Metal and Alloy Composition Analysis

Metals and alloys composition analysis
  • We can date metal objects by analyzing the metals, alloys, and impurities present and comparing their composition percentages to known periods in time. We can also use this analysis to determine origin.
  • Testing is performed using metallography and energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS).
  • Results from the lab are usually available within three weeks of sample collection.
  • We use non-invasive sample collection techniques. In many cases, the weight of the sample required is around one gram.

Contact us today to discuss metal and alloy composition testing for your artwork: