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Photoacoustics study of the degree of polimerization of resins and restoration materials
Author(s): Elaine Cristina dos Reis Coloiano; Airton Abrahao Martin; Marcos Dias da Silva; Paulo Roxo Barja; Daniel Acosta-Avalos
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Paper Abstract

In this work is presented the use of Photoacoustic as an alternative technique to monitor the curing process of odontological materials, emphasizing the resins chemically activated (RCA). Through photoacoustic measurements, it is possible to study optical and thermal properties of samples, and to obtain information on the characteristic times involved in the curing processes. For this study the samples were analyzed to evaluate the polymerization of the RCA for different temperature. The results obtained show the viability of applying the Photoacoustic Techinques to monitor the polyermization kinetic of odontological resins, allowing for a qualitative and quantitative interpretation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 July 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4950, Lasers in Dentistry IX, (3 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.476488
Show Author Affiliations
Elaine Cristina dos Reis Coloiano, Univ. do Vale do Paraiba (Brazil)
Airton Abrahao Martin, Univ. do Vale do Paraiba (Brazil)
Marcos Dias da Silva, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (Brazil)
Paulo Roxo Barja, Univ. do Vale do Paraiba (Brazil)
Daniel Acosta-Avalos, Univ. do Vale do Paraiba (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4950:
Lasers in Dentistry IX
Peter Rechmann D.D.S.; Daniel Fried; Thomas Hennig, Editor(s)

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