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Title: Structural characterization of ancient Japanese swords from MAAS using neutron strain scanning measurements
Authors: Salvemini, F
Luzin, V
Grazzi, F
Gatenby, S
Kim, MJ
Keywords: Residual stresses
Japan
Steels
Carbon steels
Production
Weapons
Issue Date: 3-Jul-2021
Publisher: Materials Research Forum LLC
Citation: Salvemini, F., Luzin, V., Grazzi, F., Gatenby, S., Kim, M-J. (2016). Structural characterization of ancient Japanese swords from MAAS using neutron strain scanning measurements. Paper presented to the 10th International Conference on Residual Stresses (ICRS 10), Sydney, Australia, 3-7 July, 2016. In T. M. Holden, T. M., O. Muránsky, & L. Edwards (Eds) (2017). Residual stresses ICRS-10. Millersville, USA: Materials Research Forum LLC. doi:10.21741/9781945291173-75
Abstract: The current paper presents a forensic study that aims to characterize non-invasively the laminated structure of a set of Samurai’s swords, part of the East Asian Collection of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) in Sydney, via strain scanning measurements. Neutron residual stress analyses were undertaken on samples of well-known origin, time period and authorship to create a reference database on the main lamination methods developed by Japanese swordsmiths. The benchmark data were cross-matched with results obtained from a mumei (no-signature) blade in order to attribute its manufacturing tradition based on qualitative and quantitative data rather than stylistic criteria. Maps of two stress components and d0-values in the transverse crosssection of each sword were determined as a result of the neutron diffraction experiment with submillimeter spatial resolution. Since these two material characteristics are induced by the manufacturing process, analysis and comparison of the results allows drawing conclusions about variability or similarity of the actual production techniques of the Japanese swords. © The Authors
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21741/9781945291173-75
https://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/10244
ISBN: 9781945291173
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