Archaeologist and chemist team up to fight rust

Published on May 8th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

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An archaeologist and a chemist have partnered up in search of a simple way to keep iron artifacts from rusting.

Currently, corrosion impedes efforts to preserve cast iron material. Put partly corroded nails in a zip-lock bag, store them awhile, open the bag years later, and end find “lumps of rust powder,” Scarlett says. He wants to curtail that natural process. “Stopping corrosion is paramount,” he says. “We want to preserve every little bit of data and artifacts in the long term.”

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Story: John Gagnon, Michigan Tech News | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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