Silver

Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD)

Gundestrup Cauldron

OIM was used to study corrosion-induced embrittlement on the Gundestrup Cauldron, a masterpiece of European Iron Age silverwork.

R. J. H. Wanhill (2005). "Embrittlement of ancient silver." Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention 5: 41-54.

EDAX Periodic Table of Elements - Silver

EDAX Periodic Table of Elements - Silver

EDAX Periodic Table of Elements - Silver
Silver Paint, Starry Night

Micro X-ray Fluorescence (Micro-XRF)

Measurement of Cultural Artifacts


To preserve this fading black and white photo, a section of the photo was mapped non-destructively using and Orbis PC to capture an elemental image of the metallic Ag which creates the various shades of gray in the photo.

EDAX Periodic Table of Elements - Silver
(left): Montage video composite: The photo captures a street scene with horse-drawn wagons and wires hanging over the street.
(right): Ag(L) elemental image: This subsection of the image contains two horse-drawn wagons heading from the background to the front left while two horses stand in the right, foreground.

EDAX Periodic Table of Elements - Silver
Ag(L) Elemental map of ceramic pellet supported Ag catalyst