How to determine metal density: NM95-57/9-10-2016E-PDF

"The density of an object is the object’s mass divided by its volume. The density is characteristic of the material that the object is made of, and its value can help to identify the material. This Note describes the procedure and the required materials for determining the density of a metal object. The first step is to carry out the procedure on one or more metal objects of known composition, either a pure metal or an alloy, to gain experience using the method and to confirm that it is being used correctly. Then the density of unknown metals can be determined"--Introd., p. 3.

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Title How to determine metal density
Series Title Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) notes,
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Language [English]
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Note Issued also in French under title: Comment déterminer la densité du métal. Cover title.
Date c2016.
Number of Pages 14 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • NM95-57/9-10-2016E-PDF
Subject Terms Artefacts, Metals, Conservation, Restoration