A group of modern silk fabrics was treated with various weighting agents as standards. These standards were observed using energy dispersive x-ray spectrometry. The standards were compared to untreated samples and to museum specimens of weighted silks. In all prepared specimens the elements expected from treatment were observed; weighting treatments could be distinguished. The analytical procedures are discussed and compared to recent work on mordant analysis using the same techniques.
Ballard, M.; Koestler, R. J.; and Indictor, N.
"Weighted Silks Observed Using Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometry,"
Scanning Electron Microscopy: Vol. 1986
, Article 18.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/electron/vol1986/iss2/18