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Study of hydroxyl carbonate apatite formation on bioactive glass coated dental ceramics by confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM)
Author(s): G. A. Stanciu; B. Savu; I. Sandulescu; K. Paraskevopoulos; P. Koidis
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Paper Abstract

Some dental ceramics were coated with a bioactive glass and resulted the formation of a stable and well bonded with the ceramic substrate thin layer. After immersion in a solution with ion concentrations similar to those of human blood plasma the development of hydroxy carbonate apatite layer on the surface of bioactive glass may be observed. The objective of this study was to investigate structural surface changes of bioactive glass, after exposure in a simulated body fluid for a different number of days. The roughness and topography of the hydroxyapatite surface were investigated by Confocal Scanning Laser Microscopy. The chemical composition was analyzed by Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6606, Advanced Laser Technologies 2006, 66061K (25 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.730204
Show Author Affiliations
G. A. Stanciu, Univ. Politehnica, Bucharest (Romania)
B. Savu, Univ. Politehnica, Bucharest (Romania)
I. Sandulescu, Univ. Politehnica, Bucharest (Romania)
K. Paraskevopoulos, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece)
P. Koidis, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6606:
Advanced Laser Technologies 2006
Dan C. Dumitras; Maria Dinescu; Vitally I. Konov, Editor(s)

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