Original research into Japanese alloys and patination

O'DUBHGHAILL, Coilin and JONES, Alan Hywel (2010). Original research into Japanese alloys and patination. The Goldsmiths' Company Technical Bulletin.

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Abstract

The niiro process is an ancient technique said to have evolved during the late Heian period (794-1184 A.D). Currently, the production of irogane alloys and their patination is a difficult and unreliable process. Our research, presented first at the Santa Fe Symposium on Manufacturing Technology in May 2009, aims to develop reliable alloy production and a safe, easy-to-use, and repeatable patination process using standard ingredients available from chemical suppliers. The following is a summary of our findings.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Polymers Nanocomposites and Modelling Research Centre > Materials and Fluid Flow Modelling Group
Depositing User: Coilin O'Dubhghaill
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2012 15:28
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2012 14:09
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5786

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