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Identification of corrosion products on iron artefact from Bratislava castle

Roman Košťúr *, Matilda Zemanová

Institute of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Radlinského 9, 81237 Bratislava, Slovakia

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Abstract: Corrosion layers of an iron artefact were characterized to study long-term exposition of iron in Slovakia. The iron artefact from Bratislava castle has been coated with a strong layer of corrosion products and masonry residues. Corrosion products were characterized by different methods including energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), X-Ray diffraction (XRD), and μ-Raman Spectroscopy. Magnetite and goethite on the surface are confirmed typical corrosion products from long-term atmospheric exposure in environment with corrosivity category C-2 (low).

Keywords: corrosion layers, Bratislava castle, magnetite, goethite

Acta Chimica Slovaca, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2021, pp. 1—6, DOI: 10.2478/acs-2021-0001