The Unusual Degradation of Recordable Compact Discs

James Martin
<span title="">2000</span> <i title="Cambridge University Press (CUP)"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="" style="color: black;">Microscopy Today</a> </i> &nbsp;
The recordable compact disc (CDR) is a popular and inexpensive medium for storing and disseminating digital information, such as micrographs and scanned images. This technical note describes unusual degradation that rendered a group of discs unreadable. The discs were purchased as a set. Each disc was packaged in a jewel box and wrapped in clear plastic. Several of the discs were used within weeks of purchase to store data, which included digital micrographs.
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