What's in yixing clay?


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What's in yixing clay?

Postby MarshalN » Jan 7th, '13, 10:05

Last year I got some folks to do laser spectroscopy on two yixing pots I have. Here are the results. Those of you worried about lead can feel assured that among the two pots I gave them and a few other yixing pieces they've tested in the past, there's no lead (Pb) in any of them.

http://www.marshaln.com/2013/01/whats-in-yixing-clay/
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Re: What's in yixing clay?

Postby ImmortaliTEA » Jan 7th, '13, 13:06

MarshalN wrote:Last year I got some folks to do laser spectroscopy on two yixing pots I have. Here are the results. Those of you worried about lead can feel assured that among the two pots I gave them and a few other yixing pieces they've tested in the past, there's no lead (Pb) in any of them.

http://www.marshaln.com/2013/01/whats-in-yixing-clay/


You are pretty awesome MarshalN. Thanks for the great idea and extremely interesting info!
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Re: What's in yixing clay?

Postby 135F2 » Jan 7th, '13, 13:16

Like!
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Re: What's in yixing clay?

Postby TIM » Jan 7th, '13, 13:21

Like! Like!
Now we are moving Foreward!
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Re: What's in yixing clay?

Postby Drax » Jan 7th, '13, 18:24

Very interesting! Thanks for all the effort and for sharing!
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Re: What's in yixing clay?

Postby tingjunkie » Jan 7th, '13, 18:50

Really cool! Thanks M!
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Re: What's in yixing clay?

Postby wyardley » Jan 7th, '13, 18:57

There are also some interesting charts of the elements found in Yixing pots in the two articles I mentioned here (different methodology, but same idea).

The sample IDs are the same as in that post as well.


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again, from
J. Wu, et al., An analysis of the chemical composition, performance and structure of China Yixing Zisha pottery from 1573 A.D. to 1911 A.D., Ceramics International (2012), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2012.09.021


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from:
Study on Material Properties of Purple Pottery Clay in YiXing
Jiang Xia, Wu Juan, Zhang Maolin, Wu Junming, Li Qijiang, Yu Yongbin, Liang Duo, Fang Tao (Jing De Zhen Ceramic Institute, Jing De Zhen 333601 p21)

The interesting thing in this one is that, while it's probably just one sample per type, there is at least some sort of attempt to show the differences in composition between different types of clay.

There are some other charts / graphs in here, as well as a lot of text, but it's all in Chinese.
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