In the conservation of fragile fossil bone material impregnation by solvent-borne consolidant is often required. Understanding the mode of penetration of consolidants into fossil bone is of crucial importance. It is governed by a variety of factors; neutron imaging is a powerful tool to monitor and visualise this penetration (non-destructively). The consolidation of a vertebrate fossil from the Maastrichtian of the southeast Netherlands was imaged at the High Flux Reactor facility at Petten, the Netherlands. The analysis shows current conservation practice to result in a sufficiently deep and isotropic penetration.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Netherlands Journal of Geosciences = Geologie en Mijnbouw|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2013|
- Consolidant penetration
- Fossil bone
- Neutron imaging