnostic ceramics; a further attempt was made by luminescence dating. The results reveal that the inhabitants intentionally choose the location due to the beneficial topography, initially, i.e. during Pottery Neolithic times in the early 7th mill. BC, lying upon an elevation within a fertile alluvial plain about 1.5-2 km away from the coast. It seems that during the time of settling (Pottery Neolithic - Early Bronze Age) several rivers flowed in the direct vicinity of the tell. The elevated terrain provided the inhabitants security from the torrents. In addition, the corings reveal that the tell covers an area of about 11,000 m2 and a thickness of settlement layers of c. 8 m. Finally, as a possible result of water management conducted by the inhabitants, sediments related to low-energy depositional conditions are identified at the foot of

  17. Environmental impact of copper mining and metallurgy during the Bronze Age at Kargaly (Orenburg region, Russia

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    Vicent García, Juan Manuel

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Kargaly (Orenburg, Russia is a copper-producing region in which two main phases of mining activity have taken place: the 4th-2nd millennia BC and the 18th-20th centuries AD. This article is a comparative study on the impact of those mining episodes in the distribution of the forest resources in the region, aimed to estimate the scale of prehistoric mining and metallurgical works. For that purpose two paleopalinological sequences obtained from natural deposits located in Kargaly are analysed by inferential Statistics and Multivariate Methods. The results are compared both with a regional sampling of recent pollen rain supported by an analytical model of the present day landscape, and with the anthracological data coming from the Late Bronze Age settlement of Gorny 1. Analysis confirm the large scale of the prehistoric mining impact on the forest cover from the beginnings, as well as the strong effect of husbandry once mining works ended. These results allow us to dismiss a climatic change as main explanation for the detected diachronic variability in the palinological record. They also prove the viability of the proposed approach as a means of integrating the paleoenvironmental disciplines in Landscape Archaeology.

    Kargaly (región de Orenburgo, Rusia es una región cuprífera explotada entre los milenios IV y II cal BC y los siglos XVIII y XX d.C. El objetivo del artículo es estudiar comparativamente el impacto de estos episodios mineros en la distribución de los recursos forestales de la región, para aproximar la escala de las operaciones minero-metalúrgicas prehistóricas. Para ello se analizan con métodos estadísticos inferenciales y multivariantes dos secuencias paleopalinológicas procedentes de depósitos naturales de la región y se comparan con un muestreo regional de la lluvia polínica reciente apoyado por un modelo analítico del paisaje actual y con los datos antracol

  18. Crystallographic analysis of the solid solution of iron doped potassium strontium niobate with tetragonal tungsten bronze structure

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    Solid solution of iron doped potassium strontium niobate with KSr2(FeNb4)O15-δ stoichiometry was prepared by high efficiency ball milling method. Structural characterization was carried out by X-ray diffraction. Crystalline structure was analyzed by the Rietveld refinements using the FullProf software. The results showed a tetragonal system with the tetragonal tungsten bronze structure - TTB (a = 12.4631 (2) A and c = 3.9322 (6) A, V = 610.78 (2) A3). In this work, the sites occupancy by the K+, Sr2+ and Fe3+ cations on the TTB structure were determined. NbO6 polyhedra distortion and its correlation with the theoretical polarization are discussed. (author)

  19. Hollow Sodium Tungsten Bronze (Na0.15WO3 Nanospheres: Preparation, Characterization, and Their Adsorption Properties

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    Zuo Guanke

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract We report herein a facile method for the preparation of sodium tungsten bronzes hollow nanospheres using hydrogen gas bubbles as reactant for chemical reduction of tungstate to tungsten and as template for the formation of hollow nanospheres at the same time. The chemical composition and the crystalline state of the as-prepared hollow Na0.15WO3nanospheres were characterized complementarily, and the hollow structure formation mechanism was proposed. The hollow Na0.15WO3nanospheres showed large Brunauer–Emment–Teller specific area (33.8 m2 g−1, strong resistance to acids, and excellent ability to remove organic molecules such as dye and proteins from aqueous solutions. These illustrate that the hollow nanospheres of Na0.15WO3should be a useful adsorbent.

  20. Hollow Sodium Tungsten Bronze (Na0.15WO3) Nanospheres: Preparation, Characterization, and Their Adsorption Properties.

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    Hou, Jing; Zuo, Guanke; Shen, Guangxia; Guo, He; Liu, Hui; Cheng, Ping; Zhang, Jingyan; Guo, Shouwu

    2009-01-01

    We report herein a facile method for the preparation of sodium tungsten bronzes hollow nanospheres using hydrogen gas bubbles as reactant for chemical reduction of tungstate to tungsten and as template for the formation of hollow nanospheres at the same time. The chemical composition and the crystalline state of the as-prepared hollow Na0.15WO3nanospheres were characterized complementarily, and the hollow structure formation mechanism was proposed. The hollow Na0.15WO3nanospheres showed large Brunauer-Emment-Teller specific area (33.8 m2 g-1), strong resistance to acids, and excellent ability to remove organic molecules such as dye and proteins from aqueous solutions. These illustrate that the hollow nanospheres of Na0.15WO3should be a useful adsorbent. PMID:20596394

  1. Stable Carbon Isotope Evidence for Neolithic and Bronze Age Crop Water Management in the Eastern Mediterranean and Southwest Asia.

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    Michael P Wallace

    Full Text Available In a large study on early crop water management, stable carbon isotope discrimination was determined for 275 charred grain samples from nine archaeological sites, dating primarily to the Neolithic and Bronze Age, from the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Asia. This has revealed that wheat (Triticum spp. was regularly grown in wetter conditions than barley (Hordeum sp., indicating systematic preferential treatment of wheat that may reflect a cultural preference for wheat over barley. Isotopic analysis of pulse crops (Lens culinaris, Pisum sativum and Vicia ervilia indicates cultivation in highly varied water conditions at some sites, possibly as a result of opportunistic watering practices. The results have also provided evidence for local land-use and changing agricultural practices.

  2. Textil production during Bronze Age in Eastern and Southeastern Iberian Peninsula: raw materials, products, tools and work processes

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    Francisco Javier JOVER MAESTRE

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we try to assess the importance of textile production in the societies of the Bronze Age in the Eastern Iberian Peninsula. We have tried to characterize each of the crafts, weaving textiles, cordage and basketry, mainly. We have made a thorough inventory of the published archaeological evidence related to textile production. It has paid particular interest to those that allow us to infer how far this was an activity subject to social control. It has critically evaluated the archaeological evidence and the contextual information associated with it. We conclude that, as a whole and in space and time considered, some textile production processes –like cordage and basketry– were clearly developed in a household field, compared to others, such as manufacture of fabrics and dresses, on which apparently it was exerted more control in their production and distribution.

  3. Reconstructing hidden landscapes. DC and EM prospections in the Terramara Santa Rosa (bronze age settlement - northern Italy)

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    Mele, M.; Cremaschi, M.; Giudici, M.; Bassi, A.; Pizzi, C.; Lozej, A.

    2012-04-01

    The Terramara Santa Rosa is an archaeological site, located in the Po alluvial plain (northern Italy), which has been explored since 1986. As as seen by aerial photograph, Santa Rosa site is constituted by two moated villages of the Middle and Late Bronze Ages (1600-1150 BC), delimited by earth rampart. The smaller and older settlement (Villaggio Piccolo; VP), to the North, has a nearly circular shape and was founded during the Middle Bronze age, whereas the larger and younger one, delimited by a wide U-shaped rampart, is mostly dates to the Recent Bronze age. These settlements are surrounded by wide, asymmetrical moats, smooth and gradual on the exterior, steep and inaccessible on the village side, running parallel to the villages fences and being part of a complex hydraulic system; stratigraphic excavation involved the VP, at the transition between the VG and the hydraulic system, to the South. As the Bronze landscape is today sealed by flood plain clays, up to 3-4 m thick, which hide the archeological features and constitutes the present-day topography, a large-scale geophysical survey was planned to integrate to map the buried structure of the settlements and surrounding areas and to yield useful information to plan future archeological excavations. At this purpose, Direct Current Electrical Resistivity Imaging (ERI) and Electro-Magnetic Induction (EMI) geophysical prospections were applied to reveal the near-surface, lateral and vertical heterogeneities in order to improve the likelihood of locating the villages, the moats and other hidden targets in the surroundings. 70 ERI profiles, with Wenner and Wenner-Schlumberger array were collected with roll-along technique and electrode spacing ranging from 1 m to 3 m, for an exploration depth of 15 m below the ground surface and a total length greater than 9000 m. EMI survey was conducted over a 16 ha wide area in order to map shallow heterogeneities at the entire site scale. Data acquisition was conducted with a

  4. Pressure dependence of the Peierls transition in the quasi two-dimensional purple bronze KMo 6O 17

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    Rötger, A.; Beille, J.; Laurant, J. M.; Schlenker, C.

    1993-09-01

    The electrical resistivity and the lattice parameters have been studied as a function of pressure on the quasi-twodimensional purple bronze KMo 6O 17 which shows a Peierls transition towards a commensurate charge density wave state. The Peierls temperature is found to be first slightly decreased for pressures smaller than 6 kbar, then strongly increased above. This increase is associated to an anomalous contraction of the lattice parameters in the plane of the layers. The corresponding large increase of the compressibility above 16 kbar at 300 K is associated to the pretransitional regime of the Peierls transition as a function of pressure. These results are attributed mainly to an improved nesting of the Fermi surface under pressure.

  5. Charge density wave properties of the quasi two-dimensional purple molybdenum bronze KMo 6O 17

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    Balaska, H.; Dumas, J.; Guyot, H.; Mallet, P.; Marcus, J.; Schlenker, C.; Veuillen, J. Y.; Vignolles, D.

    2005-06-01

    The purple molybdenum bronze KMo 6O 17 is a quasi-two-dimensional compound which shows a Peierls transition towards a commensurate metallic CDW state. Electron spectroscopy (ARUPS), Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM) and spectroscopy (STS) as well as high magnetic field studies are reported. ARUPS studies corroborate the model of the hidden nesting and provide a value of the CDW vector in good agreement with other measurements. STM studies visualize the triple- q CDW in real space. This is consistent with other measurements of the CDW vector. STS studies provide a value of several 10 meV for the average CDW gap. High magnetic field measurements performed in pulsed fields up to 55 T establish that first order transitions to smaller gap states take place at low temperature. These transitions are ascribed to Pauli type coupling. A phase diagram summarizing all observed anomalies and transitions is presented.

  6. Solvothermal Synthesis of Caesium Tungsten Bronze in the Presence of Various Organic Acids and Its NIR Absorption Properties

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    Nanoparticles of caesium tungsten bronze were successfully synthesized by solvothermal reactions in ethanol with the introduction of different organic fatty acids with various carbon numbers of 1 to 5. Compared to the sample prepared in pure ethanol, the samples obtained by mixed solvent of ethanol and fatty acids showed higher production yield, smaller particle size, more uniform particles size distribution and higher Cs/W atomic ratio. In addition, all of samples obtained using acids-ethanol mixed solvent exhibited higher visible light transmittance and greater NIR absorption performance, indicating the potential application for smart window and heat-ray shielding materials. The addition of acetic acid showed the best performance to facilitate the formation of well dispersed CsxWO3 regular nanorods, leading to its excellent optical properties.

  7. Comparative study of tantalates with the ''tetragonal tungsten bronze'' structure including Ce4+, Th4+ or U4+ ions

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    The thorium-lead and uranium-lead substitutions in Pbsub(2.5)Ta5O15(PbTa2O6) and Pb2KTa5O15 had allowed to prepare new solid solutions with ''tetragonal tungsten bronze'' structure. The progressive replacement of lead by cerium in the same compounds has lead us to the new solid solutions with the identical structure. All these materials Pbsub(2.5-2x)Msub(x)Ta5O15 (05O15 with M=Ce, Th or U belong to quadratic system having piezoelectric and ferroelectric properties. The substitution of lead by cerium, thorium, or uranium is responsible of the decrease of the crystalline parameters and of the ferroelectric Curie temperature

  8. Air pollution inside a small bronze foundry plant, measured by the energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence technique

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    The aim of this paper was to evaluate the chemical concentration of some elements in Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) inside a small bronze (copper and zinc alloy) foundry plant. Using a rotating streaker air-particulate sampler, it was possible to collect fine (aerodynamic diameters between 2.5 to 10 μm) and coarse particulates (aerodynamic diameters larger than 10 μm) in strips deposited on membranes, during eight hours, with a twenty minutes step. This first fraction is particularly important, because it can reach the lung alveoli and, depending on their chemical composition and concentration, cause serious damage to the health. Each sample strip, containing the deposited SPM was analyzed by energy dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) technique, using in the excitation a collimated the X-ray beam coming from a Mo target tube (30 kV, 20 ma, Zr filter). For collimating it was used a bronze collimator with 72 mm long, 10 mm at entrance diameter and 5 x 0.5 mm rectangular slit at exit. The characteristic X-ray detection was carried out using a Si(Li) semiconductor detector coupled to a multi-channel analyzer, and the X-ray spectra were fitted with the AXIL software. The temporal profiles for twelve chemical elements are evaluated. The critical moment to the worker health in that industrial activity was during the molding process, when high concentration peaks for toxic chemical elements were measured: Zn, Pb, Cu e Ni in the fine and coarse fractions, and Cr in the coarse fraction. The Pb concentration found in the suspended particulate was shown very superior to the maximum level established by WHO, suggesting a constant monitoring of the atmosphere in these work places.(Author)

  9. Strong genetic admixture in the Altai at the Middle Bronze Age revealed by uniparental and ancestry informative markers.

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    Hollard, Clémence; Keyser, Christine; Giscard, Pierre-Henri; Tsagaan, Turbat; Bayarkhuu, Noost; Bemmann, Jan; Crubézy, Eric; Ludes, Bertrand

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    The Altai Mountains have been a long-term boundary zone between the Eurasian Steppe populations and South and East Asian populations. To disentangle some of the historical population movements in this area, 14 ancient human specimens excavated in the westernmost part of the Mongolian Altai were studied. Thirteen of them were dated from the Middle to the End of the Bronze Age and one of them to the Eneolithic period. The environmental conditions encountered in this region led to the good preservation of DNA in the human remains. Therefore, a multi-markers approach was adopted for the genetic analysis of identity, ancestry and phenotype markers. Mitochondrial DNA analyses revealed that the ancient Altaians studied carried both Western (H, U, T) and Eastern (A, C, D) Eurasian lineages. In the same way, the patrilineal gene pool revealed the presence of different haplogroups (Q1a2a1-L54, R1a1a1b2-Z93 and C), probably marking different origins for the male paternal lineages. To go further in the search of the origin of these ancient specimens, phenotypical characters (i.e. hair and eye color) were determined. For this purpose, we adapted the HIrisPlex assay recently described to MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. In addition, some ancestry informative markers were analyzed with this assay. The results revealed mixed phenotypes among this group confirming the probable admixed ancestry of the studied Altaian population at the Middle Bronze Age. The good results obtained from ancient DNA samples suggest that this approach might be relevant for forensic casework too. PMID:25016250

  10. Influence of the technology of melting and inoculation preliminary alloy AlBe5 on change of concentration of Al and micro-structure of the bronze CuAl10Ni5Fe4

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    B. Pisarek

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Examining was the aim of the work: influence of the permanent temperature 1300°C ± 15°C and changing time of isothermal holding in the range 0÷50 minutes on the melting loss of aluminum in the bronze CuAl10Ni5Fe4; the quantity the slag rafining - covering Unitop BA-1 (0÷1,5% on the effectiveness of the protection of liquid bronze before the oxygenation, the quantity of the preliminary alloy - in-oculant AlBe5 (0÷1,0% on the effective compensation melting loss of aluminum and time of isothermal holding on the effect of the in-oculation of the bronze and the comparison of the effectiveness of the inoculation of the bronze in furnace and in the form. Introduced investigations resulted from the study of the new grades of the Cu-Al-Fe-Ni bronze with additions singly or simultaneously Si, Cr, Mo and/or W, to melting which necessary it is for high temperature and comparatively long time isothermal holding indispensable to the occur of the process of diffusive dissolving the high-melting of the bronze components. High temperature and lengthening the time of isothermal holding the liquid bronze in casting furnace the melting loss of Al influences the growth. Addition the slag of covering-refining Unitop BA-1 in the quantity 1,5% the bronze protects before the melting loss of aluminum by the time of isothermal holding in the temperature 1300°C about 15 minutes. Addition of the preliminary alloy AlBe5 in the quantity 0,6% it assures the effective compensation of the aluminum which melting loss undergoes for the studied parameters of the melting. The effect of the inoculation of the bronze together with diminishes the preliminary alloy AlBe5 with lengthening the time of isothermal hold-ing. Because of this, use of the method of introducing the preliminary alloy it is seems good solution on the inoculation of aluminum bronzes directly to form, unsensitive on the time of isothermal holding the bronze.

  11. Effect of protective release coatings on the basis of superdispersersed zirconium oxide powder on the formation of gas defects in bronze casting

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    Martyushev, Nikita V.; Risto, Nikolay A.

    2014-10-01

    This paper investigates the use of nanopowders in the composition of foundry coatings when casting leaded tin bronzes. Influence of the composition of the applied protective coating on surface finish is studied. The effects of the coatings of the following compositions are compared: non-stick coating (a mixture of low-dispersed chromium oxide powder and heat-treated vegetable oil); non-stick lubricant ASPF-2/RgU on the basis of low- dispersed graphite powder and heat-treated vegetable oil; patent #2297300 (a mixture of superdispersed zirconium dioxide powder with industrial oil). It is demonstrated that application of foundry coatings containing superdispersed metal oxide powders with low thermal conductivity makes it possible to significantly reduce irregularities and eliminate gas porosity on the surface of tin-leaded bronze castings.

  12. A Facile One-Step Solvothermal Synthesis and Electrical Properties of Reduced Graphene Oxide/Rod-Shaped Potassium Tungsten Bronze Nanocomposite.

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    Liu, Bin; Yin, Shu; Wang, Yuhua; Guo, Chongshen; Wu, Xiaoyong; Dong, Qiang; Kobayashi, Makoto; Kakihana, Masato; Sato, Tsugio

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    Reduced graphene oxide (rGO)/rod-shaped potassium tungsten bronze nanocomposites with the different ratio were successfully synthesized by solvothermal reaction and followed by the reduction in H2(5 vol.%)/N2 atmosphere at 550 degrees C. The coupled samples showed excellent shielding ability of NIR light as well as certain visible lights transparency. The synergistic effects could be observed in the composites, i.e., when 15 wt% and 20 wt% of rGO which was fabricated by chemical reduction of graphene oxide, were composed into K(x)WO3, the composite showed the higher electrical conductivity than those of rGO and potassium tungsten bronze. PMID:26716327

  13. Electronic band structure and charge density wave transition in quasi-2D KMo{sub 6}O{sub 17} purple bronze

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    Valbuena, M A [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC, 28049 Madrid (Spain); Avila, J; Asensio, M C [Synchrotron SOLEIL, L' Orme des Merisiers, Saint-Aubin, B.P. 48, 91192 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex (France); Vyalikh, D V; Laubschat, C; Molodtsov, S L [Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, Technische Universitaet Dresden, D-01062 Dresden (Germany); Guyot, H [LEPES, CNRS, BP 166, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France)], E-mail: mvbuena@icmm.csic.es

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    High resolution angle-resolved photoemission of quasi-2D KMo{sub 6}O{sub 17} purple bronze has been performed in the range from room temperature to 130 K, slightly above the charge density wave (CDW) transition (T{sub c} = 110 K), and down to 35 K (well below T{sub c}). In this paper we report a detailed study of how electronic band structure is affected by this transition driven by the hidden nesting scenario. The expected spectroscopic fingerprints of the CDW phase transition have been found and discussed according to the hidden one dimension and the development of a quasi-commensurate CDW. The excellent agreement between theory and our experimental results makes of potassium purple bronze a reference system for studying this type of instabilities.

  14. 论滇文化的青铜贮贝器%On Shell-storing Bronze Containers in the Dian Culture

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    肖明华

    2004-01-01

    Shell-storing bronze containers constitute one of the representative objects of the Dian culture. Unique in function and form and rich in cultural content, they have high value to historical study, artistic appreciation and scientific research. In form they can be divided into five types: bronze drums, drum-shaped, piled-drums-shaped, barrel-shaped, and washer-shaped. Such containers made their first appearance in the Dian culture in the late Spring-and-Autumn period, prevailed in the Warring States period to the early and middle Western Han and stopped function at the turn from the Western Han to the Eastern Han. They are decorated with human activity scenes and designs, such as representations of sacrifice, farming, herding, spinning and weaving, fair attending, boating, dancing, fighting and hunting, as well as animal designs, including tiger and ox fight scenes and other figures. Their casting technology is characterized by the use of composite molds and the lost wax method.

  15. The incommensurately modulated structures of the blue bronzes K0.3MoO3 and Rb0.3MoO3

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    The incommensurately modulated structures of the isostructural blue bronzes of K and Rb with modulation wavevector q=a*+0.748(1)b*+1/2c* at 100 K have been determined by X-ray diffraction. The lattice parameters of the C-centred monoclinic cell for K0.3MoO3 are: a=18.162(2), b=7.554(1), c=9.816(1) A, β=117.393(6) , V=1195.7 A3, Z=20, μ=55.7 cm-1, λ=0.7107 A, Mr=156.9. For Rb0.3MoO3: a=18.536(2), b=7.556(1), c=10.035(5) A, β=118.52(1) , V=1234.9 A3, Z=20, μ=110.0 cm-1, λ=0.7107 A, Mr=172.4. The symmetry of the structure can be described as consisting of a one-dimensionally modulated system with the four-dimensional superspace group Csc2/m/1(0β1/2). The final RF=0.033 for 7985 reflections for the K bronze and 0.032 for 4458 reflections for the Rb bronze. In the modulated structure, valence calculations show that the phase transition to the semiconductor state is accompanied by ordering of Mo5+ along the infinite-chain direction. The metallic conductivity, with delocalization of 4d electrons between clusters by overlapping Mo-O-Mo orbitals along the infinite-chain direction, turns into semiconductor properties by localization of 4d electrons on individual Mo(2) and Mo(3) octahedra (not on Mo10O30 clusters as a whole), modulated with wavevector q. By a comparison of the structures of the blue and red bronzes, their physical properties can be interpreted. (orig.)

  16. Provenance of early bronze age metal artefacts in western Switzerland using elemental and lead isotopic compositions and their possible relation with copper minerals of the nearby Valais

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    Cattin, Florence; Guénette-Beck, Barbara; Curdy, Philippe; Meisser, Nicolas; Ansermet, Stefan; Hofmann, Beda; Kündig, Rainer; Hubert, Vera; Wörle, Marie; Hametner, Kathrin; Günther, Detlef; Wichser, Adrian; Ulrich, Andrea; Villa, Igor M.; Besse, Marie

    2011-01-01

    Ten Early Bronze Age (BzA1, 2200-2000 BC) copper artefacts from the central Valais region from Switzerland were studied for their elemental composition and lead isotope ratios. In order to answer the archaeological question of a local copper supply, a database for copper minerals across the Valais (Switzerland) has been established. This database contains 69 data on lead isotope ratios as well as additional information on the minerals and geochemical associations for copper minerals from 38 l...

  17. Infant/child burials and social reproduction in the Bronze Age and Early Iron Age (c. 2100-800 BC) of Central Italy

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    Rossenberg, E.A.; Bacvarov, K

    2008-01-01

    Abstract: Special treatment of the remains of children is a well-known feature in Central Italy from the Neolithic onwards. Here I will focus on the evidence for the Bronze Age and Early Iron Age in two adjacent Central Italian regions (Abruzzo and Lazio). It will be argued that mortuary practice involving neonates, infants and children was connected with domestic symbolism, showing the enhanced cultural significance of infant/child burials. Investing child burials with domestic symbolism, bu...

  18. Au-Sn-W-Cu-Mineralization in the Astaneh-Sarband Area, West Central Iran : including a comparison of the ores with ancient bronze artifacts from Western Asia

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    Nezafati, Nima

    2006-01-01

    The present study deals with two primary aims; (1) geological, mineralogical, and geochemical investigations of the Deh Hosein, Astaneh, and Nezam Abad mineralizations in the Astaneh-Sarband area, west central Iran, with the aim to understand the characteristics of the occurrences and their conditions of formation, and (2) geochemical investigations on ancient bronze artifacts from Iran and Western Asia in order to compare their characteristics with the high-tin copper ore of Deh Hosein and e...

  19. The pots and potters of Assyria: technology and organization of production, ceramics sequence and vessel function at Late Bronze Age Tell Sabi Abyad, Syria

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    Duistermaat, Kim

    2007-01-01

    “The Pots and Potters of Assyria” is a comprehensive discussion of all evidence relating to pottery production from the Late Bronze Age site of Tell Sabi Abyad, Syria. Technological, morphological, stylistic and archaeological data are integrated into the understanding of pottery production and use. The pottery itself and its chronological sequence, the shaping and firing techniques, raw materials, wasters and unfired pottery are presented. In addition, workshops and their layout, tools, as w...

  20. Sous l’angle du genre: analyse de nécropoles de l’âge du Bronze (15e-13e siècle av. J.-C.) d’Italie du Nord et comparaisons avec le nord des Alpes

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    David-El Biali, Mireille

    2010-01-01

    The scope of my research is to examine the gender roles of women and men in parts of continental Europe during the Bronze Age. Northern Italy is a very interesting area from this point of view. It is divided into two cultural provinces: the Terramare culture east of the river Oglio and the Western province to its west. Many large cemeteries were established in the Middle Bronze Age and continued to be used in the Recent Bronze Age (Bronzo recente, the phase Bronze D of the Central European ch...

  1. 西周金文中的“贾”%Character“贾”in Bronze Inscriptions of the Western Zhou Period

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    彭裕商

    2003-01-01

    The author of the present paper deciphers the character “贾” in Western Zhou bronze inscriptions to be “gu贾”. He believes that its emergence was earlier than that of the character “zhu贮”,and that there was some relationship of inheritance between the “贾”in Warring States period writing and that in Western Zhou bronze inscriptions. In the Western Zhou, it was used mainly as a verb and meant trade and exchange. It could also be used as a noun, meaning officials in charge of commerce, such as “guzheng贾正” and “gushi贾师”.Sometimes it referred to a lcal state. During the early Western Zhou, there must have been traders specially engaged in long-distance transportation of goods for sale, but at present we have no evidence on the Dynastry's management of commercial activities. In the mid Western Zhou, high-ranking officials of the court interposed in trade. In the late Western Zhou, definite records about the Dynastry's sending officials to manage commerce appeared in bronze inscriptions and historical documents.

  2. Preliminary Assessment about Genetic Diversity, the Stability of Potential Mutants from Two Varieties of Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat. (Bronze Doa and Purple Farm) via Gamma Irradiation

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    The aim of this study was to evidence the efficiency of irradiation by gamma ray from 60Co source on chrysanthemum artificial seeds, through that select a number of potential mutants from two varieties of Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat artificial seeds (Bronze and purple chrysanthemum). The experimental result showed that LD50 for the Bronze Doa variety was 50 Gy and Purple Farm variety was 100 Gy. Irradiated in vitro artificial seeds were transferred into fresh MS medium and placed in the growth room with three replications at each of dose. The completed in vitro plants were transplanted into ex vitro condition in green house. After 30 days in the greenhouse, survival rate of plantlets were and growth in 20 Gy and 40 Gy for Purple chrysanthemum, while the number of survival Bronze chrysanthemum plantlets were reduced gradually toward the increasing of gamma doses. In this study, on farm, through screening 18 phenotypic mutants of both chrysanthemums were recorded and collected including 6 potential mutants that selected for next research based on their phenotypic differences to the originals, their aesthetic and low mosaic. These 6 potential mutants together with their original varieties were micro-propagated to induce the potential mutant lines for estimation on farm of mutant characteristic segregation rates. (author)

  3. Tantalum and vanadium substitution in hexagonal K{sub 0.3}WO{sub 3} bronze. Synthesis and characterization

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    Rahman, Md. Shahidur; Murshed, M. Mangir; Gesing, Thorsten M. [Bremen Univ. (Germany). Chemische Kristallographie fester Stoffe; Baabe, Dirk [Technische Univ. Braunschweig (Germany). Inst. fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie

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    Polycrystalline samples of tantalum and vanadium single and double substituted hexagonal potassium tungsten bronzes (K-HTB's) with nominal compositions of K{sub 0.3}(W{sup 6+}{sub 0.7}W{sup 5+}{sub 0.3-y}Ta{sup 5+}{sub y})O{sub 3} (0 ≤ y ≤ 0.3), K{sub 0.3}(W{sup 6+}{sub 0.7}W{sup 5+}{sub 0.3-y}V{sup 5+}{sub y})O{sub 3} (0 ≤ y ≤ 0.18) and K{sub 0.3}(W{sup 6+}{sub 0.7}W{sup 5+}{sub 0.3-y}Ta{sup 5+}{sub y/2}V{sup 5+}{sub y/2})O{sub 3} (0 ≤ y ≤ 0.3) were synthesized by solid state reactions in quartz tubes at 10{sup -7} MPa and 1073 K. The applied synthesis condition allowed K{sub 0.3}WO{sub 3} to crystallize in space group P6{sub 3}22, confirmed by X-ray powder diffraction and Raman spectroscopic analyses. In this K-HTB composition, W{sup 5+} could fully be replaced by Ta{sup 5+}, whereas V{sup 5+} could only be substituted up to y=0.16. The degree of W{sup 5+} substitution was explained in terms of second-order Jahn-Teller (SOJT) distortion of the d{sup 0} cations W{sup 6+}, Ta{sup 5+} and V{sup 5+}. The applied distortion index also demonstrates why a complete substitution of W{sup 5+} in K{sub 0.3}(W{sup 6+}W{sup 5+})O{sub 3} was allowed by a concomitant sharing of Ta{sup 5+} and V{sup 5+}, which are statistically distributed on the W{sup 5+}/W{sup 6+} sites. As W{sup 5+}(d{sup 1}) is not SOJT susceptible, it is also shown that the concentration of W{sup 5+} in tungsten bronzes plays an important role in the local WO{sub 6} octahedral symmetry as well as in its coordination.

  4. Foraging behaviour in tadpoles of the bronze frog Rana temporalis: Experimental evidence for the ideal free distribution

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    Dheeraj K Veeranagoudar; Bhagyashri A Shanbhag; Srinivas K Saidapur

    2004-06-01

    The ability of bronze frog Rana temporalis tadpoles (pure or mixed parental lines) to assess the profitability of food habitats and distribute themselves accordingly was tested experimentally using a rectangular choice tank with a non-continuous input design. Food (boiled spinach) was placed at two opposite ends of the choice tank in a desired ratio (1 : 1, 1 : 2 or 1 : 4) to create habitat A and B. The tadpoles in Gosner stage 28–33, pre-starved for 24 h, were introduced in an open ended mesh cylinder placed in the center of the choice tank, held for 4 min (for acclimation) and then released to allow free movement and habitat selection. The number of tadpoles foraging at each habitat was recorded at 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 min time intervals. The actual suitability, (the food available in a habitat after colonization of tadpoles) of each habitat was obtained from the equation = - () where is basic suitability (amount of food provided at each habitat before release of tadpoles), is the rate of depletion of food (lowering effect) with introduction of each tadpole, and is the density of tadpoles in habitat . The expected number of tadpoles at each habitat was derived from the actual suitability. With no food in the choice tank, movement of the tadpoles in the test arena was random indicating no bias towards any end of the choice tank or the procedure. In tests with a 1 : 1 food ratio, the observed ratio of tadpoles (11.71 : 12.28) was comparable with the expected 12 : 12 ratio. The observed number of tadpoles in the habitats with a 1 : 2 food ratio was 8.71 : 15.29 and 7.87 : 16.13 for pure and mixed parental lines respectively. In both cases, the observed ratios were close to the expected values (7 : 17). Likewise, in experiments with a 1 : 4 food ratio, the observed number of tadpoles in the two habitats (10.78 : 37.22) did not differ significantly from the expected ratio of 7 : 41. In all tests, the number of R. temporalis tadpoles matched ideally with

  5. On the aesthetic features of the bronze ware in the ancient Dian Kingdom%古滇国青铜器的美学特征

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    张贺; 卫乐; 余敏

    2012-01-01

    In 1957, the "Emperor Seal of Dian" was unearthed at Shizhai Hill in Jinning county, which confirms the existence of the "Dian Kingdom" in ancient times (Dian being the short form of Yunnan province). The bronze ware in the ancient Dian kingdom is diversified with kingdom per se, her vivid artistic actuality often awakens strong local color. As "Dian" is a mysterious ancient a kind of experiencing memory and imagination and gives us aesthetic enjoyment. The subject matter of the ancient Dian bronze sculpture and adornments are wide - ranging and filled with the flavor of life and life practice is the basis of the lively bold expression and strong viva- cious style of the ancient Dian kingdom bronze art. In the ancient Dian kingdom bronze ware, the organic blend of carving adornments and apparatuses is its unique way of construction. Moreover, the realistic style of the bronze ware art endows it with rhythmic sense and decorative beauty in the density of the arrangement of its layout.%1957年在晋宁石寨山出土了“滇王印”,证实了古代“滇国”的存在,古滇国的青铜器种类十分繁杂,具有浓烈的地方色彩,“滇”本身就是一个神秘的古国,其艺术的生动真实常常唤起一种经历的记忆与想象。给予我们美的享受。古滇青铜雕刻与图饰的题材内容非常广泛,充满了生活气息。生活实践,是古滇国青铜器艺术生动大胆的表现力、强悍灵动风格的基础。在古滇国青铜器中,雕刻图饰与器物是融为一体的,是古滇青铜艺术特有晦构成形式。古滇国青铜器的艺术风格是非常写实的,布局上,疏密节奏的安排赋予韵律感与装饰美。

  6. Synthesis of K0.3WO3 tungsten bronze with gaseous permeation of K3PW12O40 by Sm and electrical properties of K0.3WO3 tungsten bronze

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    The permeation of the rare earth element Sm to the heteropoly compound K3PW12O40 using the rare earth gas phase-heated diffused permeation method at 550 deg. C is reported for the first time. The studies of infrared spectroscopy (IR) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) indicate that the Keggin structure of the compound is destroyed. The bond of W-O-W is broken and tungsten bronze K0.3WO3 is produced after permeation. Inductively coupled plasma (ICP) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) were used to determine the percentage composition of the Sm in a permeated sample. The result shows that there is Sm in a permeated sample and Sm interacts with the other component of the compound. Conductivity of compounds before and after permeation was investigated by four-electrode method. It reveals that the conductivity of the permeated sample is 4.18 x 10-4 S cm-1, which is 1000 times higher than that of the original sample

  7. Low-temperature electrical conductivity of Ta-compensated sodium bronze near the metal-insulator transition

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    We report the results of electrical conductivity [σ(T)] measurements in the temperature range 300>T>0.1 K on single crystals of tantalum-substituted sodium tungsten bronze (NaxTayW1-yO3) with compositions near the metal-insulator transition (x-y∼0.19). We find that over the entire temperature range investigated, strong interaction effects dominate the temperature dependences of σ(T). For samples that lie on the metallic side, the σ(T) values in the temperature range 4>T>0.3 K follow a power law in T with an exponent 1/3 and σ(T=0)∼0.01σMott. This arises due to interaction effects in the critical regime, where the coherence length is very large due to the proximity to the metal-insulator transition. These samples below 0.3 K show signatures of a weak superconducting transition. The σ(T) of the insulating samples below 4 K either show correlated hopping behavior or follow a power law with σ(T=0)=0. At higher temperatures (T>10 K), the σ(T) of both types of samples show an almost linear dependence with T, which we suggest as arising from electron-phonon interactions

  8. Domain and surface structures of sodium tungsten bronzes, Na/sub x/WO/sub 3/ (0. 4 < x < 1)

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    Atoji, M.

    1980-01-01

    Polarized-light microscopic observations have shown that the birefringent, twin-domain structure of metallic sodium tungsten bronze is exhibited by Na-deficient surface films and hence is not, as had been reported elsewhere, a bulk property. The film can be synthesized by anodic electrolysis in alkaline solution. It is chemically inert, translucent, and often laminates to a multiple layer. The domain structure of the film is hypersensitive to lateral stress and to thermal variation, exhibiting a marked change at the phase transition of the substrate through apparent epitaxial coherence. The domain-wall movement is often slow enough to be visible, and the thermally induced domain modulation is occasionally accompanied by audible high-pitched sound. The bulk structure of the substrate exhibits pseudoperiodic subboundaries that are probably caused by growth defects and the segregation of the sodium atoms. The near-surface of the substrate also shows the sodium segregation that tends to precipitate in periodic patterns. Optical and morphological properties of the substrate structures exhibited no detectable change due to thermal variation or external stress.

  9. Transformation of Lamellar Structures in Equal Channel Angular Pressing: Geometric Model and Application to Nickel Aluminum Bronze

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    Barr, Cameron J.; McDonald, Daniel T.; Xia, Kenong

    2015-09-01

    Nickel aluminum bronze (NAB) with a duplex structure was subjected to equal channel angular pressing (ECAP). Samples were pressed for up to four passes at 673 K (400 °C) using routes A, BA, BC, and C, respectively, and the evolution of the microstructures was characterized. A detailed geometric model was developed to enable systematic and quantitative analysis of the transformation of the lamellar structure during ECAP. Depending on their orientations before each ECAP pass, the lamellae were either stretched, leading to fragmentation, or compressed, resulting in buckling and spheroidisation at locations of high curvature. Thanks to the continuous rotation of lamellae into the stretching orientations in route A and the non-plane strain deformation in the two B routes, they are demonstrated to be the most effective in breaking down the lamellar structure. In contrast, partial restoration due to redundant strain in route C makes it least efficient. The model applies generally to materials with a duplex structure, such as NAB and low and medium carbon steels, consisting of a hard and brittle lamellar phase and a softer and ductile matrix phase.

  10. Oxygen isotope in archaeological bioapatites from India: Implications to climate change and decline of Bronze Age Harappan civilization.

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    Sarkar, Anindya; Mukherjee, Arati Deshpande; Bera, M K; Das, B; Juyal, Navin; Morthekai, P; Deshpande, R D; Shinde, V S; Rao, L S

    2016-01-01

    The antiquity and decline of the Bronze Age Harappan civilization in the Indus-Ghaggar-Hakra river valleys is an enigma in archaeology. Weakening of the monsoon after ~5 ka BP (and droughts throughout the Asia) is a strong contender for the Harappan collapse, although controversy exists about the synchroneity of climate change and collapse of civilization. One reason for this controversy is lack of a continuous record of cultural levels and palaeomonsoon change in close proximity. We report a high resolution oxygen isotope (δ(18)O) record of animal teeth-bone phosphates from an archaeological trench itself at Bhirrana, NW India, preserving all cultural levels of this civilization. Bhirrana was part of a high concentration of settlements along the dried up mythical Vedic river valley 'Saraswati', an extension of Ghaggar river in the Thar desert. Isotope and archaeological data suggest that the pre-Harappans started inhabiting this area along the mighty Ghaggar-Hakra rivers fed by intensified monsoon from 9 to 7 ka BP. The monsoon monotonically declined after 7 ka yet the settlements continued to survive from early to mature Harappan time. Our study suggests that other cause like change in subsistence strategy by shifting crop patterns rather than climate change was responsible for Harappan collapse. PMID:27222033

  11. On the nature of phase transitions in the tetragonal tungsten bronze GdK2Nb5O15 ceramics

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    Phase transitions in gadolinium potassium niobate GdK2Nb5O15 (GKN) ceramics have been investigated by x-ray diffraction, dielectric susceptibility, differential scanning calorimetry, and Raman scattering. The results of our complementary studies show that GKN exhibits two phase transitions at Tc1 = 238 °C and Tc2 = 375 °C attributed to the ferroelectric-antiferroelectric-paraelectric (FE-AFE-PE) phase transitions. According to the x-ray diffraction analysis, the FE and PE phases were refined in the polar P4bm and centrosymmetric P4/mbm space groups. For the intermediate phase, the structure is refined in the space group P4nc with doubling of the c unit cell parameter, which is compatible with an AFE phase. This result was confirmed by Raman spectroscopy since new low-frequency lines are activated in the AFE phase due to the Brillouin zone-folding effect, typical for the modulated phases. The presence of the AFE phase between the FE and PE phases and the complex nature of tetragonal tungsten bronze crystal structure can explain the large thermal hysteresis observed at the FE-AFE transition between heating and cooling cycle and the strong depression of the Curie-Weiss temperature T0. The semi-phenomenological Ising-like model based on the obtained experimental data is proposed to account for the observed FE-AFE-PE transition sequence

  12. Electrodeposition fabrication of pore-arrayed hydrogen tungsten bronze as support of platinum nanoparticles for electrocatalytic oxidation of methanol oxidation

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    Highlights: • Pore-arrayed HxWO3 was fabricated using PS spheres as template by electrodepostion. • Pt nanoparticles can be stabilized on pore-arrayed HxWO3. • Pt supported by pore-arrayed HxWO3 exhibits excellent activity toward methanol oxidation. - Abstract: Pore-arrayed hydrogen tungsten bronze (p-HxWO3) is fabricated with polystyrene as template by electrodeposition and used as the support of platinum nanoparticles as electrocatalyst (Pt/p-HxWO3) for methanol oxidation. The surface morphology, structure, and compositions of p-HxWO3 and Pt/p-HxWO3 are characterized with scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The activity and stability of Pt/p-HxWO3 toward methanol oxidation are evaluated in 0.5 M H2SO4 + 1.0 M CH3OH solution by cyclic voltammetry (CV), chronoamperometry (CA), and chronopotentiometry (CP), and cell discharge test. The characterizations from SEM, XRD, TEM, and FTIR demonstrate that p-HxWO3 contains uniform pores of about 200 nm and the platinum particles can be uniformly distributed with an average size of 3.01 nm on it. The electrochemical evaluations indicate that Pt/p-HxWO3 exhibits better activity and stability toward methanol oxidation than the platinum supported by non-pore arrayed HxWO3

  13. Investigation of microstructure and mechanical properties of hot worked NiAl bronze alloy with different deformation degree

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    Lv, Yuting; Wang, Liqiang, E-mail: wang_liqiang@sjtu.edu.cn; Han, Yuanfei; Xu, Xiaoyan; Lu, Weijie, E-mail: luweijie@sjtu.edu.cn

    2015-09-03

    In this study, the forged NiAl bronze (NAB) were hot rolled with the deformation degree of 40%, 60%, 80%, 90% and 95% at 850 °C, respectively. Effects of rolling deformation degree on the microstructure and mechanical properties of the NAB alloy were investigated. Scanning electron microscope (SEM), electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) and transmission electron microscope (TEM) methods were used to characterize the microstructure. The results show that α grains are refined by the dynamic recovery and recrystallization, penetration of β phase into α phase and particle-stimulated nucleation (PSN) of recrystallization during rolling. The refined grains make a main contribution to the increase of mechanical properties of rolled NAB. When the deformation degree is increased to 80%, the optimum tensile properties with ultimate strength of 861.3±8.5 MPa, yield strength of 634.5±7 MPa and elongation of 19.3±0.05% is obtained. With further increasing the deformation degree, the strength of rolled NAB alloy increase and the elongation decrease due to the increase of work hardening effect and the formation of martensitic nano-twins.

  14. The preparation and chemical reaction kinetics of tungsten bronze thin films and nitrobenzene with and without a catalyst

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    Materer, Nicholas F.; Apblett, Allen; Kadossov, Evgueni B.; Khan, Kashif Rashid; Casper, Walter; Hays, Kevin; Shams, Eman F.

    2016-06-01

    Microcrystalline tungsten bronze thin films were prepared using wet chemical techniques to reduce a tungsten oxide thin film that was prepared by thermal oxidation of a sputter deposited tungsten metal film on a quartz substrate. The crystallinity of these films was determined by X-ray diffraction and the surface was characterized by X-ray and Ultra-Violet Photoelectron spectroscopy. The total amount of hydrogen incorporated in the film was monitored using absorbance spectroscopy at 900 nm. The oxidation kinetics of the film and the hydrogenation of nitrobenzene in hexane were measured as a function of film thickness. A satisfactory fit of the resulting kinetics was obtained using a model that involves two simultaneous processes. The first one is the proton diffusion from the bulk of the film to the surface, and the second is a reaction of the surface protons with the oxidants. Finally, the dependence of the reaction rates on the presence of catalytic amounts of first row transition metals on the surface of the film was explored.

  15. Effect of Post Heat Treatment on the Microstructure and Microhardness of Friction Stir Processed NiAl Bronze (NAB Alloy

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    Yuting Lv

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available NiAl bronze (NAB alloy is prepared by using friction stir processing (FSP technique at a tool rotation rate of 1200 rpm and a traverse speed of 150 mm/min. A post heat treatment is performed at the temperature of 675 °C. The effect of heat treatment on the microstructure and microhardness is studied. The results show that the microstructure of the FSP NAB alloy consists of high density dislocations, retained β phase (β′ phase and recrystallized grains. When annealed at 675 °C, discontinuous static recrystallization (DSRX takes place. The content of β′ phase gradually decreases and fine κ phase is precipitated. After annealing for 2 h, both the microhardness of the FSP sample in the stir zone (SZ and the difference in hardness between the SZ and base metal decrease due to the reduction of the dislocation density and β′ phase, accompanying recrystallized grain coarsening. With further increasing of the annealing time to 4 h, the aforementioned difference in hardness nearly disappears.

  16. Evidence that a West-East admixed population lived in the Tarim Basin as early as the early Bronze Age

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    Zhang Quanchao

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The Tarim Basin, located on the ancient Silk Road, played a very important role in the history of human migration and cultural communications between the West and the East. However, both the exact period at which the relevant events occurred and the origins of the people in the area remain very obscure. In this paper, we present data from the analyses of both Y chromosomal and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA derived from human remains excavated from the Xiaohe cemetery, the oldest archeological site with human remains discovered in the Tarim Basin thus far. Results Mitochondrial DNA analysis showed that the Xiaohe people carried both the East Eurasian haplogroup (C and the West Eurasian haplogroups (H and K, whereas Y chromosomal DNA analysis revealed only the West Eurasian haplogroup R1a1a in the male individuals. Conclusion Our results demonstrated that the Xiaohe people were an admixture from populations originating from both the West and the East, implying that the Tarim Basin had been occupied by an admixed population since the early Bronze Age. To our knowledge, this is the earliest genetic evidence of an admixed population settled in the Tarim Basin.

  17. Investigation of microstructure and mechanical properties of hot worked NiAl bronze alloy with different deformation degree

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    In this study, the forged NiAl bronze (NAB) were hot rolled with the deformation degree of 40%, 60%, 80%, 90% and 95% at 850 °C, respectively. Effects of rolling deformation degree on the microstructure and mechanical properties of the NAB alloy were investigated. Scanning electron microscope (SEM), electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) and transmission electron microscope (TEM) methods were used to characterize the microstructure. The results show that α grains are refined by the dynamic recovery and recrystallization, penetration of β phase into α phase and particle-stimulated nucleation (PSN) of recrystallization during rolling. The refined grains make a main contribution to the increase of mechanical properties of rolled NAB. When the deformation degree is increased to 80%, the optimum tensile properties with ultimate strength of 861.3±8.5 MPa, yield strength of 634.5±7 MPa and elongation of 19.3±0.05% is obtained. With further increasing the deformation degree, the strength of rolled NAB alloy increase and the elongation decrease due to the increase of work hardening effect and the formation of martensitic nano-twins

  18. A Bronze Age Pre-Historic Dolmen: Laser Cleaning Techniques of Paintings and Graffiti (The Bisceglie Dolmen Case Study)

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    Daurelio, G.

    The whole building was included and covered by an elliptical plan tumulus as reported for other similar monuments situated in the same territory of BISCEGLIE and GIOVINAZZO (in South of Italy). The monument was built by a community established in that area to mark their territory. It has a typical funerary character (funeral urn) and it was destined to the collective sepulture in the Middle Bronze Age, as indicated by the ceramic finds, accompanying the rich dead men, copper objects and ornaments, bones and amber recovered inside together with human rests. Degradation Mapping and Laser Cleaning with Photographs, during and after the process in-situ were carried out. Black incrustations and writings (by some different felt pens, marking pens, permanent black and colored ink pigments — fluorescent and no, as well as permanent text liner markings and spayed black paint) were cleaned by using a portable Nd:YAG Laser (λ 1.06 μm — 0.53 μm, in N-Mode and Q-Switch Mode, Laser pulse duration 150 μs or 6ns — f 1 to 10Hz — E max. 500 mJ per pulse in 1st harmonic and 200 mJ per pulse in 2nd harmonic). So, according to the different ink types three different laser cleaning techniques were used.

  19. A small Bronze Age mining camp: La Loma de la Tejería (Albarracín, Teruel

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    Montero Ruiz, Ignacio

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper shows the research done at Loma de la Tejería (Albarracín, Teruel where a seasonal camp site linked to a mining-metallurgical works has been discovered. Studies on materials show the use of different geological resources: copper minerals, Keuper clays with “Jacintos de Compostela” and volcanic rocks. Pottery residual analysis has documented dairy milky products and alcoholic drinks. Chronologically the site is classified amongst Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age, on the presence of Bell Beaker pottery.

    Se presentan los datos de las excavaciones realizadas en la Loma de la Tejería (Albarracín, Teruel en la que se documenta un campamento estacional vinculado a tareas minero-metalúrgicas de pequeña escala. Los estudios realizados sobre el material indican el aprovechamiento de los recursos geológicos locales tanto de mineral de cobre, como de arcillas del Keuper con Jacintos de Compostela y rocas volcánicas. Los análisis de residuos han documentado en la cerámica productos lácteos y bebidas alcohólicas. Cronológicamente el yacimiento se encuadra en el Calcolítico y Bronce Antiguo, con presencia de cerámica campaniforme.

  20. Energy and intensity distributions of 279 keV multiply scattered photons in bronze - an inverse response matrix approach

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    Manpreet Singh; Bhajan Singh; B S Sandhu

    2008-01-01

    An inverse response matrix converts the observed pulse-height distribution of a NaI(Tl) scintillation detector to a true photon spectrum. This also results in extraction of intensity and energy distributions of multiply scattered events originating from interactions of 279 keV photons with thick targets of bronze. The observed pulse-height distributions are a composite of singly and multiply scattered events in addition to bremmstrahlung originating from slowing down of Compton and photo-electrons in thick targets. To evaluate the contribution of multiply scattered events, the spectrum of singly scattered events contributing to inelastic Compton peak is reconstructed analytically. The optimum thickness (saturation depth), at which the number of multiply scattered events saturate, has been evaluated in different energy bin meshes chosen for scintillation detector response unfolding. Monte Carlo calculations based upon the package developed by Bauer and Pattison (Compton scattering experiments at the HMI (1981), HMI-B 364, pp. 1-106) supports the present experimental results.

  1. Crystal structure and superconductivity of rubidium tungsten bronzes RbxWO3 prepared by a hybrid microwave method

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    The rubidium tungsten bronzes RbxWO3 have been prepared from Rb2CO3, WO3 and W powders using hybrid microwave method. The single hexagonal phase samples can be obtained as actual rubidium content x in the range of 0.21-0.33, and their lattice parameters a and c linearly drop and rise with the increase of rubidium content respectively. For samples with x = 0.14, 0.16, 0.18, the superconducting transition temperature Tc from resistivity measurements does not change with the rubidium content, while Tc from susceptibility measurements shows a decrease from 5.3 K for x = 0.14 to 4.8 K for x = 0.18. The charge density wave (CDW) transition appears in Rb0.21WO3, Rb0.23WO3 and Rb0.25WO3 at about 200-260 K. The CDW transition is most obvious in Rb0.23WO3 which shows the lowest degree of crystallization among the samples

  2. Determining sensitive stages for learning to detect predators in larval bronzed frogs: Importance of alarm cues in learning

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    Anuradha Batabyal; Sachin M Gosavi; Narahari P Gramapurohit

    2014-09-01

    Successful survival and reproduction of prey organisms depend on their ability to detect their potential predators accurately and respond effectively with suitable defences. Predator detection can be innate or can be acquired through learning.We studied prey–predator interactions in the larval bronzed frogs (Sylvirana temporalis), which have the innate ability to detect certain predators. We conducted a series of experiments to determine if the larval S. temporalis rely solely on innate predator detection mechanisms or can also learn to use more specific cues such as conspecific alarm cues for the purpose. The results of our study clearly indicate that larval S. temporalis use both innate and learned mechanisms for predator detection. Predator-naïve tadpoles could detect kairomones alone as a potential threat and responded by reducing activity, suggesting an innate predator detection mechanism. Surprisingly, predator-naïve tadpoles failed to detect conspecific alarm cues as a potential threat, but learned to do so through experience. After acquiring the ability to detect conspecific alarm cues, they could associate novel predator cues with conspecific alarm cues. Further, post feeding stages of larval S. temporalis are sensitive for learning to detect conspecific alarm cues to label novel predators.

  3. Study of bronzes excavated from Nanling county,Anhui province%安徽南陵出土部分青铜器研究

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    贾莹; 刘平生; 黄允兰

    2012-01-01

    安徽省南陵县是长江下游地区最早而且规模最大的冶炼中心之一,其古代矿冶遗址可上溯至西周晚期。本研究对南陵出土的不同年代和类别的青铜器样品进行了金相检测及合金成分定量分析。结果表明,只有容器存在铜铅二元合金和铜锡铅三元合金,但是热锻淬火的容器却不含铅,含锡量恰好位于适合该工艺操作并具有良好性能的区间。兵器、工具、车马饰均为铜锡二元合金,说明当时的工匠对于合金成分配比与性能的关系有明确的认识。越式鼎腹部样品具有热锻淬火马氏体组织,同样的金属结构还见于汉代铜锣等乐器、峡江地区战国中晚期青铜剑、江都大桥镇南朝青铜器窖藏出土的多件青铜容器,而镇江地区出土吴国青铜戈则具有铸造淬火组织,工艺稍有差别。这些器物中发现高锡青铜淬火组织不是偶然的,高锡青铜热锻淬火技术至少可以上溯至春秋战国时期,用以改善高锡青铜的机械性能。%Ancient mining and smelter remains in Nanling county,Anhui province show that this region is one of earliest and biggest metallurgical industry centers in the lower reaches of Yangzi river of China.The earliest Jiangmuchong site was dated to the late West Zhou dynasty. Microstructures and compositions of various bronze samples from Nanling county and dated from late West Zhou Dynasty to Spring and Autumn and Warring States periods were investigatd.Examination reveals that some vessels are copper-lead or copper-tin-lead alloys.However,those made by hot forging,followed by quenching do not contain lead,but rather have a tin content that is right for the technique and good for their properties.Weapons,tools and horse and cart decorations are all copper-tin alloys,suggesting that the bronze artisans at the time had a good understanding of the relationship between an alloy's composition and its properties.The body of a "Ding" in the

  4. Low-temperature electrical conductivity of Ta-compensated sodium bronze near the metal-insulator transition

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    Raychaudhuri, A.K. (Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 and %Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012 (India))

    1991-10-15

    We report the results of electrical conductivity ({sigma}({ital T})) measurements in the temperature range 300{gt}{ital T}{gt}0.1 K on single crystals of tantalum-substituted sodium tungsten bronze (Na{sub {ital x}}Ta{sub {ital y}}W{sub 1{minus}{ital y}}O{sub 3}) with compositions near the metal-insulator transition ({ital x}{minus}{ital y}{approx}0.19). We find that over the entire temperature range investigated, strong interaction effects dominate the temperature dependences of {sigma}({ital T}). For samples that lie on the metallic side, the {sigma}({ital T}) values in the temperature range 4{gt}{ital T}{gt}0.3 K follow a power law in {ital T} with an exponent 1/3 and {sigma}({ital T}=0){approx}0.01{sigma}{sub Mott}. This arises due to interaction effects in the critical regime, where the coherence length is very large due to the proximity to the metal-insulator transition. These samples below 0.3 K show signatures of a weak superconducting transition. The {sigma}({ital T}) of the insulating samples below 4 K either show correlated hopping behavior or follow a power law with {sigma}({ital T}=0)=0. At higher temperatures ({ital T}{gt}10 K), the {sigma}({ital T}) of both types of samples show an almost linear dependence with {ital T}, which we suggest as arising from electron-phonon interactions.

  5. Influence of monotonic and cyclic deformation sequence on behaviour of CuSi3.5 silicon bronze

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    Z. Gronostajski

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The main aim of the work is to investigate the effect of deformation sequence of low cyclic torsion, monotonic torsion and monotonic tension on the flow stress and structure. This knowledge can create possibility to elaborating and applying more energy and material saving technologies where final products have determined shape and properties.Design/methodology/approach: Simultaneous deformation by cyclic torsion and tension was conducted in plastometer for complex strain paths. For micro structural observation, the optical, scanning and transition microscopes were used.Findings: Obtained results shown that by change of direction of displacement velocity vector for about 90° it is possible to increase or decrease of the flow stress. Without such changes of this vector the dislocation structure is not enough disturbed and strain localization in shear bands is absent, so there is no softening of materials caused by increase of free distance of dislocation movement.Research limitations/implications: The further investigations should be done especially at high temperature because at high temperature the investigated silicon bronze has large strain rate sensitivity that make difficulties to transform torque on the shear stress moreover the precise stabilization of temperature at high temperature is difficult.Practical implications: On the base of performed investigation it can be stated that great progress in metal forming processes and new technologies, more effective from the point of view of energy and material consumption could be elaborated.Originality/value: The effect of strain path in case of sheet metals forming processes has been investigated for a long time. In case of massive processes the effect of strain path on the plastic properties and structure of materials is less known because an investigations are more difficult and complex.

  6. Lorestan Bronze Plate Design Identification by Nondestructive Radiography Method and Image Processing by Means of Histogram Matching

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    Radiography is known as one of the oldest and most widely used nondestructive testing techniques, where it introduces the most appreciated technique by producing images which are acting as unique fingerprint records of samples of interest. Among the interesting applications of radiography are archaeological and art applications. In this research, radiography was implemented for identification of a damaged art-historical material. The sample was a brass plate belonging to Iran cultural heritage. The estimated age of the plate was about 3500 years. The plate was discovered in Lorestan province, where it is generally called Lorestan bronze. The plate was damaged seriously due to serious corrosion environmental attacks, and recognition of the sample was considered as the major problem. The simple radiography method was quite helpful for the plate determination but the method suffered from some major drawbacks due to contrast and thickness measurements. The thickness measurement and corrosion/erosion evaluation were the vital components of the inspection. The image processing techniques and precise thickness measurement method were added to the digitized radiographs. For the digital image processing, a histogram matching algorithm and an edge detection method were used. After all, the resulted image showed an enhanced quality image of the original traces of the hammered design. The results showed that a good experimental setup of radiography along with the image processing technique can give a high quality radiographic image which is able to be used effectively for the identification of art antiques. The human evaluation results also confirmed the ability of the proposed method with a high degree of certainty.

  7. Mitochondrial DNA Reveals the Trace of the Ancient Settlers of a Violently Devastated Late Bronze and Iron Ages Village

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    Núñez, Carolina; Baeta, Miriam; Cardoso, Sergio; Palencia-Madrid, Leire; García-Romero, Noemí; Llanos, Armando; M. de Pancorbo, Marian

    2016-01-01

    La Hoya (Alava, Basque Country) was one of the most important villages of the Late Bronze and Iron Ages of the north of the Iberian Peninsula, until it was violently devastated around the 4th century and abandoned in the 3rd century B.C. Archaeological evidences suggest that descendants from La Hoya placed their new settlement in a nearby hill, which gave rise to the current village of Laguardia. In this study, we have traced the genetic imprints of the extinct inhabitants of La Hoya through the analysis of maternal lineages. In particular, we have analyzed the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region of 41 human remains recovered from the archaeological site for comparison with a sample of 51 individuals from the geographically close present-day population of Laguardia, as well as 56 individuals of the general population of the province of Alava, where the archaeological site and Laguardia village are located. MtDNA haplotypes were successfully obtained in 25 out of 41 ancient samples, and 14 different haplotypes were identified. The major mtDNA subhaplogroups observed in La Hoya were H1, H3, J1 and U5, which show a distinctive frequency pattern in the autochthonous populations of the north of the Iberian Peninsula. Approximate Bayesian Computation analysis was performed to test the most likely model for the local demographic history. The results did not sustain a genealogical continuity between Laguardia and La Hoya at the haplotype level, although factors such as sampling effects, recent admixture events, and genetic bottlenecks need to be considered. Likewise, the highly similar subhaplogroup composition detected between La Hoya and Laguardia and Alava populations do not allow us to reject a maternal genetic continuity in the human groups of the area since at least the Iron Age to present times. Broader analyses, based on a larger collection of samples and genetic markers, would be required to study fine-scale population events in these human groups. PMID

  8. Reconstructing diet by stable isotope analysis: Two case studies from Bronze Age and Early Medieval Lower Austria

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    Carbon and nitrogen stable isotope analysis is nowadays a method frequently applied for the reconstruction of past human diets. The principles of this technique were developed in the late 1970s and 1980s, when it was shown that the isotopic composition of an animal's body reflected that of its diet. Given that the investigated material (often bone collagen) is well enough preserved, several aspects of diet can be investigated by carbon and nitrogen isotopic signatures - expressed as δ13C- und δ15N-values - as e.g. whether nutrition was based on C3 or C4 plants. Furthermore, these signatures can be used for the detection of a marine component in the diet and they contain information about the trophic level of an individual. The goal of the work presented in this talk was to investigate certain aspects of diet using carbon and nitrogen stable isotope analysis of human and animal skeletal remains from Austrian archaeological sites. Two sites (both in Lower Austria) were selected for this study, the Bronze Age Cemetery of Gemeinlebarn and the Early Medieval settlement of Thunau/Gars am Kamp. Previous archaeological and anthropological examinations suggested that both sites were inhabited by socially differentiated populations. Hence, during the stable isotope analysis special attention was paid to the detection of variation in nutritional habits due to sociogenic or gender-related differences. δ13C- und δ15N-values were measured in collagen, extracted from bone samples, by means of elemental analyzer-isotope ratio mass spectrometry (EA-IRMS). The obtained stable isotope data were examined for significant differences between social groups and the sexes using statistical hypothesis testing (MANOVA and ANOVA). (author)

  9. Thermal Expansion and Second Harmonic Generation Response of the Tungsten Bronze Pb2AgNb5O15.

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    Lin, Kun; Gong, Pifu; Sun, Jing; Ma, Hongqiang; Wang, You; You, Li; Deng, Jinxia; Chen, Jun; Lin, Zheshuai; Kato, Kenichi; Wu, Hui; Huang, Qingzhen; Xing, Xianran

    2016-03-21

    The incorporation of transition metal element Ag was performed to explore negative thermal expansion (NTE) materials with tetragonal tungsten bronze (TTB) structures. In this study, the structure and thermal expansion behaviors of a polar TTB oxide, Pb2AgNb5O15 (PAN), were systematically investigated by high-resolution synchrotron powder diffraction, high-resolution neutron powder diffraction, transmission electron microscope (TEM), and high-temperature X-ray diffractions. The TEM and Rietveld refinements revealed that the compound PAN displays (√2a(TTB), √2b(TTB), 2c(TTB))-type superstructure. This superstructure within the a-b plane is caused by the ordering of A-site cations, while the doubling of the c axis is mainly induced by a slight tilt distortion of the NbO6 octahedra. The transition metal Ag has larger spontaneous polarization displacements than Pb, but the Pb-O covalence seems to be weakened compared to the potassium counterpart Pb2KNb5O15 (PKN), which may account for the similar Curie temperature and uniaxial NTE behavior for PAN and PKN. Powder second harmonic generation (SHG) measurement indicates that PAN displays a moderate SHG response of ∼0.2 × LiNbO3 (or ∼100 × α-SiO2) under 1064 nm laser radiation. The magnitudes of the local dipole moments in NbO6 and PbOx polyhedra were quantified using bond-valence approach. We show that the SHG response stems from the superposition of dipole moments of both the PbO(x) and NbO6 polyhedra. PMID:26928907

  10. The metamorphosis of Villena trade of gold, tin and salt during the Late Bronze Age I between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean (1625-1300 BC

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    Mederos Martín, Alfredo

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available During the Late Bronze Age I there was a clear process of population concentration in the regions around the Lower Segura, Middle and Upper Vinalopó (Alicante, Southeast Spain, in settlements as Laderas del Castillo, El Portitxol and Cabezo Redondo. Next to the last one, the hoard of Villena, ca. 1575-1400 BC, is the second most important hoard of golden vessels in Europe, after the Shaft Graves at Mycenae, during the Late Bronze Age. This hoard, which was made from alluvial gold, required the full time work of 130-150 people during, at least, 1 year and 3 months. Also during the Late Bronze Age I in Southeast Spain an increase in new coastal settlements, the use of bronze alloys (Sn, 8-12 % and horse breeding took place. The lion's share of this gold and tin had to be obtained by maritime trade with Northwest Iberia in exchange for salt, which Galicia lacks compared with other European Atlantic regions. The salt probably came from the lagoon of La Mata (Alicante, currently the largest saline complex of Europe.

    Durante el Bronce Final I se produjo un claro proceso de concentración poblacional en las comarcas del Bajo Segura, Medio y Alto Vinalopó (Alicante, en poblados como Laderas del Castillo, El Portitxol y Cabezo Redondo. Próximo a este último, el "tesoro" de Villena, ca. 1575-1400 AC, es el conjunto de vajilla áurea más importante de Europa durante el Bronce Final, después de las tumbas de fosa de Micenas. Este "tesoro", que exigió para su acumulación el trabajo a tiempo completo de 130-150 personas durante, al menos, 1 año y 3 meses, procede de oro aluvial. También durante el Bronce Final I se incrementan en el Sureste los poblados costeros, el uso del bronce (Sn, 8-12 % y la cría de caballos. La mayor parte de este oro y estaño debió obtenerse por comercio marítimo con el Noroeste Peninsular a cambio de sal, de la que Galicia es deficitaria como otras regiones atlánticas europeas. La sal procedería de la laguna de

  11. Abertura floral de Dendranthema grandiflora Tzvelev. ´Bronze Repin´após rmazenamento a frio seguido de ?pulsing?

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    Bellé Rogério Antônio; Mainardi Jucelma de Cássia Câmara Tolotti; Mello Josué Benetti; Zachet Divar

    2004-01-01

    Visando estudar a abertura de inflorescências e a vida de vaso de crisântemo (Dendranthema grandiflora Tzvelev. ?Bronze Repin?) colhido precocemente, montou-se um experimento em delineamento inteiramente casualizado bifatorial 2 x 6 com cinco repetições, realizado no Departamento de Fitotecnia da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria. As hastes foram armazenadas a 2ºC ou 5ºC por sete dias, sendo em seguida tratadas com soluções de ?pulsing? por 24h e mantidas em vasos com água de torneira, reno...

  12. A portable PIXE system for the in situ characterisation of black and red pigments in neolithic, copper age and bronze age pottery

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    The results of the determination of the chromophoric elements in black and red pigments in ancient neolithic, copper age and bronze age pottery are presented. The measurements were carried out by using a recently developed portable PIXE system and were performed at the Archaeological Museum of Licata (Sicily). The results confirm the presence of Manganese in black pigments of Castelluccio style pottery and indicate, for the first time, a strong presence of manganese in copper age pottery of the Serraferlicchio style, and in neolithic pottery of the Serra d'Alto style

  13. The potters’ legacy: production, use and deposition of pottery in Kent, from the middle Bronze Age to the early Iron Age

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    McNee, Barbara

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this thesis is to provide a comprehensive study of prehistoric pottery throughout the region of Kent. Research will focus specifically on middle Bronze Age through to early/middle Iron Age pottery, a date range of approximately 1500 to 400 BC. The study of pottery offers a wealth of information relating to many aspects of the past and yet despite this, prehistoric pottery has been under-researched in Kent. A growing number of important pottery assemblages have been excavated and re...

  14. The botanical macroremains from the prehistoric settlement Kalnik-Igrišče (NW Croatia) in the context of current knowledge about cultivation and plant consumption in Croatia and neighboring countries during the Bronze Age

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    Sara Mareković; Snježana Karavanić; Andreja Kudelić; Renata Šoštarić

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents the results of the first extensive archaeobotanical research into a Bronze Age site in Croatia. The aim of the study was to reveal what plants were consumed (grown) at Kalnik-Igrišče (NW Croatia) in the Bronze Age and to realize if the plant diet of the local population differed from that of the inhabitants in neighboring countries. The results show that all plant macrofossils found at Kalnik-Igrišče can be classified into one of four functional groups: cereals, cultiv...

  15. Hydrothermal synthesis of hydrous vanadium oxide bronzes MxV3O8(VO)y·nH2O (M = K, Rb, Ba)

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    Hydrous vanadium (IV, V) oxides containing K or Rb were synthesized by the hydrothermal method from VOSO4-M2SO4 (M = K, Rb) solutions. they were found to be isomorphous with previously reported Ba0.4V3O8(VO)0.4·nH2O, whose structure consists of V3O8 layers which are bridged by V-O units (denoted by (VO)0.4 in the formula) forming a tunnel-like opening to accommodate hydrous Ba ions. The isomorphous compounds can be formulated by JxV3O8(VO)y·nH2O (M = K, Rb, Ba; n = 0.6--0.7) where x and y show similar values of less than 0.5 as is accounted for by the crystal structure. The formation of this phase seems to be governed by the size of M cation whose ionic radius should lie in a limited range of 1.35 to 1.52 angstrom. The V3O8(VO)y framework structure of a bronze-like type is compared with the V2O5 framework of β-MxV2O5 (β bronze) and the V3O8 framework of H2V3O8

  16. Domain and surface structures of sodium tungsten bronzes, Na/sub x/WO/sub 3/ (0. 4 < x < 1). [157 references

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    1978-09-01

    The domain and surface structures of metallic sodium tungsten bronzes, Na/sub x/WO/sub 3/, 0.4 < x < 1, were studied using optical microscopy, supplemented by chemical methods, photoelectron spectroscopy, electron microscopy, etc. The birefringent, multidomain structure of the bronze is exhibited by a sodium-deficient, epitaxial surface film and hence is not, as reported elsewhere, a bulk property. The film can be synthesized by anodic electrolysis in alkaline solution and can exist only epitaxially with the substrate. It is chemically inert, translucent, and often laminated to a multilayered film. The film domain is hypersensitive to lateral stress and to thermal change, and appears to be modulated by minute structural changes of the substrate. This epitaxial modulation of the film is strikingly large at the phase transitions of the substrate induced by slightly different tiltings of the oxygen octahedra. The domain-wall movement is often slow enough to be visible, and that by thermal effect is occasionally accompanied by an audible, high-pitched, snapping sound.

  17. Development and mass production of bronze-processed Nb3Sn strand with low AC loss and high critical-current density for the ITER

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    The development work and mass production of high-performance bronze-processed Nb3Sn superconducting strands for the ITER pulse coils were performed. Using fine hexagonal single-core rods, the undesirable deformation of filament shape was drastically improved and uniform filament-spacing was obtained. As the result, Nb3Sn strand having a bronze/Nb ratio of 2.3 and filament diameter of 3.0 μm showed a very high non-Cu Jc of 667 A/mm2 at 12 T and 4.2 K without external strain. Sufficient low hysteresis loss of 88.2 mJ/cm3 at ±3 T was also observed. These results fully satisfy ITER specifications. The maximum piece length reached 18.9 km, while average piece length was 8.5 km, thus proving excellent workability. By applying the developed technology, mass production of 1,280 km in total was successfully completed. This means that the mass-production technology for the high-performance Nb3Sn superconducting strand of the ITER was established; thus clearing the way for construction of the reactor. (author)

  18. Corrosion evaluation of multi-pass welded nickel–aluminum bronze alloy in 3.5% sodium chloride solution: A restorative application of gas tungsten arc welding process

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    Highlights: • Corrosion of GTA welded nickel–aluminum bronze (C95800) was studied. • Drastic microstructural changes occurred during the welding operations. • The β′ and α phases acts as anode and cathode, correspondingly, in weld region. • A few nanoamperes couple current was measured in ZRA test as galvanic corrosion. • Corrosion resistance of weld parts could not be weakened in marine environments. - Abstract: In this research, the corrosion behavior of a gas tungsten arc welded nickel–aluminum bronze (NAB) alloy is investigated by DC and AC electrochemical techniques in 3.5% sodium chloride solution. Regarding the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and potentiodynamic results, uniform corrosion resistance of instantly immersed weld and base samples are almost analogous and increased (more in weld region) during the immersion times. Moreover, zero resistant ammeter results demonstrated that the few nanoampere galvanic currents are attributed to microstructural and morphological differences between these two regions. Therefore, the welding procedure could not deteriorate the general corrosion resistance of the restored damaged NAB parts operating in marine environments

  19. Lead isotopic analysis within a multiproxy approach to trace pottery sources. The example of White Slip II sherds from Late Bronze Age sites in Cyprus and Syria

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    Lead isotope analyses were carried out on fragments of White Slip II ware, a Late Bronze Age Cypriote pottery ware, and on raw materials possibly used for their production. Sherds originate from three Late Bronze Age sites (Hala Sultan Tekke and Sanidha in Cyprus and Minet el-Beida in Syria) and clays come from the surroundings of Sanidha, a production site for White Slip ware. X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and a Principal Component Analysis (PCA) are combined with Pb isotope analyses to further investigate the effectiveness of the latter method within a multiproxy approach for pottery provenance study. The pottery sherds from the three sites are compared between themselves and with potential raw material. Additional X-ray diffraction (XRD) and analyses using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) equipped with an energy dispersive X-ray detection (EDX) facility were performed on selected sherds and clays. This work confirms that the clay source used for pottery production in Sanidha derives from local weathered gabbro. It also shows that different origins can be proposed for White Slip II ware sherds from Hala Sultan Tekke and Minet el-Beida and that clays were prepared prior to White Slip II ware production. It finally confirms the effectiveness of Pb isotopes in tracing pottery provenance not only by comparing sherd assemblages but also by comparing sherds to potential raw materials.

  20. Charge-density-wave partial gap opening in quasi-2D KMo{sub 6}O{sub 17} purple bronze studied by angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy

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    Valbuena, M.A. [LURE, Centre Universitaire Paris-Sud, Bat. 209D, B.P. 34, 91898 Orsay Cedex (France); Avila, J. [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, ICMM - CSIC, 28049 Madrid (Spain); Synchrotron SOLEIL, L' Orme des Merisiers, Saint-Aubin - B.P. 48, 91192 GIF-SUR-YVETTE Cedex (France); Pantin, V. [LURE, Centre Universitaire Paris-Sud, Bat. 209D, B.P. 34, 91898 Orsay Cedex (France); Drouard, S. [LEPES-CENES, B.P. 166x, 38042 Grenoble, Cedex 9 (France); Guyot, H. [LEPES-CENES, B.P. 166x, 38042 Grenoble, Cedex 9 (France); Asensio, M.C. [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, ICMM - CSIC, 28049 Madrid (Spain) and Synchrotron SOLEIL, L' Orme des Merisiers, Saint-Aubin - B.P. 48, 91192 GIF-SUR-YVETTE Cedex (France)]. E-mail: asensio@synchrotron-soleil.fr

    2006-05-30

    Low dimensional (LD) metallic oxides have been a subject of continuous interest in the last two decades, mainly due to the electronic instabilities that they present at low temperatures. In particular, charge density waves (CDW) instabilities associated with a strong electron-phonon interaction have been found in Molybdenum metallic oxides such as KMo{sub 6}O{sub 17} purple bronze. We report an angle resolved photoemission (ARPES) study from room temperature (RT) to T {approx}40 K well below the Peierls transition temperature for this material, with CDW transition temperature T {sub CDW} {approx}120 K. We have focused on photoemission spectra along {gamma}M high symmetry direction as well as photoemission measurements were taken as a function of temperature at one representative k {sub F} point in the Brillouin zone in order to look for the characteristic gap opening after the phase transition. We found out a pseudogap opening and a decrease in the density of states near the Fermi energy, E {sub F}, consistent with the partial removal of the nested portions of the Fermi surface (FS) at temperature below the CDW transition. In order to elucidate possible Fermi liquid (FL) or non-Fermi liquid (NFL) behaviour we have compared the ARPES data with that one reported on quasi-1D K{sub 0.3}MoO{sub 3} blue bronze.

  1. Charge-density-wave partial gap opening in quasi-2D KMo 6O 17 purple bronze studied by angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy

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    Valbuena, M. A.; Avila, J.; Pantin, V.; Drouard, S.; Guyot, H.; Asensio, M. C.

    2006-05-01

    Low dimensional (LD) metallic oxides have been a subject of continuous interest in the last two decades, mainly due to the electronic instabilities that they present at low temperatures. In particular, charge density waves (CDW) instabilities associated with a strong electron-phonon interaction have been found in Molybdenum metallic oxides such as KMo 6O 17 purple bronze. We report an angle resolved photoemission (ARPES) study from room temperature (RT) to T ˜40 K well below the Peierls transition temperature for this material, with CDW transition temperature TCDW ˜120 K. We have focused on photoemission spectra along ΓM high symmetry direction as well as photoemission measurements were taken as a function of temperature at one representative kF point in the Brillouin zone in order to look for the characteristic gap opening after the phase transition. We found out a pseudogap opening and a decrease in the density of states near the Fermi energy, EF, consistent with the partial removal of the nested portions of the Fermi surface (FS) at temperature below the CDW transition. In order to elucidate possible Fermi liquid (FL) or non-Fermi liquid (NFL) behaviour we have compared the ARPES data with that one reported on quasi-1D K 0.3MoO 3 blue bronze.

  2. Charge-density-wave partial gap opening in quasi-2D KMo6O17 purple bronze studied by angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy

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    Low dimensional (LD) metallic oxides have been a subject of continuous interest in the last two decades, mainly due to the electronic instabilities that they present at low temperatures. In particular, charge density waves (CDW) instabilities associated with a strong electron-phonon interaction have been found in Molybdenum metallic oxides such as KMo6O17 purple bronze. We report an angle resolved photoemission (ARPES) study from room temperature (RT) to T ∼40 K well below the Peierls transition temperature for this material, with CDW transition temperature T CDW ∼120 K. We have focused on photoemission spectra along ΓM high symmetry direction as well as photoemission measurements were taken as a function of temperature at one representative k F point in the Brillouin zone in order to look for the characteristic gap opening after the phase transition. We found out a pseudogap opening and a decrease in the density of states near the Fermi energy, E F, consistent with the partial removal of the nested portions of the Fermi surface (FS) at temperature below the CDW transition. In order to elucidate possible Fermi liquid (FL) or non-Fermi liquid (NFL) behaviour we have compared the ARPES data with that one reported on quasi-1D K0.3MoO3 blue bronze

  3. The optical properties of lithium tungsten bronze single crystals and thin films for electrochromic window device applications

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    Berera, G.P.

    1992-01-01

    The optical and structural properties of rf sputter deposited thin films of Li[sub x]WO[sub 3], prepared by insertion of lithium either electrochemically or by sputter depositing lithium aluminum borate (LABO) or lithium carbonate (LCO) were studied as a function of lithium concentration. Single crystals of Li[sub x]WO[sub 3] were studied. The results were compared with results for sodium tungsten bronze (Na[sub x]WO[sub 3]) single crystals. From the optical data, physical parameters such as effective mass and intrinsic band gap of Li[sub x]WO[sub 3] as a function of x were determined. A progression in the crystal structure from monoclinic to cubic for higher values of x was observed for both Li[sub x]WO[sub 3] and Na[sub x]WO[sub 3]. In the cubic regime a lattice contraction and an expansion was observed with x for Li[sub x]WO[sub 3] and Na[sub x]WO[sub 3]. Rf sputter deposited films were polycrystalline and the degree of crystallinity was observed to increase with deposition temperature and sample annealing. The crystal structure of the films was reversible upon insertion and removal of lithium. The optical reflectivity spectrum exhibited a free electron like behavior and increased with increasing x. The optical reflectivity spectrum for the lithiated WO[sub 3] films behaved similarly to that of single crystals. The free electron scattering was higher for the thin films. Films which were annealed showed higher R([lambda]) and lower scattering compared to unannealed films. Crystalline perfection of the films appeared to be a key factor in achieving a high R([lambda]). The electron effective mass and the intrinsic band gap decreased with increasing x in Li[sub x]WO[sub 3]. Highly crystalline lithiated tungsten trioxide thin films are well suited for the working electrode in electrochromic [open quotes]SMART WINDOW[close quotes] devices, and improved crystallinity of these films will result in further improvement of device performance.

  4. The Metallurgy of the Sicilian Final Bronze Age/Early Iron Age necropolis of Madonna del Piano (Catania, Sicily

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    Giumlia-Mair, Alessandra

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the analysis results of the copper- based finds, from the important Sicilian necropolis of Madonna del Piano, near Grammichele (Catania, dated between the local Final Bronze Age 2 and the Early Iron Age IA. 122 copper-based finds from the 273 graves (1970-71 of the large cemetery have been analysed. The sampled objects belong to different classes, there are for instance weapons of offence and defence, such as swords and greaves, small decorative objects for personal use, such as rings, fibulae, belt hooks, belt decorations, and small tools, such as the knives used by women, reels, needles and razors, but also small functional parts, such as rivets and nails, repairs and even a kind of musical instrument, such as the tintinnabula. The methods employed were AAS and SEM, where possible, and XRF in all cases. The aim of the research was that of evaluating the skill of the local artisans, of determining the most common copper-based alloys in use in Sicily in this period and comparing the data with the analysis results of contemporary groups of finds from other areas of the Italian peninsula and from other European regions.

    El artículo presenta el resultado de los análisis realizados a los metales de base cobre de la importante necrópolis siciliana de Madonna del Piano, próxima a Grammichele (Catania, fechada entre el Bronce Final 2 y la Primera Edad del Hierro IA. Se han estudiado un total de 122 objetos de base cobre procedentes de 273 tumbas excavadas entre 1970 y 1971. Los objetos muestreados pertenecen a diferentes tipos, armas ofensivas y defensivas tales como espadas y grebas, pequeños objetos de uso personal como anillos, fíbulas, broches de cinturón y pequeñas herramientas como cuchillos usados por las mujeres, carretes, agujas, navajas, pero también elementos funcionales como remaches, clavos y un tipo de instrumento como el tintinábulo. Los métodos de análisis utilizados fueron AAS y SEM, cuando fue

  5. 试论邳州九女墩三号墩出土的青铜器%On the Bronzes from the No. 3 Mound at Jiunüdun in Pizhou

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    孔令远

    2002-01-01

    The bronzes from Mound No. 3 at Jiunuudun contain elements of many cultures. In type, for example, there are the ding tripod with an inverted-dish-shaped cover, the swing-chained pot and the covered dou stemmed vessel commonly seen on contemporaneous vestiges in the Central Plains and the Qi and Lu states. On the other hand, among the finds are the Tang ding, zun vase, dragon-head-shaped he tripod and fou pot characteristic of contemporaneous tombs of the Wu and Yue states.Another type of bronze object is the animal-head ding previously yielded mainly from the territory of ancient Shu ethnic group. Moreover, there is a batch of bronzes typical of the Xu State, such as the chime-bells decorated with winged-animal-shaped scrolls, ear-less leg-less washing basin, incense burner tray with the base on a post-shaped ring-foot. In decorative style, one can see elements of the Rong and Di cultures. Evidently the bronze culture of the Xu State in the late Spring and Autumn period possessed rich cultural connotations.

  6. NaCl盐膜对铝青铜高温氧化行为的影响%Effect of NaCl Film on Oxidation Behavior of Aluminum Bronze at High Temperature

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    李占鑫

    2009-01-01

    采用金相检验、X射线衍射、扫描电镜/能谱及热重分析法研究了涂有NaCl盐膜的铝青铜在700~900℃的氧化行为.结果表明,在NaCl盐膜的作用下,铝青铜中的铝较铜先腐蚀,所形成的氧化膜结构疏松,易开裂和剥落,从而加速铝的氧化过程.此外,还讨论了NaCl加速铝青铜氧化的机制.%The oxidation behavior of aluminum bronze coated with a NaCl film was studied by means of metallosco-py,XRD,SEM/EDS and thermogravimetry. The results show that because of the effect of NaCl film the aluminum will be eroded earlier than the copper in aluminum bronze and the oxide film produced will be loose and easy to crack and spall, with the oxidation of aluminum bronze accelerated. In addition, the mechanism for NaCl film to ac-celerate the oxidation of aluminum bronze was discussed, too.

  7. Abertura floral de Dendranthema grandiflora Tzvelev. ´Bronze Repin´após rmazenamento a frio seguido de “pulsing” Floral opening of Dendranthema grandiflora Tzvelev. ´Bronze Repin´after cold storage followed by pulsing

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    Rogério Antônio Bellé; Jucelma de Cássia Câmara Tolotti Mainardi; Josué Benetti Mello; Divar Zachet

    2004-01-01

    Visando estudar a abertura de inflorescências e a vida de vaso de crisântemo (Dendranthema grandiflora Tzvelev. ‘Bronze Repin’) colhido precocemente, montou-se um experimento em delineamento inteiramente casualizado bifatorial 2 x 6 com cinco repetições, realizado no Departamento de Fitotecnia da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria. As hastes foram armazenadas a 2ºC ou 5ºC por sete dias, sendo em seguida tratadas com soluções de “pulsing” por 24h e mantidas em vasos com água de torneira, reno...

  8. Thermal analysis of the Na2B4O7-Na2WO4-WO3 ternary system and synthesis of oxide tungsten bronzes in its melts

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    The Na2B4O7-Na2WO4-WO3 ternary system is studied by thermal analysis. It is found that the liquidus surface consists of the crystallization fields of sodium tungstate, sodium tetraborate, tungsten oxide, and also congruently melting compounds (Na2WO4 · WO3, 2Na2WO4 · Na2B4O7, and 3Na2B4O7· WO3) and incongruently melting sodium tetratungstate (Na2WO4 · 3WO3), which are formed at the corresponding sides of the concentration triangle. Low-melting compositions that are of interest for the development of a chemical method for the synthesis of sodium tungsten oxide bronzes were identified

  9. Metal-insulator transition in sodium tungsten bronzes, Na{sub x}WO{sub 3}, studied by angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy

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    Raj, S. [Department of Physics, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan)]. E-mail: raj@arpes.phys.tohoku.ac.jp; Hashimoto, D. [Department of Physics, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan); Matsui, H. [Department of Physics, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan); Souma, S. [Department of Physics, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan); CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kawaguchi 332-0012 (Japan); Sato, T. [Department of Physics, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan); CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kawaguchi 332-0012 (Japan); Takahashi, T. [Department of Physics, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan); CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kawaguchi 332-0012 (Japan); Ray, S. [Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 (India); Chakraborty, A. [Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 (India); Sarma, D.D. [Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 (India); Mahadevan, P. [S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, JD Block, Sector 3, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700098 (India); Oishi, S. [Faculty of Engineering, Shinshu University, Nagano 380-8553 (Japan); McCarroll, W.H. [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Rider University, NJ 08648 (United States); Greenblatt, M. [Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, The State University of New Jersey, NJ 08854 (United States)

    2007-03-15

    We report high-resolution angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy on sodium tungsten bronzes, Na{sub x}WO{sub 3}, which exhibit a metal-insulator transition as a function of x. We found that the near-E{sub F} states are localized in Na{sub x}WO{sub 3} (x=<0.25) due to the strong disorder caused by the random distribution of Na{sup +} ions in the WO{sub 3} lattice, which makes the system insulating. In the metallic regime we found that the rigid shift of band structure can explain the metallic Na{sub x}WO{sub 3} band structure with respect to Na doping.

  10. Non-linear transport properties of pure, Rb- and W-doped blue bronze K0.3MoO3

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    The temperature dependence of the dc resistivity and the non-linear transport properties of pure, Rb-doped, and W-doped blue bronze K0.3MoO3 single crystals are presented. These are prototypical charge-density-wave (CDW) compounds. Nonlinear conductivity due to the sliding of the CDW is observed, when the applied electric field exceeds the first threshold field (ET). Furthermore, above a second threshold field (ET*>ET) coherent CDW-sliding sets in. For all studied materials ET and ET* increase monotonically with decreasing temperature. This finding is discussed in terms of the incommensurate-commensurate transition of the CDW and within the frame of the Fukuyama-Lee-Rice model.

  11. Gold pickings and PIXE analysis. More about the Bronze age gold found in the cave of Han-sur-Lesse (Namur, Belgium)

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    Warmenbol, Eugene E-mail: ewarmenb@ulb.ac.be

    2004-11-01

    Gold remains a rare material during the whole Bronze Age. It is a metal that circulates amongst the elites exclusively. The exchange of gold artefacts over very long distances is fundamental in the build-up of socio-political relations. Fifty artefacts found during subaquatic excavations in the river Lesse in the cave of Han-sur-Lesse have been submitted to quantitative elemental analysis using PIXE, a method never used before on archaeological material found in Belgium. The results show that there are clearly three groups of artefacts. The first one (discs, 'baskets', pearls) proves of local manufacture, as also suggested by the discovery of two ingots. The second one (gilded rings) could have been locally made too, but is a lot less homogeneous. The third one (filigreed and granulated beads or pin's heads) must be imported and most probably originates in the Mediterranean.

  12. Les composantes culturelles des premières productions céramiques au Bronze ancien dans le sud-est de la France

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    Identifiant de l'opération archéologique : 109 Date de l'opération : 2003 - 2007 (PC) Les travaux du PCR « Composantes culturelles des premières productions céramiques du Bronze ancien dans le sud-est de la France » qui se sont déroulés en 2006 clôturent un cycle de trois années de travaux initiés en 2003 (BSR 2003, p. 124 ; BSR 2004, p. 212 ; BSR 2005, p. 136). Quelques prolongements seront probablement nécessaires en 2007 pour des raisons de difficultés d’accès à certains mobiliers, mais qu...

  13. Angular studies of the magnetoresistance in the density wave state of the quasi-two-dimensional purple bronze KMo6O17

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    Guyot, H.; Dumas, J.; Kartsovnik, M. V.; Marcus, J.; Schlenker, C.; Sheikin, I.; Vignolles, D.

    2007-07-01

    The purple molybdenum bronze KMo6O17 is a quasi-two-dimensional compound which shows a Peierls transition towards a commensurate metallic charge density wave (CDW) state. High magnetic field measurements have revealed several transitions at low temperature and have provided an unusual phase diagram “temperature-magnetic field”. Angular studies of the interlayer magnetoresistance are now reported. The results suggest that the orbital coupling of the magnetic field to the CDW is the most likely mechanism for the field induced transitions. The angular dependence of the magnetoresistance is discussed on the basis of a warped quasi-cylindrical Fermi surface and provides information on the geometry of the Fermi surface in the low temperature density wave state.

  14. 汉代翠鸟铜饰研究%A Study on the Kingfisher-shaped Bronze Ornaments of the Han Dynasty

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    马晓亮

    2011-01-01

    Kingfisher-shaped bronze ornament is a kind of small-sized artifact unearthed in the Southwest China,to date 25 pieces of which have been found.Except for very few ones which are not archaeologically discovered,most of them are recovered from burials.According to the styles of the burials and the coexisting artifacts,these kingfisher ornaments mainly belong to the Eastern Han Dynasty with some later ones to the Three-Kingdoms Period.In addition to that of the kingfisher,some ornaments are also made in the shapes of jars,coins,fish and winged humans.By analyzing the connotations of these ornaments,we can confirm that the kingfisher-shaped ornament is a special talisman or symbol showing the desires of good fortune,richness and immortality and so on of the people at that time.The kingfisher-shaped bronze ornament can be used as components of money tree and also can be used independently.%我国西南地区的汉墓中出土了若干小鸟造型的青铜器,鸟背上或有罐、钱币、羽人等形象,鸟嘴中有的还衔有鱼。在相关考古报告中,对这些鸟的类型有不同的认识,对于器物的用途也缺乏合理解释。通过对相关资料的系统分析和比较,根据这类铜器中小鸟具有头大、颈短、尾短、喙长的特点,

  15. Metallurgical and chemical characterization of copper alloy reference materials within laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry: Method development for minimally-invasive analysis of ancient bronze objects

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    Walaszek, Damian, E-mail: damian.walaszek@empa.ch [Laboratory for Analytical Chemistry, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Überlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Dübendorf (Switzerland); University of Warsaw, Faculty of Chemistry, Pasteura 1, 02-093 Warsaw (Poland); Senn, Marianne [Laboratory for Analytical Chemistry, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Überlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Dübendorf (Switzerland); Faller, Markus [Laboratory for Jointing Technology and Corrosion, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Überlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Dübendorf (Switzerland); Philippe, Laetitia [Laboratory for Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Feuerwerkstrasse 39, CH-3602 Thun (Switzerland); Wagner, Barbara; Bulska, Ewa [University of Warsaw, Faculty of Chemistry, Pasteura 1, 02-093 Warsaw (Poland); Ulrich, Andrea [Laboratory for Analytical Chemistry, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Überlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Dübendorf (Switzerland)

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    The chemical composition of ancient metal objects provides important information for manufacturing studies and authenticity verification of ancient copper or bronze artifacts. Non- or minimal-destructive analytical methods are preferred to mitigate visible damage. Laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICPMS) enables the determination of major elements as well as impurities down to lower ppm-levels, however, accuracy and precision of analysis strongly depend on the homogeneity of reference materials used for calibration. Moreover, appropriate analytical procedures are required e.g. in terms of ablation strategies (scan mode, spot size, etc.). This study reviews available copper alloy (certified) reference materials — (C)RMs from different sources and contributes new metallurgical data on homogeneity and spatial elemental distribution. Investigations of the standards were performed by optical and scanning electron microscopy with X-ray spectrometry (SEM-EDX) for the following copper alloy and bronze (certified) reference materials: NIST 454, BAM 374, BAM 211, BAM 227, BAM 374, BAM 378, BAS 50.01-2, BAS 50.03-4, and BAS 50.04-4. Additionally, the influence of inhomogeneities on different ablation and calibration strategies is evaluated to define an optimum analytical strategy in terms of line scan versus single spot ablation, variation of spot size, selection of the most appropriate RMs or minimum number of calibration reference materials. - Highlights: ► New metallographic data for copper alloy reference materials are provided. ► Influence of RMs homogeneity on quality of LA-ICPMS analysis was evaluated. ► Ablation and calibration strategies were critically discussed. ► An LA-ICPMS method is proposed for analyzing most typical ancient copper alloys.

  16. Metallurgical and chemical characterization of copper alloy reference materials within laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry: Method development for minimally-invasive analysis of ancient bronze objects

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    The chemical composition of ancient metal objects provides important information for manufacturing studies and authenticity verification of ancient copper or bronze artifacts. Non- or minimal-destructive analytical methods are preferred to mitigate visible damage. Laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICPMS) enables the determination of major elements as well as impurities down to lower ppm-levels, however, accuracy and precision of analysis strongly depend on the homogeneity of reference materials used for calibration. Moreover, appropriate analytical procedures are required e.g. in terms of ablation strategies (scan mode, spot size, etc.). This study reviews available copper alloy (certified) reference materials — (C)RMs from different sources and contributes new metallurgical data on homogeneity and spatial elemental distribution. Investigations of the standards were performed by optical and scanning electron microscopy with X-ray spectrometry (SEM-EDX) for the following copper alloy and bronze (certified) reference materials: NIST 454, BAM 374, BAM 211, BAM 227, BAM 374, BAM 378, BAS 50.01-2, BAS 50.03-4, and BAS 50.04-4. Additionally, the influence of inhomogeneities on different ablation and calibration strategies is evaluated to define an optimum analytical strategy in terms of line scan versus single spot ablation, variation of spot size, selection of the most appropriate RMs or minimum number of calibration reference materials. - Highlights: ► New metallographic data for copper alloy reference materials are provided. ► Influence of RMs homogeneity on quality of LA-ICPMS analysis was evaluated. ► Ablation and calibration strategies were critically discussed. ► An LA-ICPMS method is proposed for analyzing most typical ancient copper alloys

  17. La circulation des objets métalliques à l’âge du Bronze entre Rhône et Saône: utilisation d’une transformation cartographique linéaire.

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    Claude Mordant

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Afin de comprendre les flux de circulation des matériaux métalliques pour la période de l’Age du Bronze, et aller au-delà des cartes de répartition classiques des découvertes archéologiques, on propose un mode de représentation graphique plus quantitatif et synthétique, la transformation cartographique linéaire. On a testé sur l'axe Saône-Rhône la pertinence de cette méthode. Haches, épées et poignards de bronze, ont été répertoriés sur une bande de 50 km de part et d'autre de l'axe fluvial, afin d'estimer la fréquence et les masses d'objet en «circulation».

  18. 榆次猫儿岭战国熊鸟纹青铜带钩的文化内涵%Culture Connotation of Warring States Bronze Belt Hook with Bear and Bird Decoration of Maoerling Yuci

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    2012-01-01

    Unearthed in Maoerling ancient tomb, Yuci District, Jinzhong City, bronze Belt-hook with bear and bird decoration is the competitive product, because of the unique decoration, beautiful design and fine craft. This bronze belt-hook imitated the shape of bear and bird respectively in hook body and head. And a high relief way was adopted to display the shape of bird and bear. The designer perfectly decorated a piece of bronze belt hook with bares and birds, employed muhiply artistic techniques, for example, imitation, freehand brushwork, pattenaing and so on, which showed the imagination and creativity of the designer and meanwhile invested the hook with colorful culture connotation.%晋中市榆次区猫儿岭战国古墓出土的熊鸟纹青铜带钩以其独特的装饰、秀美的造型和精湛的工艺而成为艺术精品。此带钧钩体肖熊形,钩首模拟鸟形;采用高浮雕形式,结合模拟、写意、图案化等多种手法完美地将熊、鸟饰于一件器物之上,体现了设计者丰富的想象力和创造力,同时也赋予其丰富的文化内涵。

  19. Observações sôbre o bronzeado do algodoeiro Mocó Observations on bronzing of the Mocó cotton

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    1955-01-01

    Full Text Available Uma anomalia do algodoeiro Mocó, denominada bronzeado, vem sendo observada na região do Seridó, Rio Grande do Norte, durante os últimos três anos. Pensou-se, a princípio, que esta anomalia fôsse causada por um vírus, mas as observações relatadas neste trabalho indicam que é causada por um ácaro. As fôlhas das plantas afetadas, especialmente aquelas da metade superior dos galhos, mostram uma coloração bronzeada no lado de baixo. Essa face da fôlha tem também uma superfície rugosa, com brilho vidrado (est. 1, B, as vezes com pequenas áreas de tecido cicatricial. Vistas pelo lado de cima são mais rugosas do que as normais e têm os bordos curvados para baixo. Nos casos graves, as fôlhas do topo dos galhos morrem e caem (est. 2, A e B. A espécie de ácaro causadora do bronzeado do algodoeiro Mocó foi identificada por H. H. Keifer, Sacramento, Calif., como pertencente a um gênero ainda não descrito da família Eriophyidae. Esta espécie está sendo presentemente denominada Anthocoptes sp. até que a sua descrição seja publicada. Populações de 500 a 1.000 indivíduos por centímetro quadrado de fôlha já foram encontradas. Esse ácaro parece ser muito sensível às condições do ambiente, visto que as populações da praga variam entre grandes limites.For the last three years a bronzing anomaly of cotton plants of the Mocó variety (Gossypium hirsutum L. var. maria galante Hutch. has been recorded in the Seridó region (a semi-arid region in the north-eastern part of Brazil, state of Rio Grande do Norte. This anomaly was first thought to be of virus origin, but the observations reported in this paper indicated that it is due to the attack by a species of mite. Leaves from affected plants, especially those on the upper half of the branches, show a bronzing discoloration on the dorsal side, frequently accompanied by a rough and ventral side of these leaves shows some rugosity not present in normal leaves, and in most cases

  20. 中国古青铜器表面富锡铜鎏镀及鎏焊的工艺探索 第一部分——富锡铜鎏镀在古青铜器中的应用%Technological study on amalgam coating and brazing of tin-rich copper on surface of bronze wares of ancient China—Part Ⅰ.Application of amalgam coating of tin-rich copper in ancient bronze wares

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    吴元康; 储荣邦

    2012-01-01

    The ancient bronze wares with Sn-rich copper coatings on their surfaces were introduced based on the archaeological findings in China. The definition and classification of amalgam coating were described. It is pointed out that most ancient bronze wares were treated by amalgam coating of Sn-rich copper, not by hot-dip plating or other processes. The removal of Hg by heating after amalgam coating and the decomposition of Sn7-9Hg in soil lead to the fact that Hg is undetectable on the surface of ancient bronze wares.%根据出土文物的情况,介绍了表面具有富锡铜层的古青铜器.阐述了鎏镀的定义及分类.指出古青铜器大多经过富锡铜鎏镀工艺处理,而不是热浸镀或其他工艺.认为鎏镀后加热驱汞及Sn7-9Hg在土壤环境中分解,是导致古青铜器表面测不出汞的原因.

  1. Technological and stylistic evaluation of the Early Bronze Age pottery at Tarsus-Gozlukule, Turkey: Pottery production and its interaction with economic, social, and cultural spheres

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    Unlu, Elif

    This dissertation presents a technological and stylistic assessment of Early Bronze Age pottery production at Tarsus-Gozlukule, a multi-period mound settlement located in the Cilician Plain in southern Turkey. Pottery production, like all other man-made objects, is firstly a technological act. This dissertation maintains that material style (involving formal, technical, and decorative choices expressed by the artisan) of an artifact should be investigated as a whole as such an integrative study would be the most adequate way of understanding economic circumstances, social representation, and cultural boundaries. To facilitate this integrative investigation, seventy-two samples of Early Bronze Age pottery excavated from Tarsus-Gozlukule in the 1930s and 1940s.were selected for mineralogical, morphological, and chemical analyses. Petrographic and powder X-Ray Diffraction analyses were performed to determine the mineralogical makeup, Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope imagery was used to determine the morphology of these samples, and semi-quantitave Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy analysis was performed on some samples to determine chemical properties of the clays. As a result of these scientific analyses various fabric groups were established. Afterwards formal shape and stylistic analysis was performed where shapes and surface treatments of the samples were analyzed and compared to the known local and non-local examples. Such an integrative approach to pottery production facilitates a better definition of the local pottery production process and enables an assessment of the technological know-how of the local pottery producers, their labor organization and its role within the operating markets, their function within the sociopolitical structure, and how such issues relate to the cultural boundaries within the community. Defining the paradigm of the local pottery production process leads to a broader investigation of issues related to the technological

  2. Methodological Developments in 3d Scanning and Modelling of Archaeological French Heritage Site : the Bronze Age Painted Cave of "LES FRAUX", Dordogne (france)

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    Burens, A.; Grussenmeyer, P.; Guillemin, S.; Carozza, L.; Lévêque, F.; Mathé, V.

    2013-07-01

    For six years, an interdisciplinary team of archaeologists, surveyors, environmentalists and archaeometrists have jointly carried out the study of a Bronze Age painted cave, registrered in the French Historical Monuments. The archaeological cave of Les Fraux (Saint-Martin-de-Fressengeas, Dordogne) forms a wide network of galleries, characterized by the exceptional richness of its archaeological remains such as ceramic and metal deposits, parietal representation and about domestic fireplaces. This cave is the only protohistorical site in Europe wherein are gathered testimonies of domestic, spiritual and artistic activities. Fortunately, the cave was closed at the end of the Bronze Age, following to the collapse of its entrance. The site was re-discovered in 1989 and its study started in 2007. The study in progress takes place in a new kind of tool founded by the CNRS's Institute of Ecology and Environment. The purpose of this observatory is the promotion of new methodologies and experimental studies in Global Ecology. In that framework, 3D models of the cave constitute the common work support and the best way for scientific communication for the various studies conducted on the site by nearly forty researchers. In this specific context, a partnership among archaeologists and surveyors from INSA Strasbourg allows the team to develop, in an interdisciplinary way, new methods of data acquiring based on contact-free measurements techniques in order to acquire a full 3D-documentation. This work is conducted in compliance with the integrity of the site. Different techniques based on Terrestrial Laser Scanning, Digital Photogrammetry and Spatial Imaging System have been used in order to generate a geometric and photorealistic 3D model from the combination of point clouds and photogrammetric images, for both visualization and accurate documentation purposes. Various scales of acquiring and diverse resolutions have been applied according to the subject: global volume cave

  3. Abertura floral de Dendranthema grandiflora Tzvelev. ´Bronze Repin´após rmazenamento a frio seguido de ?pulsing?

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    Bellé Rogério Antônio

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    Full Text Available Visando estudar a abertura de inflorescências e a vida de vaso de crisântemo (Dendranthema grandiflora Tzvelev. ?Bronze Repin? colhido precocemente, montou-se um experimento em delineamento inteiramente casualizado bifatorial 2 x 6 com cinco repetições, realizado no Departamento de Fitotecnia da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria. As hastes foram armazenadas a 2ºC ou 5ºC por sete dias, sendo em seguida tratadas com soluções de ?pulsing? por 24h e mantidas em vasos com água de torneira, renovada a cada dois dias. As soluções utilizadas foram: Água (testemunha; Tiosulfato de Prata-STS 11mg.L-1 (Crysal AVB; Ácido Giberélico-GA3 50mg.L-1 (Pro-gibb; Hipoclorito de Sódio-NaOCl 200mg.L-1; 8-Hidroxiquinolina-8-HQ 100mg.L-1; Tiabendazole-TIBA 100mg.L-1(Tecto 100. Com exceção da testemunha, as outras soluções continham 2% de Sacarose. Com estes tratamentos, observou-se que não foi possível uma abertura perfeita da inflorescência, mas a vantagem foi de prolongar a sua vida, podendo-se colocá-las no mercado num momento mais oportuno.

  4. Feasibility Study of Low Force Robotic Friction Stir Process and its Effect On Cavitation Erosion and Electrochemical Corrosion for Ni Al Bronze Alloys

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    Ahmad, Azman; Li, Huijun; Pan, Zengxi; Cuiuri, Dominic; van Duin, Stephen; Larkin, Nathan; Polden, Joseph; Lane, Nathan

    2014-12-01

    Robotic friction stir processing (FSP) has not been widely researched to date. This is perhaps due to the limited force capabilities of industrial robots in comparison with dedicated commercial FSP equipment. When operating a FSP machine, the force used to plunge the tools may range from 5000 to 8000 N which is currently beyond the capability of most robots. However, the capacity of robotic manipulators is increasing, so low force friction stir processing is becoming feasible. The ability of the robot arm to apply a controlled force that is normal to a 3-dimensional surface without the need to reorient the workpiece makes it a very useful tool for FSP of complex components. In this analysis, a robot arm with a capacity of 2500 N is used to improve the surface properties of nickel aluminum bronze (NAB) using low force FSP. Multiple passes were applied to the surface of the test sample for a more consistent spread of the stir zone. The sample was then microhardness tested and demonstrated a 62 pct increase in surface hardness. Cavitation erosion testing of the original and processed surfaces was also performed as per ASTM G-32. The erosion rate of the processed NAB sample was 44 pct of the rate experienced by the original cast NAB sample. Finally, the corrosion potentials of FSP NAB were measured at 45 mV less anodic than the unprocessed material, indicating that the processed material is more noble relative to the cast NAB sample.

  5. Paleosols and climate in the southeast of the Central Russian Upland during the Middle and Late Bronze ages (the 25th-15th Centuries BC)

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    Demkin, V. A.; Borisov, A. V.; Udal'Tsov, S. N.

    2010-01-01

    Paleosol studies of kurgans dating back to the Middle and Late Bronze ages (the Catacomb, Pokrovskaya, and Srubnaya cultural epochs; 4500-3500 BP) have been performed within the dry steppe zone in the southeast of the Central Russian Upland. The studied kurgans occupy the upper parts of local interfluves differing in the lithology of their upper horizons. The specificity of the Middle Holocene pedogenesis as related to the local lithologic and geomorphic conditions has been characterized. During the past 4500 years, local soils have been subjected to evolutionary changes related to climatic fluctuations. These changes manifested themselves at the subtype level with substitution of dark chestnut soils for chestnut soils. The climatic conditions during the Catacomb and Pokrovskaya cultural epochs (4.5-3.8 ka BP) were more arid than those at present. The maximum aridization of the climate took place at the end of the third and the first quarter of the second millennia BC. Detailed descriptions of the morphology of kurgan bodies and buried paleosols make it possible to hypothesize about the seasons of the kurgan construction and the technology of this work.

  6. Electronic structure of charge-density-wave state in quasi-2D KMo6O17 purple bronze characterized by angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy

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    Valbuena, M. A.; Avila, J.; Drouard, S.; Guyot, H.; Asensio, M. C.

    2006-01-01

    We report on an angle-resolved-photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) investigation of layered quasi-two dimensional (2D) Molybdenum purple bronze KMo6O17 in order to study and characterizes the transition to a charge-density-wave (CDW) state. We have performed photoemission temperature dependent measurements cooling down from room temperature (RT) to 32 K, well below the Peierls transition for this material, with CDW transition temperature Tc =110 K. The spectra have been taken at a selected kF point of the Fermi surface (FS) that satisfies the nesting condition of the FS, looking for the characteristic pseudo-gap opening in this kind of materials. The pseudogap has been estimated and it result to be in agreement with our previous works. The shift to lower binding energy of crossing Fermi level ARPES feature have been also confirmed and studied as a function of temperature, showing a rough like BCS behaviour. Finally we have also focused on ARPES measurements along ΓM¯ high symmetry direction for both room and low temperature states finding some insight for ‘shadow’ or back folded bands indicating the new periodicity of real lattice after the CDW lattice distortion.

  7. The Luttinger liquid theory of molybdenum purple bronze Li{sub 0.9}Mo{sub 6}O{sub 19}

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    Chudzinski, Piotr [DPMC-MaNEP, Universite de Geneve (Switzerland); University of Regensburg (Germany); Jarlborg, Thomas; Giamarchi, Thierry [DPMC-MaNEP, Universite de Geneve (Switzerland)

    2013-07-01

    We study a quasi-1D material, the purple bronze Li{sub 0.9}Mo{sub 6}O{sub 19} which becomes superconductor at 1.9 K. Firstly, the band structure is calculated by use of ab-initio DFT-LMTO method. The unusual, very 1-dimensional band dispersion obtained in previous band calculations is confirmed and the overall band structure agrees reasonably with existing photoemission data. Dispersion perpendicular to the main dispersive direction is obtained and investigated in detail. Temperature and disorder effects are evaluated, in particular we check their influence on the band broadening. Based on this, in the second part of our work we derive an effective low energy theory within the Luttinger liquid framework. We estimate the strength of possible instabilities and values of charge modes compressibilities. Our aim is to understand experimental findings, in particular the ones which are certainly lying within 1D regime. We discuss the validity of our approach and further perspectives for the lower energy phases.

  8. Study of settlement distribution pattern in the Kolkheti lowland (Black Sea coast of Georgia) starting from early Bronze Age - natural and human influence and adaptation to landscape evolution

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    Elashvili, Mikheil; Akhvlediani, Dimitri; Navrozashvili, Levan; Sukhishvili, Lasha; Kirkitadze, Giorgi; Kelterbaum, Daniel; Laermans, Hannes

    2015-04-01

    During the past decades the question of a changing environment/nature became crucial. Actually we are trying to understand its nature or to predict future changes and their possible effects represent the main goals of many interdisciplinary studies. Therefore, the study of paleoenvironmental changes delivers key information for a better understanding of the whole process and especially the influence of these changes on human society. The selected research topic is dictated by the fact that the Colchis lowland played an important role in the history of old societies (countries and empires). Especially the interaction between developing human societies under the pressure of a changing environment are most interesting in this context. The Kolkheti valley and the Black Sea shore represent a region involved in many global historical events, starting from the Myth of Argonauts and followed by the ancient greek colonization, the Kingdom of Pontus ending at the Roman and Byzantine empires. River Phasis (present Rioni) was an important segment in trade way between the Mediterranean and India and the East in general. In addition it is the area of the "lost or vanished" city of Phasis, an ancient and early medieval city, founded in the 7th or 6th century BC as a colony of the Milesian Greeks at the mouth of the river Phasis, near the modern-day seaport Poti. Considering the local history of Georgia, this is the area of formation of the Kolkhys (Colchis) culture in late bronze-early iron periods, forming Colchis and later on the Lazika kingdoms. It is important to note that the archaeology and geomorphology of the seashore of Georgia is rather scarcely studied (mainly in the 1970s during soviet era). It is quite clear that the history of the region will not be deciphered without the reconstruction of the paleo and historical environment. The study based on an ongoing collaboration between the University of Cologne and the Ilia State University. Actually, geomorphological and

  9. Maternal and paternal genetic diversity of ancient sheep in Estonia from the Late Bronze Age to the post-medieval period and comparison with other regions in Eurasia.

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    Rannamäe, E; Lõugas, L; Niemi, M; Kantanen, J; Maldre, L; Kadõrova, N; Saarma, U

    2016-04-01

    Sheep were among the first domesticated animals to appear in Estonia in the late Neolithic and became one of the most widespread livestock species in the region from the Late Bronze Age onwards. However, the origin and historical expansion of local sheep populations in Estonia remain poorly understood. Here, we analysed fragments of the hypervariable D-loop of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA; 213 bp) and the Y-chromosome SRY gene (130 bp) extracted from 31 archaeological sheep bones dated from approximately 800 BC to 1700 AD. The ancient DNA data of sheep from Estonia were compared with ancient sheep from Finland as well as a set of contemporary sheep breeds from across Eurasia in order to place them in a wider phylogeographical context. The analysis shows that: (i) 24 successfully amplified and analysed mtDNA sequences of ancient sheep cluster into two haplogroups, A and B, of which B is predominant; (ii) four of the ancient mtDNA haplotypes are novel; (iii) higher mtDNA haplotype diversity occurred during the Middle Ages as compared to other periods, a fact concordant with the historical context of expanding international trade during the Middle Ages; (iv) the proportion of rarer haplotypes declined during the expansion of sheep from the Near Eastern domestication centre to the northern European region; (v) three male samples showed the presence of the characteristic northern European haplotype, SNP G-oY1 of the Y-chromosome, and represent the earliest occurrence of this haplotype. Our results provide the first insight into the genetic diversity and phylogeographical background of ancient sheep in Estonia and provide basis for further studies on the temporal fluctuations of ancient sheep populations. PMID:26805771

  10. X-ray and electron diffraction study of the tetragonal sodium tungsten bronze, Na{sub 0.10}WO{sub 3}, with distorted perovskite structure

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    Triantafyllou, S.T.; Christidis, P.C.; Lioutas, C.B. [Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece)

    1997-11-01

    The crystal structure of the tetragonal sodium tungsten bronze, Na{sub 0.10}WO{sub 3}, was investigated by single-crystal X-ray and electron diffraction methods. The average structure has space group P4/nmm and cell constants a{sub av} = 5.2492(5) {angstrom}, c{sub av} = 3.8953(4) {angstrom}, and Z = 2. The superstructure has space group very probably P4 and cell constants a{sub s} = 7.423(3) {angstrom}, c{sub s} = 7.791(1) {angstrom}, and Z = 8. Full-matrix least-squares refinements resulted in a conventional R value of 0.041 [86 observed unique reflections, I > 2{sigma}(I)] for the average structure and an R value of 0.086 [537 observed unique reflections, I > 2{sigma}(I)] for the superstructure. The general features of the average structure, which is of distorted perovskite type, are the same as those reported earlier. The two axial bonds of the WO{sub 6}, octahedron are not equal (1.95 {angstrom}) as observed in the previous work but have significantly different lengths [1.63(6) and 2.27(6){angstrom}]. The superstructure, reported for the first time, results from the average structure by the combined effects of tilting of the WO{sub 6} octahedra about c leading to a doubling of this axis (c{sub s} = 2c{sub av}) and of shape deformation of these octahedra in the ab plane leading to a supercell in this plane with a{sub s} = {radical}2 a{sub av}.

  11. On the nature of phase transitions in the tetragonal tungsten bronze GdK{sub 2}Nb{sub 5}O{sub 15} ceramics

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    Gagou, Y.; Lukyanchuk, I.; El Marssi, M., E-mail: mimoun.elmarssi@u-picardie.fr [Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, 33 rue Saint-Leu, 80039 Amiens Cedex (France); Amira, Y. [Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, 33 rue Saint-Leu, 80039 Amiens Cedex (France); Laboratoire de la Matière Condensée et Nanostructures, FSTG, Université Cadi Ayyad Marrakech, Maroc (Morocco); Mezzane, D. [Laboratoire de la Matière Condensée et Nanostructures, FSTG, Université Cadi Ayyad Marrakech, Maroc (Morocco); Courty, M.; Masquelier, C. [Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides, UMR 7314, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Pôle Scientifique, 33 rue Saint-Leu, 80039 Amiens Cedex 1 (France); Yuzyuk, Yu. I. [Faculty of Physics, Southern Federal University, 5, Zorge Str. Rostov-on-Don 344090 (Russian Federation)

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    Phase transitions in gadolinium potassium niobate GdK{sub 2}Nb{sub 5}O{sub 15} (GKN) ceramics have been investigated by x-ray diffraction, dielectric susceptibility, differential scanning calorimetry, and Raman scattering. The results of our complementary studies show that GKN exhibits two phase transitions at T{sub c1} = 238 °C and T{sub c2} = 375 °C attributed to the ferroelectric-antiferroelectric-paraelectric (FE-AFE-PE) phase transitions. According to the x-ray diffraction analysis, the FE and PE phases were refined in the polar P4bm and centrosymmetric P4/mbm space groups. For the intermediate phase, the structure is refined in the space group P4nc with doubling of the c unit cell parameter, which is compatible with an AFE phase. This result was confirmed by Raman spectroscopy since new low-frequency lines are activated in the AFE phase due to the Brillouin zone-folding effect, typical for the modulated phases. The presence of the AFE phase between the FE and PE phases and the complex nature of tetragonal tungsten bronze crystal structure can explain the large thermal hysteresis observed at the FE-AFE transition between heating and cooling cycle and the strong depression of the Curie-Weiss temperature T{sub 0}. The semi-phenomenological Ising-like model based on the obtained experimental data is proposed to account for the observed FE-AFE-PE transition sequence.

  12. Superconductivity and crystal structural origins of the metal-insulator transition in Ba6 -xSrxNb10O30 tetragonal tungsten bronzes

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    Kolodiaznyi, Taras; Sakurai, Hiroya; Isobe, Masaaki; Matsushita, Yoshitaka; Forbes, Scott; Mozharivskyj, Yurij; Munsie, Timothy J. S.; Luke, Graeme M.; Gurak, Mary; Clarke, David R.

    2015-12-01

    Ba6 -xSrxNb10O30 solid solution with 0 ≤ x ≤6 forms the filled tetragonal tungsten bronze (TTB) structure. The Ba-end member crystallizes in the highest symmetry P 4 /m b m space group (a =b =12.5842 (18 )Å and c =3.9995 (8 )Å ) and so do all the compositions with 0 ≤ x ≤5 . The Sr-end member of the solid solution crystallizes in the tentatively assigned A m a m space group (a *=17.506 (4 )Å , b *=34.932 (7 )Å , and c *=7.7777 (2 )Å ). The latter space group is related to the parent P 4 /m b m TTB structure as a * ≈ √{2 }a ,b * ≈2 √{2 }a ,c *=2 c . Low-temperature specific heat measurements indicate that the Ba-rich compositions with x ≤2 are conventional BCS superconductors with TC ≤1.6 K and superconducting energy gaps of ≤0.38 meV. The values of the TC in the cation-filled Nb-based TTBs reported here are comparable with those of the unfilled KxWO3 and NaxWO3 TTBs having large alkali ion deficiency. As the unit cell volume decreases with increasing x , an unexpected metal-insulator transition (MIT) in Ba6 -xSrxNb10O30 occurs at x ≥3 . We discuss the possible origins of the MIT in terms of the carrier concentration, symmetry break, and Anderson localization.

  13. Appointing silver and bronze standards for noncovalent interactions: A comparison of spin-component-scaled (SCS), explicitly correlated (F12), and specialized wavefunction approaches

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    A systematic examination of noncovalent interactions as modeled by wavefunction theory is presented in comparison to gold-standard quality benchmarks available for 345 interaction energies of 49 bimolecular complexes. Quantum chemical techniques examined include spin-component-scaling (SCS) variations on second-order perturbation theory (MP2) [SCS, SCS(N), SCS(MI)] and coupled cluster singles and doubles (CCSD) [SCS, SCS(MI)]; also, method combinations designed to improve dispersion contacts [DW-MP2, MP2C, MP2.5, DW-CCSD(T)-F12]; where available, explicitly correlated (F12) counterparts are also considered. Dunning basis sets augmented by diffuse functions are employed for all accessible ζ-levels; truncations of the diffuse space are also considered. After examination of both accuracy and performance for 394 model chemistries, SCS(MI)-MP2/cc-pVQZ can be recommended for general use, having good accuracy at low cost and no ill-effects such as imbalance between hydrogen-bonding and dispersion-dominated systems or non-parallelity across dissociation curves. Moreover, when benchmarking accuracy is desirable but gold-standard computations are unaffordable, this work recommends silver-standard [DW-CCSD(T**)-F12/aug-cc-pVDZ] and bronze-standard [MP2C-F12/aug-cc-pVDZ] model chemistries, which support accuracies of 0.05 and 0.16 kcal/mol and efficiencies of 97.3 and 5.5 h for adenine·thymine, respectively. Choice comparisons of wavefunction results with the best symmetry-adapted perturbation theory [T. M. Parker, L. A. Burns, R. M. Parrish, A. G. Ryno, and C. D. Sherrill, J. Chem. Phys. 140, 094106 (2014)] and density functional theory [L. A. Burns, Á. Vázquez-Mayagoitia, B. G. Sumpter, and C. D. Sherrill, J. Chem. Phys. 134, 084107 (2011)] methods previously studied for these databases are provided for readers' guidance

  14. Effect of coal tar pitch modified by sulfur as a binder on the mechanical and tribological properties of bronze-impregnated carbon-matrix composites

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    Research highlights: → Sulfur addition increased the softening point and carbon yield of coal tar pitch. → The mechanical properties of the composites reached a maximum at 7 wt. % of sulfur. → The friction coefficient rose monotonously with increasing the content of sulfur. → The wear rate of the composites reached a minimum at 7 wt. % of sulfur. → The wear mechanism of composites was adhesive wear, abrasive wear and oxidative wear. - Abstract: Bronze-impregnated carbon-matrix composites were prepared through compression molding, carbonization and impregnation. The mechanism of sulfuration was studied, and the effect of coal tar pitch modified by sulfur as a binder on the mechanical and tribological properties of composites was investigated by varying the content of sulfur. The results showed that the sulfur addition increased the softening point, carbon yield and C/H atomic ratio of coal tar pitch but decreased the toluene solubility and quinoline solubility due to the dehydrogenating polymerization of pitch molecules. The micro-hardness, bending strength and compressive strength of the composites were enhanced by increasing the mass percentage of sulfur and reached a maximum of 160 HV, 132.82 MPa and 293 MPa at 7 wt. % of sulfur, respectively. However, both the hardness and strength of the composites decreased as the content of sulfur increased beyond 7 wt. %. The friction coefficient value of composites increased monotonously, but the wear rate decreased with increasing sulfur content; subsequently, the wear rate reached a minimum of 3.045 x 10-7 mm3/Nm at 7 wt. % of sulfur and then ascended. The wear mechanisms of the composites were adhesive wear, abrasive wear and oxidative wear. However, adhesive wear and oxidative wear occurred slightly for the composites with the binder modified by sulfur.

  15. X-ray screening of the artificially deformed skulls from the Middle Bronze Age of the Low Volga region (paleopathology aspect

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    Full Text Available The impact of the deforming structure on the human skull is one of the most challenging and debated questions in modern archeology and anthropology related to artificial deformation of the skull. This is precisely why the present study attempts to study the pathological artificially deformed skulls of representatives of the Catacomb culture originating from burial mound in the Lower Volga region. The analysis of the bone material was carried out with the use of X-ray method of the frontal and lateral views. Thirteen radiographs of skulls with traces of deliberate artificial deformation were examined. The skull shapes, structure of the skull calvarial bones, state of the cranial sutures, signs of intracranial hypertension, and symptoms of vascular and endocrine pathologies were explored and evaluated. The study discovered that Catacomb culture bearers used a variety of methods of skull deformation. Front occipital, occipital ring strain and conventional acrocephaly deformation modes were revealed. The viability and compatibility with normal human activity of artificial skull deformation was observed. In the childhood and newborn periods, individuals have applied constrictive and restrictive devices, trusses andother appliancesfor a few years, their impact couldresultin the intracranial hypertension syndrome, as well as in problems with cranial sutures obliteration. It is very much likely that the use of strain could stimulate the development of the internal frontal hyperostosis (Morgagni's disease which contributed to the emergence of endocrine abnormities in humans. The increased trauma rate of skeleton bones was observed in population of the Middle Bronze Age, as well as ear diseases which makes us once again address the issue of social and cultural phenomenon of intentional artificial deformation of the head tradition.

  16. Online, efficient and precision laser profiling of bronze-bonded diamond grinding wheels based on a single-layer deep-cutting intermittent feeding method

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    Deng, Hui; Chen, Genyu; He, Jie; Zhou, Cong; Du, Han; Wang, Yanyi

    2016-06-01

    In this study, an online, efficient and precision laser profiling approach that is based on a single-layer deep-cutting intermittent feeding method is described. The effects of the laser cutting depth and the track-overlap ratio of the laser cutting on the efficiency, precision and quality of laser profiling were investigated. Experiments on the online profiling of bronze-bonded diamond grinding wheels were performed using a pulsed fiber laser. The results demonstrate that an increase in the laser cutting depth caused an increase in the material removal efficiency during the laser profiling process. However, the maximum laser profiling efficiency was only achieved when the laser cutting depth was equivalent to the initial surface contour error of the grinding wheel. In addition, the selection of relatively high track-overlap ratios of laser cutting for the profiling of grinding wheels was beneficial with respect to the increase in the precision of laser profiling, whereas the efficiency and quality of the laser profiling were not affected by the change in the track-overlap ratio. After optimized process parameters were employed for online laser profiling, the circular run-out error and the parallelism error of the grinding wheel surface decreased from 83.1 μm and 324.6 μm to 11.3 μm and 3.5 μm, respectively. The surface contour precision of the grinding wheel significantly improved. The highest surface contour precision for grinding wheels of the same type that can be theoretically achieved after laser profiling is completely dependent on the peak power density of the laser. The higher the laser peak power density is, the higher the surface contour precision of the grinding wheel after profiling.

  17. Influence of the composition and heat treatments in the mechanical properties of aluminium bronze alloys; Influencia de la composicion y el tratamiento termico en las propiedades mecanicas de aleaciones de bronce al aluminio

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    Cenoz-Echeverria, I.; Fernandez-Carrasquilla, J.

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    Aluminium bronzes are copper-base alloys containing aluminium within the limits between 5-12%. Additions of Fe, Ni and Mn are used as alloying elements forming a family of complex alloys noted for their exceptional strength and corrosion resistance. In present paper sd the Ni:Fe ratio and heat treatments have been analyzed by determining the mechanical properties for three different aluminium bronze alloys containing Cu-Al10-Fe3, Cu-Al10-Fe5-Ni5 and Cu-Al10-Fe4-Ni8. The effect of as cast, quenched and quenched and tempered structures has been investigated regarding hardness, proof and ultimate tensile strength, elongation, modules of elasticity, Poisson ratio, fracture toughness, fatigue strength, crack propagation and Charpy impact properties. The influence of temperature has been studied by testing the elastic modules, Poisson ratio, the proof stress, tensile strength and the Charpy impact properties at -20 degree centigree, 24 degree centigree and 100 degree centigree. (Author)

  18. [The Dynamics of the Composition of mtDNA Haplotypes of the Ancient Population of the Altai Mountains from the Early Bronze Age (3rd Millennium BC) to the Iron Age (2nd-1st Centuries BC)].

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    Gubina, M A; Kulikov, I V; Babenko, V N; Chikisheva, T A; Romaschenko, A G; Voevoda, M I; Molodin, V I

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    The mtDNA polymorphism in representatives of various archaeological cultures of the Developed Bronze Age, Early Scythian, and Hunnish-Sarmatian periods was analyzed (N = 34). It detected the dominance of Western-Eurasian haplotypes (70.6%) in mtDNA samples from the representatives of the ancient population of the Early Bronze Age--Iron Age on the territory of Altai Mountains. Since the 8th to the 7th centuries BC, a sharp increase was revealed in the Eastern-Eurasian haplogroups A, D, C, andZ (43.75%) as compared to previous cultures (16.7%). The presence of haplotype 223-242-290-319 of haplogroup A8 in Dolgans, Itelmens, Evens, Koryaks, and Yakuts indicates the possible long-term presence of its carriers in areas inhabited by these populations. The prevalence of Western-Eurasian haplotypes is observed not only in the Altai Mountains but also in Central Asia (Kazakhstan) and the South of the Krasnoyarsk Krai. All of the three studied samples from the Western-Eurasian haplogroups were revealed to contain U, H, T, and HV. The ubiquitous presence of haplotypes of haplogroup H and some haplogroups of cluster U (U5al, U4, U2e, and K) in the vast territory from the Yenisei River basin to the Atlantic Ocean may indicate the direction of human settlement, which most likely occurred in the Paleolithic Period from Central Asia. PMID:27183799

  19. Thermal hysteresis, threshold, and dynamics of charge-density waves at low temperatures in blue bronzes (K1-xAx)0.3MoO3 (A=Tl or Na)

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    The temperature dependence of Ohmic resistance, threshold, and nonlinear voltage-current (V-I) characteristics were systematically studied in pure potassium/thallium blue bronzes and Tl/Na-doped alloy bronzes. It is found that the thermal hysteresis of low-field resistance at a lower-temperature regime behaves quite differently as compared to that at higher temperatures; doping with metallic Tl+/Na+ ions has remarkable influences on the threshold electric-field properties of charge-density-wave (CDW) depinning, but has little effect on the low-temperature dynamics of CDW conduction below 30 K: the V-I characteristics in all samples still display a sharp breakdown transition. The results indicate that the low-temperature dynamical behavior of CDW depinning may not originate from the external impurities acting as weak pinning centers; rather, an internal mechanism concerning the changes of CDW structures in the presence of an applied electric field must be considered. The two different types of hysteresis behavior are strongly related to the correlation between the normal carriers and CDW configurations. copyright 1996 The American Physical Society

  20. The botanical macroremains from the prehistoric settlement Kalnik-Igrišče (NW Croatia in the context of current knowledge about cultivation and plant consumption in Croatia and neighboring countries during the Bronze Age

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    Sara Mareković

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    Full Text Available This paper presents the results of the first extensive archaeobotanical research into a Bronze Age site in Croatia. The aim of the study was to reveal what plants were consumed (grown at Kalnik-Igrišče (NW Croatia in the Bronze Age and to realize if the plant diet of the local population differed from that of the inhabitants in neighboring countries. The results show that all plant macrofossils found at Kalnik-Igrišče can be classified into one of four functional groups: cereals, cultivated legumes, useful trees and weeds. As much as 98% of the findings are of cereals and legumes. The most abundant species found are Panicum miliaceum (millet, Hordeum vulgare (barley, Vicia faba (faba bean, Triticum aestivum ssp. aestivum (bread wheat, Triticum turgidum ssp. dicoccon (emmer wheat and Lens culinaris (lentils. The findings from Kalnik-Igrišče do not differ from the findings of neighboring countries, indicating that there were similar diets and agricultural/plant-collecting activities throughout the whole of the studied area (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Serbia, Italy, Austria and Hungary.

  1. Large-scale River Channel Shifts on the Western Indo-Gangetic Plains and their implications for the Bronze-age Harappan Civilisation Settlement Patterns

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    Gupta, S.; Singh, A.; Sinha, R.; Thomsen, K.; Murray, A. S.; Carter, A.; Mark, D. F.; Buylaert, J.; Mason, P.; Ferrat, M.

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    The distribution of settlements in ancient societies is commonly linked to the courses of large river systems. The Bronze Age Harappan civilisation (4800-3500BP) is no exception with the major sites of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro located along the Indus river system. However, the largest collection of Harappan archaeological sites are associated with the postulated surface trace of a large paleo-river channel in the drainage divide tract between the Ganges and Indus river systems, where no major river currently flows. It has been proposed that this paleo-channel was occupied by a major river sourced in the Himalaya, and that this river provided water resources to sustain the extensive Harappan sites located along its ancient course. The abrupt abandonment of urban centres here at ~3500 BP has been explained as a consequence of river diversion, although alternative explanations for cultural decline have also been entertained. These hypotheses have remained untested because the stratigraphy and chronology of the postulated paleochannel has never been determined. Here we investigate the evolution of these paleodrainage systems using a combination of satellite image analysis, subsurface geophysical analysis and sediment coring to analyse the large-scale planform geometry, and detailed sedimentary and stratigraphic nature of the postulated paleochannel in NW India. We focus our analysis on tracts of the proposed channel that lie adjacent to major Harappan urban centres in NW India, such as the site of Kalibngan in Rajastan. We find that the postulated surface trace of the paleochannel on satellite imagery is is confirmed by subsurface geophysical investigation and detailed coring. The sedimentology and stratigraphy of multiple cores taken at several transects along the trace of the paleochannel shows the evolution of the fluvial system. We determine the provenance of the fluvial channels using U-Pb dating of detrital zircons and Ar-Ar dating of detrital muscovites. These

  2. Climate change versus land management in the Po Plain (Northern Italy) during the Bronze Age: New insights from the VP/VG sequence of the Terramara Santa Rosa di Poviglio

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    Cremaschi, Mauro; Mercuri, Anna Maria; Torri, Paola; Florenzano, Assunta; Pizzi, Chiara; Marchesini, Marco; Zerboni, Andrea

    2016-03-01

    The sedimentary infilling of the moat surrounding the Villaggio Piccolo of the Terramara Santa Rosa di Poviglio was analysed in order to obtain palaeoenvironmental inferences from sediments and pollen assemblage. The high-resolution stratigraphic sequence preserves evidence of the environmental changes that occurred in the Po Plain, in Northern Italy, during the Late Holocene. Our interdisciplinary approach permitted to study climatic and anthropic contributions to the environmental changes in this region. The relationships between these changes and land-use changes were investigated focussing on adaptive strategies of the Terramare people during the Middle and Recent Bronze ages (1550-1170 yr BC). The Terramare are archaeological remains of banked and moated villages, located in the central alluvial plain of the Po river. The Terramara of Santa Rosa consists of two adjoining settlements (Villaggio Grande and Villaggio Piccolo); the moat that separates the two parts of the site is c. 23 m large and reaches a maximum depth of 4 m from the extant ground level. The stratigraphic sequence VP/VG exposed by archaeological excavation inside the moat was sampled for pedosedimentary, thin section, and pollen analyses. Chronology is based on archaeological evidence, stratigraphic correlations and radiocarbon dating. Pedosedimentary features and biological records (pollen of aquatics and algal remains) demonstrate that shallow water, probably subjected to seasonal water-level oscillations, has always been present in the moat. In the lower units of the sequence, the laminations indicate standing water, while occurrence of reworked pollen testified the supply of sediments to the plain from catchment zones located in the Apennine. Open vegetation was widespread; economy was based on wood management, fruit collection on the wild or from cultivated woody plants, crop fields with a fairly diversified set of cereals especially increasing in variety during dryness or phases of water

  3. Investigations on old bronze cannons

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    The burnt-out nuclear fuel is transported from the Swedish nuclear power stations for intermediate deposit to the used fuel storage plant CLAB outside of Oskarshamn. At CLAB the fuel is kept in water tanks for 30-40 years. From CLAB the fuel shall be transported for final deposit somewhere in Sweden. The aim of final deposit is to prevent radioactive substance from the used fuel from leaking out in such amounts harmful to the environment or human beings. Practically this means that the used fuel has to be isolated for a very long period of time. To enable this final deposit, a series of barriers between the dangerous goods and the surface of the earth are created. In the so called KBS 3-report the method for final deposit has been suggested. It is based on a number of fuel elements put into a copper capsule. The capsule is closed and put into the bedrock 500 m down in the earth. There it is put in a drilling hole in a tunnel and sealed with a special type of clay bentonit. The clay prevents ground water from moving around the copper capsule. Two of the most important barriers are the copper capsule and the clay according to this thesis. This is the reason why the copper-cannon from the Man of War KRONAN give scientists an excellent long-term testing opportunity as to how deposits according to KBS 3 can work

  4. Superconductivity in the Tungsten Bronzes

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    Wu, Phillip; Ishii, Satoshi; Tanabe, Kenji; Munakata, Ko; Hammond, Robert H.; Tokiwa, Kazuyasu; Geballe, Theodore H.; Beasley, Malcolm R.

    2015-03-01

    Via pulsed laser deposition and post-annealing, high quality K-doped WO3-y films with reproducible transport properties are obtained. A home built two-coil mutual inductance setup is used to probe the behavior of the films in the superconducting and normal state. The inverse penetration depths and dissipation peaks are measured as a function of temperature and field. Separately, via thin film deposition techniques, we report for the first time stable crystalline hexagonal WO3 on substrates. In order to tune the physical properties of the undoped material, we utilized an ionic liquid gating technique. We observe an insulator-to-metal transition, showing the ionic liquid gate to be a viable technique to alter the electrical transport properties of this material. By comparing the alkali and ionic liquid gated WO3, we conclude with some remarks regarding how superconductivity arises in this system.

  5. β-NbPO 5 and β-TaPO 5: Bronzoïds, second members of the monophosphate tungsten bronze series (PO 2) 4(WO 3) 2 m

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    Chahboun, H.; Groult, D.; Hervieu, M.; Raveau, B.

    1986-12-01

    The oxides β-NbPO 5 and β-TaPO 5 have been studied by X-ray diffraction and high resolution electron microscopy. They exhibit different supercells based on an orthorhombic subcell with the parameters a0 = 11.27 Å, b0 = 5.28 Å, c0 = 6.62 Å. It is shown that their framework corresponds to the member m = 2 of the series of monophosphate tungsten bronzes (PO 2) 4(WO 3) 2 m with pentagonal tunnels (MPTB P). The structure can thus be described as built up from ReO 3-type slabs which are two octahedra wide and connected through phosphate planes. The stability of these bronzoïds is discussed with respect to that of the MPTB P compounds. The relationships between the structures of the α and β forms of NbPO 5 and TaPO 5 are studied.

  6. Resistencia al desgaste de recubrimientos de bronce al aluminio producidos con técnica de proyección térmica//Wear resistance of aluminum bronze coatings produced by thermal spray

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    Dayan Carolina Cárdenas-Feria

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió la resistencia al desgaste adhesivo de recubrimientos de bronce al aluminio depositados con la técnica de proyección térmica por llama sobre bronce fosforado SAE 62. Los recubrimientos fueron fabricados variando las presiones parciales de los gases de combustión, oxígeno y acetileno. El material utilizado fue caracterizado estructuralmente mediante difracción de rayosX (X-ray diffraction, XRD y el estudio morfológico mediante microscopía electrónica de barrido (Scanning electron microscopy, SEM. La resistencia al desgaste adhesivo de los recubrimientos se determinó por medio del ensayo de bola sobre disco, utilizando como bola una esférica de acero 100Cr6. Los resultados obtenidos permiten establecer que los recubrimientos proyectados con una presión de oxigeno de 78 psi y una presión de acetileno de 8 psi presentan la mejor resistencia al desgaste en comparación a los tratamientos producidos. El modo de falla de desgaste en los recubrimientos producidos es discutido en esta investigación.Palabras clave: desgaste abrasivo y adhesivo,  proyección térmica,  recubrimientos.______________________________________________________________________________AbstractWe studied the adhesive wear resistance of aluminum bronze coatings deposited by thermal spray on phosphor bronze SAE 62 substrates. The coatings were deposited by varying the partial pressures of the combustion gases: oxygen and acetylene. The structural characterization was made through X-ray diffraction (XRD and the morphological analysis was performed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM. The adhesive wear resistance of the coatings was determined by the bole on disc test using a spherical ball made of steel 100Cr6 and with a diameter of 6 mm. The results obtained show that the coating projected with an oxygen pressure of 78 psi and an acetylene pressure of 8 psi have the better wear resistance compared with the substrate and the others treatments deposited

  7. Robert Bagley, Max Loehr and the Study of Chinese Bronzes, Ithaca, NY: Cornell East Asia Series, 2008, translated by Wang Haicheng, originally published in Chinese in Dushu, November 2010, 126-33.

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    Miao Zhe

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This essay reviews Robert Bagley’s intellectual portrait of Max Loehr, one of the founding fathers of the western study of Chinese art. Bagley’s book centers on the prolonged controversy between Loehr and Bernhard Karlgren over the history of ancient Chinese bronzes. Karlgren, an eminent philologist, tried to extract chronological information from a classification of décor motifs, an approach that he and many of his readers considered to be scientific and objective. Failing to detect any pattern of change in his material, he declared that all extant bronzes were made during two or three centuries of artistic stagnation, centuries that merely repeated designs invented in some earlier and more creative period that is unknown to us. Loehr by contrast succeeded in tracing a clear sequence of evolving styles in the same corpus of material. These positions were first staked out in the 1930s; most observers sided with Karlgren until the 1960s, when archaeology confirmed Loehr’s sequence. What makes the controversy interesting and instructive is that the right answer did not come from the approach that to this day strikes most readers as the scientific one, it came from a seemingly subjective and intuitive art-historical analysis. In part Bagley explains this unexpected outcome by showing that science as Karlgren conceived it—a rule-bound and mechanical procedure that excludes intuition and judgment—is a layman’s misconception; in essential ways, he shows, it was Loehr’s approach rather than Karlgren’s that was scientific. At a time when the prestige of the hard sciences continues to inspire attempts to import scientific methods into the humanities, Bagley has illuminating things to say about the real substance of those methods. He also has much to say about artistic invention and intentionality, and he clarifies one of art history’s most constantly used yet most ill-defined concepts, the concept of style, by arguing that it is not an

  8. Un nouvel habitat du Bronze final IIIb dans le Val d’Orléans et ses traces de métallurgie du fer : Bonnée, Les Terres à l’Est du Bourg (Centre, Loiret A new settlement from late Bronze IIIb in the val d’Orléans: Bonnée, Les Terres à l’Est du Bourg (lands to the east of the town (Centre, Loiret

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    Full Text Available La multiplication récente des diagnostics archéologiques autour du petit bourg actuel de Bonnée a permis la détection d’une occupation du Bronze final IIIb (circa 900-750 av. n.-e. sur environ un hectare aux Terres à l’Est du Bourg. Les limites inhérentes à ce type d’intervention réduisent l’interprétation des structures et toute approche spatiale de ce probable habitat repéré. L’étude conjointe des différents mobiliers en particulier céramique et métallurgique, mais aussi le torchis et la faune, atteste de sa culture matérielle et de son intérêt. Ces scories pourraient être parmi les plus anciennes traces en région Centre d’activité métallurgique du fer. Des activités de post-réduction sont avérées et certaines opérations de forgeage sont supposées.La découverte de cet habitat dans ce secteur du lit majeur de la Loire, apporte de nouvelles données concernant l’occupation du sol et ses problématiques évolutives dans le Val d’Orléans sur ces périodes de transition avec le Hallstatt ancien.The recent increase in the archaeological evaluations around the village of Bonnée has enabled the discovery of a final Bronze Age IIIb settlement (circa 900-750 BP on about a hectare of the Terres à l’Est du Bourg. The limits inherent in this type of work restrict the interpretation of structures and all spatial approaches to this likely dwelling. The joint study of the different furnishings, in particular ceramics and metal, but also the cob and fauna, attests to its material culture and its interest. The slag could be amongst the oldest iron metallurgy remains from the Centre region. Some activities of post-forging are proven and certain operations are guessed at. The discovery of this settlement in this sector of the major bed of the Loire, has produced new data concerning the occupation of the land and its evolutionary problems in the valley of Orleans over these periods of transition in the early

  9. Date identification of the Zhouji materials during the period of King Xin--The chronology Solving method of oracle boneS and bronzes in the Shang and Zhou dynasties

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    By identifying the dates of the Zhouji materials (one kind of oracle bone) during the period of King Xin (also called Zhou the last monarch in Shang Dynasty), this paper establishes a new "Direct Solving Method" (DSM) to solve the chronology problems in the Shang and Zhou dynasties. The mathematical models are more suitable for those materials with the Ganzhi (the Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches, the Chinese ancient date recorded method being of the 60-day cycle, that the repetitive cycle is independent of any astronomical parameter, each day within this cycle has its own name and can also be expressed by the numbers from l to 60) record of the date, lunar month, and their year intervals and all of them are in history documents, oracle bones and bronze vessels. For example, taking the 12 Zhouji materials in the period of King Xin,we derive the two best results of the first year when Xin assumed the reins of government in probably 1063 BC or 1052 BC.

  10. Dicrocoelium dendriticum found in a Bronze Age cemetery in western Iran in the pre-Persepolis period: The oldest Asian palaeofinding in the present human infection hottest spot region.

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    Mowlavi, Gholamreza; Mokhtarian, Kobra; Makki, Mahsa Sadat; Mobedi, Iraj; Masoumian, Mohammad; Naseri, Reza; Hoseini, Ghasem; Nekouei, Parisa; Mas-Coma, Santiago

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    Dicrocoeliasis of animals and humans is caused by trematode species of the genus Dicrocoelium, mainly Dicrocoelium dendriticum in ruminants of the Holarctic region. D. dendriticum may be considered an old parasite, probably related to the appearance and diversification of Eurasian ovicaprines, occurred 14.7-14.5 million years ago. The oldest palaeoparasitological findings of Dicrocoelium in domestic animals and humans date from more than 5000 years BC in Europe. Eggs of D. dendriticum have been found in a burial of a Bronze Age cemetery (2600-2200 BC) close to Yasuj city, southwestern Iran. This is the oldest finding of D. dendriticum in the Near East, where present human infection reports are more numerous than in other world regions where human dicrocoeliasis is rare and sporadic. This palaeofinding in the Zagros mountainous chain area is of interest by its location close to Persepolis, suggesting a narrow relationship between humans and herbivorous animals in these highlands. Domestic ruminant populations of these highlands were following a repeated contact with those of the western flat lowlands of the Fertile Crescent thanks to annual altitudinal transhumance migrations of the nomadic pastoral tribes with their herds living throughout Zagros Mountains in the several millennium period BC. It is concluded that D. dendriticum spread together with sheep and goats westward throughout Europe from the Fertile Crescent during the 8000-6000 year BC period and somewhat later southward into Africa, both spreads facilitated by the low specificity of that trematode species regarding the snail and ant intermediate hosts. PMID:25748277

  11. Adsorption of Lanthanides by A{sub y}Mo{sub x}W{sub 1-x}O{sub 3} Hexagonal Tungsten Bronzes and Prospects for their Potential Use as Recyclable Inert Matrix Fuels

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    Luca, Vittorio; Yang, Bin; Yaman, Ilkay; Griffith, Christopher S.; Scales, Nicholas; Sizgek, Erden [Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Institute of Materials Engineering, New Illawarra Road, Lucas Heights, New South Wales, 2234 (Australia)

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    The hexagonal tungsten bronze (HTB) based adsorbents of general formula A{sub y}M{sub x}W{sub 1-x}O{sub 3}.ZH{sub 2}O have been a particular focus of attention in our laboratory for some time. In the context of a potential partition and transmutation strategy our interest in these HTB materials has been stimulated by their particularly high affinity for lanthanide (LN) and minor actinide (MA). In addition to partitioning operations the materials can also be contemplated for mop-up and decontamination applications. With Cs{sup +} as the target species, HTBs can be converted to very effective waste form materials with performances comparable to the best Cs-containing ceramics such as hollandite. However, their excellent affinity for LNs and MAs suggest their use for MA recycling. When granular variants of the HTB adsorbents are loaded with LNs and are heated in air to relatively modest temperatures these elements preferentially partition into relatively soluble phases imbedded within a durable WO{sub 3} matrix. Since the LN-containing phase is relatively soluble, efficient recovery of the LNs or potentially MAs is feasible. This, together with potentially favorable irradiation properties, suggests they may have uses as recyclable inert matrix fuels. In this communication, we discuss LN and MA adsorption and thermal properties of HTB materials with variable x, as well as resistance to {gamma}-radiation and heavy ion bombardment. Finally, recoverability of the LNs is considered. (authors)

  12. Discussion of ‘Style’ from Max Loehr and the Study of Chinese Bronzes, Style and Classification in the History of Art, Ithaca, Cornell University Press: Cornell East Asia Series 2008

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    Full Text Available This essay is the concluding chapter of a study of the work of Max Loehr (1903-1988, an art historian whose visual analysis of unprovenanced Chinese bronzes famously anticipated the discoveries of archaeologists. It argues that Loehr’s strictly pragmatic understanding of style is implicit in the daily practice of most art historians, but that most of our explicit uses of the word, including such everyday expressions as ‘Romanesque style’ and ‘style of Raphael’, presume the existence of a mysterious, indefinable entity that is both a property of the object and a disembodied agent evolving independently of artists and objects. Not surprisingly, no procedure for ascertaining the style of an object has ever been described. The failure to recognize that style is not a physical property but only a shorthand for talking about comparisons is responsible for many classic confusions in art history. Finding the causes of a style or explaining its evolution (‘the origin of the Gothic style’, ‘the evolution from Renaissance to Baroque’, relating styles to times or cultures or nations, relating them across media (‘Baroque painting’ and ‘Baroque music’—these are fictitious problems, artefacts of a mistaken belief in a thing called ‘style’.

  13. Structural and relaxor-like dielectric properties of unfilled tungsten bronzes Ba5-5xSm5xTi5xNb10-5xO30

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    Wei, T.; Dong, Z.; Zhao, C. Z.; Guo, Y. Y.; Zhou, Q. J.; Li, Z. P.

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    New unfilled tetragonal tungsten bronze (TTB) oxides, Ba5-5xSm5xTi5xNb10-5xO30 (BSTN-x), where 0.10 ≤ x ≤ 0.35, have been synthesized in this work. Their crystal structure was determined and analyzed based on Rietveld structural refinement. It is found that single TTB phase can be formed in a particular x range (i.e., 0.15 ≤ x ≤ 0.3) due to the competition interaction between tolerance factor and electronegativity difference. Furthermore, dielectric and ferroelectric results indicate that phase transitions and ferroelectric states are sensitive to x. Referring to the local chemistry, we suggest that the raise of vacancies at the A2-site compared with that of A1-site will intensely depress the normal ferroelectric phase and is in favor of relaxor ferroelectric state. Macroscopically, previous A-site size difference standpoint on fill TTB compounds cannot give a reasonable explanation about the variation of dielectric maximum temperature (Tm) for present BSTN-x compounds. Alternatively, tetragonality (c/a) is adopted which can well describe the variation of Tm in whole x range. In addition, one by one correspondence between tetragonality and electrical features can be found, and the compositions involving high c/a are usually stabilized in normal ferroelectric phase. It is believed that c/a is a more appropriate parameter to illustrate the variation of ferroelectric properties for unfilled TTB system.

  14. beta. -NbPO/sub 5/ and. beta. -TaPO/sub 5/: bronzoieds, second members of the monophosphate tungsten bronze series (PO/sub 2/)/sub 4/(WO/sub 3/)/sub 2m/

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    Chahboun, H.; Groult, D.; Hervieu, M.; Raveau, B.

    1986-12-01

    The oxides ..beta..-NbPO/sub 5/ and ..beta..-TaPO/sub 5/ have been studied by X-ray diffraction and high resolution electron microscopy. They exhibit different supercells based on an orthorhombic subcell with the parameters a/sub 0/ = 11.27 A, b/sub 0/ = 5.28 A, c/sub 0/ = 6.62 A. It is shown that their framework corresponds to the member m = 2 of the series of monophosphate tungsten bronzes (PO/sub 2/)/sub 4/(WO/sub 3/)/sub 2m/ with pentagonal tunnels (MPTB/sub P/). The structure can thus be described as built up from ReO/sub 3/-type slabs which are two octahedra wide and connected through phosphate planes. The stability of these bronzoieds is discussed with respect to that of the MPTB/sub P/ compounds. The relationships between the structures of the ..cap alpha.. and ..beta.. forms of NbPO/sub 5/ and TaPO/sub 5/ are studied.

  15. 中国古青铜器表面富锡铜鎏镀及鎏焊的工艺探索第三部分——鎏焊%Technological study on amalgam coating and brazing of tin-rich copper on surface of bronze wares of ancient China——Part Ⅲ.Amalgam brazing

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    吴元康; 储荣邦

    2012-01-01

    Amalgam brazing is derived from amalgam coating. The definition, characteristics, application, and significance of amalgam brazing were expatiated. A process of amalgam brazing for producing combined bronze wares was developed. The compositions of brazing material and flux were given. The operations of pretreatment, mercury removal by heating, and post-treatment were described. The implementation of amalgam coating and brazing processes was introduced taking the Western Han Dynasty's bronze cowry container with tribute-paying figures excavated in Yunnan as an example. The method for distinguishing whether an antique bronze ware is produced by cast welding after lost-wax casting or by copper brazing with separated small cast parts was presented.%鎏焊是从鎏镀衍生而来的.阐述了鎏焊的定义、特点、应用和意义.设计了用于制作组合青铜器的鎏焊工艺,给出了焊料、焊剂配方,说明了前处理、加热驱汞及后处理的操作方法.以西汉云南纳贡场面青铜贮贝器为例,介绍了鎏镀与鎏焊工艺的具体实施过程.提出了鉴别古青铜器是由失蜡铸造后铸焊而成还是由分铸小件铜焊而成的方法.

  16. Tungsten Bronze Barium Neodymium Titanate (Ba6-3nNd8+2nTi18O54): An Intrinsic Nanostructured Material and Its Defect Distribution.

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    Azough, Feridoon; Cernik, Robert Joseph; Schaffer, Bernhard; Kepaptsoglou, Demie; Ramasse, Quentin Mathieu; Bigatti, Marco; Ali, Amir; MacLaren, Ian; Barthel, Juri; Molinari, Marco; Baran, Jakub Dominik; Parker, Stephen Charles; Freer, Robert

    2016-04-01

    We investigated the structure of the tungsten bronze barium neodymium titanates Ba6-3nNd8+2nTi18O54, which are exploited as microwave dielectric ceramics. They form a complex nanostructure, which resembles a nanofilm with stacking layers of ∼12 Å thickness. The synthesized samples of Ba6-3nNd8+2nTi18O54 (n = 0, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5) are characterized by pentagonal and tetragonal columns, where the A cations are distributed in three symmetrically inequivalent sites. Synchrotron X-ray diffraction and electron energy loss spectroscopy allowed for quantitative analysis of the site occupancy, which determines the defect distribution. This is corroborated by density functional theory calculations. Pentagonal columns are dominated by Ba, and tetragonal columns are dominated by Nd, although specific Nd sites exhibit significant concentrations of Ba. The data indicated significant elongation of the Ba columns in the pentagonal positions and of the Nd columns in tetragonal positions involving a zigzag arrangement of atoms along the b lattice direction. We found that the preferred Ba substitution occurs at Nd[3]/[4] followed by Nd[2] and Nd[1]/[5] sites, which is significantly different to that proposed in earlier studies. Our results on the Ba6-3nNd8+2nTi18O54 "perovskite" superstructure and its defect distribution are particularly valuable in those applications where the optimization of material properties of oxides is imperative; these include not only microwave ceramics but also thermoelectric materials, where the nanostructure and the distribution of the dopants will reduce the thermal conductivity. PMID:26998674

  17. Study on the Tribological Behavior of Bronze-matrix Self-lubricating Composites%锡青铜基自润滑材料的摩擦学特性研究

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    王静波; 吕晋军; 宁莉萍; 孟军虎

    2001-01-01

    Bronze matrix self-lubricating composites were prepared bysintering in hydrogen furnace. The mechanical and tribological properties of the composites were investigated on a pin-on-disk test rig. The self-lubricating mechanism of the composites was analyzed with emphasis on the effect of the solid lubricants. The results show that the composites exhibit good mechanical and tribological properties at room temperature to 450 ℃. XRD analysis of the worn surface of the counterpart AISI1045 steel disk shows that transfer solid lubricant film composed of graphite, Pb, and SnO2 forms and contributes to improve the tribological behavior of the composites at room temperature. The improved tribological behavior of the composites at 450 ℃ is attributed to the transfer film composed of graphite, Pb2O3, and CuO.%采用粉末冶金自由烧结工艺制备出锡青铜基自润滑复合材料,对该类复合材料的力学性能与摩擦磨损特性进行了研究,从固体润滑剂角度就其室温与450℃自润滑机理进行了分析与探讨.研究结果表明,该类材料在室温至450℃温度范围内具有良好的机械性能与摩擦磨损特性.XRD分析结果显示:在室温下磨损表面形成的含石墨、Pb和SnO2的复合膜是其具有润滑性能的主要原因;在高温下则由石墨、Pb2O3和CuO组成的复合膜起主要润滑作用.

  18. Contextos funerários e estudo antropológico dos restos ósseos humanos dos hipogeus de Torre Velha 3 (São Salvador, Serpa): Uma aproximação ao estudo das comunidades humanas do Bronze do Sudoeste

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    O principal objectivo deste trabalho de investigação é aprofundar os dados conhecidos acerca das comunidades humanas que habitaram a região do Baixo Alentejo durante o Bronze Médio do Sudoeste (2070 – 1930 a.C. a 1170 – 1050 a.C.). Foi realizada uma análise da antropologia funerária e dos restos ósseos exumados de 21 dos 25 hipogeus registados em Torre Velha 3 (São Salvador, Serpa). Os restos ósseos humanos presentes nestas estruturas representam um total de 28 indivíduos, 2...

  19. L’apport des analyses 14C à l’étude de la nécropole de l’âge du Bronze de“ La Croix de la Mission ” à Marolles-sur-Seine The contribution of radiocarbon dating in the study of the Bronze Age cemetery of Marolles-sur-Seine “ La Croix de la Mission ”

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    Full Text Available Quatorze des 41 sépultures de la nécropole de “ la Croix de la Mission ” à Marolles-sur-Seine ont récemment fait l’objet d’une datation par le radiocarbone aux laboratoires de Groningen (Pays-Bas et de Lyon (France. Les résultats obtenus mettent en évidence l'utilisation en continu de la nécropole pendant plus d’un millénaire entre 2000 et 800 av. n. è. La corrélation entre ces nouvelles dates et les données archéologiques permet de cerner, avec plus de précision, l’éventail des différentes étapes chrono-culturelles représentées à travers les sépultures de la nécropole. [Les analyses 14C ont été effectuées par les laboratoires de Groningen (Centrum voor Isotopen Onderzoek Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Nijenborgh 4 NL-9747 AG Groningen et Lyon (Centre de Datation par le Radiocarbone Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, 43, bd du 11 Novembre 1918 F-69622 Villeurbanne Cedex.]Fourteen of the 41 burials of the “ la Croix de la Mission ” Bronze Age cemetery at Marolles-sur-Seine have recently been carbon dated by the Lyon (France and Groningen (Netherlands laboratories. These new dates confirm the site’s occupation for more than 1000 years from 2000 BC to 800 BC and determine more precisely the different cultural and chronological phases of the cemetery illustrated by the great range of its burials.

  20. 中国古青铜器表面富锡铜鎏镀及鎏焊的工艺探索第二部分——鎏镀的原理及工艺设计%Technological study on amalgam coating and brazing of tin-rich copper on surface of bronze wares of ancient China—Part Ⅱ.Principle and process design of amalgam coating

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    吴元康; 储荣邦

    2012-01-01

    The major roles of Cu, Sn, Pd, and Hg in amalgam coating material, the principle of metallurgical reactions between the elements, and the phase transformation involved in the process of removing mercury by heating were described. Three formulations of Sn-rich copper powder for amalgam coating were designed to reproduce antique bronze mirrors. The pretreatment of bronze wares, the preparation of amalgam coating material and its coating method, and the operation procedure of mercury removal by heating were introduced. The reasons why the Sn-rich coatings on ancient bronze wares are produced by amalgam coating of Sn-rich copper were presented.%阐述了鎏镀料中铜、锡、铅、汞的主要作用,以及加热驱汞时各元素之间冶金反应的原理和物相变化.以仿古青铜镜为例,设计了3种鎏镀用富锡铜粉的配方,介绍了青铜件的镀前处理,汞齐涂料配制和涂抹的方法,以及加热驱汞的操作步骤.指出了古青铜器表面富锡镀层为鎏镀富锡铜的依据.

  1. Structure, upconversion photoluminescence, and dielectric properties of Ho{sup 3+}- and Yb{sup 3+}-codoped tetragonal tungsten bronze Sr{sub 4}La{sub 2}Ti{sub 4}Nb{sub 6}O{sub 30}

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    2015-04-15

    Highlights: • TTB-type SLTN: Ho-Ybx with space group P4/mbm was determined. • UC photoluminescence of SLTN: Ho-Ybx ceramics was first reported. • Bright UC green emission was observed at room temperature. • Two-photon energy transfer process was confirmed for the UC processes. • Temperature stability of dielectric permittivity was improved for SLTN: Ho-Ybx. - Abstract: Ho{sup 3+}- and Yb{sup 3+}-codoped Sr{sub 4}La{sub 2}Ti{sub 4}Nb{sub 6}O{sub 30} (Sr{sub 4}La{sub 1.94–x}Ho{sub 0.06}Yb{sub x}Ti{sub 4}Nb{sub 6}O{sub 30}, abbreviated as SLTN: Ho-Ybx) ceramics have been synthesized, and their structural, up-conversion (UC) photoluminescence, and dielectric properties have been carefully investigated. Through Rietveld structural refinement, SLTN: Ho-Ybx samples are determined as single tetragonal tungsten bronze (TTB) phase with space group P4/mbm in which larger Sr{sup 2+} ions fill the A{sub 2}-sites, relative smaller La{sup 3+}, Ho{sup 3+}, and Yb{sup 3+} ions occupy the A{sub 1}-sites, while Ti{sup 4+} and Nb{sup 4+} ions fill the B-sites. Under 980 nm near infrared (NIR) excitation, bright UC green emission, relatively weak red and near-infrared (NIR) emissions, originating from {sup 5}F{sub 4}/{sup 5}S{sub 2} → {sup 5}I{sub 8}, {sup 5}F{sub 5} → {sup 5}I{sub 8}, and {sup 5}F{sub 4}/{sup 5}S{sub 2} → {sup 5}I{sub 7} transitions of Ho{sup 3+} ions, are confirmed for SLTN: Ho-Ybx. Two-photon energy transfer process is proved through pumping laser power dependence of emission intensity measurement. Furthermore, the influence of Ho{sup 3+}- and Yb{sup 3+}- ions on the dielectric properties of SLTN: Ho-Ybx is also investigated and the temperature stability of dielectric permittivity is improved.

  2. 周代丧葬礼器“翣”的再探讨--关于“山”字形薄铜片的考证%Further Discussion about Funeral Ceremonial‘Sha’(翣) of Zhou Dynasty-- Research on the Mountain-Shaped Bronze Sheet

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    2015-01-01

    在战国以前,“翣”应该是特指由羽毛编制而成的扇子,将“山”字形薄铜片定为“铜翣”,与文献不符。《礼记·檀弓上》中“周人墙置翣”的“翣”,很可能类似古埃及作为王权象征的半圆形长柄礼仪羽扇,是由羽毛和青铜羽座两部分组成,“山”字形薄铜片或只是羽扇的铜羽座。周代墓葬中出土的所谓“玉戈”,就是古文献中记载的玉圭。《礼记·丧大记》中的“皆戴圭”应该是指棺饰“戴圭”,而不是指翣“戴圭”。%The usage of the Chinese character“Sha”(翣)before the Warring States period should denote the feather-attached fans specifically. Attributing the mountain-shaped bronze sheets as“Sha”is therefore inconsistent with ancient texts. The“Sha”in was likely to be semicircular, long-handled feather fan, similar to the ceremonial feather fans of ancient Egypt symbolizing royal power. The mountain-shaped bronze sheets would more likely be a feather holder as the fan would likely be composed of feathers and a bronze base for mounting. The so-called jade“Ge”(戈)unearthed from the tombs of the Zhou Dynasty should thus be jade“Gui”(圭)recorded in ancient texts as an identification of feudal nobleman.“All wearing Gui”in should thus refer to the coffin decorations wearing“Gui”instead of“Sha”wearing“Gui”.

  3. Randomized Experiments as the Bronze Standard

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    Berk, Richard

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, the strengths and weakness of randomized field ex- periments are discussed. Although it seems to be common knowledge that random assignment balances experimental and control groups on all confounders, other features of randomized field experiments are somewhat less appreciated. These include the role of random assign- ment in statistical inference and representations of the mechanisms by which the treatment has its impact. Randomized experiments also have important limit...

  4. Meksvideo polutshila tri "bronzõ"

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    2006-01-01

    Noorte amatöörfilmistuudio MEKSVIDEO kolm filmi said auhinna Oslos 9. festivalil Euro-Filmforum Scandinavia (Deniss Borissovi dokumentaalfilm "Vetshnõi vopross", Irina Ivanova animafilm "Transformis ja stuudio juhi Igor Glazistovi dokumentaalfilm "Ohrannik")

  5. Bronze Civilization Shines Asia Art Festival

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    Hu Chunliang

    2009-01-01

    @@ The 11th Asia Arts Festival (AAF) was held from August 18 through 26, 2009 in Ordos, a city in the northern China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region. This event was jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China and the People's Government of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and organized by the Ordos Municipal People's Government, Culture Department of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and China Arts and Entertainment Group.

  6. Bronze decoration for chariots in Northern Italy

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    Margherita Bolla

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 14 Si propone un censimento delle attestazioni di decorazione in bronzo per carri in Italia settentrionale, limitando la ricerca agli elementi figurati. L’indagine, per quanto presumibilmente non esaustiva, ha condotto a un considerevole aumento delle testimonianze note (ora una cinquantina, consentendo alcune osservazioni su botteghe di produzione, proprietari, iconografia, cronologia.  

  7. 西辽河上游地区新石器时代至早期青铜时代经济形态研究综述%The research review of economic form during Neolithic-Bronze Age at Western Liao River

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    孙永刚

    2014-01-01

    西辽河上游地区是我国近代考古开始较早的地区之一,自新石器时代早期至早期青铜时代,主要的考古学文化有小河西文化、兴隆洼文化、富河文化、赵宝沟文化、小河沿文化和夏家店下层文化。由于这一地区是从半干旱区向干旱区过渡的地区,也是对环境变化反映敏感的生态系统过渡带,在新石器时代至早期青铜时代受到地理条件、气候环境与外部文化的影响,形成了独特而具典型性的采集、渔猎、农业、畜牧并存的经济形态。%the West Liaohe River upstream region is one of the areas which Chinese modem archae-ology started earlier. From the Neolithic Age to Early Bronze Age, the main archaeological cultures are small hexi culture,Xinglongwa culture,Fuhe culture, Zhaobaogou culture, Xiaoheyan culture and Lower Xia-jiadian culture. Since this region is from the semi-arid region to the areas of excessive area and sensitive to environmental changes, this area evolved a unique economic form contains gathering,hunting, farming and animal husbandry in the time of the Neolithic Age to Early Bronze Age under the influence of geo-graphical conditions, climatic environment and external culture.

  8. Vingt ans de recherches à Saint-Véran, Hautes Alpes: état des connaissances de l’activité de production de cuivre à l’âge du Bronze ancien

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    Bourgarit, David

    2010-12-01

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    Durante la Edad del Bronce en Europa occidental, el aumento drástico de la producción de cobre apenas está documentado en las actividades mineras y metalúrgicas de transformación. En este contexto, el yacimiento minero y metalúrgico de Saint-Véran, Hautes-Alpes constituye un testimonio privilegiado de la producción en masa a fines del III milenio, ya que las obras mineras dan cuenta de una explotación a gran escala, con una producción de casi 7 t de cobre al año. Numerosos sitios de metalurgia extractiva puede haber estado asociados con ella. Desde hace 20 años, diversos equipos, como en el que participan los autores, han emprendido o emprenden investigaciones para intentar documentar el sitio y su actividad. El objetivo de este artículo es presentar el estado actual de la cuestión sobre el yacimiento. Los resultados principales son la puesta en evidencia de la actividad de producción en masa y su cuantificación. Además se ha descrito por primera vez la organización de la producción, poniendo en evidencia la sucesión de fases entre la actividad minera y metalúrgica, así como las técnicas metalúrgicas innovadoras puestas en práctica. El yacimiento revela un estallido muy marcado de la actividad metalúrgica en el espacio que no deja de plantear interrogantes. Igualmente, la cuestión del destino de la producción sigue abierta por completo. Por otro lado, los motores para una implantación semejante en un territorio de alta montaña han comenzado a identificarse. Así se invocan determinismos naturales ya se trate de la mineralización particular de un yacimiento como de la evolución del clima. [fr] A l’âge du Bronze ancien en Europe occidentale, l’augmentation drastique de la production de cuivre est très peu documentée au niveau des activités minières et métallurgiques de transformation. Dans ce contexte, le gisement minier et métallurgique de Saint-Véran, Hautes- Alpes constitue un

  9. Phase transitions and electrical characterizations of (K 0.5Na 0.5) 2x(Sr 0.6Ba 0.4) 5-xNb 10O 30 (KNSBN) ceramics with 'unfilled' and 'filled' tetragonal tungsten-bronze (TTB) crystal structure

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    Yao, Yingbang

    2012-12-01

    Alkali-doped strontium barium niobate (K 0.5Na 0.5) 2x(Sr 0.6Ba 0.4) 5-xNb 10O 30 (KNSBN) ceramics has been prepared by a conventional solid-state reaction method. The alkali-dopant concentration x has been varied from 0.24 to 1.15 so that the crystal structure was transformed from \\'unfilled\\' to \\'filled\\' tetragonal tungsten-bronze (TTB) structure. Apart from the change in the structural properties, the effects of the alkali-dopants on the phase transition as well as ferroelectric, piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties have also been investigated. Phase transitions have been studied in the temperature range of -200°C to 350°C. The origins of these phase transitions are discussed. The addition of the alkali-dopants enhances the ferroelectric, piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties of the KNSBN ceramics. Alkali-doping also favors abnormal grain growth and thus results in a porous microstructure, which might contribute to the enhancement of the pyroelectric performance. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

  10. Resistivity anomalies of the diphosphate tungsten bronze Cs sub 1-x P sub 8 W sub 8 O sub 40 (x = 0-0. 46) and its partially substituted phases Cs sub x A sub y P sub 8 W sub 8 O sub 40 (A = Rb, Na) and CsP sub 8 W sub 8-x Mo sub x O sub 40 : Synthesis, physical property measurements, and band electronic structure calculations

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    Wang, E.; Greenblatt, M. (Rutgers, State Univ. of New Jersey, New Brunswick (USA)); Rachidi, I.E.I.; Canadell, E. (Universite de Paris-Sud, Orsay (France)); Whangbo, M.H. (North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh (USA))

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    The cesium phosphate tungsten bronze CsP{sub 8}W{sub 8}O{sub 40} exhibits a resistivity hump at {approx} 160 K and a resistivity upturn at {approx} 24 K. To understand the origin of these anomalies, we prepared cesium-deficient phases, Cs{sub 1-x}P{sub 8}W{sub 8}O{sub 40}, and alkali-metal- and molybdenum-substituted phases, Cs{sub x}A{sub y}P{sub 8}W{sub 8}O{sub 40} (x + y > 1) and CsP{sub 8}W{sub 8-x}Mo{sub x}O{sub 40}, and measured their electrical resistivities and magnetic susceptibilities. Those results are interpreted on the basis of the tight-binding band electronic structures calculated for the W{sub 4}O{sub 18} chain and the P{sub 8}W{sub 8}O{sub 40} lattice. 11 refs., 7 figs., 4 tabs.

  11. Polished stone tools of the Early Bronze Age in Bohemia

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    Král, V.; Limburský, Petr; Menšík, P.

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    Roč. 45, č. 3 (2015), s. 335-343. ISSN 0342-734X R&D Projects: GA ČR GP13-24252P Institutional support: RVO:67985912 Keywords : Czech Republic * Chalcolithic * stone axes * imports * symbols of status Subject RIV: AC - Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnology

  12. Studies in pitting corrosion on archaeological bronzes. Copper

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    Copper has been proposed as a canister material for use in the long-term storage of radioactive waste from nuclear power reactors. The storage period has been set to at least 100 000 years, during which time the copper cylinders must remain intact so that the contained waste has no possibility of leaking out. In this work, the pitting factor in archaelogical copper objects have been determined. The absolute values of the pitting factor obtained are generally very low. In the case of the most thoroughly studied material the pitting factor is only slightly more than three units. Nor does the native copper, with a presumed burial period of about 8000 years, exhibit particularly high values. In summary, it can therefore be concluded that the present study does not provide support for the assumption of extremely high pitting factors in copper-base material that has been buried for periods of several millenia. (G.B.)

  13. The Preparation and Characterization of a Sodium Tungsten Bronze

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    Conroy, Lawrence E.

    1977-01-01

    Describes an experiment that utilizes the techniques of temperature synthesis, crystallization from a molten salt, oxidation-reduction in a molten salt, powder X-ray diffraction and analysis by high temperature volatilization or a specific ion electrode. (MLH)

  14. Sodium tungsten bronze thin films by rf sputtering

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    Anderegg, J.W.

    1977-03-01

    Polycrystalline Na/sub x/WO/sub 3/ films were produced by rf sputtering. Films of low x-value resulted when co-sputtering WO/sub 3/ on a Na/sub 0.83/WO/sub 3/ target, and Na/sub 0/./sub 83/ on WO/sub 3/ target. Films of high x and of mixed phase were produced by sputtering a powder mixture of Na/sub 2/WO/sub 4/ and WO/sub 3/ on a tungsten target. Of the sputtering parameters studied, the substrate temperature is the most critical with temperatures above 500/sup 0/C producing films which were cubic in structure with only a small amount of Tetragonal I. The presence of oxygen up to 3 percent by volume had minimal effect on film quality or x-value. Auger, electron microprobe, SIMS, SEM, x-ray diffraction, and sheet resistivity techniques were used in characterizing these films. Resistivity of the films was a factor of 10 higher than the bulk crystalline data for Na/sub 0/./sub 83/WO/sub 3/.

  15. Research into the Bronze and Early Iron Ages / Aivar Kriiska

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    Lang, Valter, 1958-

    2006-01-01

    19. sajandil olid mõisted pronksiaeg ja eelrooma rauaaeg praktiliselt tundmatud. Kuni 1950ndateni domineeris rooma rauaaja uurimine. Nüüd on selgunud, et seni kultuurilise depressiooni perioodiks peetud aeg (tuntud kivikirstkalmete perioodina), oli tegelikult üks dünaamilisemaid perioode Eesti esiajaloos. Eesti ala ebaühtlasest asustusest sel perioodil

  16. MULTIPLE LEVELS IN THE AEGEAN BRONZE AGE WORLD-SYSTEM

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    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Aegean societies in the third and second millennia B.C. developed complex economics based on the accumulation of substantial agricultural surpluses, craft specialization, and intricate distribution systems. The trade items included both utilitarian and luxury goods. To place these activities in a proper context, this paper initially evaluates the world systems literature as it relates to antiquity. The paper then presents some specific evidence to support the contention that the Aegean BA economy was an adjunct to an Eastern Mediterranean world system. While Wallerstein's model offers valuable insights into the operation of trade networks, his approach has certain limitations. The paper explores some of these limitations, in particular the absence of periphery dependence on core areas that is a hallmark of modern capitalist systems, discusses revisions suggested by other scholars, and demonstrates the validity of the altered model with data from the Aegean. The evidence suggests the existence of a system with local, intraregional, and extraregional components. Finally, the paper also suggests that the world systemsapproach needs to place greater emphasis on production, not just exchange, as the crucial nexus of economic activity.

  17. Cavitation Erosion of Cermet-Coated Aluminium Bronzes

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    Ion Mitelea

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The cavitation erosion resistance of CuAl10Ni5Fe2.5Mn1 following plasma spraying with Al2O3·30(Ni20Al powder and laser re-melting was analyzed in view of possible improvements of the lifetime of components used in hydraulic environments. The cavitation erosion resistance was substantially improved compared with the one of the base material. The thickness of the re-melted layer was in the range of several hundred micrometers, with a surface microhardness increasing from 250 to 420 HV 0.2. Compositional, structural, and microstructural explorations showed that the microstructure of the re-melted and homogenized layer, consisting of a cubic Al2O3 matrix with dispersed Ni-based solid solution is associated with the hardness increase and consequently with the improvement of the cavitation erosion resistance.

  18. Archaeology and masculinity in Late Bronze Age Knossos

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    Alberti, Ben

    1997-01-01

    This thesis critically examines the applicability of the concept of masculinity as a descriptive or analytical category in archaeological analyses. Central to this project is the recognition that the concept of gender employed by the majority of archaeologists has limited practical application. Such a concept of gender relies upon a radical separation between sex and gender, where gender is understood to be the cultural elaboration of a natural body. Following recent feminist theorising on th...

  19. Characterization of cosmetic sticks at Xiaohe Cemetery in early Bronze Age Xinjiang, China

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    Huijuan Mai; Yimin Yang; Idelisi Abuduresule; Wenying Li; Xingjun Hu; Changsui Wang

    2016-01-01

    Cosmetics have been studied for a long time in the society and culture research, and its consumption is regarded as a cultural symbol of human society. This paper focuses on the analysis of the red cosmetic sticks, found in Xiaohe Cemetery (1980–1450BC), Xinjiang, China. The structure of the red cosmetic sticks was disclosed by SR-μCT scanning (Synchrotron Radiation Micro-computed Tomography), while the chemical components were characterized by FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy), ...

  20. Sur la fonction d'une plaque en bronze de Ljubljana (SI):

    OpenAIRE

    Božič, Dragan

    2001-01-01

    Med drobnimi najdbami iz zgodnjerimske delavnice orožja in vojaške opreme, raziskane na Gornjem trgu 3 v Ljubljani, je nepopolno ohranjena bronasta pravokotna ploščica z zarezami na zgornjem in dvema polkrožnima izrezoma na spodnjem robu. V njej lahko prepoznamo ploščico, kakršna je povezovala posodici rimskega črnilnika vrste Biebrich, namenjeni za črnilo in rdečilo, in na katero je bil pritrjen obroček za nošnjo črnilnika na prstu. Primerljive ploščice, katerih navpični robovi so bili prisp...