Special Issue "Corrosion Studies on Metallic Cultural Heritage"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2024 | Viewed by 4555
Interests: cultural heritage; heritage science; conservation science; metallic heritage; corrosion; electrochemistry; coatings
Interests: chemistry of the environment and cultural heritage; metals in CH, decay and protection; metals in industry: corrosion and protection; archaeometallurgy
Since ancient times, metals have played a fundamental role in human history, their use being closely linked to the development of societies—technologically, economically, socially and culturally. The versatility of metals, attributed to their mechanical properties, durability, formability and appearance, has enabled humanity to produce weapons and tools, but also coins, jewelry, sculptures, etc. For this reason, metal heritage is an important part of our historical and cultural legacy that needs to be preserved and passed on to future generations.
Although metal objects can also suffer mechanical damage, the main conservation problem in metal cultural heritage is corrosion. In fact, corrosion is the main cause of the deterioration of all metallic materials, whether or not they are part of our heritage, constituting a problem of global dimension.
The degradation of metallic materials due to corrosion entails considerable economic losses; however, in the case of metallic cultural heritage, the losses go far beyond the economic dimension since they are generally unique and irreplaceable pieces. Given the magnitude of the problem, the fight against corrosion is a very broad and constantly developing field of study, which is approached from different strategies. In the specific context of metallic cultural heritage, the need to preserve both the tangible and intangible aspects of the objects imposes several constraints. This makes it necessary to develop research approaches focused on this particular type of material.
The aim of this Special Issue is to compile the advances and strategies on corrosion studies on cultural heritage, for a better understanding of its causes, mechanisms and consequences, as well as improvements for the diagnosis and protection of metallic heritage.
In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Corrosion of metallic cultural heritage, including causes, mechanisms, and the analysis of corrosion products.
- Natural and artificial patinas: History, formation, composition and role in the aesthetics and conservation of metallic cultural heritage.
- Environmental corrosion of metallic cultural heritage: indoor and outdoor.
- Corrosion protection: Coatings, inhibitors and other strategies to prevent the corrosion of metallic cultural heritage.
- Diagnostic and characterization techniques to evaluate corrosion and protection of metallic cultural heritage.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Blanca Ramirez Barat
Dr. Cristina Chiavari
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- cultural heritage
- corrosion protection
- metallic heritage
- archaeological metals
- protective coatings
- corrosion inhibitors