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Title: Samurai’s swords, a non-invasive investigation by neutron techniques
Authors: Salvemini, F
Luzin, V
Avdeev, M
Tremsin, AS
Sokolova, AV
Gregg, AWT
Wensrich, CM
Gatenby, S
Kim, MJ
Grazzi, F
Keywords: Diffraction
Residual stresses
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2020
Publisher: Scientific.Net
Citation: Salvemini, F., Luzin, V., Avdeev, M., Tremsin, A., Sokolova, A., Gregg, A., Wensrich, C. M., Gatenby, S., Kim, M. J., & Grazzi, F. (2020). Samurai’s swords, a non-invasive investigation by neutron techniques. Materials Science Forum, 983,15-23. doi:10.4028/
Abstract: A synergic combination of neutron techniques was applied to characterize non-invasively the laminated structure of a set of ancient katana, part of the East Asian Collection of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) in Sydney. Neutron tomography, diffraction, residual stress and Bragg-edge transmission analyses were undertaken on samples of well-known origin, time period and authorship to create a reference database on the main manufacturing methods developed by Japanese swordsmiths. In the attempt to attribute mumei (no-signature) blades basing on a scientific analytical method rather than a stylistic analysis, data from the reference samples were benchmarked against the results obtained from the unknown blade to identify differences and commonalities in the production process. © 2020 by Trans Tech Publications Ltd.
ISSN: 1662-9752
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