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Microstructure of the ceramic - polymer composites for dental applications

Joanna Siejka-Kulczyk ,  Malgorzata Lewandowska ,  Krzysztof J. Kurzydlowski 

Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering (InMat), Wołoska 141, Warszawa 02-507, Poland


Composites are perspective materials for permanent fillings in dentistry. The microstructure of these composite materials is composed of polymer matrix and ceramic reinforcing particles. In the present work the quantitative studies of the microstructure of commercial fillers have been carried out. To this end scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and computer image analysis have been used. The equivalent diameter of ceramic particles, their shape and volume fraction were measured and the data have been used for a finite element model explaining their properties.


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Presentation: poster at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2003, Symposium E, by Joanna Siejka-Kulczyk
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Submitted: 2003-06-11 14:00
Revised:   2009-06-08 12:55