How tiny magnets could save a historic warship

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A sunken 16th-century British warship (sailed for King Henry VIII) is being treated with magnetic nanoparticles designed to preserve the ship’s once-waterlogged wood for generations to come.

A gel containing the magnetic nanoparticles will be applied to sections of the Mary Rose as a way to neutralize iron atoms in the ship's wood that would otherwise form highly destructive acids.

Source and further information: https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/how-tiny-magnets-could-save-historic-warship-once-sailed-king-ncna908081

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