Accelerated aging test

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procedure carried out in controlled conditions that determines effects of one or a combination of agents such as temperature, humidity, light, pollutants in materials, and extrapolated the collected data to rate of change over time.

Light-fading unit at the Image Permanence Institute in Rochester, NY

Related Terms[edit | edit source]

life expectancy, Arrhenius function

Synonyms in English[edit | edit source]

aging test, fading test

Translation[edit | edit source]

English accelerated aging test
Portuguese teste de envelhecimento acelerado
Chinese (Traditional) 人工加速老化試驗

Discussion[edit | edit source]

Quoting from SAA's Glossary: "Although sound in theory, accelerated aging tests are, at this time, of limited usefulness. The reason is that conditions of storage, which vary widely, have a considerable influence on the degree of permanence; also, it is difficult to verify empirically the accuracy of such tests except by experiments conducted over a number of years."(Pearce-Moses 2012)

References[edit | edit source]

Pearce-Moses, Richard. 2012. “A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology.” Society of American Archivists.

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