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  1. The effect of light curing units, curing time, and veneering materials on resin cement microhardness

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    Nurcan Ozakar Ilday

    2013-06-01

    Conclusion: Light-curing units, curing time, and veneering materials are important factors for achieving adequate dual cure resin composite microhardness. High-intensity light and longer curing times resulted in the highest microhardness values.

  2. Curing efficiency of various types of light-curing units.

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    Rahiotis, Chris; Kakaboura, Afrodite; Loukidis, Michalis; Vougiouklakis, George

    2004-02-01

    This study compared monomer conversion (DC), the per cent linear polymerization shrinkage (%LS), the wall-to-wall contraction pattern (per cent of peripheral opening, %DM, and maximal marginal gap, MG) and depth of cure (DOC), of a hybrid resin composite (Spectrum TPH) exposed to different types of light-curing units and exposure modes (Virtuoso-PAC, Elipar TriLight-QTH, and FreeLight-LED). The QTH and LED units were used in two curing modes: the exponential ramp and the continuous output modes. Monomer conversion was investigated by micro Multiple Internal Reflection (MIR)-Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and %LS was measured by the deflective disc method. The wall-to-wall contraction method used a cylindrical cavity model in extracted human teeth. The per cent debonded margins relative to the cavity periphery (%DM) and the width of maximum gap (MG) was evaluated. The DOC was determined using Vickers microhardness measurements (200 g load, 20 s) at the top surface (H0), at 2 mm (H2) and at 4 mm (H4) depths, and the results expressed as H2/H0 and H4/H0 ratios. Significantly lower %DC and %LS values were provided by PAC and LED units. No differences were found in %DM among the curing units and PAC exhibited the highest MG. No significant differences were noted among light-curing groups in terms of H2/H0 microhardness values. The QTH, operated in exponential mode, resulted in the highest H4/H0 value. The exponential mode of the QTH demonstrated superior performance for the total of the characteristics evaluated.

  3. effect of light curing unit characteristics on light intensity output ...

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    2013-09-09

    Sep 9, 2013 ... Objective: To determine the characteristics of light curing units (LCUs) in dental clinics in Nairobi and ... generation which has dogged the new generation of. LEDs without ..... Knezevic A, Tarle Z, Meniga A, Sutalo J, Pichler G.

  4. CURING EFFICIENCY OF DUAL-CURE RESIN CEMENT UNDER ZIRCONIA WITH TWO DIFFERENT LIGHT CURING UNITS

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    Pınar GÜLTEKİN

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Adequate polymerization is a crucial factor in obtaining optimal physical properties and a satisfying clinical performance from composite resin materials. The aim of this study was to evaluate the polymerization efficiency of dual-cure resin cement cured with two different light curing units under zirconia structures having differing thicknesses. Materials and Methods: 4 zirconia discs framework in 4 mm diameter and in 0.5 mm, 1 mm and 1.5 mm thickness were prepared using computer-aided design system. One of the 0.5 mm-thick substructures was left as mono-layered whereas others were layered with feldspathic porcelain of same thickness and ceramic samples with 4 different thicknesses (0.5, 1, 1.5 and 2.0 mm were prepared. For each group (n=12 resin cement was light cured in polytetrafluoroethylene molds using Light Emitting Diode (LED or Quartz-Tungsten Halogen (QHT light curing units under each of 4 zirconia based discs (n=96. The values of depth of cure (in mm and the Vickers Hardness Number values (VHN were evaluated for each specimen. Results: The use of LED curing unit produced a greater depth of cure compared to QTH under ceramic discs with 0.5 and 1 mm thickness (p<0.05.At 100μm and 300 μm depth, the LED unit produced significantly greater VHN values compared to the QTH unit (p<0.05. At 500 μm depth, the difference between the VHN values of LED and QTH groups were not statistically significant. Conclusion: Light curing may not result in adequate resin cement polymerization under thick zirconia structures. LED light sources should be preferred over QTH for curing dual-cure resin cements, especially for those under thicker zirconia restorations.

  5. Curing efficacy of light emitting diodes of dental curing units

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    Seyd Mostafa Mousavinasab

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Background and aims. The aim of the present study was to compare the efficacy of quartz tungsten halogen (QTH and light emitting diode (LED curing lights on polymerization of resin composite. Materials and Methods. A hybrid resin composite was used to prepare samples which were cured using two QTH and ten LED light curing sources. Twelve groups, each containing ten samples, were prepared using each light source. The cured depth of the resin was determined using ISO 4049 method and Vickers hardness values were determined at 1.0 mm intervals. Data was analyzed by ANOVA and Tukey test. Results. Data analysis demonstrated a significant difference between light sources for depth of cure. At 1.0 mm below the surface all the tested light sources and at 2.0-mm intervals all light sources except two (Optilux 501 and LEDemetron I and at 3.0-mm intervals only two light sources (PenCure and LEDemetron II could produce hardness values higher than 80% of superficial layer values. Conclusion. This study showed that a variety of LED light sources used in the present study are as effective as the high-intensity QTH lights in polymerization of resin composite.

  6. Influence of light curing units on failure of directcomposite restorations

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    Sameer Jadhav

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Light polymerizable tooth colored restorative materials are most widely preferred for advantages such as esthetics, improved physical properties and operator′s control over the working time. Since the introduction of these light polymerizable restorative materials, there has been a concern about the depth of appropriate cure throughout the restoration. Photopolymerization of the composite is of fundamental importance because adequate polymerization is a crucial factor for optimization of the physical and mechanical properties and clinical results of the composite material. Inadequate polymerization results in greater deterioration at the margins of the restoration, decreased bond strength between the tooth and the restoration, greater cytotoxicity, and reduced hardness. Therefore, the dentist must use a light curing unit that delivers adequate and sufficient energy to optimize composite polymerization. Varying light intensity affects the degree of conversion of monomer to polymer and depth of cure.

  7. Visible-Light Resin Curing Units.

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    1984-03-01

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  8. Blue light curing units--a dermatological hazard?

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    Chadwick, R G; Traynor, N; Moseley, H; Gibbs, N

    1994-01-08

    The setting reactions of a large number of dental materials are activated upon exposure to visible blue light emitted from a curing unit. Although the wavelength (lambda) from such devices is principally in the visible spectrum (lambda > 400 nm) a small amount of ultraviolet radiation (UV) is also present. Little attention has been paid to the consequences of such exposure upon the skin of dental surgeons' fingers. This investigation studied the level of UVA I (lambda = 340-400 nm) emitted by three commonly used polymerisation sources and assessed the level of protection afforded by six brands of surgical glove. The integrated irradiances of the Translux, Topaz T100 and Heliomat units in the UVA I range were 15861, 3611 and 305 mW/m2 respectively. For all gloves the mean % transmission, at lambda = 400 nm, was less than 4% with the exception of one brand where, in the stretched state, the level of transmission was 7%. It is concluded that the risk of initiating adverse dermatological consequences as a result of exposure to UVA I, emitted by light polymerisation units, is minimal in normal usage. The combined effects of exposure to radiation of this type and contamination of the fingers with quantities of irritant chemicals, such as found in many dental materials, are unknown. Due to the ability of the gloves to shield the skin from both chemicals and UVA I it is recommended that gloves are routinely worn for all light curing procedures.

  9. Changes in the temperature of a dental light-cured composite resin by different light-curing units

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    Rastelli, A. N. S.; Jacomassi, D. P.; Bagnato, V. S.

    2008-08-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the temperature increase during the polymerization process through the use of three different light-curing units with different irradiation times. One argon laser (Innova, Coherent), one halogen (Optilight 501, Demetron), and one blue LED (LEC 1000, MM Optics) LCU with 500 mW/cm2 during 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60 s of irradiation times were used in this study. The composite resin used was a microhybrid Filtek Z-250 (3M/ESPE) at color A2. The samples were made in a metallic mold 2 mm in thickness and 4 mm in diameter and previously light-cured during 40 s. A thermocouple (Model 120 202 EAJ, Fenwal Electronic, Milford, MA, USA) was introduced in the composite resin to measure the temperature increase during the curing process. The highest temperature increase was recorded with a Curing Light 2500 halogen LCU (5 and 31°C after 5 and 60 s, respectively), while the lowest temperature increase was recorded for the Innova LCU based on an argon laser (2 and 11°C after 5 and 60 s, respectively). The temperature recorded for LCU based on a blue LED was 3 and 22°C after 5 and 60 s, respectively. There was a quantifiable amount of heat generated during the visible light curing of a composite resin. The amount of heat generated was influenced by the characteristics of the light-curing units used and the irradiation times.

  10. Effect of inhomogeneity of light from light curing units on the surface hardness of composite resin.

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    Arikawa, Hiroyuki; Kanie, Takahito; Fujii, Koichi; Takahashi, Hideo; Ban, Seiji

    2008-01-01

    This study investigated the characteristics of output light from different types of light curing units, and their effects on polymerization of light-activated composite resin. Three quartz-tungsten-halogen lamps, one plasma arc lamp, and one LED light curing unit were used. Intensity distribution of light emitted from the light guide tip was measured at 1.0-mm intervals across the guide tip. Distribution of Knoop hardness number on the surface of resin irradiated with the light curing units was also measured. For all units, inhomogeneous distribution of light intensity across the guide tip was observed. Minimum light intensity values were 19-80% of the maximum values. In terms of surface hardness, inhomogeneous distribution was also observed for the materials irradiated with the tested units. Minimum values were 53-92% of the maximum values. Our results indicated that markedly inhomogeneous light emitted from light curing unit could result in inhomogeneous polymerization in some areas of the restoration below the light guide tip.

  11. Curing efficiency of three light emitting diode units at different curing profiles

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    Priyanka Verma

    2016-01-01

    Conclusions: Reduction of exposure time to 6 s with high-intensity curing light seemed to be clinically acceptable and should be recommended. Curing of metal brackets with single exposure from buccal side showed lower shear bond strength values.

  12. Influence of curing tip distance on resin composite Knoop hardness number, using three different light curing units.

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    Caldas, Danilo Biazzetto de Menezes; de Almeida, Janaina Bertoncelo; Correr-Sobrinho, Lourenço; Sinhoreti, Mário Alexandre Coelho; Consani, Simonides

    2003-01-01

    This in vitro study evaluated the influence of curing tip distance on the Knoop Hardness Number (KHN) of a resin composite when using three different light curing units: (1) a halogen light (XL 1500 curing unit-3M), (2) a "softstart-polymerization" (Elipar Trilight curing in an exponential mode-ESPE) and (3) a PAC (Apolo 95E curing unit-DMD). The resin composite, Filtek Z250 (3M), was cured by these curing units at three light-tip distances from the resin composite: 0 mm, 6 mm and 12 mm. The resin composite specimens were flattened to their middle portion and submitted to 18 KHN measurements perspecimen. The results showed that for the Elipar Trilight unit, the hardness of the resin composite decreased as the light tip distance increased. The XL 1500 unit presented a significant decrease in hardness as the depth of cure of the resin composite increased. Apolo 95E caused a decrease in the resin composite hardness values when the depth of cure and light tip distance increased.

  13. Evaluation of light curing units used for polymerization of orthodontic bonding agents.

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    Oyama, Nanako; Komori, Akira; Nakahara, Rizako

    2004-12-01

    This study evaluated the light intensity of various light curing units, the effect of distance of the light guide, and the validity of a tapered light guide. Light curing units tested included (1) four blue light-emitting diode curing units, Lux-O-Max, LEDemetronl, Ortholux LED, and The Cure; (2) two tungsten-quartz halogen curing units, Optilux 501 and Co-bee; and (3) one plasma arc curing unit, Apollo95E. The Optilux 501 was also evaluated for combinations of normal mode and boost mode and Standard tip and Turbo tip light guide. The spectral output of each unit was measured from 300 to 600 nm with a spectroradiometer. The light intensities at distances of zero, five, 10, 15, and 20 mm were determined with the radiometer. The peak value of Ortholux LED and The Cure surpassed that of Apollo95E. The light intensity significantly decreased with distance. Although The Cure showed a higher light intensity than the LEDemetron1 at zero-mm distance, the light intensity of the LEDemetron1 was higher than that of The Cure at five to 20 mm, resulting in no significant difference. The boost mode increased light intensity at any distance. Although the Turbo tip enhanced light intensity at zero-mm distance, reduction of light intensity by Turbo tip was demonstrated at five- to 20-mm distance.

  14. Battery Charge Affects the Stability of Light Intensity from Light-emitting Diode Light-curing Units.

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    Tongtaksin, A; Leevailoj, C

    This study investigated the influence of battery charge levels on the stability of light-emitting diode (LED) curing-light intensity by measuring the intensity from fully charged through fully discharged batteries. The microhardness of resin composites polymerized by the light-curing units at various battery charge levels was measured. The light intensities of seven fully charged battery LED light-curing units-1) LY-A180, 2) Bluephase, 3) Woodpecker, 4) Demi Plus, 5) Saab II, 6) Elipar S10, and 7) MiniLED-were measured with a radiometer (Kerr) after every 10 uses (20 seconds per use) until the battery was discharged. Ten 2-mm-thick cylindrical specimens of A3 shade nanofilled resin composite (PREMISE, Kerr) were prepared per LED light-curing unit group. Each specimen was irradiated by the fully charged light-curing unit for 20 seconds. The LED light-curing units were then used until the battery charge fell to 50%. Specimens were prepared again as described above. This was repeated again when the light-curing units' battery charge fell to 25% and when the light intensity had decreased to 400 mW/cm(2). The top/bottom surface Knoop hardness ratios of the specimens were determined. The microhardness data were analyzed by one-way analysis of variance with Tukey test at a significance level of 0.05. The Pearson correlation coefficient was used to determine significant correlations between surface hardness and light intensity. We found that the light intensities of the Bluephase, Demi Plus, and Elipar S10 units were stable. The intensity of the MiniLED unit decreased slightly; however, it remained above 400 mW/cm(2). In contrast, the intensities of the LY-A180, Woodpecker, and Saab II units decreased below 400 mW/cm(2). There was also a significant decrease in the surface microhardnesses of the resin composite specimens treated with MiniLED, LY-A180, Woodpecker, and Saab II. In conclusion, the light intensity of several LED light-curing units decreased as the battery was

  15. Micro-leakage of a Fissure Sealant Cured Using Quartz-tungsten-halogen and Plasma Arc Light Curing Units.

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    Bahrololoomi, Zahra; Soleimani, Ali Asghar; Jafari, Najmeh; Varkesh, Bentolhoda

    2014-01-01

    Background and aims. Newer curing units such as plasma arc can polymerize the sealants in much shorter curing times. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of two different curing units on the micro-leakage of a fissure sealant material. Materials and methods. Sixty two extracted premolars without caries were randomly divided into two groups of 31 samples. Occlusal surfaces of all teeth were cleansed. Then, teeth surfaces were etched by 37% phosphoric acid. After rinsing and drying, occlusal surfaces of teeth were sealed by a fissure sealant. The sealant was then cured using either a halogen light curing unit or a plasma arc curing light. After sealing, the teeth were thermocycled for 500 cycles. The teeth were then sectioned and examined for micro-leakage. Statistical analyses were performed with Mann-Whitney test. Results. There was no significant difference between two groups regarding micro-leakage (P = 0.42). Conclusion. Results showed that there was no significant difference between two different curing units. Therefore, plasma arc unit might be a useful alternative for sealant polymerization.

  16. Odontological light-emitting diode light-curing unit beam quality.

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    de Magalhães Filho, Thales Ribeiro; Weig, Karin de Mello; Werneck, Marcelo Martins; da Costa Neto, Célio Albano; da Costa, Marysilvia Ferreira

    2015-05-01

    The distribution of light intensity of three light-curing units (LCUs) to cure the resin-based composite for dental fillings was analyzed, and a homogeneity index [flat-top factor (FTF)] was calculated. The index is based on the M2 index, which is used for laser beams. An optical spectrum analyzer was used with an optical fiber to produce an x-y power profile of each LCU light guide. The FTF-calculated values were 0.51 for LCU1 and 0.55 for LCU2, which was the best FTF, although it still differed greatly from the perfect FTF = 1, and 0.27 for LCU3, which was the poorest value and even lower than the Gaussian FTF = 0.5. All LCUs presented notably heterogeneous light distribution, which can lead professionals and researchers to produce samples with irregular polymerization and poor mechanical properties.

  17. Effects of cement-curing mode and light-curing unit on the bond durability of ceramic cemented to dentin

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    Sheila Pestana Passos

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of different light-curing units and resin cement curing types on the bond durability of a feldspathic ceramic bonded to dentin. The crowns of 40 human molars were sectioned, exposing the dentin. Forty ceramic blocks of VITA VM7 were produced according to the manufacturer's recommendations. The ceramic surface was etched with 10% hydrofluoric acid / 60s and silanized. The dentin was treated with 37% phosphoric acid / 15s, and the adhesive was applied. The ceramic blocks were divided and cemented to dentin according to resin cement / RC curing type (dual- and photo-cured, light-curing unit (halogen light / QTH and LED, and storage conditions (dry and storage / 150 days + 12,000 cycles / thermocycling. All blocks were stored in distilled water (37°C / 24h and sectioned (n = 10: G1 - QTH + RC Photo, G2 - QTH + RC Dual, G3 - LED + RC Photo, G4 - LED + RC Dual. Groups G5, G6, G7, and G8 were obtained exactly as G1 through G4, respectively, and then stored and thermocycled. Microtensile bond strength tests were performed (EMIC, and data were statistically analyzed by ANOVA and Tukey's test (5%. The bond strength values (MPa were: G1 - 12.95 (6.40ab; G2 - 12.02 (4.59ab; G3 - 13.09 (5.62ab; G4 - 15.96 (6.32a; G5 - 6.22 (5.90c; G6 - 9.48 (5.99bc; G7 - 12.78 (11.30ab; and G8 - 8.34 (5.98bc. The same superscript letters indicate no significant differences. Different light-curing units affected the bond strength between ceramic cemented to dentin when the photo-cured cement was used, and only after aging (LED > QTH. There was no difference between the effects of dual- and photo-cured resin-luting agents on the microtensile bond strength of the cement used in this study.

  18. A comparative study to evaluate the effect of fluoride releasing sealant cured by visible light, argon laers, and light emitting diode curing units: An in vitro study

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    Das U

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available In Pediatric Dentistry, the use of pit and fissure sealant is one of the essential forms of prevention. Pit and fissure caries may be substantially decreased by obliteration of these developmental defects in occlusal, buccal and lingual surfaces with resin based dental sealants. Visible light-curing units, or LCUs, are an integral part of modern adhesive dentistry" They are used to cure resin based composite restoration materials, resin modified glass-ionomer and pit and fissure sealants, as well as to bond orthodontic teeth. Most recently, the argon laser has been approved for initiating the setting reaction with visible light cured-resins. Argon curing of resin materials has been show to enhance the physical properties and degree of polymerization of the resin, while reducing the polymerization time by 75 percent. The study is undertaken considering the inadequate research reports of regarding the comparison of curing ability using argon laser. LEDs and visible light as well as the resistant towards caries activity of the preventive fluoride releasing pit and fissure sealant cured by above mentioned curing units.

  19. A New Generation of Visible-Light Curing Units

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    1988-12-01

    OP50 , OPI01, OP300, OP400) Danbury...6.0 x 5.875 6.00 Yes 5. OP50 1.875 x 3.0 x 4.25 3.25 No 6. OP101 2.0 x 4.250 x 3.00 3.00 No 7. OP300 2.0 x 6.875 x 4.25 4.30 No 8. OP400 5.0 x 6.25 x...Unit to wand cord length 1. Trans 8𔃺" 7𔃺" 2. Visi 610" 710" 3. Helio 6𔄀" 5󈧷 4. Pris 7𔄃" 6𔄁" 5. OP50 919" 6󈧭 6. OP101 5𔄁" 5𔃺 7. OP300 5𔄂"

  20. Effects of distance from tip of LED light-curing unit and curing time on surface hardness of nano-filled composite resin

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    Shafadilla, V. A.; Usman, M.; Margono, A.

    2017-08-01

    Polymerization process depends on several variables, including the hue, thickness, and translucency of the composite resin, the size of the filler particles, the duration of exposure to light (the curing time), the intensity of the light, and the distance from the light. This study aimed to analyze the effects of the distance from the tip of the light-emitting diode (LED) light-curing unit and of curing time on the surface hardness of nano-filled composite resin. 60 specimens were prepared in a mold and divided into 6 groups based on various curing distances and times: 2 mm, 5 mm, and 8 mm and 20 seconds and 40 seconds. The highest surface hardness was seen in the group both closest to the tip and having the longest curing time, while the lowest hardness was seen in the group both farthest from the tip and having the shortest curing time. Significant differences were seen among the various tip distances, except for in the two groups that had 8-mm tip distances, which had no significant differences due to curing time. Both decreased distance from the tip of the LED light-curing unit and increased curing time increase the surface hardness of nano-filled composite resin. However, curing time increases the surface hardness only if the tip distance is ≤ 5 mm.

  1. Effects of light intensity and curing time of the newest LED Curing units on the diametral tensile strength of microhybrid composite resins

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    Ariani, D.; Herda, E.; Eriwati, Y. K.

    2017-08-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of light intensity and curing time of the latest LED curing units on the diametral tensile strength of microhybrid composite resins. Sixty-three specimens from three brands (Polofil Supra, Filtek Z250, and Solare X) were divided into two test groups and one control group. The test groups were polymerized with a Flashmax P3 LED curing unit for one or three seconds. The control group was polymerized with a Ledmax 450 curing unit with the curing time based on the resin manufacturer’s instructions. A higher light intensity and shorter curing time did not influence the diametral tensile strength of microhybrid composite resins.

  2. Effects of Different Light Curing Units/Modes on the Microleakage of Flowable Composite Resins

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    Yazici, A. Ruya; Celik, Cigdem; Dayangac, Berrin; Ozgunaltay, Gul

    2008-01-01

    Objectives The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the influence of different light curing units and modes on microleakage of flowable composite resins. Methods Eighty Class V cavities were prepared in buccal and lingual surfaces of 40 extracted human premolars with cervical wall located in dentin and the occlusal wall in enamel. These teeth were randomly assigned into two groups (n=20) and restored with different flowable composites; Group I: Esthet-X Flow, Group II: Grandio Flow. Eac...

  3. Evaluation of wear rate of dental composites polymerized by halogen or LED light curing units

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    Alaghehmand H.

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aim: Sufficient polymerization is a critical factor to obtain optimum physical properties and clinical efficacy of resin restorations. The aim of this study was to evaluate wear rates of composite resins polymerized by two different systems Light Emitting Diodes (LED to and Halogen lamps. Materials and Methods: In this laboratory study, 20 specimens of A3 Tetric Ceram composite were placed in brass molds of 2*10*10 mm dimensions and cured for 40 seconds with 1 mm distance from surface. 10 specimens were cured with LED and the other 10 were cured with Halogen unit. A device with the ability to apply force was developed in order to test the wear of composites. After storage in distilled water for 10 days, the specimens were placed in the wear testing machine. A chrome cobalt stylus with 1.12 mm diameter was applied against the specimens surfaces with a load of 2 kg. The weight of each samples before and after 5000, 10000, 20000, 40000, 80000 and 120000 cycles was measured using an electronic balance with precision of 10-4 grams. Data were analyzed using t test and paired t test. P0.05. Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, LED and halogen light curing units resulted in a similar wear rate in composite resin restorations.

  4. Comparison of the bonding strengths of second- and third-generation light-emitting diode light-curing units

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    Lee, Hee-Min; Kim, Sang-Cheol; Kang, Kyung-Hwa

    2016-01-01

    Objective With the introduction of third-generation light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in dental practice, it is necessary to compare their bracket-bonding effects, safety, and efficacy with those of the second-generation units. Methods In this study, 80 extracted human premolars were randomly divided into eight groups of 10 samples each. Metal or polycrystalline ceramic brackets were bonded on the teeth using second- or third-generation LED light-curing units (LCUs), according to the manufacturers’ instructions. The shear bond strengths were measured using the universal testing machine, and the adhesive remnant index (ARI) was scored by assessing the residual resin on the surfaces of debonded teeth using a scanning electron microscope. In addition, curing times were also measured. Results The shear bond strengths in all experimental groups were higher than the acceptable clinical shear bond strengths, regardless of the curing unit used. In both LED LCU groups, all ceramic bracket groups showed significantly higher shear bond strengths than did the metal bracket groups except the plasma emulation group which showed no significant difference. When comparing units within the same bracket type, no differences in shear bond strength were observed between the second- and third-generation unit groups. Additionally, no significant differences were observed among the groups for the ARI. Conclusions The bracket-bonding effects and ARIs of second- and third-generation LED LCUs showed few differences, and most were without statistical significance; however, the curing time was shorter for the second-generation unit. PMID:27896210

  5. Influence of composite restorative materials and light-curing units on diametrical tensile strength.

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    Tolosa, Maria Cecília Caldas Giorgi; Paulillo, Luís Alexandre Maffei Sartini; Giannini, Marcelo; Santos, Alex José Souza dos; Dias, Carlos Tadeu dos Santos

    2005-01-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the diametrical tensile strength (DTS) of three light-curing photo-activated composites with two different light curing units (LCU). Three types of dental restorative composites were used in this study: micro filled A110 (3M Espe); P60 (3M Espe) for posterior restorations, and micro-hybrid Charisma (Heraeus-Kulzer). The two LCUs were: halogen light (HAL) (Degulux, Degussa) and blue light emitting diode (LED) (Ultrablue, DMC). Resin composite specimens were inserted incrementally into a Teflon split mold measuring 3 mm in depth and 6 mm in internal diameter, and cured using either LCU (n = 10). Specimens were placed into a dark bottle containing distilled water at 37 degrees C for 7 days. DTS tests were performed in a Universal Testing Machine (0.5 mm/min). Data were submitted to two-way ANOVA and Tukey's test. Results were (MPa): A110/HAL: 276.50 +/- 62.94a; A110/LED: 306.01 +/- 65.16a; P60/HAL: 568.29 +/- 60.77b and P60/LED: 543.01 +/- 83.65b; Charisma/HAL: 430.94 +/- 67.28c; Charisma/LED: 435.52 +/- 105.12c. Results suggested that no significant difference in DTS was obtained with LCUs for the same composite. However, resin composite restorative materials presented different DTS.

  6. Effect of preheating and light-curing unit on physicochemical properties of a bulk fill composite.

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    Theobaldo, Jéssica Dias; Aguiar, Flávio Henrique Baggio; Pini, Núbia Inocencya Pavesi; Lima, Débora Alves Nunes Leite; Liporoni, Priscila Christiane Suzy; Catelan, Anderson

    2017-01-01

    The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of composite preheating and polymerization mode on degree of conversion (DC), microhardness (KHN), plasticization (P), and depth of polymerization (DP) of a bulk fill composite. Forty disc-shaped samples (n = 5) of a bulk fill composite were prepared (5 × 4 mm thick) and randomly divided into 4 groups according to light-curing unit (quartz-tungsten-halogen [QTH] or light-emitting diode [LED]) and preheating temperature (23 or 54 °C). A control group was prepared with a flowable composite at room temperature. DC was determined using a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, KHN was measured with a Knoop indenter, P was evaluated by percentage reduction of hardness after 24 h of ethanol storage, and DP was obtained by bottom/top ratio. Data were statistically analyzed by analysis of variance and Tukey's test (α = 0.05). Regardless of light-curing, the highest preheating temperature increased DC compared to room temperature on bottom surface. LED showed a higher DC compared to QTH. Overall, DC was higher on top surface than bottom. KHN, P, and DP were not affected by curing mode and temperature, and flowable composite showed similar KHN, and lower DC and P, compared to bulk fill. Composite preheating increased the polymerization degree of 4-mm-increment bulk fill, but it led to a higher plasticization compared to the conventional flowable composite evaluated.

  7. A clinical survey of the output intensity of 200 light curing units in dental offices across Maharashtra

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    Hegde Vivek

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: The purpose of this study is to examine the intensity of light curing units and factors affecting it in dental offices. Materials and Methods: The output intensity of 200 light curing units in dental offices across Maharashtra were examined. The collection of related information (thenumber of months of use of curing unit, the approximate number of times used in a day, and presence or absence of composite build-ups and measurement of the intensity was performed by two operators. L.E.D Radiometer (Kerr was used for measuring the output intensity. The average output intensity was divided into three categories (< 200 mW/cm 2 , 200-400 mW/ cm 2 and> 400 mW/cm 2 . Results: Among the 200 curing units examined, 81 were LED units and 119 were QTH units. Only 10% LED machines and 2% QTH curing units had good intensities (>400 mW/cm 2 . Conclusion: Most of the examined curing lights had low output intensity ranging from 200 to 400 mW/cm 2 , and most of the curing units had composite build-ups on them.

  8. Influence of pre-heat treatment and different light-curing units on Vickers hardness of a microhybrid composite resin

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    Saade, E. G.; Bandeca, M. C.; Rastelli, A. N. S.; Bagnato, V. S.; Porto-Neto, S. T.

    2009-06-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the hardness of a dental composite resin submitted to temperature changes before photo-activation with two light-curing unite (LCUs). Five samples (4 mm in diameter and 2 mm in thickness) for each group were made with pre-cure temperatures of 37, 54, and 60°C. The samples were photo-activated with a conventional quartz-tungsten-halogen (QTH) and blue LED LCUs during 40 s. The hardness Vickers test (VHN) was performed on the top and bottom surfaces of the samples. According to the interaction between light-curing unit and different pre-heating temperatures of composite resin, only the light-curing unit provided influences on the mean values of initial Vickers hardness. The light-curing unit based on blue LED showed hardness mean values more homogeneous between the top and bottom surfaces. The hardness mean values were not statistically significant difference for the pre-cure temperature used. According to these results, the pre-heating of the composite resin provide no influence on Vickers hardness mean values, however the blue LED showed a cure more homogeneous than QTH LCU.

  9. Effect of preheating and light-curing unit on physicochemical properties of a bulk fill composite

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    Theobaldo JD

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Jéssica Dias Theobaldo,1 Flávio Henrique Baggio Aguiar,1 Núbia Inocencya Pavesi Pini,2 Débora Alves Nunes Leite Lima,1 Priscila Christiane Suzy Liporoni,3 Anderson Catelan3 1Department of Restorative Dentistry, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas, Piracicaba, 2Ingá University Center, Maringá, 3Departament of Dentistry, University of Taubaté, Taubaté, Brazil Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of composite preheating and polymerization mode on degree of conversion (DC, microhardness (KHN, plasticization (P, and depth of polymerization (DP of a bulk fill composite.Methods: Forty disc-shaped samples (n = 5 of a bulk fill composite were prepared (5 × 4 mm thick and randomly divided into 4 groups according to light-curing unit (quartz–tungsten–halogen [QTH] or light-emitting diode [LED] and preheating temperature (23 or 54 °C. A control group was prepared with a flowable composite at room temperature. DC was determined using a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, KHN was measured with a Knoop indenter, P was evaluated by percentage reduction of hardness after 24 h of ethanol storage, and DP was obtained by bottom/top ratio. Data were statistically analyzed by analysis of variance and Tukey’s test (α = 0.05.Results: Regardless of light-curing, the highest preheating temperature increased DC compared to room temperature on bottom surface. LED showed a higher DC compared to QTH. Overall, DC was higher on top surface than bottom. KHN, P, and DP were not affected by curing mode and temperature, and flowable composite showed similar KHN, and lower DC and P, compared to bulk fill.Conclusion: Composite preheating increased the polymerization degree of 4-mm-increment bulk fill, but it led to a higher plasticization compared to the conventional flowable composite evaluated. Keywords: composite resins, physicochemical phenomena, polymerization, hardness, heating

  10. Effect of light-curing units on microleakage under dental composite resins

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    Queiroz, R. S.; Bandéca, M. C.; Calixto, L. R.; Saade, E. G.; Nadalin, M. R.; Andrade, M. F.; Porto-Neto, S. T.

    2009-09-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the effect of two light-curing units (QTH and LED) on microleakage of Class II composite resin restorations with dentin cavosurface margins. Twenty extracted mandibular first premolars, free of caries and fractures were prepared two vertical “slot” cavities in the occluso-mesial and -destal surfaces (2 mm buccal-lingually, 2 mm proximal-axially and cervical limit in enamel) and divided into 4 equal groups ( n = 8): GI and GII: packable posterior composite light-activated with LED and QTH, respectively; GIII and GIV: micro-hybrid composite resin light-activated with LED and QTH, respectively. The composite resins were applied following the manufacturer’s instructions. After 24 h of water storage specimens were subjected to thermocycling for a total of 500 cycles at 5 and 55°C and the teeth were then sealed with impermeable material. Teeth were immersed in 0.5% Basic fuchsin during 24 h at room temperature, and zero to three levels of penetration score were attributed. The Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis tests showed significant statistically similar ( P > 0.05) from GI to GII and GIII to GIV, which the GII (2.750) had the highest mean scores and the GIII and GIV (0.875) had lowest mean scores. The use of different light-curing units has no influence on marginal integrity of Class II composite resin restorations and the proprieties of composite resins are important to reduce the microleakage.

  11. Optimal depth of cure for nanohybrid resin composite using quartz tungsten halogen and new high intensity light-emitting diode curing units.

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    Tanthanuch, Saijai; Ruengsri, Prapansri; Kukiattrakoon, Boonlert

    2013-08-01

    This study sought to evaluate the effects of quartz tungsten halogen (QTH) and light-emitting diode (LED) photocuring units on the degree of conversion (DC) and surface microhardness of a resin composite that had been cured for optimal depth of cure (DoC) assessment. Two hundred and forty cylindrical specimens (4.0 mm in diameter, 2.0-4.0 mm thick) of shade A2 resin composite were prepared and cured with either a QTH or an LED. The DC and top and bottom surface hardness were recorded, and data were analyzed using 2-way ANOVA, Tukey's test, t-test (α = 0.05) and linear regression analysis. The results showed that surface microhardness values and DC were affected by light intensity (P resin composite thickness (2, 3, and 4 mm) (P Resin composite polymerized by the QTH had an optimal DoC of 3 mm, compared to 4 mm for the LED.

  12. Effect of different photo-initiators and light curing units on degree of conversion of composites

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    William Cunha Brandt

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate: (i the absorption of photo-initiators and emission spectra of light curing units (LCUs; and (ii the degree of conversion (DC of experimental composites formulated with different photo-initiators when activated by different LCUs. Blends of BisGMA, UDMA, BisEMA and TEGDMA with camphorquinone (CQ and/ or 1-phenyl-1,2-propanedione (PPD were prepared. Dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate (DMAEMA was used as co-initiator. Each mixture was loaded with 65 wt% of silanated filler particles. One quartz-tungsten-halogen - QTH (XL 2500, 3M/ESPE and two lightemitting diode (LED LCUs (UltraBlue IS, DMC and UltraLume LED 5, Ultradent were used for activation procedures. Irradiance (mW/cm² was calculated by the ratio of the output power by the area of the tip, and spectral distribution with a spectrometer (USB 2000. The absorption curve of each photo-initiator was determined using a spectrophotometer (Varian Cary 5G. DC was assessed by Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy. Data were submitted to two-way ANOVA and Tukey's test (5%. No significant difference was found for DC values when using LED LCUs regardless of the photo-initiator type. However, PPD showed significantly lower DC values than composites with CQ when irradiated with QTH. PPD produced DC values similar to those of CQ, but it was dependent on the LCU type.

  13. Effect of different light curing units on Knoop hardness and temperature of resin composite

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: To evaluate the influence of quartz tungsten halogen and plasma arc curing (PAC lights on Knoop hardness and change in polymerization temperature of resin composite. Materials and Methods: Filtek Z250 and Esthet X composites were used in the shade A3. The temperature increase was registered with Type-k thermocouple connected to a digital thermometer (Iopetherm 46. A self-cured polymerized acrylic resin base was built in order to guide the thermocouple and to support the dentin disk of 1.0 mm thickness obtained from bovine tooth. On the acrylic resin base, elastomer mold of 2.0 mm was adapted. The temperature increase was measured after composite light curing. After 24 h, the specimens were submitted to Knoop hardness test (HMV-2000, Shimadzu, Tokyo, Japan. Data were submitted to ANOVA and Tukey′s test (a = 0.05. Results: For both composites, there were no significant differences (P > 0.05 in the top surface hardness; however, PAC promoted statistically lower (P < 0.05 Knoop hardness number values in the bottom. The mean temperature increase showed no significant statistical differences (P > 0.05. Conclusion: The standardized radiant exposure showed no influence on the temperature increase of the composite, however, showed significant effect on hardness values.

  14. A comparative study to evaluate the effect of fluoride releasing sealant cured by visible light, argon laers, and light emitting diode curing units: An in vitro study

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    In Pediatric Dentistry, the use of pit and fissure sealant is one of the essential forms of prevention. Pit and fissure caries may be substantially decreased by obliteration of these developmental defects in occlusal, buccal and lingual surfaces with resin based dental sealants. Visible light-curing units, or LCUs, are an integral part of modern adhesive dentistry" They are used to cure resin based composite restoration materials, resin modified glass-ionomer and pit and fissure sealants, as ...

  15. Comparison of Surface Hardness of Various Shades of Twinky Star Colored Compomer Light-cured with QTH and LED Units

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    Khodadadi, Effat; Khafri, Soraya; Aziznezhad, Mahdiyeh

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Colored compomers are a group of restorative materials that were introduced in 2002 to repair primary teeth, and they provide attractive color and ease of use in pediatric dentistry. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of QTH and LED light-curing units on the surface hardness of different colors of Twinky Star compomers. Methods In this experimental study, a composite resin (Z250, 3M, and USA), an ionosit compomer (DMG, Germany) with A3 shade and 8 different Twinky Star colored compomer (Voco, Germany) samples were used. In all, 100 samples were prepared with 10 samples in each group, i.e., 10 Z250 composite resin, 10 ionosit compomers, and 10 Twinky Star compomer samples of each color. The samples were prepared in a 4×4-mm Teflon mold. Half of the samples were light-cured with QTH and the other half with LED units. Then, the surface microhardness was measured by Vickers hardness test. The data were analyzed with IBM-SPSS version 22, using the t-test and ANOVA. Results Two-way ANOVA showed that the mean surface hardness of the compomer samples cured with the QTH unit was significantly higher than that cured with the LED unit (p < 0.001). In each curing unit, surface hardness of some materials exhibited significant differences with the highest hardness being observed in the Z250 composite resin (650.35 ± 56.320) and the lowest hardness being detected in the ionosit compomers (461.10 ± 96.170). One-way ANOVA also showed that, among the different colors of the Twinky Star compomer, the lowest hardness with both units (QTH and LED) was observed in the gold color (214.32 ± 22.026 and 175.116 ± 15.918, respectively). Conclusion The colored compomer and the type of light-curing unit affected the microhardnesses of the surfaces. Different colors of Twinky Star compomers exhibited different surface microhardnesses. PMID:27382444

  16. A Comparison of the Shear Bond Strength of Orthodontic Brackets Bonded With Light-Emitting Diode and Halogen Light-Curing Units

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    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Statement of the problem: Various methods such as light emitting diode (LED have been used to enhance the polymerization of resin-based orthodontic adhesives. There is a lack of information on the advantages and disadvantages of different light curing systems.Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare the effect of LED and halogen light curing systems on the shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets.Materials and Methods: Forty extracted human premolars were etched with 37% phosphoric acid and cleansed with water spray and air dried. The sealant was applied on the tooth surface and the brackets were bonded using Transbond adhesive (3M Unitek,Monrovia, Calif. Adhesives were cured for 40 and 20 seconds with halogen (Blue Light, APOZA, Taiwan and LED (Blue dent, Smart, Yugoslavia light-curing systems,respectively. Specimens were thermocycled 2500 times (from 5 to 55 °C and the shear bond strength of the adhesive system was evaluated with an Universal testing machine (Zwick GmbH, Ulm, Germany at a crosshead speed of 1 mm/min until the bracketswere detached from the tooth. Adhesive remnant index (ARI scores were determined after bracket failure. The data were submitted to statistical analysis, using Mann-Whitney analysis and t-test.Results: No significant difference was found in bond strength between the LED and halogen groups (P=0.12. A significant difference was not observed in the adhesive remnant index scores between the two groups (P=0.97.Conclusion: Within the limitations of this in vitro study, the shear bond strength of resin-based orthodontic adhesives cured with a LED was statistically equivalent to those cured with a conventional halogen-based unit. LED light-curing units can be suggested for the polymerization of orthodontic bonding adhesives.

  17. Comparison of Bond Strength of Metal and Ceramic Brackets Bonded with Conventional and High-Power LED Light Curing Units

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    Chalipa, Javad; Jalali, Yasamin Farajzadeh; Gorjizadeh, Fatemeh; Baghaeian, Pedram; Hoseini, Mohammad Hashem

    2016-01-01

    Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of conventional and high-power light emitting diode (LED) light curing units on shear bond strength (SBS) of metal and ceramic brackets to tooth surface. Materials and Methods: Forty sound bovine maxillary central incisors were used for the study. The teeth were divided into four groups (n=10). Teeth surfaces were etched with 37% phosphoric acid for 20 seconds. After applying a uniform layer of adhesive primer on the etched enamel, composite was placed on the base of brackets. The samples were light cured according to the manufacturer’s instructions and thermocycled. The SBS was measured. The failure mode was scored using the adhesive remnant index (ARI). Results: The mean SBS of samples in groups A (high-power LED, metal bracket), B (high-power LED, ceramic bracket), C (conventional LED, metal bracket) and D (conventional LED, ceramic bracket) was 23.1±3.69, 10.7±2.06, 24.92±6.37 and 10.74±3.18MPa, respectively. The interaction effect of type of LED unit (high-power/conventional) and bracket type on SBS was not statistically significant (P=0.483). In general, type of LED unit did not affect SBS. Type of bracket significantly affected SBS (P<0.001). The ARI score was not significantly influenced by the interaction between the type of LED unit and bracket. Conclusions: The obtained SBS is the same for both bracket types by use of high-power and conventional LED light curing units. Regardless of the type of LED unit, SBS of ceramic brackets was significantly lower than that of metal brackets.

  18. Influence of the light-curing unit, storage time and shade of a dental composite resin on the fluorescence

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    Queiroz, R. S.; Bandéca, M. C.; Calixto, L. R.; Gaiao, U.; Cuin, A.; Porto-Neto, S. T.

    2010-07-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the influence of three light-curing units, storage times and colors of the dental composite resin on the fluorescence. The specimens (diameter 10.0 ± 0.1 mm, thickness 1.0 ± 0.1 mm) were made using a stainless steel mold. The mold was filled with the microhybrid composite resin and a polyethylene film covered each side of the mold. After this, a glass slide was placed on the top of the mold. To standardize the top surface of the specimens a circular weight (1 kg) with an orifice to pass the light tip of the LCU was placed on the top surface and photo-activated during 40 s. Five specimens were made for each group. The groups were divided into 9 groups following the LCUs (one QTH and two LEDs), storage times (immediately after curing, 24 hours, 7 and 30 days) and colors (shades: A2E, A2D, and TC) of the composite resin. After photo-activation, the specimens were storage in artificial saliva during the storage times proposed to each group at 37°C and 100% humidity. The analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Tukey’s posthoc tests showed no significant difference between storage times (immediately, 24 hours and 30 days) ( P > 0.05). The means of fluorescence had difference significant to color and light-curing unit used to all period of storage ( P 0.05).

  19. Effects of irradiance, wavelength, and thermal emission of different light curing units on the Knoop and Vickers hardness of a composite resin.

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    Torno, Vladja; Soares, Paulo; Martin, Juliana M H; Mazur, Rui F; Souza, Evelise M; Vieira, Sérgio

    2008-04-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of irradiance, light emission wavelength, and heating of different light curing units on the Knoop and Vickers hardness of a hybrid composite resin. The specimens were irradiated during 40 s with ten different light curing units, LEDs, and halogen lights. The spectral emission of each light curing unit was assessed by a spectrometer, the irradiance was measured by two commercial radiometers, and the heating measured with a thermocouple. After 48 h of storage in a dark recipient under a 100% humidity condition, the Knoop and Vickers hardness tests were carried out. The hardness results were analyzed by ANOVA, and Tukey HSD test (p surface hardness of the composite resin depends not only on the irradiance, but strongly on the emission wavelength and heating of the light curing units. It was observed, a linear correlation between the conversion degree and radiant exposure. In addition, it is suggested that the well known base to top surface hardness ratio convention of 80-90% is not appropriate to evaluate curing efficiency of composites, since the top surface is not always sufficiently polymerized.

  20. Curing efficiency of modern LED units.

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    Rencz, Adam; Hickel, Reinhard; Ilie, Nicoleta

    2012-02-01

    Recent reports claim that modern light-emitting diode (LED) curing units improve curing efficiency by increasing the units' irradiance. In this context also, short polymerisation times up to 5 s are proposed. The aim of this study was to examine whether there are differences in the curing efficiency of modern LED curing units by assessing their effect on two different composite materials and by varying the irradiation time. A nano- and a micro-hybrid resin-based composite (RBC) were polymerised for 5, 10 and 20 s with three commercial and a Prototype LED unit (Elipar™ S10). Cylindrical specimens (6 mm in depth, 4 mm in diameter) were prepared in three increments, each 2-mm thick, and were consecutively cured. Degree of cure was measured for 20 min in real time at the bottom of the samples, starting with the photoinitiation. The micro-mechanical properties (modulus of elasticity, E and Vickers hardness, HV) were measured as a function of depth, in 100-μm steps, on the above described samples stored in distilled water for 24 h at 37°C. Data were analysed with multivariate ANOVA followed by Tukey's test, t test and partial eta-squared statistics. In descending order of the strength of their effect, the type of RBC, depth, polymerisation time and curing unit were significant factors affecting the micro-mechanical parameters (p surface, a minimum of 20 s of irradiation is necessary for an adequate polymerisation 2 mm beyond the surface.

  1. Influence of Sealer and Light-Curing Units on Push-Out Bond Strength Of Composite Resin to Weakened Roots.

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    Lima, Adriana Corrêa de; Rached-Junior, Fuad Jacob; Faria, Natália Spadini de; Messias, Danielle Cristine; Chaves, Carolina de Andrade Lima; Freitas, Jessica Vavassori de; Baratto-Filho, Flares; Silva-Sousa, Yara Teresinha Corrêa

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study was to assess the influence of sealer and light-curing unit on regional bond strength of resin composite to the weakened roots. Ninety roots of incisors were experimentally weakened, subjected to biomechanical preparation and filled with either Endofill, AH Plus or MTA Fillapex The roots were desobturated e reinforced with resin composite and fiber post light-activated with one of the light sources: halogen at 600 mW/ cm2 (QTH-600), LED at 800 mW/ cm2 (LED-800) and LED at 1500 mW/ cm2 (LED-1500). The roots were sectioned in slices from cervical, middle and apical root-reinforcement regions and analyzed by push out test, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM). Bond strength data were analyzed using three-way ANOVA and Tukey´s test (α=0.05). Specimens filled with AH Plus had higher bond strength, followed by MTA Fillapex and Endofill (pfilling material in the dentinal tubules for all groups. The eugenol-containing sealer (Endofill) compromised the push-out bond strength of composite resin to the root dentin. Bond strength was favored in the cervical region, and when LED-1500 was used.

  2. Effect of light-curing units and activation mode on polymerization shrinkage and shrinkage stress of composite resins.

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    Lopes, Lawrence Gonzaga; Franco, Eduardo Batista; Pereira, José Carlos; Mondelli, Rafael Francisco Lia

    2008-01-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the polymerization shrinkage and shrinkage stress of composites polymerized with a LED and a quartz tungsten halogen (QTH) light sources. The LED was used in a conventional mode (CM) and the QTH was used in both conventional and pulse-delay modes (PD). The composite resins used were Z100, A110, SureFil and Bisfil 2B (chemical-cured). Composite deformation upon polymerization was measured by the strain gauge method. The shrinkage stress was measured by photoelastic analysis. The polymerization shrinkage data were analyzed statistically using two-way ANOVA and Tukey test (p contraction and the stress values when compared to CM. LED generated the same stress as QTH in conventional mode. Regardless of the activation mode, SureFil produced lower contraction and stress values than the other light-cured resins. Conversely, Z100 and A110 produced the greatest contraction and stress values. As expected, the chemically cured resin generated lower shrinkage and stress than the light-cured resins. In conclusion, The PD mode effectively decreased contraction stress for Z100 and A110. Development of stress in light-cured resins depended on the shrinkage value.

  3. Effects of radiant exposure and wavelength spectrum of light-curing units on chemical and physical properties of resin cements

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    Adriano Fonseca Lima

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Objectives In this study, we evaluated the influence of different radiant exposures provided by single-peak and polywave light-curing units (LCUs on the degree of conversion (DC and the mechanical properties of resin cements. Materials and Methods Six experimental groups were established for each cement (RelyX ARC, 3M ESPE; LuxaCore Dual, Ivoclar Vivadent; Variolink, DMG, according to the different radiant exposures (5, 10, and 20 J/cm2 and two LCUs (single-peak and polywave. The specimens were made (7 mm in length × 2 mm in width × 1 mm in height using silicone molds. After 24 hours of preparation, DC measurement was performed using Fourier transform infrared spectrometry. The same specimens were used for the evaluation of mechanical properties (flexural strength, FS; elastic modulus, E by a three-point bending test. Data were assessed for normality, after which two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA and post hoc Tukey's test were performed. Results No properties of the Variolink cement were influenced by any of the considered experimental conditions. In the case of the RelyX ARC cement, DC was higher when polywave LCU was used; FS and E were not influenced by the conditions evaluated. The LuxaCore cement showed greater sensitivity to the different protocols. Conclusions On the basis of these results, both the spectrum of light emitted and the radiant exposure used could affect the properties of resin cements. However, the influence was material-dependent.

  4. Analysis of temperature increase in swine gingiva after exposure to a Polywave(®) LED light curing unit.

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    Maucoski, Cristiane; Zarpellon, Driellen Christine; Dos Santos, Fabio Andre; Lipinski, Leandro Cavalcante; Campagnoli, Eduardo Bauml; Rueggeberg, Frederick Allen; Arrais, Cesar Augusto Galvão

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    This study evaluated the temperature increase in swine gingival temperature after exposure to light emitted by a Polywave(®) LED light curing unit (LCU, Bluephase 20i, Ivoclar Vivadent). After local Ethics Committee approval (protocol 711/2015), 40 pigs were subjected to general anesthesia and the LCU tip was placed 5mm from the buccal gingival tissue (GT) close to lower lateral incisors. A thermocouple probe (Thermes WFI, Physitemp) was inserted into the gingival sulcus before and immediately after exposure to light. Real-time temperature (°C) was measured after the following exposure modes were applied: High Power (20s-H, 40s-H, and 60s-H) or Turbo mode (5s-T), either with or without the presence of rubber dam (RD) interposed between the LCU tip and GT (n=10). The presence of gingival lesions after the exposures was also evaluated. Peak temperature (°C) and the temperature increase during exposure over that of the pre-exposure baseline value (ΔT) data were analyzed using 2-way ANOVA followed by Bonferroni's post-hoc test (α=5%). A binary logistic regression analysis determined the risk of gingival lesion development. Without RD, no significant difference in ΔT was observed among 20s-H, 40s-H, and 60s-H groups, which showed the highest temperature values, while the 5s-T exposure showed the lowest ΔT, regardless of RD. RD reduced ΔT only for the 20s-H group (p=0.004). Gingival lesions were predominantly observed using 40s-H, with RD, and 60s-H, with and without RD. Exposure to a LCU light might be harmful to swine gingiva only when high radiant exposure values are delivered, regardless of the use of RD. Copyright © 2017 The Academy of Dental Materials. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. Visible-Light Resin Curing Units: Retinal Hazards and Protective Lenses.

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  6. Effect of light-curing units and activation mode on polymerization shrinkage and shrinkage stress of composite resins

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    Lawrence Gonzaga Lopes

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the polymerization shrinkage and shrinkage stress of composites polymerized with a LED and a quartz tungsten halogen (QTH light sources. The LED was used in a conventional mode (CM and the QTH was used in both conventional and pulse-delay modes (PD. The composite resins used were Z100, A110, SureFil and Bisfil 2B (chemical-cured. Composite deformation upon polymerization was measured by the strain gauge method. The shrinkage stress was measured by photoelastic analysis. The polymerization shrinkage data were analyzed statistically using two-way ANOVA and Tukey test (p<0.05, and the stress data were analyzed by one-way ANOVA and Tukey's test (p<0.05. Shrinkage and stress means of Bisfil 2B were statistically significant lower than those of Z100, A110 and SureFil. In general, the PD mode reduced the contraction and the stress values when compared to CM. LED generated the same stress as QTH in conventional mode. Regardless of the activation mode, SureFil produced lower contraction and stress values than the other light-cured resins. Conversely, Z100 and A110 produced the greatest contraction and stress values. As expected, the chemically cured resin generated lower shrinkage and stress than the light-cured resins. In conclusion, The PD mode effectively decreased contraction stress for Z100 and A110. Development of stress in light-cured resins depended on the shrinkage value.

  7. In vivo temperature rise in anesthetized human pulp during exposure to a polywave LED light curing unit.

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    Runnacles, Patrício; Arrais, Cesar Augusto Galvão; Pochapski, Marcia Thais; Dos Santos, Fábio André; Coelho, Ulisses; Gomes, João Carlos; De Goes, Mário Fernando; Gomes, Osnara Maria Mongruel; Rueggeberg, Frederick Allen

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    This in vivo study evaluated pulp temperature (PT) rise in human premolars during exposure to a light curing unit (LCU) using selected exposure modes (EMs). After local Ethics Committee approval, intact first upper premolars, requiring extraction for orthodontic reasons, from 8 volunteers, received infiltrative and intraligamental anesthesia. The teeth (n=15) were isolated using rubber dam and a minute pulp exposure was attained. A sterile probe from a wireless, NIST-traceable, temperature acquisition system was inserted directly into the coronal pulp chamber, and real time PT (°C) was continuously monitored while the buccal surface was exposed to polywave light from a LED LCU (Bluephase 20i, Ivoclar Vivadent) using selected EMs allowing a 7-min span between each exposure: 10-s either in low (10-s/L) or high (10-s/H); 5-s-turbo (5-s/T); and 60-s-high (60-s/H) intensities. Peak PT values and PT increases from baseline (ΔT) after exposure were subjected to one-way, repeated measures ANOVAs, and Bonferroni's post hoc tests (α=0.05). Linear regression analysis was performed to establish the relationship between applied radiant exposure and ΔT. All EMs produced higher peak PT than the baseline temperature (p<0.001). The 60-s/H mode generated the highest peak PT and ΔT (p<0.001), with some teeth exhibiting ΔT higher than 5.5°C. A significant, positive relationship between applied radiant exposure and ΔT (r(2)=0.916; p<0.001) was noted. Exposing intact, in vivo anesthetized human upper premolars to a polywave LED LCU increases PT, and depending on EM and the tooth, PT increase can be higher than the critical ΔT, thought to be associated with pulpal necrosis. Copyright © 2015 Academy of Dental Materials. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. Curing units' ability to cure restorative composites and dual-cured composite cements under composite overlay.

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    Park, Sung-Ho; Kim, Su-Sun; Cho, Yong-Sik; Lee, Chang-Kyu; Noh, Byng-Duk

    2004-01-01

    This study compared the efficacy of using conventional low-power density QTH (LQTH) units, high-power density QTH (HQTH) units, argon (Ar) laser and Plasma arc curing (PAC) units for curing dual-cured resin cements and restorative resin composites under a pre-cured resin composite overlay. The microhardness of the two types of restorative resins (Z100 and Tetric Ceram) and a dual-cured resin cement (Variolink II) were measured after they were light cured for 60 seconds in a 2 mm Teflon mold. The recorded microhardness was determined to be the optimum microhard-ness (OM). Either one of the two types of restorative resins (Z100, Tetric Ceram) or the dual cured resin cement (Variolink II) were placed under a 1.5-mm thick and 8 mm diameter pre-cured Targis (Vivadent/Ivoclar AG, Schaan, Liechtenstein) overlay. The specimens that were prepared for each material were divided into four groups depending upon the curing units used (HQTH, PAC, Laser or LQTH) and were further subdi-vided into subgroups according to light curing time. The curing times used were 30, 60, 90 and 120 seconds for HQTH; 12, 24, 36 and 48 seconds for the PAC unit; 15, 30, 45 and 60 for the Laser and 60, 120 or 180 seconds for the LQTH unit. Fifteen specimens were assigned to each sub- group. The microhardness of the upper and and lower composite surfaces under the Targis overlay were measured using an Optidur Vickers hardness-measuring instrument (Göttfert Feinwerktechnik GmbH, Buchen, Germany). In each material, for each group, a three-way ANOVA with Tukey was used at the 0.05 level of significance to compare the microhardnesses of the upper and lower composite surfaces and the previously measured OM of the material. From the OM of each material, 80% OM was calculated and the time required for the microhardness of the upper and lower surface of the specimen to reach 100% and 80% of OM was determined. In Z100 and Tetric Ceram, when the composites were light cured for 120 seconds using the HQTH lamp

  9. effect of light intensity on the cure characteristics of photo ...

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    May 5, 2012 ... Design: A laboratory based cross sectional study. Setting: Public and ... set out to determine the light intensity emitted by light curing units ... polymerised with it. MATERIAL AND METHODS ..... J. of Oral Rehab. 2005; 32:.

  10. Influence of cavity preparation, light-curing units, and composite filling on intrapulpal temperature increase in an in vitro tooth model.

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    Choi, S H; Roulet, J F; Heintze, S D; Park, S H

    2014-01-01

    This study examined the effect of both the tooth substance and restorative filling materials on the increase in pulp chamber temperature when using light-curing units with different power densities. The tip of a temperature sensor was positioned on the pulpal dentinal wall of the buccal side of a maxillary premolar. Metal tubes were inserted in the palatal and buccal root of the tooth, one for water inflow and the other for water outflow. Polyethylene tubes were connected from the metal tubes to a pump to control the flow rate. For the unprepared tooth group (group 1), the tooth was light-cured from the buccal side using two light-curing units (three curing modes): the VIP Junior (QTH, BISCO, Schaumburg, IL, USA) and the Bluephase LED light-curing units (two modes: LEDlow and LEDhigh; Ivoclar Vivadent, Schaan, Liechtenstein). The power densities of each light-curing unit for the LEDlow, QTH, and LEDhigh modes were 785 mW/cm(2), 891 mW/cm(2), and 1447 mW/cm(2), respectively. All light-curing units were activated for 60 seconds. For the prepared tooth group (group 2), a Class V cavity, 4.0 mm in width by 4.0 mm in height by 1.8 mm in depth in size, was prepared on the buccal surface of the same tooth for the temperature measurement. The light-curing and temperature measurements were performed using the same methods used in group 1. The cavity prepared in group 2 was filled with a resin composite (Tetric N Ceram A3 shade, Ivoclar Vivadent) (group 3) or a flowable composite (Tetric N Flow with A3 shade, Ivoclar Vivadent) (group 4). The light-curing and temperature measurements were performed for these groups using the same methods used for the other groups. The highest intrapulpal temperature (TMAX) was measured, and a comparison was conducted between the groups using two-way analysis of variance with a post hoc Tukey test at the 95% confidence level. The TMAX values were as follows: 38.4°C (group 1), 39.0°C (group 2), 39.8°C (group 3), and 40.3°C (group 4) for the

  11. Prototype of a new tip developed to be coupled to dental light-curing units for optimizing bonding of orthodontic brackets and accessories

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    Sergio Luiz Mota Júnior

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: development of a new device to be coupled to light-curing units for bonding orthodontic brackets and accessories, and test its efficacy in an in vitro mechanical trial. The inner surface of the device is mirrored and is based on physical concepts of light refraction and reflection. The main advantage of such device is the reduced clinical time needed for bonding and the low possibility of contamination during the process. METHODS: One hundred and twenty specimens were used for testing the shear bond strength of brackets bonded with the device. The Adhesive Remnant Index (ARI was also determined. The sample was divided into 2 groups. In group 1 a halogen light-curing unit was used while in group 2 a led light-curing unit was used. Each group was then subdivided. In subgroups H1 and L1, a conventional light guide rod was used while in subgroups H2 and L2 bonding was performed with the mirrored device coupled to the tip of the guide light rod. RESULTS: The values obtained for the shear bond strength and the ARI in the subgroups were compared. Results showed that there was no statistically significant difference for the shear strength (p > 0.05 and the ARI (p > 0.05 between the subgroups. CONCLUSION: The tests of mechanical trials and the ARI analysis showed that the new device fulfilled the requirements for bonding orthodontic accessories, and that the time for bonding was reduced to half, being necessary only one light exposure.

  12. Effect of the irradiance distribution from light curing units on the local micro-hardness of the surface of dental resins.

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    Haenel, Thomas; Hausnerová, Berenika; Steinhaus, Johannes; Price, Richard B T; Sullivan, Braden; Moeginger, Bernhard

    2015-02-01

    An inhomogeneous irradiance distribution from a light-curing unit (LCU) can locally cause inhomogeneous curing with locally inadequately cured and/or over-cured areas causing e.g. monomer elution or internal shrinkage stresses, and thus reduce the lifetime of dental resin based composite (RBC) restorations. The aim of the study is to determine both the irradiance distribution of two light curing units (LCUs) and its influence on the local mechanical properties of a RBC. Specimens of Arabesk TOP OA2 were irradiated for 5, 20, and 80s using a Bluephase® 20i LCU in the Low mode (666mW/cm(2)), in the Turbo mode (2222mW/cm(2)) and a Celalux® 2 (1264mW/cm(2)). The degree of conversion (DC) was determined with an ATR-FTIR. The Knoop micro-hardness (average of five specimens) was measured on the specimen surface after 24h of dark and dry storage at room temperature. The irradiance distribution affected the hardness distribution across the surface of the specimens. The hardness distribution corresponded well to the inhomogeneous irradiance distributions of the LCU. The highest reaction rates occurred after approximately 2s light exposure. A DC of 40% was reached after 3.6 or 5.7s, depending on the LCU. The inhomogeneous hardness distribution was still evident after 80s of light exposure. The irradiance distribution from a LCU is reflected in the hardness distribution across the surface. Irradiance level of the LCU and light exposure time do not affect the pattern of the hardness distribution--only the hardness level. In areas of low irradiation this may result in inadequate resin polymerization, poor physical properties, and hence premature failure of the restorations as they are usually much smaller than the investigated specimens. It has to be stressed that inhomogeneous does not necessarily mean poor if in all areas of the restoration enough light intensity is introduced to achieve a high degree of cure. Copyright © 2014 Academy of Dental Materials. Published by

  13. Influence of light-curing unit systems on shear bond strength and marginal microleakage of composite resin restorations

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    Juliano Fernandes Sassi

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of different photopolymerization (halogen, halogen soft-start and LED systems on shear bond strength (SBS and marginal microleakage of composite resin restorations. Forty Class V cavities (enamel and dentin margins were prepared for microleakage assessment, and 160 enamel and dentin fragments were prepared for the SBS test, and divided into 4 groups. Kruskal-Wallis and Wilcoxon tests showed statistically significant difference in microleakage between the margins (p 0.05 neither between substrates nor among groups. It was concluded that Soft-Start technique with high intensity end-light influenced negatively the cervical marginal sealing, but the light-curing systems did not influence adhesion.

  14. Degree of conversion of micro-hybrid, nano-hybrid and Ormocer composites using LED and QTH light-curing units

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    Seied Mostafa Fatemi

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aims: The aim of this study was to measure the degree of conversion (DC of three types of composite resins (micro-hybrid, nano-hybrid and Ormocer with different light curing units (LED LCU and QTH LCU in two depths.Materials and Methods: Three commercially available dental resin composites were used in this study: (Tetric Ceram, Ivoclar Vivadent, Liechtenstein-A2 shade, (Tetric Evoceram, Ivoclar Vivadent, Liechtenstein-A2 shade, (Ceram X, Dentsply, Germany-M2 shade. Specimens were divided into two groups, 5 specimens were photo-activated by QTH unit (Coltolux 75-Colten and the other five specimens were cured by LED (Demi-Kerr. Then each specimen was sectioned at the top surface and at 2-mm depth. The DC was measured by FT-IR(Bruker-tensor 27. The data were analyzed by 3-way ANOVA test.Results: There was significant difference between tested composite resins (P<0.001. The results of top surfaces were significantly different from those observed at 2-mm depth (P<0.001. The type of curing unit affected the polymerization of Ceram X resin composite.Conclusion: This study showed a significant difference in the degree of conversion in different thicknesses within three groups of resin composites.

  15. Influence of different light-curing units on the surface roughness of restorative materials: in situ study

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    Juliane Cristina Ciccone-Nogueira

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of different light sources (LED and Halogen lamp on the roughness (superficial of composite resin (Filtek Z250, Filtek P60, Charisma and Durafill varying post-irradiation times, in an in situ experiment. For this purpose, 80 specimens were made in polyurethane moulds. Ten volunteers without medicament use and good oral condition were selected and from them study moulds were obtained. A palatal intra-oral acrylic resin appliance was made for each of the subjects of the experiment. In each appliance, two specimens of each material were fixed (LED/Halogen lamp - control group. Roughness tests were performed immediately and 30 days after initial light-curing. Statistical analysis was performed using ANOVA. Statistically significant difference was observed only between post-irradiation times, where the 30th day showed the highest roughness values. It be concluded that roughness was influenced only by post-irradiation times, presenting the 30- days period inferior behavior.

  16. Light-cured resin for post patterns.

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    Waldmeier, M D; Grasso, J E

    1992-09-01

    A method of using light-cured acrylic resin as an alternative to the use of chemically-cured acrylic resins with elastomeric impressions for direct post patterns is presented. The GC Unifast LC acrylic resin is a powder/liquid type resin cured by exposure to visible light. The polymerization process has four stages before final curing: slurry, stringy, dough-like (plastic), and rubber-like (elastic). Advantages over current direct and indirect procedures include ease of manipulation of the material and no change in laboratory handling procedures. While in the dough-like state, the material can be contoured. In the rubber-like state, it is flexible to disengage from minor undercut areas.

  17. Kinetics of pulpal temperature rise during light curing of 6 bonding agents from different generations, using light emitting diode and quartz-tungsten-halogen units: An in-vitro simulation

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    Khaksaran, Najmeh Khatoon; Kashi, Tahereh Jafarzadeh; Rakhshan, Vahid; Zeynolabedin, Zahra Sadat; Bagheri, Hossein

    2015-01-01

    Background: Application of bonding agents (BA) into deep cavities and light curing them might increase pulpal temperature and threaten its health. The purpose of this study was to evaluate temperature rise of pulp by light curing six BA using two different light curing units (LCU), through a dent in wall of 0.5 mm. Materials and Methods: This in vitro experiment was carried out on 96 slices of the same number of human third molars (6 BAs × 2 LCUs × 8 specimens in each group). There were 6 groups of BAs: N Bond, G-Bond, OptiBond XTR, Clearfil SE, Adper Single Bond 2 and V Bond. Each group of BA (n = 16) had two subgroups of light emitting diode (LED) and quartz-tungsten-halogen light cure units (n = 8). Each of these 16 specimens were subjected to light emitting for 20 s, once without any BAs (control) and later when a BA was applied to surface of disk. Temperature rises in 140 s were evaluated. Their mean temperature change in first 20 s were calculated and analyzed using two-way repeated-measures and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Tukey (α = 0.05). Furthermore rate of temperature increase was calculated for each material and LCU. Results: Minimum and maximum temperature rises in all subgroups were 1.7 and 2.8°C, respectively. Repeated measures ANOVA showed that both of adhesive and LCU types had significant effect on temperature rise after application of adhesives. Tukey post-hoc analysis showed Clearfil SE showed significantly higher temperature rise in comparison with Adper Single bond 2 (P = 0.047) and N Bond (P = 0.038). Temperature rose in a linear fashion during first 30-40 s and after that it was non-linear. Conclusion: 20 s of light curing seems safe for pulpal health (with critical threshold of 5.5°C). However, in longer durations and especially when using LED units, the process should be broken to two sessions. PMID:25878684

  18. Kinetics of pulpal temperature rise during light curing of 6 bonding agents from different generations, using light emitting diode and quartz-tungsten-halogen units: An in-vitro simulation

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    Najmeh Khatoon Khaksaran

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Application of bonding agents (BA into deep cavities and light curing them might increase pulpal temperature and threaten its health. The purpose of this study was to evaluate temperature rise of pulp by light curing six BA using two different light curing units (LCU, through a dent in wall of 0.5 mm. Materials and Methods: This in vitro experiment was carried out on 96 slices of the same number of human third molars (6 BAs × 2 LCUs × 8 specimens in each group. There were 6 groups of BAs: N Bond, G-Bond, OptiBond XTR, Clearfil SE, Adper Single Bond 2 and V Bond. Each group of BA (n = 16 had two subgroups of light emitting diode (LED and quartz-tungsten-halogen light cure units (n = 8. Each of these 16 specimens were subjected to light emitting for 20 s, once without any BAs (control and later when a BA was applied to surface of disk. Temperature rises in 140 s were evaluated. Their mean temperature change in first 20 s were calculated and analyzed using two-way repeated-measures and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA and Tukey (α = 0.05. Furthermore rate of temperature increase was calculated for each material and LCU. Results: Minimum and maximum temperature rises in all subgroups were 1.7 and 2.8°C, respectively. Repeated measures ANOVA showed that both of adhesive and LCU types had significant effect on temperature rise after application of adhesives. Tukey post-hoc analysis showed Clearfil SE showed significantly higher temperature rise in comparison with Adper Single bond 2 (P = 0.047 and N Bond (P = 0.038. Temperature rose in a linear fashion during first 30-40 s and after that it was non-linear. Conclusion: 20 s of light curing seems safe for pulpal health (with critical threshold of 5.5°C. However, in longer durations and especially when using LED units, the process should be broken to two sessions.

  19. Hardening of a dual-cure resin cement using QTH and LED curing units

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    p. 110-115 OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the surface hardness of a resin cement (RelyX ARC) photoactivated through indirect composite resin (Cristobal) disks of different thicknesses using either a light-emitting diode (LED) or quartz tungsten halogen (QTH) light source. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighteen resin cement specimens were prepared and divided into 6 groups according to the type of curing unit and the thickness of resin disks interposed between the cement surface and light sourc...

  20. Analysis of factors influence the power density of light curing units%光固化灯功率密度的影响因素分析

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    邓淑丽; 李聪; 朱海华; 陈晖

    2012-01-01

    Objective To analyze factors that influence the power density of light curing units.Methods The power density values of 104 curing-light units from two dental hospitals in Hangzhou were investigated.Three lights among them with different power density were used to project to the radiometer sensor at different distances and angles.The power density was measured also when the curing tips were coated with protective sleeve or not.Results The values of power density were from 0 to 1180 mW/cm2.The mean power density was (519.7 ± 294.5) mW/cm2.With the curing distance increasing,the power densities were decreased significantly (P < 0.05).When the distance was 8 mm,the power densities were (545.7 ± 25.1),(448.0 ± 22.7) and (200.0 ± 7.5) mW/cm2.The power densities decreased to (269.0 ± 3.0),(265.3 ± 26.8) and (129.7 ± 4.7) mW/cm2 as the projecting angle increased to 60°.There was statistically significant difference in power density between the curing tips with or without protective sleeve (P < 0.05).Conclusions The factors that influence power density of light-curing units were the curing distance,projected angle and protective sleeve.%目的 分析复合树脂充填治疗中可能影响复合树脂固化的光固化灯的使用因素,为临床选择合适的光固化灯提供参考.方法 调查杭州市两家口腔专科医院104盏临床使用的光固化灯的功率密度及相关信息;对其中3盏不同功率密度的光固化灯(分别为1、2、3号灯)以不同距离和角度照射及光固化灯使用不同防护套前、后功率密度的变化进行对比分析.结果 104盏光固化灯的功率密度范围为0 ~ 1180 mW/cm2,平均值为(519.7±294.5) mW/cm2.随着光固化灯光导棒照射距离和角度的增加,辐射仪感应窗测得的功率密度值降低,当照射距离增加至8 mm时,1、2、3号灯的功率密度值分别从(1133.7±17.6)、(895.3±7.4)、(401.3±6.0) mW/cm2下降为(545.7±25.1)、(448.0±22.7)、(200.0±7.5) m

  1. LED Curing Lights and Temperature Changes in Different Tooth Sites

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. The aim of this in vitro study was to assess thermal changes on tooth tissues during light exposure using two different LED curing units. The hypothesis was that no temperature increase could be detected within the dental pulp during polymerization irrespective of the use of a composite resin or a light-curing unit. Methods. Caries-free human first molars were selected, pulp residues were removed after root resection, and four calibrated type-J thermocouples were positioned. Two LED lamps were tested; temperature measurements were made on intact teeth and on the same tooth during curing of composite restorations. The data was analyzed by one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA, Wilcoxon test, Kruskal-Wallis test, and Pearson’s χ2. After ANOVA, the Bonferroni multiple comparison test was performed. Results. Polymerization data analysis showed that in the pulp chamber temperature increase was higher than that without resin. Starlight PRO, in the same condition of Valo lamp, showed a lower temperature increase in pre- and intrapolymerization. A control group (without composite resin was evaluated. Significance. Temperature increase during resin curing is a function of the rate of polymerization, due to the exothermic polymerization reaction, the energy from the light unit, and time of exposure.

  2. The effects of halogen and light-emitting diode light curing on the depth of cure and surface microhardness of composite resins

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    Batu Can Yaman

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim : Light-emitting diode light curing units (LED LCUs have become more popular than halogen LCUs in routine dental restorative treatment. The aim of the study was to compare the effects of two conventional halogen (Hilux Plus and VIP and two LED (Elipar FreeLight 2 and Smart Lite light curing units on the depth of cure and the microhardness of various esthetic restorative materials. Materials and Methods : The curing depth and microhardness of a compomer (Dyract Extra, a resin-modified glass ionomer (Vitremer, a packable composite (Sculpt It, an ormocer (Admira, a hybrid composite (Tetric Ceram, two microhybrid composites (Miris and Clearfil Photo Posterior and, a nanofil composite (Filtek Supreme were determined using a scraping method and a hardness tester. A total of 320 samples were prepared using the eight different materials (n = 10 samples for each subgroup. The scraping test was based on ISO 4049:2000. Vicker′s microhardness testing was carried out using hardness tester (Zwick 3212. Data were analyzed using one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA, Bonferroni and the Kolmogorov-Smirnov tests. Results : Best microhardness results were obtained with the LED light curing units and Tetric EvoCeram and Filtek Supreme achieved the highest hardness values. The nanofil composite, Filtek Supreme, showed the best curing depth results in all the tested light curing systems. Conclusions : The LEDs were found to be more successful than the halogen units with respect to both curing depth and microhardness properties.

  3. A survey of power density of clinical curing-light units used in Changchun%长春市口腔临床应用光固化灯的调查

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    郝新青; 罗梦; 冷鑫; 朱松

    2011-01-01

    目的调查长春市临床应用光固化灯的功率密度及其相关信息,为临床医师正确维护使用光固化灯提供参考。方法调查对象为长春市口腔专科医院、综合医院口腔科、民营诊所,采用简单随机抽样的方法,共检测270盏光固化灯的功率密度及相关信息,包括光固化灯的品牌、类型、使用年限、光导头数目及类型,光导头玷污、破损情况,使用频率,装置的检测及维修情况,灯数目/牙椅数。结果270盏光固化灯中,卤光灯174盏,发光二极管灯96盏,检测功率密度变化范围在0~1702 mW/cm2,平均功率密度为413.2 mW/cm2,73盏灯小于200 mW/cm2,不能充分聚合光固化复合树脂。光固化灯的平均使用年限为4.7年。大多数医师未检测过光固化灯的功率密度,84%(227/270)的光导头表面有树脂的玷污和破损。结论 长春市大部分光固化灯为卤光灯,部分灯老化明显,需要更新,大多数医师没有注意光固化灯需要定期检测和维修。%Objectives To investigate the power density and other relevant data of clinical curinglight units used in Changchun, and to provide practice recommendations to clinical dentists about maintaining of cuing-light units. Methods Stomatology hospitals, departments of stomatology in general hospitals, and private dental offices in Changchun were randomly selected to participate in the Survey. The investigation analyzed 270 curing-light units. The following data of curing-light units were gathered: brand, type, operation ages, numbers and types of light guide, resin build-ups on light guides, damages of light guides, use frequency, monitor and maintenance of curing lights, and unit numbers/chair nunbers. Results There were 174 QTH and 96 LED units. The distribution of power density was from 0 to 1702 mW/cm2. The mean power density was 413. 2 mW/cm2. The power densities of 73 lights were less than 200 mW/cm2 and could not

  4. Light-Curing Adhesive Repair Tapes

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    Allred, Ronald; Haight, Andrea Hoyt

    2009-01-01

    Adhesive tapes, the adhesive resins of which can be cured (and thereby rigidized) by exposure to ultraviolet and/or visible light, are being developed as repair patch materials. The tapes, including their resin components, consist entirely of solid, low-outgassing, nonhazardous or minimally hazardous materials. They can be used in air or in vacuum and can be cured rapidly, even at temperatures as low as -20 C. Although these tapes were originally intended for use in repairing structures in outer space, they can also be used on Earth for quickly repairing a wide variety of structures. They can be expected to be especially useful in situations in which it is necessary to rigidize tapes after wrapping them around or pressing them onto the parts to be repaired.

  5. Hardening of a dual-cure resin cement using QTH and LED curing units

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    Maria Jacinta Moraes Coelho Santos

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the surface hardness of a resin cement (RelyX ARC photoactivated through indirect composite resin (Cristobal disks of different thicknesses using either a light-emitting diode (LED or quartz tungsten halogen (QTH light source. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighteen resin cement specimens were prepared and divided into 6 groups according to the type of curing unit and the thickness of resin disks interposed between the cement surface and light source. Three indentations (50 g for 15 s were performed on the top and bottom surface of each specimen and a mean Vickers hardness number (VHN was calculated for each specimen. The data were analyzed using two-way ANOVA and Tukey-Kramer test was used for post-hoc pairwise comparisons. RESULTS: Increased indirect resin disk thickness resulted in decreased mean VHN values. Mean VHN values for the top surfaces of the resin cement specimens ranged from 23.2 to 46.1 (QTH and 32.3 to 41.7 (LED. The LED curing light source produced higher hardness values compared to the QTH light source for 2- and 3-mm-thick indirect resin disks. The differences were clinically, but not statistically significant. Increased indirect resin disk thickness also resulted in decreased mean VHN values for the bottom surfaces of the resin cement: 5.8 to 19.1 (QTH and 7.5 to 32.0 (LED. For the bottom surfaces, a statistically significant interaction was also found between the type of curing light source and the indirect resin disk thickness. CONCLUSION: Mean surface hardness values of resin cement specimens decreased with the increase of indirect resin disk thickness. The LED curing light source generally produced higher surface hardness values.

  6. The effect of curing light and chemical catalyst on the degree of conversion of two dual cured resin luting cements.

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    Souza-Junior, Eduardo José; Prieto, Lúcia Trazzi; Soares, Giulliana Panfiglio; Dias, Carlos Tadeu dos Santos; Aguiar, Flávio Henrique Baggio; Paulillo, Luís Alexandre Maffei Sartini

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of different curing lights and chemical catalysts on the degree of conversion of resin luting cements. A total of 60 disk-shaped specimens of RelyX ARC or Panavia F of diameter 5 mm and thickness 0.5 mm were prepared and the respective chemical catalyst (Scotchbond Multi-Purpose Plus or ED Primer) was added. The specimens were light-cured using different curing units (an argon ion laser, an LED or a quartz-tungsten-halogen light) through shade A2 composite disks of diameter 10 mm and thickness 2 mm. After 24 h of dry storage at 37°C, the degree of conversion of the resin luting cements was measured by Fourier-transformed infrared spectroscopy. For statistical analysis, ANOVA and the Tukey test were used, with p ≤ 0.05. Panavia F when used without catalyst and cured using the LED or the argon ion laser showed degree of conversion values significantly lower than RelyX ARC, with and without catalyst, and cured with any of the light sources. Therefore, the degree of conversion of Panavia F with ED Primer cured with the quartz-tungsten-halogen light was significantly different from that of RelyX ARC regardless of the use of the chemical catalyst and light curing source. In conclusion, RelyX ARC can be cured satisfactorily with the argon ion laser, LED or quartz-tungsten-halogen light with or without a chemical catalyst. To obtain a satisfactory degree of conversion, Panavia F luting cement should be used with ED Primer and cured with halogen light.

  7. Influence of the Light Source and Curing Parameters on Microhardness of a Silorane-Based Dental Composite Material

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    Malara P.; Czech Z.; Świderski W.

    2016-01-01

    The aim of the study was to determine the influence of the light source and the light-curing parameters (the distance of the material from the light source and time of light-curing) on microhardness of Flitek Silorane dental composite material. Standardized samples of Filtek Silorane material were cured using two types of Light Curing Units (LCUs) – halogen and LED. The distance of the light source and time of curing differed between samples. The Knoop’s microhardness was tested using microha...

  8. Ambient Cured Alkali Activated Flyash Masonry Units

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    Venugopal, K.; Radhakrishna; Sasalatti, Vinod M.

    2016-09-01

    Geopolymers belong to a category of non-conventional and non-Portland cement based cementitious binders which are produced using industrial by products like fly ash and ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS). This paper reports on the development of geopolymer mortars for production of masonry units. The geopolymer mortars were prepared by mixing various by products with manufactured sand and a liquid mixture of sodium silicate and sodium hydroxide solutions. After curing at ambient conditions, the masonry units were tested for strength properties such as water absorption, initial rate of absorption, compression, shear- bond, and stress-strain behaviour etc. It was observed that the flexural strength of the blocks is more than 2 MPa and shear bond strength is more than 0.4MPa. It was found that the properties of geopolymer blocks were superior to the traditional masonry units. Hence they can be recommended for structural masonry.

  9. EVALUATION OF DIELECTRIC CURING MONITORING INVESTIGATING LIGHT-CURING DENTAL FILLING COMPOSITES

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    Johannes Steinhaus

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is the evaluation of a dielectric analysis (DEA method monitoring the curing behaviour of a light curing dental filling material in real-time. The evaluation is to extract the influence of light intensity on the photo-curing process of dental composite filling materials. The intensity change is obtained by measuring the curing process at different sample depth. It could be shown that increasing sample thickness, and therefore exponentially decreasing light intensity, causes a proportional decrease in the initial curing rate. Nevertheless, the results give rise to the assumption that lower illumination intensities over a long period cause higher overall conversion, and thus better mechanical properties. This would allow for predictions of the impact of different curing-rates on the final mechanical properties.

  10. Vickers Hardness of Composite Resins Cured with LED and QTH Units

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    Alaghemand H

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Statement of Problem: One of the factors affecting the degree of polymerization of light-cured composites is the type of light-curing unit used. In addition, physicomechanical properties of the composite resins depend on the degree of conversion and polymerization. Objectives: Since the type of initiator in new composite resins is not explained by manufacturers, this study is an attempt to compare the depth of hardening, with two LED and QTH light-curing units. Materials and Methods: Fifteen samples prepared from Gradia Direct and Filtek Z250, both of which being universal, were cured with QTH (Astralis 7 and LED (Bluephase C8 light-curing units. All the samples were molded in polyester resin and cut from the middle by a disk. The hardness of the cut area was evaluated at 0, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5 and 4-mm depth intervals and also at the same interval as the width of the sample, with Vickers hardness machine, while the samples were placed in a darkroom. Data were statistically analyzed using one-way ANOVA, two-way ANOVA, t-test and post Hoc Tukey’s tests in SPSS, version 16. Results: Filtek Z250 was harder than Gradia Direct at all the depth with both light-curing units. The hardness of Filtek Z250 sample cured with Astralis 7 was higher than that cured with LED, but with Gradia Direct the LED unit resulted in higher hardness. Curing depth was not significantly different between the groups (p = 0.109. Conclusions: Vickers hardness number for both composites used in this study is in an acceptable range for clinical implications. The composites’ composition is important to be considered for selection of light unit. Based on the findings of the present study, LED did not present more curing depth compared with QTH.

  11. 固化光源对正畸托槽光敏粘结剂抗剪切强度及粘结剂残留指数影响的研究%Effects of Light- curing Units on Shear Bond Strength and Adhesive Remnant Index of Light- curing Orthodontic Adhesives

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    赖颖真; 丘雨蓓; 林珊

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the effect of quartz-tungsten-halogen light(QTH) and LED curing systems on shear bond strength of resin adhesive (3M) and resin-modified glass ionomer adhesive (GC); and to provide evidences for clinical chose of curing lights and orthodontic adhesives. Methods: 48 freshly-extracted human premo-lars were randomly assigned into 4 bonding groups (n=12/group) , brackets were respectively bonded with different adhesives and Light-curing units. The shear bond strength of the adhesive system was evaluated with an Universal testing machine. Adhesive remnant index (ARI) scores were determined after bracket failure. Results: The shear bond strength and ARI of 3M was significant lager than GC(P<0. 05). No matter which adhensive was used, no significant difference was found in shear bond strength and ARI between the LED and QTH. Conclusion: Both two kinds of light curing adhensives can satisfy the clinic need of orthodontics. Resin- modified glass ionomer adhesive has significantly less incidences of enamel failure. Orthodontic adhesives cured with LED was statistically equivalent to those cured with a QTH. LED can save the time and be suggested for the polymerization of orthodontic bonding adhesives.%目的:研究普通卤素灯(QTH)和发光二级管灯(LED)对正畸托槽复合树脂光敏粘结剂(3M)和树脂加强型玻璃离子光敏粘结剂((C)抗剪切力的影响,为临床正畸粘结材料和固化光源的选择提供一定依据.方法:选取新鲜拔除的第一双尖牙48颗,随机分为4组,使用不同粘结材料和不同光源配合粘结标准网底方丝弓托槽,采用微机万能材料实验机对托槽的粘结强度进行检测,同时记录粘结剂残留指数(ARI).结果:3M抗剪切力及ARI值均显著大于GC(P<0.05);QTH和LED对3M和GC的抗剪切力及ARI值影响差别无统计学意义.结论:2种正畸光敏粘结剂抗剪切强度均符合临床要求,托槽去除后GC对牙面破坏较小;LED灯照可以节约

  12. An investigation on the effect of light cure and self cure composite resins on bonding strength of light cure glass ionomer to dentin (In-vitro

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    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available Composite reins have recently become popular for posterior teeth restorations. Gap"nformation and subsequent microleakage are of the complications resulting from such restorations. One of the"ntechniques to overcome polymerization shrinkage of composite resins is sandwich technique (application of"nglass ionomer as a base beneath the composite resin. Since polymerization patterns in two types of composite"nresins (light cure and self cure differ from each other, various effects on the bond strength between glass"nionomer and dentin are expected."nPurpose: The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effects of self- cure and light- cure composite"nresins in sandwich technique on the bond strength of light cure glass ionomer and dentin."nMaterials and Methods: 40 extracted human premolars were selected and divided into four groups:"nGroup 1: Light cure glass ionomer of 1mm thickness was placed on dentin."nGroup 2: 1mm thickness of light cure glass ionomer plus a mass of self cure composite resin of 2mm"nthickness were placed."nGroup 3: 1mm thickness of light cure glass ionomer plus light cure composite resin as two separate 1mm layer"nwere placed."nGroup 4: 1mm thickness of light cure glass ionomer with 37% phosphoric acid etching followed by two"nseparate layers of light cure composite resin of 1 mm thickness were placed."nSEM was used to determine gap size ai Gl- dentin and Gi- composite interlaces. The findings were analyzed"nby ANOVA and t-student tests."nResults: Groups 1 and 2 showed no gap at Gl-dentm interface and also cracks were not observed in all these"nspecimens. In group 3, there was gap between light cure GI and light cure composite resin and cracks were"nseen in GI, too. Group 4 showed gap at both interfaces and more cracks were seen in GI. Groups I and 2"nshowed the least gap formation and group 4 showed the most. Statistically significant difference was found"nbetween groups 3, 4 and group 1 (control, 2."nConclusion: Base

  13. Light-Cured Self-Etch Adhesives Undergo Hydroxyapatite-Triggered Self-Cure.

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    Liu, Y; Bai, X; Liu, Y W; Wang, Y

    2016-03-01

    Light cure is a popular mode of curing for dental adhesives. However, it suffers from inadequate light delivery when the restoration site is less accessible, in which case a self-cure mechanism is desirable to salvage any compromised polymerization. We previously reported a novel self-cure system mediated by ethyl 4-(dimethylamino)-benzoate (4E) and hydroxyapatite (HAp). The present work aims to investigate if such self-cure phenomenon takes place in adhesives that underwent prior inadequate light cure and to elucidate if HAp released from the dental etching process is sufficient to trigger it. Model self-etch adhesives were formulated with various components, including bis[2-methacryloyloxy)ethyl]-phosphate (2MP) as acidic monomer and trimethylbenzoyl-diphenylphosphine oxide (TPO) as photoinitiator. In vitro evolution of degree of conversion (DC) of HAp-incorporated adhesives was monitored by infrared spectroscopy during light irradiation and dark storage. Selected adhesives were allowed to etch and extract HAp from enamel, light-cured in situ, and stored in the dark, after which Raman line mapping was used to obtain spatially resolved DC across the enamel-resin interface. Results showed that TPO+4E adhesives reached DC similar to TPO-only counterparts upon completion of light irradiation but underwent another round of initiation that boosted DC to ~100% regardless of HAp level or prior light exposure. When applied to enamel, TPO-only adhesives had ~80% DC in resin, which gradually descended to ~50% in enamel, whereas TPO+4E adhesives consistently scored ~80% DC across the enamel-resin interface. These observations suggest that polymerization of adhesives that underwent insufficient light cure is salvaged by the novel self-cure mechanism, and such salvaging effect can be triggered by HAp released from dental substrate during the etching process.

  14. Shortest exposure time possible with LED curing lights

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    Busemann, I.; Lipke, C.; Schattenberg, A.V.M.B.; Willershausen, B.; Ernst, C.P.

    2011-01-01

    PURPOSE: To investigate the shortest exposure time of different light emitting diode (LED)-curing devices for different resin composites in a clinically relevant laboratory model. METHODS: Nine LED curing devices (Bluephase, Bluephase 16i, Bluephase G2, Bluephase 20i/Ivoclar Vivadent, DEMI/sds Kerr,

  15. Shortest exposure time possible with LED curing lights

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    Busemann, I.; Lipke, C.; Schattenberg, A.V.M.B.; Willershausen, B.; Ernst, C.P.

    2011-01-01

    PURPOSE: To investigate the shortest exposure time of different light emitting diode (LED)-curing devices for different resin composites in a clinically relevant laboratory model. METHODS: Nine LED curing devices (Bluephase, Bluephase 16i, Bluephase G2, Bluephase 20i/Ivoclar Vivadent, DEMI/sds Kerr,

  16. Bond strength of a light-cured and two auto-cured glass ionomer liners.

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    Holtan, J R; Nystrom, G P; Olin, P S; Rudney, J; Douglas, W H

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    Ninety-nine extracted human molar teeth were used in this study comparing the shear bond strengths on dentine of one light-cured and two auto-cured polyalkenoate (glass ionomer) cements. Bond strength can be influenced by differences in tooth structure. A balanced-incomplete block design (Hull and Nie, 1981) was used to reduce variation attributable to such differences. Cements were applied to paired dentine surfaces in combinations such that 66 tooth sides were treated with each material. A light-cured dentinal adhesive and composite resin restorative material were then placed and shear bond strength testing was conducted exactly 24 h after the completion of each specimen. Mean forces (MPa) for the three materials were compared using an appropriate analysis of variance model (balanced-incomplete-blocks) The shear bond strengths (MPa) of the light-cured liner (Espe, Seefeld/Oberbay, FRG) was 4.71 +/- 1.16. Vitrabond showed the greatest variance of all three materials tested, however this material's average bond strength was greater than the maximum achieved for the other materials. Student-Newman-Keuls comparison of means showed that all cements differed significantly from each other (alpha = 0.05). It is concluded that the light-cured glass ionomer liner exhibited significantly better shear bond strength performance than the two auto-cured glass ionomers tested.

  17. Curing kinetics of visible light curing dental resin composites investigated by dielectric analysis (DEA).

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    Steinhaus, Johannes; Hausnerova, Berenika; Haenel, Thomas; Großgarten, Mandy; Möginger, Bernhard

    2014-03-01

    During the curing process of light curing dental composites the mobility of molecules and molecule segments is reduced leading to a significant increase of the viscosity as well as the ion viscosity. Thus, the kinetics of the curing behavior of 6 different composites was derived from dielectric analysis (DEA) using especially redesigned flat sensors with interdigit comb electrodes allowing for irradiation at the top side and measuring the ion viscosity at the bottom side. As the ion viscosities of dental composites change 1-3 orders of magnitude during the curing process, DEA provides a sensitive approach to evaluate their curing behavior, especially in the phase of undisturbed chain growth. In order to determine quantitative kinetic parameters a kinetic model is presented and examined for the evaluation of the ion viscosity curves. From the obtained results it is seen that DEA might be employed in the investigation of the primary curing process, the quality assurance of ingredients as well as the control of processing stability of the light curing dental composites. Copyright © 2014 Academy of Dental Materials. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. 2种光固化灯固化对3种不同复合树脂聚合收缩的影响%Effect of polymerization-shrinkages of different resin composite curing by two different light curing units

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    邓小林; 张保卫; 陆鹏

    2011-01-01

    PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of light-emitting diode (LED) light curing unit (LCU) and quartztungsten (QTH) LCU on the polymerization-shrinkage of different resin composites.METHODS: Three composites Z100,Z250, AP-X were irradiated by QTH LCU and LED LCU.Polymerization-shrinkage of 50s and 400s after the composites curing were measured by 3D-profile measuring apparatus by phase-shifted projected grating.The polymerization-shrinkage of LED and QTH curing composites were analysed by SPSS12.0 software package of one-way ANOVA.RESULTS: At 50s curing and 400s curing period, the polymerization- shrinkage of Z100, Z250 resin was different by QTH LCU and LED LCU curing, the polymerization-shrinkage by LED LCU curing was less than that by QTH LCU (P<0.05); the polymerization-shrinkage of AP-X was not statistically different by QTH LCU and LED LCU curing (P>0.05).CONCLUSUINS: The polymerization-shrinkage of Z100,Z250 resin is statistically less cured by LED LCU than QTH;the polymerization-shrinkage of AP-X resin is not statistically different cured by QTH LCU and LED LCU.Supported by Research Fund of Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality(08DZ2271100).%目的:比较2种光固化灯对3种复合树脂聚合收缩的影响.方法:相移投影栅形貌测量仪测量Z100、Z250、AP-X 等3种复合树脂在卤素灯和发光二极管同化灯开始固化后50s及开始固化后400s的树脂聚合收缩量.使用SPSS12.0 软件包对 QTH 及LFD 固化组聚合收缩量进行单因素方差分析.结果:在开始固化后50s和400s,QTH同化灯和 LED 固化灯固化Z100、Z250树脂产生的聚合收缩量有显著差异,QTH 固化灯固化Z100、Z250树脂产生的聚合收缩量显著大于LED固化灯(P<0.05),QTH和 LED 固化灯固化 AP-X 树脂产生的聚合收缩量则无统计学差异(P>0.05).结论:LED及QTH固化灯固化Z100、Z250树脂产生的聚合收缩影响有显著差异(P<0.05),LED及QTH固化灯固化 AP-X 产生的

  19. Influence of curing protocol on selected properties of light-curing polymers

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    Dewaele, Magali; Asmussen, Erik; Peutzfeldt, Anne;

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of light-curing protocol on degree of conversion (DC), volume contraction (C), elastic modulus (E), and glass transition temperature (T(g)) as measured on a model polymer. It was a further aim to correlate the measured values with each other....

  20. Photothermal radiometry monitoring of light curing in resins

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    Zambrano-Arjona, M A [Applied Physics Department, Cinvestav-Unidad Merida, A.P. 73 Cordemex, Merida, 97310 (Mexico); Medina-Esquivel, R [Cinvestav-Unidad Queretaro, Libramiento Norponiente 2000 Fracc. Real de Juriquilla, CP 76230, Queretaro (Mexico); Alvarado-Gil, J J [Applied Physics Department, Cinvestav-Unidad Merida, A.P. 73 Cordemex, Merida, 97310 (Mexico)

    2007-10-07

    Real time measurement of thermal diffusivity during the evolution of the light curing process in dental resins is reported using photothermal radiometry. The curing is induced by a non-modulated blue light beam, and at the same time, a modulated red laser beam is sent onto the sample, generating a train of thermal waves that produce modulated infrared radiation. The monitoring of this radiation permits to follow the time evolution of the process. The methodology is applied to two different commercially available light curing resin-based composites. In all cases thermal diffusivity follows a first order kinetics with similar stabilization characteristic times. Analysis of this kinetics permits to exhibit the close relationship of increase in thermal diffusivity with the decrease in monomer concentration and extension of the polymerization in the resin, induced by the curing light. It is also shown that the configuration in which the resin is illuminated by the modulated laser can be the basis for the development of an in situ technique for the determination of the degree of curing.

  1. Color changes in resin cement polymerized with different curing lights under indirect restorations

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    Funda Bayindir

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of different interface materials and curing units on color changes in a resin cement material. Materials and Methods: Three interface materials and different curing systems, quartz-tungsten-halogen and polywave and monowave light-emitting diode (LED light curing units, were studied at two-time intervals. Polystyrene strip was used as a control group. All measurements were made on a white background for standard color measurement. According to the CIE LFNx01aFNx01bFNx01 color space, the baseline color values of each specimen were measured. Differences between the measurements were calculated as ΔE, ΔL, Δa, and Δb. Data were analyzed using analysis of variance (ANOVA and Duncan′s tests (α = 0.05 with SPSS 20.0 software (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA. ANOVA revealed significance for interface materials and curing units and time for ΔE (P 0.05. Monowave LED exhibited significantly higher color changes than the other units ([P < 0.05] [ΔE 2.94 ± 0.44]. QTH promoted composite specimens significantly less color change ([P < 0.05] [ΔE 0.87 ± 0.41]. Conclusion: This study concluded that color of resin cement used in the adhesion of indirect restorations was affected by curing device light and indirect restoration material type.

  2. Effect of High-Irradiance Light-Curing on Micromechanical Properties of Resin Cements

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    Peutzfeldt, Anne; Lussi, Adrian

    2016-01-01

    This study investigated the influence of light-curing at high irradiances on micromechanical properties of resin cements. Three dual-curing resin cements and a light-curing flowable resin composite were light-cured with an LED curing unit in Standard mode (SM), High Power mode (HPM), or Xtra Power mode (XPM). Maximum irradiances were determined using a MARC PS radiometer, and exposure duration was varied to obtain two or three levels of radiant exposure (SM: 13.2 and 27.2 J/cm2; HPM: 15.0 and 30.4 J/cm2; XPM: 9.5, 19.3, and 29.7 J/cm2) (n = 17). Vickers hardness (HV) and indentation modulus (EIT) were measured at 15 min and 1 week. Data were analyzed with nonparametric ANOVA, Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney tests, and Spearman correlation analyses (α = 0.05). Irradiation protocol, resin-based material, and storage time and all interactions influenced HV and EIT significantly (p ≤ 0.0001). Statistically significant correlations between radiant exposure and HV or EIT were found, indicating that high-irradiance light-curing has no detrimental effect on the polymerization of resin-based materials (p ≤ 0.0021). However, one resin cement was sensitive to the combination of irradiance and exposure duration, with high-irradiance light-curing resulting in a 20% drop in micromechanical properties. The results highlight the importance of manufacturers issuing specific recommendations for the light-curing procedure of each resin cement. PMID:28044129

  3. Effect of High-Irradiance Light-Curing on Micromechanical Properties of Resin Cements

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    Anne Peutzfeldt

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This study investigated the influence of light-curing at high irradiances on micromechanical properties of resin cements. Three dual-curing resin cements and a light-curing flowable resin composite were light-cured with an LED curing unit in Standard mode (SM, High Power mode (HPM, or Xtra Power mode (XPM. Maximum irradiances were determined using a MARC PS radiometer, and exposure duration was varied to obtain two or three levels of radiant exposure (SM: 13.2 and 27.2 J/cm2; HPM: 15.0 and 30.4 J/cm2; XPM: 9.5, 19.3, and 29.7 J/cm2 (n=17. Vickers hardness (HV and indentation modulus (EIT were measured at 15 min and 1 week. Data were analyzed with nonparametric ANOVA, Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney tests, and Spearman correlation analyses (α=0.05. Irradiation protocol, resin-based material, and storage time and all interactions influenced HV and EIT significantly (p≤0.0001. Statistically significant correlations between radiant exposure and HV or EIT were found, indicating that high-irradiance light-curing has no detrimental effect on the polymerization of resin-based materials (p≤0.0021. However, one resin cement was sensitive to the combination of irradiance and exposure duration, with high-irradiance light-curing resulting in a 20% drop in micromechanical properties. The results highlight the importance of manufacturers issuing specific recommendations for the light-curing procedure of each resin cement.

  4. Influence of light curing and sample thickness on microhardness of a composite resin

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    Flávio HB Aguiar

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Flávio HB Aguiar1, Kelly RM Andrade1, Débora AN Leite Lima1, Gláucia MB Ambrosano2, José R Lovadino11Department of Restorative Dentistry; 2Department of Social Dentistry/Statistics, Piracicaba Dental School, State University of Campinas, SP, BrazilAbstract: The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the influence of light-curing units and different sample thicknesses on the microhardness of a composite resin. Composite resin specimens were randomly prepared and assigned to nine experimental groups (n = 5: considering three light-curing units (conventional quartz tungsten halogen [QTH]: 550 mW/cm2 – 20 s; high irradiance QTH: 1160 mW/cm2 – 10 s; and light-emitting diode [LED]: 360 mW/cm2 – 40 s and three sample thicknesses (0.5 mm, 1 mm, and 2 mm. All samples were polymerized with the light tip 8 mm away from the specimen. Knoop microhardness was then measured on the top and bottom surfaces of each sample. The top surfaces, with some exceptions, were almost similar; however, in relation to the bottom surfaces, statistical differences were found between curing units and thicknesses. In all experimental groups, the 0.5-mm-thick increments showed microhardness values statistically higher than those observed for 1- and -2-mm increments. The conventional and LED units showed higher hardness mean values and were statistically different from the high irradiance unit. In all experimental groups, microhardness mean values obtained for the top surface were higher than those observed for the bottom surface. In conclusion, higher levels of irradiance or thinner increments would help improve hybrid composite resin polymerization.Keywords: photo-polymerization, light-curing distance, light-curing units, composite resin, composite thickness, microhardness

  5. Evaluation of Vickers hardness of bulk-fill composites cured by different light sources

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    Bakhsh, Turki A.; Yagmoor, Mohammed A.; Alsadi, Fahad M.; Jamleh, Ahmad

    2016-02-01

    [Objective] The current in vitro study was performed to evaluate Vickers hardness (VHN) of two different composite resins that were cured by using two different light curing units. [Materials and Methods] Porcelain tube samplers were used to fabricate composite cylinders from either Tetric Evoceram BulkFill (BF; Ivoclar/Vivadent, USA) or SonicFill composite (SF; Kerr, USA). Each composite type had 12 cylindrical specimens, and each specimen was cured with either Blue-phase N light-cure (Bp; Polywave, Ivoclar/Vivadent, USA) or Elipar S10 (El; Monowave, 3M ESPE, Germany). The VHN data were analyzed and tested by using Mann-Whitney U test at a significance level of 5%. [Results] Statistical analyses demonstrated an interaction between the type of composite and the type of light curing source. Significant differences (Phardness of SF-El and lowest for BF-El. [Conclusions] It can be concluded that the surface hardness of bulk-fill composite is not dependent on the type of light-cure. This research was supported by King Abdulaziz University.

  6. Thermal analysis of bulk filled composite resin polymerization using various light curing modes according to the curing depth and approximation to the cavity wall

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    Hoon-Sang Chang

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the polymerization temperature of a bulk filled composite resin light-activated with various light curing modes using infrared thermography according to the curing depth and approximation to the cavity wall. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Composite resin (AeliteFlo, Bisco, Schaumburg, IL, USA was inserted into a Class II cavity prepared in the Teflon blocks and was cured with a LED light curing unit (Dr's Light, GoodDoctors Co., Seoul, Korea using various light curing modes for 20 s. Polymerization temperature was measured with an infrared thermographic camera (Thermovision 900 SW/TE, Agema Infra-red Systems AB, Danderyd, Sweden for 40 s at measurement spots adjacent to the cavity wall and in the middle of the cavity from the surface to a 4 mm depth. Data were analyzed according to the light curing modes with one-way ANOVA, and according to curing depth and approximation to the cavity wall with two-way ANOVA. RESULTS: The peak polymerization temperature of the composite resin was not affected by the light curing modes. According to the curing depth, the peak polymerization temperature at the depth of 1 mm to 3 mm was significantly higher than that at the depth of 4 mm, and on the surface. The peak polymerization temperature of the spots in the middle of the cavity was higher than that measured in spots adjacent to the cavity wall. CONCLUSION: In the photopolymerization of the composite resin, the temperature was higher in the middle of the cavity compared to the outer surface or at the internal walls of the prepared cavity.

  7. Thermal analysis of bulk filled composite resin polymerization using various light curing modes according to the curing depth and approximation to the cavity wall

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    CHANG, Hoon-Sang; CHO, Kyu-Jeong; PARK, Su-Jung; LEE, Bin-Na; HWANG, Yun-Chan; OH, Won-Mann; HWANG, In-Nam

    2013-01-01

    Objective The purpose of this study was to investigate the polymerization temperature of a bulk filled composite resin light-activated with various light curing modes using infrared thermography according to the curing depth and approximation to the cavity wall. Material and Methods Composite resin (AeliteFlo, Bisco, Schaumburg, IL, USA) was inserted into a Class II cavity prepared in the Teflon blocks and was cured with a LED light curing unit (Dr's Light, GoodDoctors Co., Seoul, Korea) using various light curing modes for 20 s. Polymerization temperature was measured with an infrared thermographic camera (Thermovision 900 SW/TE, Agema Infra-red Systems AB, Danderyd, Sweden) for 40 s at measurement spots adjacent to the cavity wall and in the middle of the cavity from the surface to a 4 mm depth. Data were analyzed according to the light curing modes with one-way ANOVA, and according to curing depth and approximation to the cavity wall with two-way ANOVA. Results The peak polymerization temperature of the composite resin was not affected by the light curing modes. According to the curing depth, the peak polymerization temperature at the depth of 1 mm to 3 mm was significantly higher than that at the depth of 4 mm, and on the surface. The peak polymerization temperature of the spots in the middle of the cavity was higher than that measured in spots adjacent to the cavity wall. Conclusion In the photopolymerization of the composite resin, the temperature was higher in the middle of the cavity compared to the outer surface or at the internal walls of the prepared cavity. PMID:24037066

  8. Effectiveness of composite resin polymerization using light-emitting diodes (LEDs or halogen-based light-curing units Efetividade de polimerização de uma resina composta fotopolimerizada por diodos emissores de luz (LEDs ou luz halógena

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    Bianca Micali

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available The clinical performance of composite resins is greatly influenced by the quality of the light-curing unit used. The aim of this study was to compare the efficiency of a commercial light-emitting diode (LED with that of a halogen-based light-curing unit by means of dye penetration of a micro hybrid composite resin. The composite resin evaluated was Filtek Z250 (3M Dental. The composite was filled into acrylic moulds that were randomly polymerized for 40 seconds by each of the light-emitting systems: light-emitting diode Ultraled (Dabi Atlante or halogen light Degulux (Degussa Hüls curing units. Immediately after polymerization, each specimen was individually immersed in 1 ml of 2% methylene blue solution at 37°C ± 2°C. After 24 hours, the specimens were rinsed under running distilled water for 1 minute and stored at 37°C ± 2°C at relative humidity for 24 hours. The composite resins were removed from the moulds and individually triturated before being immersed in new test tubes containing 1 ml of absolute alcohol for 24 hours. The solutions were filtered and centrifuged for 3 minutes at 4,000 rpm and the supernatant was used to determine absorbance in a spectrophotometer at 590 nm. To verify the differences between groups polymerized by LED or halogen light t-test was applied. No significant differences were found between composite resins light-cured by LED or halogen light-curing unit (p > 0.05. The commercially LED-based light-curing unit is as effective to polymerize hybrid composite resins as the halogen-based unit.A longevidade clínica das resinas compostas é grandemente influenciada pela qualidade do aparelho fotopolimerizador utilizado. O objetivo deste trabalho foi comparar a eficácia de um aparelho fotopolimerizador de diodos emissores de luz e a de um de luz halógena através do grau de penetração de um corante em uma resina composta micro-híbrida. A resina composta utilizada (Filtek Z250/3M Dental foi inserida em matrizes

  9. Characterization of dental composite curing kinetics using dynamic light scattering

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    Wells-Gray, Elaine M.; Kirkpatrick, Sean J.; Sakaguchi, Ron L.

    2009-02-01

    Polymer resin composites are a class of widely used restorative dental materials that undergo a complex polymerization curing process that has been the subject of substantial research. This study uses speckle correlation methods based on dynamic light scattering as a tool to monitor the rate and extent of dental composite polymerization during and after photo-curing. Thin disc-shaped samples (composite consisting of 50:50 BisGMA/TEGDMA resin, quartz silica filler particles, and camphorquinone as photo-initiator. A 633 nm HeNe laser beam was used to probe the top surface of the sample via a backscattered speckle pattern, while the bottom surface was illuminated with a halogen curing lamp (peak wavelength=470nm) to initiate the polymerization reaction. The speckle patterns were recorded with a CCD camera, and stored as a 'speckle cube' for post processing. Correlation values of the intensity fluctuation were calculated on a pixel-by-pixel basis for pairs of subsequent speckle images and then ensemble averaged. Results show a sharp decrease in correlation at the onset of curing, indicating a large amount of double bond conversion and movement within the composite. Correlation values then quickly increase, eventually reaching a plateau near unity, indicating cessation of molecular rearrangement. The kinetic behavior demonstrated by our correlation curves are in good agreement with curing data found in the literature, and demonstrate the usefulness of this technique for monitoring dental composite curing.

  10. Effect of Dental Chair Light on Enamel Bonding of Orthodontic Brackets Using Light Cure Based Adhesive System: An In-Vitro Study

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    Tiwari, Anil; Shyagali, Tarulatha; Kohli, Sarvraj; Joshi, Rishi; Gupta, Abhishek; Tiwari, Rana

    2016-01-01

    Aim: The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the influence of the Dental chair light on the bond strength of light cured composite resin. Materials and Methods: Sixty therapeutically extracted human premolar teeth were randomly allocated to two groups of 30 specimens each. In both groups light cured composite resin (Transbond XT) and MBT premolar metal brackets (3M Unitek) was used to bond brackets. In group I and II light curing was done using Light-emitting diode light curing units without and with the dental chair light respectively. After bonding, all samples were stored in distilled water at room temperature for 24 hours and subsequently tested for shear bond strength and Adhesive Remnant Index (ARI) scores. Data was subjected to Mann Whitney U statistical test. Results: Results indicated that there was significantly higher shear bond strength (7.71 ± 1.90) for the Group II (composite cured with LED and dental chair light) compared with Group I (composite cured with LED LCU only) (5.74 ± 1.13).the obtained difference was statistically significant. There was no statistical significant difference between ARI scores in between the groups. Conclusions: light cure bonding with dental chair light switched on will produce greater bond strength than the conventional bonding. However, the ARI score were similar to both the groups. It is advised that the inexperienced orthodontist should always switch off the dental chair light while bonding for enough working time during the bracket placement. PMID:28077886

  11. Glass transition and degree of conversion of a light-cured orthodontic composite

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    Michela M. D. S. Sostena

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the glass transition temperature (Tg and degree of conversion (DC of a light-cured (Fill Magic versus a chemically cured (Concise orthodontic composite. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Anelastic relaxation spectroscopy was used for the first time to determine the Tg of a dental composite, while the DC was evaluated by infrared spectroscopy. The light-cured composite specimens were irradiated with a commercial LED light-curing unit using different exposure times (40, 90 and 120 s. RESULTS: Fill Magic presented lower Tg than Concise (35-84ºC versus 135ºC, but reached a higher DC. CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study suggest that Fill Magic has lower Tg than Concise due to its higher organic phase content, and that when this light-cured composite is used to bond orthodontic brackets, a minimum energy density of 7.8 J/cm² is necessary to reach adequate conversion level and obtain satisfactory adhesion.

  12. Influence of composite restorative materials and light-curing units on diametrical tensile strength Influência do material restaurador e de aparelhos fotoativadores na resistência à tração diametral

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    Maria Cecília Caldas Giorgi Tolosa

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the diametrical tensile strength (DTS of three light-curing photo-activated composites with two different light curing units (LCU. Three types of dental restorative composites were used in this study: micro filled A110 (3M Espe; P60 (3M Espe for posterior restorations, and micro-hybrid Charisma (Heraeus-Kulzer. The two LCUs were: halogen light (HAL (Degulux, Degussa and blue light emitting diode (LED (Ultrablue, DMC. Resin composite specimens were inserted incrementally into a Teflon split mold meas-uring 3 mm in depth and 6 mm in internal diameter, and cured using either LCU (n = 10. Specimens were placed into a dark bottle containing distilled water at 37°C for 7 days. DTS tests were performed in a Universal Testing Machine (0.5 mm/min. Data were submitted to two-way ANOVA and Tukey's test. Results were (MPa: A110/HAL: 276.50 ± 62.94ª; A110/LED: 306.01 ± 65.16ª; P60/HAL: 568.29 ± 60.77b and P60/LED: 543.01 ± 83.65b; Charisma/HAL: 430.94 ± 67.28c; Charisma/LED: 435.52 ± 105.12c. Results suggested that no significant difference in DTS was obtained with LCUs for the same composite. However, resin composite restorative materials presented different DTS.O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a resistência à tração diametral (DTS de três compósitos fotoativados com dois aparelhos de fotoativação (LCU. Os compósitos utilizados neste estudo foram: resina de micropartículas A110 (3M Espe; P60 (3M Espe, indicada para restaurações posteriores, e micro-híbrida Charisma (Heraeus-Kulzer. As fontes de luz foram: halógena (HAL - Degulux (Degussa e luz emitida por diodos (LED - Ultrablue (DMC. As amostras foram confeccionadas através de dois incrementos inseridos em uma matriz de Teflon bipartida medindo 3 mm de profundidade e 6 mm de diâmetro interno e foram fotoativadas pelas LCUs (n = 10. As amostras foram armazenadas dentro de recipientes escuros contendo água destilada a 37°C por 7 dias. O

  13. Influence of light curing and sample thickness on microhardness of a composite resin.

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    Aguiar, Flávio Hb; Andrade, Kelly Rm; Leite Lima, Débora An; Ambrosano, Gláucia Mb; Lovadino, José R

    2009-01-01

    The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the influence of light-curing units and different sample thicknesses on the microhardness of a composite resin. Composite resin specimens were randomly prepared and assigned to nine experimental groups (n = 5): considering three light-curing units (conventional quartz tungsten halogen [QTH]: 550 mW/cm(2) - 20 s; high irradiance QTH: 1160 mW/cm(2) - 10 s; and light-emitting diode [LED]: 360 mW/cm(2) - 40 s) and three sample thicknesses (0.5 mm, 1 mm, and 2 mm). All samples were polymerized with the light tip 8 mm away from the specimen. Knoop microhardness was then measured on the top and bottom surfaces of each sample. The top surfaces, with some exceptions, were almost similar; however, in relation to the bottom surfaces, statistical differences were found between curing units and thicknesses. In all experimental groups, the 0.5-mm-thick increments showed microhardness values statistically higher than those observed for 1- and -2-mm increments. The conventional and LED units showed higher hardness mean values and were statistically different from the high irradiance unit. In all experimental groups, microhardness mean values obtained for the top surface were higher than those observed for the bottom surface. In conclusion, higher levels of irradiance or thinner increments would help improve hybrid composite resin polymerization.

  14. Influence of Curing Units and Indirect Restorative Materials on the Hardness of Two Dual-curing Resin Cements Evaluated by the Nanoindentation Test.

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    Kuguimiya, Rosiane Noqueira; Rode, Kátia Martins; Carneiro, Paula Mendes Acatauassú; Aranha, Ana Cecilia Corrêa; Turbino, Miriam Lacalle

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    To evaluate the hardness of a dual-curing self-adhesive resin cement (RelyX U200) and a conventional dual-curing resin cement (RelyX ARC) cured with different light curing units of different wavelengths (Elipar Freelight 2 LED [430 to 480 nm, conventional], Bluephase LED [380 to 515 nm, polywave], AccuCure 3000 Laser [488 nm]) by means of the nanoindentation test. Bovine incisors were cleaned and then sectioned at the cementoenamel junction to remove the crown. After embedding in acrylic, dentin surfaces of the specimens were exposed and ground flat to standardize the surfaces. To simulate clinically placing indirect restorations, ceramic (IPS e.maxPress/Ivoclar Vivadent) or indirect composite resin (SR Adoro/Ivoclar Vivadent) slabs were cemented on dentin surfaces. The specimens were sectioned longitudinally at low speed under constant irrigation and then polished. In the positive control group, the cement was light cured without the interposition of indirect restorative material; in the negative control group, after the indirect restorative material was cemented, no light curing was performed, allowing only chemical polymerization of the cement. All specimens were stored in distilled water at 37°C for 7 days. Nanoindentadion hardness of the cement layer was measured under a 100-mN load. Data were statistically analyzed using ANOVA and Tukey's test (p < 0.05). Although the self-adhesive cement is technically simple, conventional cement showed the best polymerization performance. The polywave LED technology did not differ significantly from other light-curing units. The hardness of the resin cements evaluated was negatively influenced by the interposition of an indirect restorative material; only the LEDs were able to maintain the same degree of cement polymerization when an indirect restorative material was used. The photoactivation step is required during the cementation of indirect restorations to ensure adequate polymerization of dual-curing resin cements.

  15. The effect of light-cured nanofilled composite resin shades on their under-surface temperature

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    Hanum, U. A.; Herda, E.; Indrani, D. J.

    2017-08-01

    The objective of this study was to observe the effect of shades of light-cured nanofilled composite resins on their under-surface temperature. Resin composites specimens of shades bright, medium, and dark shade were obtained from a cylindrical mold. While polymerizing using a curing unit, the under-surface temperature was determined at the bottom of the specimens using a thermocouple wire 20 sec after the start. Results showed that the under-surface temperature of the darker shade specimens were relatively higher that those of the brighter shades with significant diffferences between the resin composites of different shades. To conlude, the under-surface temperature of the light-cured nanofilled resin composites raised from the brighter to the darker shades.

  16. Effect of cross infection control barriers used on the light-curing device tips on the cure depth of a resin composite

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    Isabel Cristina Celerino de Moraes Porto

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    Full Text Available Background: Among the advice on prevent cross-infection was included usage of mechanical barriers on tips of photoactivation units. However, questions about the use of protective barriers placed on the light-curing unit′s tips and the possibility of interference with the ability of guaranteeing an effective polymerization of composite resins need to be clarified. Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of cross infection control barriers used on the light-curing device tips on the cure depth of composite resin. Materials and Methods: Power density measurements from the light-cure unit were recorded with a radiometer on ten separate occasions with different types and placement modes of each barrier (low-density polyethylene and polyvinyl chloride (PVC film - smooth and folds and no-barrier (control. Cure depth of TPH™ Spectrum™ resin, A2-A4, was evaluated by the scraping test. Statistical Analysis: The data were analyzed using Student′s t-test or ANOVA one-way with Tukey′s test (α =0.05. Results: Same type of barrier and different shades (A2, A4 of composite exhibited significant difference in the cure depth among all groups (P < 0.05. Both low-density polyethylene and PVC film folded barriers produced a significant reduction in the light intensity (P < 0.05. Conclusions: Regarding the resin shade, there was a significant reduction in the cure depth of A4 composite resin (dark shade but this reduction is not enough to cause any adverse effect on the material′s clinical performance. Therefore, disposable barriers can be recommended for use over the end of the light guide.

  17. Curing lights for orthodontic bonding: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Fleming, P.S.; Eliades, T.; Katsaros, C.; Pandis, N.

    2013-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Light cure of resin-based adhesives is the mainstay of orthodontic bonding. In recent years, alternatives to conventional halogen lights offering reduced curing time and the potential for lower attachment failure rates have emerged. The relative merits of curing lights in current use,

  18. Curing lights for orthodontic bonding: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Fleming, P.S.; Eliades, T.; Katsaros, C.; Pandis, N.

    2013-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Light cure of resin-based adhesives is the mainstay of orthodontic bonding. In recent years, alternatives to conventional halogen lights offering reduced curing time and the potential for lower attachment failure rates have emerged. The relative merits of curing lights in current use,

  19. Shortest exposure time possible with LED curing lights.

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    Busemann, Inga; Lipke, Claudia; Schattenberg, Anke; Willershausen, Brita; Ernst, Claus-Peter

    2011-02-01

    To investigate the shortest exposure time of different light emitting diode (LED)-curing devices for different resin composites in a clinically relevant laboratory model. Nine LED curing devices (Bluephase, Bluephase 16i, Bluephase G2, Bluephase 20i/Ivoclar Vivadent, DEMI/sds Kerr, Elipar FreeLight 2, Elipar S10/3M ESPE, Radii plus/SDI, mini LED Autofocus/Satelec) were investigated to polymerize Tetric EvoCeram (TEC) and Filtek Supreme XT B (FS) in the shades A1, A2, A3, A3.5, and A4. The Bluephase 20i was investigated in its high power and turbo modes. Stainless steel molds (Ø = 5 mm, h = 6 mm, six resin composite test samples per curing device, material, and shade) were filled in three increments of 2 mm thickness each and incrementally exposed with the light guide tip in a 7 mm distance from the bottom side to simulate a Class II curing situation. Surface hardness was measured 10 minutes post exposure at bottom surfaces of resin samples (n=3 per sample). A bottom/top-surface hardness ratio of 80% of a reference surface hardness cured at a zero-distance (40 seconds) was defined as clinically acceptable for safe curing. A statistical analysis (Excel) was carried out. To ensure a ratio in surface hardness of at least 80% the minimal exposure time(s) were: Elipar FreeLight 2, DEMI: TEC and FS: 10 seconds for all shades, except DEMI FS A4: 20 seconds. Elipar S10: 10 seconds for both, TEC and FS shades A2-A4 but 5 seconds for shades A1. Bluephase, Bluephase 16i and Bluephase G2: FS: 10 seconds for shades A1-A3.5; 20 seconds for shade A4. TEC: Bluephase: A1-A3.5: 10 seconds, A4: 20 seconds. Bluephase 16i: A1-A3: 10 seconds; A3.5 + A4: 30 seconds. Bluephase G2: A1-A3: 10 seconds; A3.5 + A4: 20 seconds. Bluephase 20i-HIP: 10 seconds for all shades of TEC and FS, Bluephase 20i-Turbo: 10 seconds for all shades of TEC but 5 seconds for all shades of FS: Radii plus: TEC A1-A3: 10 seconds; A3.5+A4: 20 seconds. FS A1, A2 and A4: 10 seconds; A3+A3.5: 20 seconds. Mini LED

  20. Effect of light sources and curing mode techniques on sorption, solubility and biaxial flexural strength of a composite resin

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    Andreia Assis Carvalho

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Adequate polymerization plays an important role on the longevity of the composite resin restorations. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of light-curing units, curing mode techniques and storage media on sorption, solubility and biaxial flexural strength (BFS of a composite resin. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two hundred and forty specimens were made of one composite resin (Esthet-X in a stainless steel mold (2 mm x 8 mm Ø, and divided into 24 groups (n=10 established according to the 4 study factors: light-curing units: quartz tungsten halogen (QTH lamp and light-emitting diodes (LED; energy densities: 16 J/cm² and 20 J/cm²; curing modes: conventional (CM and pulse-delay (PD; and permeants: deionized water and 75% ethanol for 28 days. Sorption and solubility tests were performed according to ISO 4049:2000 specifications. All specimens were then tested for BFS according to ASTM F394-78 specification. Data were analyzed by three-way ANOVA followed by Tukey, Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney tests (α=0.05. RESULTS: In general, no significant differences were found regarding sorption, solubility or BFS means for the light-curing units and curing modes (p>0.05. Only LED unit using 16 J/cm² and PD using 10 s produced higher sorption and solubility values than QTH. Otherwise, using CM (16 J/cm², LED produced lower values of BFS than QTH (p<0.05. 75% ethanol permeant produced higher values of sorption and solubility and lower values of BFS than water (p<0.05. CONCLUSION: Ethanol storage media produced more damage on composite resin than water. In general the LED and QTH curing units using 16 and 20 J/cm² by CM and PD curing modes produced no influence on the sorption, solubility or BFS of the tested resin.

  1. Evaluation of the Effect of Porcelain Laminate Thickness on Degree of Conversion of Light Cure and Dual Cure Resin Cements Using FTIR

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    Hoorizad Ganjkar, Maryam; Heshmat, Haleh; Hassan Ahangari, Reza

    2017-01-01

    Statement of the Problem: Increasing the thickness of the veneering porcelain may affect the polymerization of resin cements. Incomplete polymerization of resin cements can lead to compromised quality of restoration and decrease the longevity of indirect restorations. Purpose: This study sought to assess the effect of IPS Empress porcelain thickness on the degree of conversion of light-cure and dual-cure resin cements using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Materials and Method: In this experimental study, IPS Empress porcelain discs (A2 shade) with 10mm diameter and 0.5, 1 and 1.5 mm thicknesses were fabricated. Choice2 (Bisco, USA) and Nexus3 (Kerr, USA) resin cements were light cured through the three porcelain thicknesses in two groups of 3 samples using a LED light-curing unit (LEDemetron II; Kerr, USA). The control group samples were cured individually with no porcelain disc. The degree of conversion of resin cements was determined using FTIR (Bruker; Equinox55, Germany). The data were analyzed using Dunn’s test. Results: The degree of conversion (in percent) beneath the 0.5, 1.5 and 2 mm thicknesses of IPS Empress was 68.67±0.88, 71.06±0.94 and 72.51±0.41 for Choice2 resin cement and 69.60±2.12, 69.64±1.63 and 69.24±2.12 for Nexus3, respectively. Porcelain thickness and type of resin cement had no significant effect on degree of conversion (p≥ 0.05). Conclusion: It seems that increasing the porcelain thickness by up to 1.5 mm has no adverse effect on degree of conversion of both dual cure and light cure resin cements evaluated in this study. PMID:28280757

  2. Effect of different light curing methods on mechanical and physical properties of resin-cements polymerized through ceramic discs

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    Isil Cekic-nagas

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the polimerization ability of three different light-curing units (quartz tungsten halogen, light-emitting diodes and plasma arc and their exposure modes (high-intensity and soft-start by determination of microhardness, water sorption and solubility, and diametral tensile strength of 5 dual-curing resin cements. Material and methods: A total of 720 disc-shaped samples (1 mm height and 5 mm diameter were prepared from different dual-curing resin cements (Duolink, Nexus, Bifix-QM, Panavia F and RelyX Unicem. Photoactivation was performed by using quartz tungsten halogen (high-power and soft-up modes, light-emitting diode (standard and exponential modes and plasma arc (normal and ramp-curing modes curing units through ceramic discs. Then the samples (n=8/per group were stored dry in the dark at 37°C for 24 h. The Vickers hardness test was performed on the resin cement layer with a microhardness tester (Shimadzu HMV. For sorption and solubility tests; the samples were stored in a desiccator at 37°C and weighed to a constant mass. The samples were weighed both before and after being immersed in deionized water for different periods of time (24 h and 7 days and being desiccated. The diametral tensile strength of the samples was tested in a universal testing machine at a crosshead speed of 0.5 mm/min. Data were analyzed statistically by nonparametric Kruskal Wallis and Mann-Whitney U tests at 5% significance level. RESULTS: Resin cement and light-curing unit had significant effects (p0.05 were obtained with different modes of LCUs. Conclusion: The study indicates that polymerization of resin cements with different light-curing units may result in various polymer structures, and consequently different mechanical and physical properties.

  3. Effect of different light-curing devices and aging procedures on composite knoop microhardness

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    Fernanda Regina Voltarelli

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of light-curing devices (Halogen/HAL, Light Emitting Diodes/LED, Argon Laser/LAS and Plasma Arc/PAC and aging procedures (Mechanical Cycling/MC, Thermal Cycling/TC, Storage/S, MC+TC and MC+TC+S on the micro-hardness of bottom/B and top/T surfaces of 2-mm-high composite resin cylinders. The Knoop microhardness test (25 g, 20 s on both B and T was performed before and after each aging procedure. For B and T, before aging procedures, PAC showed reduced polymerization effectiveness when compared with HAL. In the T, after TC, PAC and LAS had also showed reduced polymerization effectiveness when compared to HAL and LED. For all light-curing devices, MC+TC+S and S affected the Knoop microhardness values. In the B, no difference could be observed among the aging procedures for PAC. From all light-curing units, PAC may have rendered composites of reduced quality and the storage aging procedures were the most harmful to the polymer hardness.

  4. Effect of Fast Curing Lights, Argon Laser, and Plasma Arc on Bond Strengths of Orthodontic Brackets: An In Vitro Study

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    M. Hashem-Hoseini

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Nowadays light-cured composites are used widely by orthodontists to bond brackets. As these composites require 20-40 seconds time per tooth to be light cured, more chair-time in needed compared to self-cured composites. In recent years, the argon laser and plasma arc lights have been introduced in dentistry to reduce this curing time. The purpose of this study was to compare bond strength of brackets bonded with the argon la-ser and plasma arc light with those bonded with the conventional halogen light.Materials and Methods: Fifty-one intact human premolars were randomly divided into three groups of 17 teeth each. Stainless steel twin premolar brackets (018- in Dyna lock, 3M Unitek were bonded to the teeth using one of these curing devices in each group: the halogen unit (Coltolux 75, Switzerland, the argon laser unit (Bo-5, Iran , and the plasma arc unit (Remecure 15, Belgium. The orthodontic adhesive was the same in the three groups (Transbond XT, 3M Unitek. After thermal cycling, the diametral tensilebond strength of specimens was measured using a debonding plier in a Zwick Universal Testing machine (Z/100, Germany.Results: The mean bond strengths was 17.344 MPa (SD=4.567 for halogen 19.172 MPa(SD=6.328 for laser and 19.322 MPa (SD=4.036 for plasma arc groups. No statistically significant difference existed in the mean bond strengths among three groups.Conclusion: Argon laser lights, significantly reducing the curing time of orthodonticbrackets without affecting bond strength, have the potential to be considered as advanta-geous alternatives to conventional halogen light.

  5. The photodynamic therapy on Streptococcus mutans biofilms using erythrosine and dental halogen curing unit.

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    Lee, Young-Ho; Park, Ho-Won; Lee, Ju-Hyun; Seo, Hyun-Woo; Lee, Si-Young

    2012-12-01

    The purpose of our study was to evaluate the effect of photodynamic therapy (PDT), using erythrosine as a photosensitizing agent and a dental halogen curing unit as a light source, on Streptococcus mutans in a biofilm phase. The S. mutans biofilms were formed in a 24-well cell culture cluster. Test groups consisted of biofilms divided into four groups: group 1: no photosensitizer or light irradiation treatment (control group); group 2: photosensitizer treatment alone; group 3: light irradiation alone; group 4: photosensitizer treatment and light irradiation. After treatments, the numbers of colony-forming unit (CFU) were counted and samples were examined by confocal laser scanning fluorescence microscopy (CLSM). Only group 4 (combined treatment) resulted in significant increases in cell death, with rates of 75% and 55% after 8 h of incubation, and 74% and 42% at 12 h, for biofilms formed in brain-heart infusion (BHI) broth supplemented with 0% or 0.1% sucrose, respectively. Therefore, PDT of S. mutans biofilms using a combination of erythrosine and a dental halogen curing unit, both widely used in dental clinics, resulted in a significant increase in cell death. The PDT effects are decreased in biofilms that form in the presence of sucrose.

  6. Effects of light curing method and resin composite composition on composite adaptation to the cavity wall.

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    Yoshikawa, Takako; Morigami, Makoto; Sadr, Alireza; Tagami, Junji

    2014-01-01

    This study aimed to evaluate the effects of the light curing method and resin composite composition on marginal sealing and resin composite adaptation to the cavity wall. Cylindrical cavities were prepared on the buccal or lingual cervical regions. The teeth were restored using Clearfil Liner Bond 2V adhesive system and filled with Clearfil Photo Bright or Palfique Estelite resin composite. The resins were cured using the conventional or slow-start light curing method. After thermal cycling, the specimens were subjected to a dye penetration test. The slow-start curing method showed better resin composite adaptation to the cavity wall for both composites. Furthermore, the slow-start curing method resulted in significantly improved dentin marginal sealing compared with the conventional method for Clearfil Photo Bright. The light-cured resin composite, which exhibited increased contrast ratios duringpolymerization, seems to suggest high compensation for polymerization contraction stress when using the slow-start curing method.

  7. A comparative evaluation of the shear bond strength of five different orthodontic bonding agents polymerized using halogen and light-emitting diode curing lights: An in vitro investigation

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    Sujoy Banerjee

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: With the introduction of photosensitive (light-activated restorative materials in orthodontics, various methods have been suggested to enhance the polymerization of the materials used, including use of more powerful light curing devices. Bond strength is an important property and determines the amount of force delivered and the treatment duration. Many light-cured bonding materials have become popular but it is the need of the hour to determine the bonding agent that is the most efficient and has the desired bond strength. Aim: To evaluate and compare the shear bond strengths of five different orthodontic light cure bonding materials cured with traditional halogen light and low-intensity light-emitting diode (LED light curing unit. Materials and Methods: 100 human maxillary premolar teeth, extracted for orthodontic purpose, were used to prepare the samples. 100 maxillary stainless steel bicuspid brackets of 0.018 slot of Roth prescription, manufactured by D-tech Company, were bonded to the prepared tooth surfaces of the mounted samples using five different orthodontic bracket bonding light-cured materials, namely, Enlight, Fuji Ortho LC (resin-modified glass ionomer cement, Orthobond LC, Relybond, and Transbond XT. The bond strength was tested on an Instron Universal testing machine (model no. 5582. Results: In Group 1 (halogen group, Enlight showed the highest shear bond strength (16.4 MPa and Fuji Ortho LC showed the least bond strength (6.59 MPa (P value 0.000. In Group 2 (LED group, Transbond showed the highest mean shear bond strength (14.6 MPa and Orthobond LC showed the least mean shear bond strength (6.27 MPa (P value 0.000. There was no statistically significant difference in the shear bond strength values of all samples cured using either halogen (mean 11.49 MPa or LED (mean 11.20 MPa, as the P value was 0.713. Conclusion: Polymerization with both halogen and LED resulted in shear bond strength values which were above the

  8. Evaluation of temperature rise with different curing methods and units in two composite resins

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    Tabatabaei M

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aim: The majority of commercial curing units in dentistry are of halogen lamp type. The new polymerizing units such as blue LED are introduced in recent years. One of the important side effects of light curing is the temperature rise in composite resin polymerization which can affect the vitality of tooth pulp. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the temperature rise in two different composite resins during polymerization with halogen lamps and blue LED. Materials and Methods: This experimental study investigated the temperature rise in two different composites (Hybrid, Tetric Ceram/Nanofilled, Filteke Supreme of A2 shade polymerized with two halogen lamps (Coltolux 50, 350 mW/cm2 and Optilux 501 in standard, 820 mW/cm2 and Ramp, 100-1030 mW/cm2 operating modes and one blue LED with the intensity of 620 mW/cm2. Five samples for each group were prepared and temperature rise was monitored using a k-type thermocouple. Data were analyzed by one-way ANOVA, two-way ANOVA and Tukey HSD tests with P<0.05 as the limit of significance. Results: Light curing units and composite resins had statistically significant influence on the temperature rise (p<0.05. Significantly, lower temperature rise occurred in case of illumination with Coltolux 50.There was no significant difference between Optilux 501 in standard curing mode and LED. Tetric Ceram showed higher temperature rise. Conclusion: According to the results of this study the high power halogen lamp and LED could produce significant heat which may be harmful to the dental pulp.

  9. Comparison of Shear Bond Strength and Estimation of Adhesive Remnant Index between Light-cure Composite and Dual-cure Composite: An in vitro Study.

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    Verma, Geeta; Trehan, Mridula; Sharma, Sunil

    2013-09-01

    To measure and compare the shear bond strength and adhesive remnant index of light-cure composite. (Enlight, Ormco.) and dual-cure composite (Phase II dual cure, Reliance Ortho). Sixty extracted human premolar teeth were divided into two groups: group I (blue): conventional light cure composite resin. (Enlight, Ormco.) and group II (green): dual cure composite resin. (Phase II dual cure, Reliance Ortho.) with 30 teeth in each group. These samples were tested on the universal testing machine to measure the shear bond strength. Student t-test showed that the mean shear bond strength of the conventional light cure group (8.54 MPa - 10.42 MPa) was significantly lower than dual cure group (10.45 MPa -12.17 MPa). These findings indicate that the shear bond strength of dual-cure composite resin (Phase II dual cure, Reliance Ortho) is comparatively higher than conventional light-cure composite resin (Enlight, Ormco). In the majority of the samples, adhesive remnant index (ARI) scores were 4 and 5 in both the groups whereas score 1 is attained by the least number of samples in both the groups. How to cite this article: Verma G, Trehan M, Sharma S. Comparison of Shear Bond Strength and Estimation of Adhesive Remnant Index between Light-cure Composite and Dual-cure Composite: An in vitro Study. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2013;6(3):166-170.

  10. Influence of curing time, overlay material and thickness on three light-curing composites used for luting indirect composite restorations.

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    D'Arcangelo, Camillo; De Angelis, Francesco; Vadini, Mirco; Carluccio, Fabio; Vitalone, Laura Merla; D'Amario, Maurizio

    2012-08-01

    To assess the microhardness of three resin composites employed in the adhesive luting of indirect composite restorations and examine the influence of the overlay material and thickness as well as the curing time on polymerization rate. Three commercially available resin composites were selected: Enamel Plus HRI (Micerium) (ENA), Saremco ELS (Saremco Dental) (SAR), Esthet-X HD (Dentsply/DeTrey) (EST-X). Post-polymerized cylinders of 6 different thicknesses were produced and used as overlays: 2 mm, 3 mm, 3.5 mm, 4 mm, 5 mm, and 6 mm. Two-mm-thick disks were produced and employed as underlays. A standardized amount of composite paste was placed between the underlay and the overlay surfaces which were maintained at a fixed distance of 0.5 mm. Light curing of the luting composite layer was performed through the overlays for 40, 80, or 120 s. For each specimen, the composite to be cured, the cured overlay, and the underlay were made out of the same batch of resin composite. All specimens were assigned to three experimental groups on the basis of the resin composite used, and to subgroups on the basis of the overlay thickness and the curing time, resulting in 54 experimental subgroups (n = 5). Forty-five additional specimens, 15 for each material under investigation, were produced and subjected to 40, 80, or 120 s of light curing using a microscope glass as an overlay; they were assigned to 9 control subgroups (n = 5). Three Vicker's hardness (VH) indentations were performed on each specimen. Means and standard deviations were calculated. Data were statistically analyzed using 3-way ANOVA. Within the same material, VH values lower than 55% of control were not considered acceptable. The used material, the overlay thickness, and the curing time significantly influenced VH values. In the ENA group, acceptable hardness values were achieved with 3.5-mm or thinner overlays after 120 or 80 s curing time (VH 41.75 and 39.32, respectively), and with 2-mm overlays after 40 s (VH 54

  11. Light-curing efficiency of dental adhesives by gallium nitride violet-laser diode determined in terms of ultimate micro-tensile strength.

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    Kameyama, Atsushi; Kato, Junji; De Munck, Jan; Hatayama, Hitoshi; Haruyama, Akiko; Yoshinari, Masao; Takase, Yasuaki; Van Meerbeek, Bart; Tsunoda, Masatake

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether violet-laser diode (VLD) can be used as light-curing source. The ultimate (micro-)tensile strength (μTS) of three adhesives was determined when cured by VLD in comparison with curing by two different types of commercial LED light-curing units. One VLD (VLM 500) and two LED units (Curenos and G-Light Prima) were used to cure the adhesive resin of the two-step self-etch adhesives Clearfil SE Bond, Tokuso Mac Bond II, and FL-Bond II. A 0.6-mm thick acrylic mould was filled with adhesive resin and cured for 60 s. After 24-h water storage, specimens were trimmed into an hourglass shape with a width of 1.2 mm at the narrowest part, after which the μTS was determined (n=10). In addition, the light transmittance of each adhesive was characterized using a UV-vis-NIR spectrometer. No significant difference in curing efficiency between VLD and LED were observed for both Tokuso Mac Bond II and FL-Bond II (p>0.05). For Clearfil SE Bond, the μTS of VLD-cured specimens was higher than that of the specimens cured by the LED Curenos unit (p<0.05). Spectrometry revealed that this marked difference must be attributed to a different light transmittance of Clearfil SE Bond for visible blue light versus for the lower area of UV and visible violet light. In conclusion, A GaN-based violet laser diode can be used as light-curing source to initiate polymerization of dental resins.

  12. Effect of curing with a plasma light on the properties of polymerizable dental restorative materials.

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    Millar, B J; Nicholson, J W

    2001-06-01

    Specimens of light-curable dental restoratives have been prepared using either a conventional dental curing lamp (for 20 or 30 s) or a plasma light (for 1 or 2 s). The specimens were then stored in water until their mass equilibrated, then dried to constant mass. Most specimens lost material in this process but the losses in all specimens cured with the plasma light were significantly greater than those cured with the conventional lights (P cure times gave slightly reduced losses in water in most cases. The specimens were then returned to water and allowed to re-equilibrate and their equilibrium water uptake determined. There was no simple trend in this latter property because elution of loosely bound hydrophilic species may have resulted in a less hydrophilic specimen, whose equilibrium water content was therefore correspondingly lower. Overall, the losses through dissolution in water suggest that plasma curing is less effective for these materials than conventional light curing, as it probably results in material with lower molar mass. The losses for the resin-modified glass-ionomer were much greater than for other materials, and it was concluded that the more rapid polymerization with plasma light caused a significant inhibitation of the acid-base part of the setting process. These findings suggest that long-term durability of materials may be compromised by employing plasma light cure rather than a conventional cure system and further studies of this point are recommended.

  13. Transmission of Curing Light through Moist, Air-Dried, and EDTA Treated Dentine and Enamel

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    E. Uusitalo

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. This study measured light transmission through enamel and dentin and the effect of exposed dentinal tubules to light propagation. Methods. Light attenuation through enamel and dentin layers of various thicknesses (1 mm, 2 mm, 3 mm, and 4 mm was measured using specimens that were (1 moist and (2 air-dried (n=5. Measurements were repeated after the specimens were treated with EDTA. Specimens were transilluminated with a light curing unit (maximum power output 1869 mW/cm2, and the mean irradiance power of transmitting light was measured. The transmission of light through teeth was studied using 10 extracted intact human incisors and premolars. Results. Transmitted light irradiance through 1 mm thick moist discs was 500 mW/cm2 for enamel and 398 mW/cm2 for dentin (p<0.05. The increase of the specimen thickness decreased light transmission in all groups (p<0.005, and moist specimens attenuated light less than air-dried specimens in all thicknesses (p<0.05. EDTA treatment increased light transmission from 398 mW/cm2 to 439 mW/cm2 (1 mm dentin specimen thickness (p<0.05. Light transmission through intact premolar was 6.2 mW/cm2 (average thickness 8.2 mm and through incisor was 37.6 mW/cm2 (average thickness 5.6 mm. Conclusion. Light transmission through enamel is greater than that through dentin, probably reflecting differences in refractive indices and extinction coefficients. Light transmission through enamel, dentin, and extracted teeth seemed to follow Beer-Lambert’s law.

  14. [Improvement of light-cured indirect inlays durability by means of electromagnetic field].

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    Nidzel'skiĭ, M Ia; Korotetskaia-Zinkevich, V L

    2014-01-01

    The main strength characteristics of light-cured resins used for replacement of dental hard tissues defects are destructive stress by compression, microhardness, resistance to abrasion, impact and water absorption. The study focuses on some strength features of composite materials for inlays processed by electromagnetic field. Four sample series of light cured resin (Charisma, Heraus Kulzer, Germany) were used to assess strength features changes in various curing methods: 10 control samples were polymerized by conventional light-curing device, while 30 were additionally processed by electromagnetic field of various intensity (60, 80 and 100 Oe, 10 samples for each group). The obtained results confirm the positive effects of electromagnetic field on strength features of light-cured resins which improves the quality of inlays.

  15. Thermographic analysis of the effect of composite type, layering method, and curing light on the temperature rise of photo-cured composites in tooth cavities.

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    Kim, Min-Jung; Kim, Ryan Jin-Young; Ferracane, Jack; Lee, In-Bog

    2017-07-28

    The purpose of this study was to investigate temperature rise in the composite and dentin of a class I cavity in extracted human molars under different restoration conditions, including the use of different composite types, layering methods, and curing lights. Open occlusal cavities were prepared on 28 extracted human molars. A conventional (Filtek Z250) and a bulk-fill (Filtek Bulk Fill Posterior; BFP) composite were used to restore the preparations. BFP was incrementally layered or bulk-filled. Bulk-filled BFP was cured with two different lights, the Elipar S10 and the BeLite. Each layer was illuminated for 20s, while thermograms of the specimens were recorded for 100s using an infrared thermal camera. Temperature changes on the composite and dentin surfaces were obtained at points of interest (POI) pertaining to successive incremental distances of 0.75mm from the top of the cavity to the pulp. The polymerization kinetics of each composite was determined using photo-differential scanning calorimetry. The greatest temperature rise was observed 0.75mm apical from the top of the cavity. All groups showed over 6°C maximum temperature rise (ΔTmax) at the pulpal side of the dentin. Upon curing, Z250 reached ΔT=5°C faster than BFP; however, ΔTmax of the two composites were comparable at any POI. Bulk filling showed greater ΔTmax than incremental filling at 0.75mm apical from the top and in the middle of the cavity. The Elipar S10 light generated faster temperature changes in the curing composite at all recorded positions throughout the depth of the cavity and greater ΔTmax in all POIs compared to BeLite. Real-time thermographic analysis demonstrated that the composite type and layering method did not influence the temperature rise at the pulpal side of dentin during composite restoration of an occlusal preparation in a tooth. The amount and initial rate of temperature increase was most affected by the radiant exposure of the light curing unit. Within the

  16. Effect of incremental filling technique on adhesion of light-cured resin composite to cavity floor.

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    Chikawa, Hirokazu; Inai, Norimichi; Cho, Eitetsu; Kishikawa, Ryuzo; Otsuki, Masayuki; Foxton, Richard M; Tagami, Junji

    2006-09-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of various incremental filling techniques on adhesion between composite and cavity floor using light-cured resin composite. Black ABS resin and hybrid resin composite were used as mold materials--instead of dentin--for the preparation of cavities, and standardized to 5x5x5 mm. Each cavity was then treated with a bonding system (Clearfil SE bond). Resin composite (Clearfil Photo Core) was placed on the bonding resin using different incremental filling techniques or in bulk and irradiated for a total of 80 seconds using a halogen light unit. Specimens were subjected to the micro-tensile bond test at a crosshead speed of 1 mm/min. Data were analyzed by two-way ANOVA. The results indicated that an incremental filling technique was more effective in improving adhesion to the cavity floor than a bulk filling technique.

  17. Comparative efficiency of plasma and halogen light sources on composite micro-hardness in different curing conditions

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    Dietschi, Didier; Marret, N; Krejci, Ivo

    2003-01-01

    Recent developments have led to the introduction of high power curing lights, which are claimed to greatly reduce the total curing time. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a plasma-curing device (Apollo 95 E) and a halogen device (Heliolux DLX), in different curing conditions.

  18. Fiber Optic Systems for Light Curing Rigidization of Inflatable Structures Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Light (UV and visible) curing composite matrix resins are being explored as an attractive means for rigidizing inflatable spacecraft for large space-deployed...

  19. Cytotoxicity of Light-Cured Dental Materials according to Different Sample Preparation Methods

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    Lee, Myung-Jin; Kim, Mi-Joo; Kwon, Jae-Sung; Lee, Sang-Bae; Kim, Kwang-Mahn

    2017-01-01

    Dental light-cured resins can undergo different degrees of polymerization when applied in vivo. When polymerization is incomplete, toxic monomers may be released into the oral cavity. The present study assessed the cytotoxicity of different materials, using sample preparation methods that mirror clinical conditions. Composite and bonding resins were used and divided into four groups according to sample preparation method: uncured; directly cured samples, which were cured after being placed on solidified agar; post-cured samples were polymerized before being placed on agar; and “removed unreacted layer” samples had their oxygen-inhibition layer removed after polymerization. Cytotoxicity was evaluated using an agar diffusion test, MTT assay, and confocal microscopy. Uncured samples were the most cytotoxic, while removed unreacted layer samples were the least cytotoxic (p cytotoxicity. Clinicians should remove unreacted monomers on the resin surface immediately after restoring teeth with light-curing resin to improve the restoration biocompatibility. PMID:28772647

  20. The effect of light-curing source and mode on microtensile bond strength to bovine dentin

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    Amaral, CM; Peris, AR; Ambrosano, GMB; Swift, EJ; Pimenta, LAF

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of different light-curing techniques on the microtensile bond strength of hybrid and packable resin composite to dentin. The null hypotheses were that different light-curing techniques do not affect the adhesion of resin composites to tooth structure and that different resin composites do not have a similar bond to dentin. Materials and Methods: One hundred four box-shaped buccal preparations were made and dentin/enamel adhesive w...

  1. Influence of light-curing mode on the cytotoxicity of resin-based surface sealants

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    2014-01-01

    Background Surface sealants have been successfully used in the prevention of erosive tooth wear. However, when multiple tooth surfaces should be sealed, the light-curing procedure is very time-consuming. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate whether reduced light-curing time (while maintaining similar energy density) has an influence on resin-based surface sealant cytotoxicity. Methods Bovine dentine discs were treated as follows: group 1: untreated, groups 2–5: Seal&Protect and groups 6–9: experimental sealer. Groups 2 and 6 were light-cured (VALO LED light-curing device) for 40 s (1000 mW/cm2), groups 3 and 7 for 10 s (1000 mW/cm2), groups 4 and 8 for 7 s (1400 mW/cm2) and groups 5 and 9 for 3 s (3200 mW/cm2). Later, materials were extracted in culture medium for 24 h, and released lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) activity as a measure of cytotoxicity was determined photometrically after cells (dental pulp cells and gingival fibroblasts) were exposed to the extracts for 24 h. Three independent experiments, for both sample preparation and cytotoxicity testing, were performed. Results Overall, lowest cytotoxicity was observed for the unsealed control group. No significant influence of light-curing settings on the cytotoxicity was observed (p = 0.537 and 0.838 for pulp cells and gingival fibroblasts, respectively). No significant difference in the cytotoxicity of the two sealants was observed after light-curing with same light-curing settings (group 2 vs. 6, 3 vs. 7, 4 vs. 8 and 5 vs. 9: p > 0.05, respectively). Conclusions Shortening the light-curing time, while maintaining constant energy density, resulted in no higher cytotoxicity of the investigated sealants. PMID:24885810

  2. Changes on degree of conversion of dual-cure luting light-cured with blue LED

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    Bandéca, M. C.; El-Mowafy, O.; Saade, E. G.; Rastelli, A. N. S.; Bagnato, V. S.; Porto-Neto, S. T.

    2009-05-01

    The indirect adhesive procedures constitute recently a substantial portion of contemporary esthetic restorative treatments. The resin cements have been used to bond tooth substrate and restorative materials. Due to recently introduction of the self-bonding resin luting cement based on a new monomer, filler and initiation technology has become important to study the degree of conversion of these new materials. In the present work the polymerization reaction and the filler content of dual-cured dental resin cements were studied by means of infra-red spectroscopy (FT-IR) and thermogravimetry (TG). Twenty specimens were made in a metallic mold (8 mm diameter × 1 mm thick) from each of 2 cements, Panavia® F2.0 (Kuraray) and RelyX™ Unicem Applicap (3M/ESPE). Each specimen was cured with blue LED with power density of 500 mW/cm2 for 30 s. Immediately after curing, 24 and 48 h, and 7 days DC was determined. For each time interval 5 specimens were pulverized, pressed with KBr and analyzed with FT-IR. The TG measurements were performed in Netzsch TG 209 under oxygen atmosphere and heating rate of 10°C/min from 25 to 700°C. A two-way ANOVA showed DC (%) mean values statistically significance differences between two cements ( p 0.05). The Relx-Y™ Unicem mean values were significantly higher than Panavia® F 2.0. The degree of conversion means values increasing with the storage time and the filler content showed similar for both resin cements.

  3. Emission Characteristics and Effect of Battery Drain in "Budget" Curing Lights.

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    AlShaafi, M M; Harlow, J E; Price, H L; Rueggeberg, F A; Labrie, D; AlQahtani, M Q; Price, R B

    2016-01-01

    Recently, "budget" dental light-emitting diode (LED)-based light-curing units (LCUs) have become available over the Internet. These LCUs claim equal features and performance compared to LCUs from major manufacturers, but at a lower cost. This study examined radiant power, spectral emission, beam irradiance profiles, effective emission ratios, and the ability of LCUs to provide sustained output values during the lifetime of a single, fully charged battery. Three examples of each budget LCU were purchased over the Internet (KY-L029A and KY-L036A, Foshan Keyuan Medical Equipment Co, and the Woodpecker LED.B, Guilin Woodpecker Medical Instrument Co). Major dental manufacturers provided three models: Elipar S10 and Paradigm (3M ESPE) and the Bluephase G2 (Ivoclar Vivadent). Radiant power emissions were measured using a laboratory-grade thermopile system, and the spectral emission was captured using a spectroradiometer system. Irradiance profiles at the tip end were measured using a modified laser beam profiler, and the proportion of optical tip area that delivered in excess of 400 mW/cm(2) (termed the effective emission ratio) was displayed using calibrated beam profile images. Emitted power was monitored over sequential exposures from each LCU starting at a fully charged battery state. The results indicated that there was less than a 100-mW/cm(2) difference between manufacturer-stated average tip end irradiance and the measured output. All the budget lights had smaller optical tip areas, and two demonstrated lower effective emission ratios than did the units from the major manufacturers. The budget lights showed discontinuous values of irradiance over their tip ends. One unit delivered extremely high output levels near the center of the light tip. Two of the budget lights were unable to maintain sustained and stable light output as the battery charge decreased with use, whereas those lights from the major manufacturers all provided a sustained light output for at least

  4. Polymerization contraction of resin composite vs. energy and power density of light-cure.

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    Asmussen, Erik; Peutzfeldt, Anne

    2005-10-01

    This study measured the polymerization contraction of a resin composite cured at three levels of energy density, each attained at six different levels of power density. The polymerization contraction of the composite was recorded by the method of the deflecting disc (n = 5) for 1 h following the start of irradiation. Power densities of 50, 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1,000 mW cm(-2), as measured on a dental radiometer, were obtained by variation of distance and supply voltage of a commercial light-curing unit. The spectral distribution at each power density was recorded using a spectrophotometer. The absorption spectrum of camphorquinone was also recorded, and the efficiency of the radiation at each power density was calculated as the integral over wavelength of the product of absorption and emission. From the slope of the contraction curves, an approximation to the initial rate of polymerization, Rp, was calculated and was taken as an alternative measure of power density. Statistical analyses showed that polymerization contraction increased significantly with increasing levels of energy density received by the resin composite, and, for each level of energy density, that the contraction decreased significantly with increasing power density.

  5. Effect of Different Thicknesses of Pressable Ceramic Veneers on Polymerization of Light-cured and Dual-cured Resin Cements

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    Cho, Seok-Hwan; Lopez, Arnaldo; Berzins, David W.; Prasad, Soni; Ahn, Kwang Woo

    2015-01-01

    Aim This study evaluated the effects of ceramic veneer thicknesses on the polymerization of two different resin cements. Materials and Methods A total of 80 ceramic veneer discs were fabricated by using a pressable ceramic material (e.max Press; Ivoclar Vivadent) from a Low Translucency (LT) ingot (A1 shade). These discs were divided into light-cured (LC; NX3 Nexus LC; Kerr) and dual-cured (DC; NX3 Nexus DC; Kerr) and each group was further divided into 4 subgroups, based on ceramic disc thickness (0.3 mm, 0.6 mm, 0.9 mm, and 1.2 mm). The values of Vickers microhardness (MH) and degree of conversion (DOC) were obtained for each specimen after a 24-hour storage period. Association between ceramic thickness, resin cement type, and light intensity readings (mW/cm2) with respect to microhardness and degree of conversion was statistically evaluated by using ANOVA. Results For the DOC values, there was no significant difference observed among the LC resin cement subgroups, except in the 1.2 mm subgroup; only the DOC value (14.0 ± 7.4%) of 1.2 mm DC resin cement had significantly difference from that value (28.9 ± 7.5%) of 1.2 mm LC resin cement (P.05). Conclusion The degree of conversion and hardness of the resin cement was unaffected with veneering thicknesses between 0.3 and 0.9 mm. However, the DC resin cement group resulted in a significantly lower DOC and MH values for the 1.2 mm subgroup. Clinical Significance While clinically adequate polymerization of LC resin cement can be achieved with a maximum 1.2 mm of porcelain veneer restoration, the increase of curing time or light intensity is clinically needed for DC resin cements at the thickness of more than 0.9 mm. PMID:26162252

  6. The effect of curing units and methods on degree of conversion of two types of composite resins

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    Hasani Tabatabaei M

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aim: Halogen lamp is the commonly used light source for composite photo polymerization. Recently, high power halogen lamps, LED and plasma arc are introduced for improving the polymerization. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of conventional and high power halogen lamps and LED light curing unit on degree of conversion of two different composite resins.Materials and Methods: In this in vitro experimental study two halogen units (Coltolux 50 with the intensity of  330 mW/cm2 and Optilux 501 with two different operating modes of standard with the intensity of 820 mW/cm2 and Ramp with the intentsiy of 100-1030mW/cm2 and one LED light curing unit (620 mW/cm2 were used. The composites were hybrid (Tetric ceram and nanofilled (Filteke supreme. Each materials/curing method contained three samples and degree of conversion (DC was measured with FTIR. Data were analyzed statistically with one way and two way ANOVA, Tukey HSD. P<0.05 was considered as the limit of significance.Results: Tetric ceram revealed higher DCthan Supreme. Tetric ceram showed a significant decrease in DC when Coltolux 50 was used in comparison to LED and Optilux 501. The latters did not show significant effect on DC of this material. DC of Supreme polymerized with various curing modes was not significantly different.Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, degree of conversion in hybrid composites was higher than nanofilled. In comparison with conventional halogen lamp (Coltolux 50, high intensity halogen lamps and LED unit significantly lead to higher degree of conversion in hybrid composites.

  7. The surface finish of light-cured composite resin materials.

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    Sidhu, S K; Henderson, L J

    1993-01-01

    A necessity for any dental restorative material is its ability to take and maintain a smooth surface finish. Composite resin restorative materials with fillers and matrix of differing hardness are difficult to finish and polish. The use of aluminum trioxide discs is a popular and acceptable method of finishing composite restorative materials where the material is accessible. Burs and stones are used for finishing and polishing inaccessible areas. This study was undertaken to compare the surface finish of composite resin restorative material when finished with white stones, superfine diamond burs and aluminum trioxide discs. The finished surface was measured with a profilometer and the roughness average value used to compare the surfaces. The aluminum trioxide discs gave the best and most consistent results. It was possible to attain similar results with the superfine diamond bur. However, the results were highly variable. None of the methods used achieved the smoothness of composite resin cured against a transparent matrix.

  8. Physical properties of self-, dual-, and light-cured direct core materials.

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    Rüttermann, Stefan; Alberts, Ian; Raab, Wolfgang H M; Janda, Ralf R

    2011-08-01

    The objective of this study is to evaluate flexural strength, flexural modulus, compressive strength, curing temperature, curing depth, volumetric shrinkage, water sorption, and hygroscopic expansion of two self-, three dual-, and three light-curing resin-based core materials. Flexural strength and water sorption were measured according to ISO 4049, flexural modulus, compressive strength, curing temperature, and curing depth according to well-proven, literature-known methods, and the volumetric behavior was determined by the Archimedes' principle. ANOVA was calculated to find differences between the materials' properties, and correlation of water sorption and hygroscopic expansion was analysed according to Pearson (p < 0.05). Clearfil Photo Core demonstrated the highest flexural strength (125 ± 12 MPa) and curing depth (15.2 ± 0.1 mm) and had the highest flexural modulus (≈12.6 ± 1.2 GPa) concertedly with Multicore HB. The best compressive strength was measured for Voco Rebilda SC and Clearfil DC Core Auto (≈260 ± 10 MPa). Encore SuperCure Contrast had the lowest water sorption (11.8 ± 3.3 µg mm(-3)) and hygroscopic expansion (0.0 ± 0.2 vol.%). Clearfil Photo Core and Encore SuperCure Contrast demonstrated the lowest shrinkage (≈2.1 ± 0.1 vol.%). Water sorption and hygroscopic expansion had a very strong positive correlation. The investigated core materials significantly differed in the tested properties. The performance of the materials depended on their formulation, as well as on the respective curing process.

  9. Histological Study of Open Wound Healing with a Light Cure Instrument

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    Vahid Changizi

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: In the present study, the effects of light cure on wound healing of mice’s skin with complete thickness were studied. Materials and Methods: Forty male mice of NMRI race were placed randomly into two groups of examination and control. Under aseptic and unconscious conditions, a circular wound of 6 mm width with complete thickness of skin was made on the back of each mice. The surgery day was established as day zero. Blue light of wavelength 420-500 nm from a light cure instrument was shined onto all the mice from the first day. Over the 3rd, 7th, 10th, 15th and 21st days after curing, four kinds of wound and healthy skins were taken from each mice. The practical procedures of general histology were applied on the samples, then slices of 5 micron thickness were taken from them and finally, they were colored with Hematoxline Eosin. The cell population of wound bed including fibroblast cells, macrophages, neutrophils and endothelia of vessels were studied. Results: The examination group showed significantly increased fibrosis and decreased inflammation (p≤0.05. Conclusion: Halogen blue light (light cure causes significant early open wound healing of skin with complete thickness.

  10. Why pair production cures covariance in the light-front?

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    Sales, J H O

    2005-01-01

    We show that the light-front vacuum is not trivial, and the Fock space for positive energy quanta solutions is not complete. As an example of this non triviality we have calculated the electromagnetic current for scalar bosons in the background field method were the covariance is restored through considering the complete Fock space of solutions. We also show thus that the method of "dislocating the integration pole" is nothing more than a particular case of this, so that such an "ad hoc" prescription can be dispensed altogether if we deal with the whole Fock space. In this work we construct the electromagnetic current operator for a system composed of two free bosons. The technique employed to deduce these operators is through the definition of global propagators in the light front when a background electromagnetic field acts on one of the particles.

  11. Laser-light backscattering response to water content and proteolysis in dry-cured ham

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    Fulladosa, E.; Rubio-Celorio, M.; Skytte, Jacob Lercke

    2017-01-01

    Laser backscattering imaging (LBI) is a low-cost technology proposed to determine non-invasively composition and microstructural characteristics of agro food and dairy products. The aim of this work was to define the effect of different acquisition conditions (wavelength, object distance and angle...... of laser incidence) and to analyse the laser-light backscattering changes caused by additional hot air drying and proteolysis of dry-cured ham slices. The feasibility of the technology to determine water content and proteolysis (which is related to textural characteristics) of commercial sliced dry......-cured ham was also evaluated. Results showed that a red laser (635 nm) is more convenient than a green laser (532 nm) to analyse dry-cured ham but no preferable angle or object distance to evaluate dryness or proteolysis was found. Nevertheless, light scattering parameters were modified depending...

  12. Critique and cure: a dream of uniting psychoanalysis and philosophy.

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    Webster, Jamieson

    2013-06-01

    Critical theory, whose aim was to historicize philosophy through integrating it with the social sciences, turned to psychoanalysis to find its way through an accounting of philosophy after the Second World War. Over 50 years after this initial project, the rift between philosophy and psychoanalysis has never been greater. If Jacques Lacan could be considered one of the few psychoanalysts to maintain and foster links to philosophical thought in the latter half of the 20th century, his work has sadly remained marginal in the clinical field throughout America and Europe. Both critical theory and Lacan remain skeptical of the direction taken by psychoanalysis after Freud. Reflecting on the history of these two disciplines, as well as through an examination of Theodor Adorno's posthumously published dream journal, critique and cure emerge as two dialectically intertwined themes that gain momentum in the dream of the unification of the philosophical and psychoanalytic projects.

  13. Effect of Tooth-structure Thickness on Light Attenuation and Depth of Cure.

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    Hamlin, N J; Bailey, C; Motyka, N C; Vandewalle, K S

    2016-01-01

    Newer bulk-fill composites claim a greater depth of cure than conventional resin-based composites. To facilitate complete curing, the manufacturer of SonicFill (Kerr) recommends curing from the occlusal, as well as the buccal and lingual, surfaces of the tooth. The purpose of this study was to quantify the degree of curing light attenuation as it passes through natural tooth structure, and how this attenuation affects the depth of cure of different posterior resin composites. Ten noncarious extracted mandibular third molars were sectioned to produce 5-mm-thick pieces of buccal tooth structure. Sanding 0.5-mm increments from the flattened surface produced 4.5-, 4.0-, 3.5-, 3.0-, 2.5-, 2.0-, and finally 1.5-mm-thick sections. A Bluephase G2 (Ivoclar) curing light with an 8-mm-diameter light guide set on high for 20 seconds was used for measurement of irradiance as it passed through different thicknesses of tooth structure and air. The average irradiance (mW/cm(2)) was measured with a MARC-RC Resin Calibrator with a 4-mm-diameter sensor (BlueLight Analytics). To measure depth of cure of a conventional hybrid composite (Herculite Ultra; Kerr) vs a bulk-fill hybrid composite (SonicFill) through varying thicknesses of tooth structure, composites were cured in a 4-mm-diameter × 10.25-mm-long split mold according to International Organization for Standardization 4049. A mean and standard deviation was determined per group. Data were analyzed with a one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA)/Tukey test and two-way ANOVA/Tukey test (α=0.05). One-way ANOVA/Tukey found a significant decrease in irradiance based on thickness of tooth structure or distance through air (pstructure (p<0.001) and on composite type (p<0.001) with no significant interaction (p=0.623). SonicFill had a significantly greater depth of cure than Herculite Ultra.

  14. Microhardness of resin composite materials light-cured through fiber reinforced composite.

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    Fennis, W.M.M.; Ray, N.J.; Creugers, N.H.J.; Kreulen, C.M.

    2009-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: To compare polymerization efficiency of resin composite basing materials when light-cured through resin composite and fiber reinforced composite (FRC) by testing microhardness. METHODS: Simulated indirect restorations were prepared by application of resin composite (Clearfil AP-X) or FRC

  15. The influence of tip geometry and distance on light-curing efficacy

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    G. Corciolani; A. Vichi; C.L. Davidson; M. Ferrari

    2008-01-01

    Clinical relevance: Among the factors that significantly influence the depth of cure of resin composite restorations—the distance between the tip of the light source and the restorative material—as well as the geometry of the tip, are crucial parameters. Increasing the ratio between the entry and ex

  16. Microhardness of resin composite materials light-cured through fiber reinforced composite.

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    Fennis, W.M.M.; Ray, N.J.; Creugers, N.H.J.; Kreulen, C.M.

    2009-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: To compare polymerization efficiency of resin composite basing materials when light-cured through resin composite and fiber reinforced composite (FRC) by testing microhardness. METHODS: Simulated indirect restorations were prepared by application of resin composite (Clearfil AP-X) or FRC

  17. In vitro analysis of shear bond strength and adhesive remnant index comparing light curing and self-curing composites

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    Murilo Gaby Neves

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To evaluate, in vitro, the shear bond strength of self-curing (ConciseTM - 3M and Alpha Plast - DFL and light-curing composites (TransbondTM XT - 3M and Natural Ortho - DFL used in orthodontics bonding, associated to Morelli metal brackets, with further analysis of adhesive remnant index (ARI and enamel condition in scanning electron microscopy (SEM. METHODS: Forty human premolars, just extracted and stored in physiologic solution 0.9 % were used. Randomly, these samples were divided in four groups: G1 group, the brackets were bonded with ConciseTM - 3M composite; in G2 group, Alpha Plast - DFL composite was used; in G3 group, TransbondTM XT - 3M was used; in G4 group, Natural Ortho - DFL composite was used. These groups were submitted to shear strength tests in universal testing machine, at 0.5 mm per minute speed. RESULTS: Statistical difference between G3 and G4 groups was recorded, as G4 showing higher strength resistance than G3. In the other hand, there were no statistical differences between G1, G2 and G3 and G1, G2 and G4 groups. ARI analysis showed that there was no statistical difference between the groups, and low scores were recorded among then. The scanning electron microscopy (SEM analysis revealed the debonding spots and the enamel surface integrity. CONCLUSIONS: Shear bond strength was satisfactory and similar between the composites, however Natural Ortho - DFL revealed best comparing to TransbondTM XT - 3M.

  18. Curing lights for orthodontic bonding: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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    Fleming, Padhraig S; Eliades, Theodore; Katsaros, Christos; Pandis, Nikolaos

    2013-04-01

    Light cure of resin-based adhesives is the mainstay of orthodontic bonding. In recent years, alternatives to conventional halogen lights offering reduced curing time and the potential for lower attachment failure rates have emerged. The relative merits of curing lights in current use, including halogen-based lamps, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), and plasma arc lights, have not been analyzed systematically. In this study, we reviewed randomized controlled trials and controlled clinical trials to assess the risks of attachment failure and bonding time in orthodontic patients in whom brackets were cured with halogen lights, LEDs, or plasma arc systems. Multiple electronic database searches were undertaken, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Oral Health Group's Trials Register, CENTRAL. Language restrictions were not applied. Unpublished literature was searched on ClinicalTrials.gov, the National Research Register, Pro-Quest Dissertation Abstracts, and Thesis database. Search terms included randomized controlled trial, controlled clinical trial, random allocation, double blind method, single blind method, orthodontics, LED, halogen, bond, and bracket. Authors of primary studies were contacted as required, and reference lists of the included studies were screened. Randomized controlled trials and clinical controlled trials directly comparing conventional halogen lights, LEDs, or plasma arc systems involving patients with full arch, fixed, or bonded orthodontic appliances (not banded) with follow-up periods of a minimum of 6 months were included. Using predefined forms, 2 authors undertook independent extraction of articles; disagreements were resolved by discussion. The assessment of the risk of bias of the randomized controlled trials was based on the Cochrane Risk of Bias tool. Ten studies met the inclusion criteria; 2 were excluded because of high risk of bias. In the comparison of bond failure risk with halogen lights and plasma arc lights, 1851 brackets

  19. Penumpatan Lesi Abrasi Servikal dengan "Light-Cured Glass Ionomer Cement" (Laporan Kasus

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    Gatot Sutrisno

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    Full Text Available Penumpatan cacat gigi pada daerah servikal dengan bahan tumpat sewarna gigi masih banyak mengalami masalah. Beberapa bahan tumpat mulai dari semen silikat sampai dengan resin komposit masih belum memberikan kepuasan bagi para dokter gigi. Silikat banyak menimbulkan kematian terhadap jaringan pulpa karena daya iritasinya yang sangat besar, dan resin komposit banyak mengalami kegagalan dalam retensinya.Semen ionomer gelas memberikan harapan yang baik walaupun pada generasi pertama menunjukkan hasil yang tidak memuaskan."Light-cured glass-ionomer cement" yang merupakan pengembangan semen ionomer gelas konvensional menunjukkan hasil yang baik dalam retensi, estetika, dan sifatnya yang cocok terhadap jaringan keras gigi dan pulpa. Pada penumpatan lesi abrasi daerah servikal dengan "light-cured glass-ionomer cement" menunjukkan hasil yang sangat baik untuk menghilangkan gejala hipersensitivitas, retensi, dan estetikanya setelah kontrol selama 3 minggu. Evaluasi dalam waktu mendatang sangat perlu guna melihat penampilan klinis dan efeknya terhadap jaringan pulpa untuk mendukung penggunaan bahan ini secara luas.

  20. Light-Curing Volumetric Shrinkage in Dimethacrylate-Based Dental Composites by Nanoindentation and PAL Study

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    Shpotyuk, Olha; Adamiak, Stanislaw; Bezvushko, Elvira; Cebulski, Jozef; Iskiv, Maryana; Shpotyuk, Oleh; Balitska, Valentina

    2017-01-01

    Light-curing volumetric shrinkage in dimethacrylate-based dental resin composites Dipol® is examined through comprehensive kinetics research employing nanoindentation measurements and nanoscale atomic-deficient study with lifetime spectroscopy of annihilating positrons. Photopolymerization kinetics determined through nanoindentation testing is shown to be described via single-exponential relaxation function with character time constants reaching respectively 15.0 and 18.7 s for nanohardness and elastic modulus. Atomic-deficient characteristics of composites are extracted from positron lifetime spectra parameterized employing unconstrained x3-term fitting. The tested photopolymerization kinetics can be adequately reflected in time-dependent changes observed in average positron lifetime (with 17.9 s time constant) and fractional free volume of positronium traps (with 18.6 s time constant). This correlation proves that fragmentation of free-volume positronium-trapping sites accompanied by partial positronium-to-positron traps conversion determines the light-curing volumetric shrinkage in the studied composites.

  1. Effect of delayed light curing of a resin composite on marginal integrity in cylindrical dentine cavities.

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    Manabe, A; Debari, K; Itoh, K; Hisamitsu, H; Wakumoto, S

    1993-12-01

    The effect of delayed light curing of resin composite on marginal adaptation has been examined by measuring the wall-to-wall polymerization contraction gap when using a commercial resin composite together with experimental dentine bonding systems to restore cylindrical preparations in dentine. Morphological changes in dentine during dentine bonding procedures were observed using a scanning electron microscope. In a previous report, the contraction gap width for a resin composite increased when irradiation of the resin system was delayed, despite the use of a dentine bonding system considered to be 'contraction' gap free. Such deterioration in marginal adaptation was minimized by use of an experimental dentine primer, 40% erythritol methacrylate aqueous solution (EM), followed by the use of a commercial dual- or autocured dentine bonding agent. Under scanning electron microscopy, the dentine surface microstructure became unclear after EM priming, and a polymer film was detected after polymerization of the dual-cured dentine bonding agent. The hydrogelled primer and the formation of a polymer network on the dentine surface may prevent the flow of fluid from the pulp through the dentine tubules, and maintain marginal integrity if there is delay in light curing of light-activated resin composite systems.

  2. Bond Strength of Repaired Acrylic Denture Teeth Using Visible Light Cure Composite Resin.

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    Muhsin, Saja Ali

    2017-01-01

    Although bonding to denture teeth after surface treatment with chemical agents is desirable, there is little information on the use of Visible Light Cure composite resin (VLC) as bonding denture materials. To determine the effect of various surface treatments on shear bond strength between Visible Light Cure composite resin and the acrylic denture teeth interface. Forty cylindrical sticks of acrylic resin with denture teeth mounted atop were prepared. Various treatments were implemented upon the acrylic resin teeth surfaces. The samples were divided into four groups (n = 10). Light-cured composite resin (LC) was applied over all treated and untreated surfaces of tested groups. The shear bond was tested using a universal tensile testing apparatus with the knife-edge of a 0.8mm shear tester. Data were statistically analyzed using one-way ANOVA performed at a confidence level of 95% and significant P-value of (P ≤ 0.05). Analysis of variance (ANOVA) showed statistically significant difference (P resin denture teeth resulted in maximum bond strength with composite resin.

  3. Degree of Conversion of a Resin Cement Light-Cured Through Ceramic Veneers of Different Thicknesses and Types

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    Runnacles,Patrício; Correr, Gisele Maria; Flares BARATTO FILHO; Gonzaga, Carla Castiglia; Furuse, Adilson Yoshio

    2014-01-01

    During the cementation of ceramic veneers the polymerization of resin cements may be jeopardized if the ceramics attenuate the irradiance of the light-curing device. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of different types and thicknesses of ceramic veneers on the degree of conversion of a light-cured resin-based cement (RelyX Veneer). The cement was light-cured after interposing ceramic veneers [IPS InLine, IPS Empress Esthetic, IPS e.max LT (low translucency) and IPS e.max HT (hi...

  4. Dental resin curing blue light induced oxidative stress with reactive oxygen species production.

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    Yoshino, Fumihiko; Yoshida, Ayaka; Okada, Eizo; Okada, Yasue; Maehata, Yojiro; Miyamoto, Chihiro; Kishimoto, Sachi; Otsuka, Takero; Nishimura, Tomoko; Lee, Masaichi Chang-il

    2012-09-01

    Dental resin curing blue light has been used in the treatment of tooth bleaching and to restore teeth with resin-based composite fillings. However, there has been little consideration of its effect on oral tissues such as dental pulp and oral mucosa. The aim of this study was to investigate whether dental resin curing blue light irradiation affects the dental pulp, especially the blood vessels that are known as the first target of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which play an important role in vascular reactivity. We found that blue light irradiation increased the level of lipid peroxidation in isolated rat aorta blood vessels by measuring malondialdehyde. Furthermore, cell proliferative activity was decreased in a time-dependent manner and apoptosis of human aorta vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) was induced. These results indicated that (ROS) such as hydrogen peroxide and hydroxyl radicals were generated in VSMCs by irradiation with blue light, and they induced cytotoxicity associated with oxidative stress, which increased lipid peroxidation and apoptosis. In addition, N-acetyl-l-cysteine, which is a typical intracellular antioxidant, protected VSMCs against cytotoxicity associated with oxidative stress. These findings suggested that antioxidants may be used to prevent oxidative stress in dental pulp by repeated and/or multiple treatments with blue light irradiation in future dental treatments.

  5. Influence of adhesion promoters and curing-light sources on the shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets

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    Claudia Tavares Machado

    2012-01-01

    Conclusions: The conventional orthodontic adhesive presented higher bond strength than the nanofilled composite, although both materials interacted similarly to the teeth. The curing-light devices tested did not influence on bond strength of orthodontic brackets.

  6. Visible light cure characteristics of a cycloaliphatic polyester dimethacrylate alternative oligomer to bisGMA

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    Vaidyanathan, Tritala K.; Vaidyanathan, Jayalakshmi

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Objective: The goal of this study was to characterize the light curing characteristics of a new oligomer PEM-665 designed to be used as an alternative monomer to BisGMA. Materials and methods: PEM-665 (P) and BisGMA (B) solutions were prepared with triethylene glycol dimethacrylate (T) diluent in different weight proportions (70/30 and 50/50). Solutions containing 70% P and 30% T were designated as 70PT, 70%B and 30%T as 70BT, 50%P and 50%T as 50PT and 50%B and 50%T as 50BT. The initiators were CQ (EDMAB was used as amine accelerator for CQ) and DPO in 1% concentration. Eight solutions were prepared in a factorial design: 70PT/DPO; 70PT/CQ; 50PT/DPO; 50PT/CQ; 70BT/DPO; 70BT/CQ; 50BT/DPO; 50BT/CQ. BISCO VIP visible light was used to cure the monomer solutions using 30 s exposure time and 400 W power setting. TA Instruments Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC 2910) was used to determine the heat of cure (J/g) during polymerization at 37 °C, from which molar heat of cure (kJ/mole) and %Conversion values were estimated. Results: Range of mean values as a function monomer selections were: heat of cure (J/g): 161.7 for 70PT/DPO system to 198.6 for 50BT/CQ system; molar heat of cure (kJ/mole): 67.3 for 70BT/DPO to 78.86 for 50PT/CQ; % conversion: 59.9 for 70BT/DPO to 70.3 for 50PT/CQ. Analysis of variance and Tukey HSD pairwise contrast showed statistically significant differences between % conversion means of PEM and BisGMA mixtures, with PEM mixtures showing significantly higher mean values. Conclusions: The results suggest that PEM-665 is a promising candidate material for dental polymer applications. PMID:28642902

  7. Influence of energy density of different light sources on knoop hardness of a dual-cured resin cement

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    Evandro Piva

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to evaluate the Knoop hardness of a dual-cured resin-based luting cement irradiated with different light sources as well energy density through a ceramic sample. Three light-curing unit (LCUs were tested: tungsten halogen light (HAL, light-emitting diode (LED and xenon plasma-arc (PAC lamp. Disc-shaped specimens were fabricated from a resin-based cement (Enforce. Three energy doses were used by modifying the irradiance (I of each LCU and the irradiation time (T: 24 Jcm-2 (I/2x2T, 24 Jcm-2 (IxT and 48 Jcm-2 (Ix2T. Energy doses were applied through a 2.0-mm-thick ceramic sample (Duceram Plus. Three groups underwent direct irradiation over the resin cement with the different LCUs and a chemically-activated group served as a control. Thirteen groups were tested (n=10. Knoop hardness number (KHN means were obtained from cross-sectional areas. Two-way ANOVA and the Holm-Sidak method were used for statistical comparisons of activation mode and energy doses (a=5%. Application of 48 J.cm-2 energy dose through the ceramic using LED (50.5±2.8 and HAL (50.9±3.7 produced significantly higher KHN means (p<0.05 than the control (44.7±3.8. LED showed statistically similar performance to HAL. Only HAL showed a relationship between the increase of LCU energy dose and hardness increase.

  8. Evaluation of bond strength of D.T.Light- post to root canal using dual-cure and self-cure resin cements after irrigation with various solutions

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    Atai M.

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available "nBackground and Aim: Nonmetallic tooth- colored posts adhere to canal walls by dentin bonding agents and resin cements. Better retention and proper distribution of stress result from enough and proper bonding. The purpose of this study was to evaluate bond strength of D.T. Light - post with two different resin cements (self-cure & dual-cure and to investigate the effect of irrigating solutions applied in root canal on bond strength of the resin cements and D.T.Light- post to root canal wall. "nMaterials and Methods: In this experimental study 40 single root teeth (maxillary canine & central were selected and stored in 0.1% thymol solution for one week and transferred to distilled water. The teeth were decoronated 2mm above CEJ. The canal space was mechanically enlarged using k-files (up to # 70. The teeth were randomly divided into two groups. The first group was irrigated with 2.6% NaOCl, and the second was irrigated with normal saline. After drying, the teeth were filled with gutta percha cones using lateral condensing method. After two weeks the post space was prepared and D.T.Light- post was inserted in each subgroup using self or dual-cure cements according to manufacturer's instructions. After thermocycling, the apical part was cut 1cm below CEJ. The remained length was divided into 9 equal sequential sections. Each section was submitted to shear push-out test in universal testing machine. Statistical analysis of the bond strength data was performed using ANOVA and post hoc tests with p<0.05 as the level of significance. All failed specimens were examined under stereomicroscope. Degrees of conversion of the cements were determined by FTIR. "nResults: Significant difference in bond strength values were found among sites (P=0.001 and cements (P=0.03. With increasing in depth, bond strength decreased. The mean bond strength value in dual-cure resin cement was higher than self-cure cement. The irrigating solutions caused no significant

  9. Measurement of solubility and water sorption of dental nanocomposites light cured by argon laser.

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    Mirsasaani, Seyed Shahabeddin; Ghomi, Farhad; Hemati, Mehran; Tavasoli, Tina

    2013-03-01

    Different parameters used for photoactivation process and also composition provide changes in the properties of dental composites. In the present work the effect of different power density of argon laser and filler loading on solubility (SL) and water sorption (WS) of light-cure dental nanocomposites was studied. The resin of nanocomposites was prepared by mixing bisphenol A glycol dimethacrylate (Bis-GMA) and triethylene glycol dimethacrylate (TEGDMA) with a mass ratio of 65/35. 20 wt.% and 25 wt.% of nanosilica fillers with a primary particle size of 10 nm were added to the resin. Camphorquinone (CQ) and DMAEMA were added as photoinitiator system. The nanocomposites were cured by applying the laser beam at the wavelength of 472 nm and power densities of 260 and 340 mW/cm(2) for 40 sec. Solubility and water sorption were then measured according to ISO 4049, which in our case, the maximums were 2.2% and 4.3% at 260 mW/cm(2) and 20% filler, respectively. The minimum solubility (1.2%) and water sorption (3.8%) were achieved for the composite containing 25% filler cured at 340 mW/cm(2). The results confirmed that higher power density and filler loading decreased solubility of unreacted monomers and water sorption and improved physico-mechanical properties of nanocomposites.

  10. Polymerization contraction and conversion of light-curing BisGMA-based methacrylate resins.

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    Venhoven, B A; de Gee, A J; Davidson, C L

    1993-09-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the polymerization contraction and the conversion of light-curing methacrylate resins based on bisphenol-A bis(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylate (BisGMA) diluted with triethylene glycol dimethyacrylate (TEGDMA), methyl methacrylate (MMA), hydroxypropyl methacrylate (HPMA) or (+/-)-2-ethylhexyl methacrylate (EHMA). The contraction measurements were carried out with a linometer, a simple device to determine true linear polymerization contraction of liquid monomers at ambient temperature. The contraction increased with the amount of diluting monomer. The estimated conversion of the BisGMA-TEGDMA, calculated using the contraction, is consistent with literature values. The BisGMA-HPMA mixtures showed high conversions at moderate contraction.

  11. Influence of ceramic thickness and type on micromechanical properties of light-cured adhesive bonding agents.

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    Öztürk, Elif; Bolay, Sükran; Hickel, Reinhard; Ilie, Nicoleta

    2014-10-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the micromechanical properties of different adhesive bonding agents when polymerized through ceramics. Sixty sound extracted human third molars were selected and the crowns were sectioned perpendicular to the long axis in order to obtain dentin slices to be bonded with one of the following adhesives: Syntac/Heliobond (Ivoclar-Vivadent) or Adper-Scotchbond-1XT (3M-ESPE). The adhesives were cured by using a LED-unit (Bluephase®, Ivoclar Vivadent) with three different curing times (10 s, 20 s and 30 s) under two ceramics (IPS-e.max-Press, Ivoclar-Vivadent; IPS-Empress®CAD, Ivoclar-Vivadent) of different thicknesses (0 mm, 0.75 mm, 2 mm). Thirty groups were included, each containing 60 measurements. Micromechanical properties (Hardness, HV; indentation modulus, E; and creep, Cr) of the adhesives were measured with an automatic microhardness indenter (Fisherscope H100C, Germany). Data were statistically analyzed by using one-way ANOVA and Tukey's post-hoc test, as well as a multivariate analysis to test the influence of the study parameters (SPSS 18.0). Significant differences were observed between the micromechanical properties of the adhesives (p ceramic type showed the highest effect on HV (Partial-eta squared (η(2)) = 0.109) of the tested adhesives, while E (η(2) = 0.275) and Cr (η(2) = 0.194) were stronger influenced by the adhesive type. Ceramic thickness showed no effect on the E and Cr of the adhesives. The adhesive bonding agents used in this study performed well by curing through different thicknesses of ceramics. The micromechanical properties of the adhesives were determined by the adhesive type and were less influenced by ceramic type and curing time.

  12. The effect of a light-emitting diode on shear bond strength of ceramic brackets bonded to feldspathic porcelain with different curing times.

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    Elekdag-Turk, Selma; Sarac, Y Sinasi; Turk, Tamer; Sarac, Duygu

    2007-06-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate different curing times of a light-emitting diode (LED) unit on shear bond strength (SBS) of ceramic brackets bonded to feldspathic porcelain. Ceramic brackets were bonded with a light-cured adhesive to 96 feldspathic porcelain facets. Air-borne particle abrasion was performed using 25 mum aluminium trioxide (Al(2)O(3)) with an air abrasion device from a distance of approximately 10 mm at a pressure of 2.5 bars for 4 seconds, then the porcelain surfaces were etched with 9.6 per cent hydrofluoric acid for 2 minutes. After surface preparation of the porcelain specimens, silane was applied. In groups 1 and 2, the adhesive was cured with a quartz-tungsten-halogen (QTH) unit for 10 and 20 seconds, respectively. The LED was used in the standard mode for 3, 5, and 10 seconds for groups 3, 4, and 5, respectively. For the other three groups, the LED was used in the fast mode for 3, 5, and 10 seconds, respectively. The SBS of the brackets was measured on a universal testing machine. The adhesive remnant index (ARI) scores, damage to the porcelain, and fracture of the ceramic bracket bases were determined. No significant differences were observed for SBS between the eight groups (P=0.087). There was no significant difference between the groups' ARI scores, porcelain damage, and bracket base fracture (P=0.340, P=0.985, and P=0.340, respectively). There was a greater frequency of ARI scores of 0 for all groups. Fifty per cent of the porcelain facets displayed damage. Nineteen ceramic bracket base fractures were observed. No significant difference was found for the SBS of the groups with QTH and LED units and curing times. It is reliable to use LED with a 3-second curing time since it provided adequate bond strength for ceramic brackets bonded to porcelain surfaces.

  13. Dentin Bond Strength of Two One-Bottle Adhesives after Delayed Activation of Light-Cured Resin Composites

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    F. Shafiei

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Adverse surface interactions between one-bottle adhesives and chemical-cured composites may occur with delayed light activation of light-cured composites. The purpose of this study was to assess the Effects of delayed activation of light-cured compositeson shear bond strength of two one-bottle adhesives with different acidity to bovine dentin.Materials and Methods: Flat dentin surface was prepared on sixty-six bovine incisors using 600 grit carbide papers. Prime&Bond NT, and One-Step adhesives and resin composite were applied in six groups: 1 immediate curing of the composite, 2 the composite was left 2.5 minutes over the cured adhesive before light activation, 3 prior to delayed activation of the composite, the cured adhesive was covered with a layer of nonacidic hydrophobic porcelain bonding resin (Choice 2 and cured immediately. After thermocycling,shear bond strength (SBS test was performed using a universal testing machine at 1 mm/min crosshead speed. Data were analyzed with Friedmans two-way Non-parametric ANOVA.Results: The SBS of delayed activation of Prime&Bond was significantly lower than immediate activated (P<0.05. Decrease in the SBS of One-Step was not statistically significant after delayed activation. The SBS of delayed activation of Prime&Bond and One-Step with an additional resin layer was significantly higher than delayed activation (P<0.001.Conclusion: The bond strength of Prime&Bond might be compromised by the higher acidity of this adhesive during the 2.5 minutes delayed activation of light-cured composite.Addition of a layer of hydrophobic resin compensated the effect of delayed activation andimproved the bond strength.

  14. Effect of light-curing method and indirect veneering materials on the Knoop hardness of a resin cement

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    Nelson Tetsu Iriyama

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated the Knoop hardness of a dual-cured resin cement (Rely-X ARC activated solely by chemical reaction (control group or by chemical / physical mode, light-cured through a 1.5 mm thick ceramic (HeraCeram or composite (Artglass disc. Light curing was carried out using conventional halogen light (XL2500 for 40 s (QTH; light emitting diodes (Ultrablue Is for 40 s (LED; and Xenon plasma arc (Apollo 95E for 3 s (PAC. Bovine incisors had their buccal face flattened and hybridized. On this surface a rubber mold (5 mm in diameter and 1 mm in height was bulk filled with the resin cement. A polyester strip was seated for direct light curing or through the discs of veneering materials. After dry storage in the dark (24 h 37°C, the samples (n = 5 were sectioned for hardness (KHN measurements, taken in a microhardness tester (50 gF load 15 s. The data were statistically analyzed by ANOVA and Tukey's test (α = 0.05. The cement presented higher Knoop hardness values with Artglass for QTH and LED, compared to HeraCeram. The control group and the PAC/Artglass group showed lower hardness values compared to the groups light-cured with QTH and LED. PAC/HeraCeram resulted in the worst combination for cement hardness values.

  15. Measurement of linear polymerization shrinkage in light cure Ideal Makoo composite resin

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    Ghavam M.

    2001-09-01

    Full Text Available "nAbstract: Polymerization shrinkage of light cure composite resins causes many complications in conservative and esthetic restorations. The objective of this in-vitro study was to evaluate the polymerization shrinkage, degree of conversion and the amount of filler in IDM and tetric ceram composites. Ten disk shaped, uncured specimens (8mm×1.547mm of each composite were placed on glass slide in the center of the metal attached to it. Then specimens were light cured for 60s from underneath. After 30 minutes, the thickness of specimens, using a micrometer and the percent of the polymerization shrinkage of each sample were measured. Statistical analysis was carried out by t-test (P<0.05. Also the degree of conversion of specimens was evaluated with FTIR and the mineral filler content was measured by burning in electric oven. Polymerization shrinkage in IDM and tetric ceram was not significantly different. Degree of conversion and mineral filler content in tetric ceram was greater than that of IDM. "nIt is assumed that the low degree of conversion in IDM is due to its chemical composition and filler content. Also, the similarity in linear polymerization shrinkage between IDM and tetric ceram may be caused by the low degree of conversion in IDM.

  16. Under-surface hardness of light-cured nanofilled resin composites of different shades

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    Ramanitya, A.; Indrani, D. J.; Herda, E.

    2017-08-01

    The objective of the this study was to analyze the under-surface hardness of light-cured nanofilled composite resins of different shades. The specimens were resin composites of each light (B1), medium (A3), and dark (C3) shades packed in a cylinder mold and subsequently polymerized. The hardness was tested using a Knoop system. The hardness test results for the bright (B1), medium (A3), and dark (C3) shades were 82.4+1.1, 75.9+1.2 and 65.9+1.9, respectively, and indicated significant differences between the under-surface hardness of each shade. It was concluded that resin composites of darker to brigher shades demonstrated lower to higher under-surface hardness.

  17. Degree of conversion of a resin cement light-cured through ceramic veneers of different thicknesses and types.

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    Runnacles, Patrício; Correr, Gisele Maria; Baratto Filho, Flares; Gonzaga, Carla Castiglia; Furuse, Adilson Yoshio

    2014-01-01

    During the cementation of ceramic veneers the polymerization of resin cements may be jeopardized if the ceramics attenuate the irradiance of the light-curing device. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of different types and thicknesses of ceramic veneers on the degree of conversion of a light-cured resin-based cement (RelyX Veneer). The cement was light-cured after interposing ceramic veneers [IPS InLine, IPS Empress Esthetic, IPS e.max LT (low translucency) and IPS e.max HT (high translucency) - Ivoclar Vivadent] of four thicknesses (0.5 mm, 1.0 mm, 1.5 mm and 2.0 mm). As control, the cement was light-cured without interposition of ceramics. The degree of conversion was evaluated by FTIR spectroscopy (n=5). Data were analyzed with one-way ANOVA and Tukey's test (α=0.05). Significant differences were observed among groups (p0.05). Among 1.5-mm-thick veneers, IPS e.max LT was the only one that showed different results from the control (pveneers were able to produce cements with degrees of conversion similar to the control (p>0.05). The degree of conversion of the evaluated light-cured resin cement depends on the thickness and type of ceramics employed when veneers thicker than 1.5 mm are cemented.

  18. Influence of Photoinitiator and Light-Curing Source on Bond Strength of Experimental Resin Cements to Dentin.

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    Segreto, Dario Raimundo; Naufel, Fabiana Scarparo; Brandt, William Cunha; Guiraldo, Ricardo Danil; Correr-Sobrinho, Lourenço; Sinhoreti, Mário Alexandre Coelho

    2016-01-01

    This study evaluated the bond strength (BS) of experimental resin cements formulated with different photoinitiators when activated by two kinds of light-curing units (LCUs) through a ceramic material. Seven resin blends with different camphorquinone (CQ) and/or phenylpropanedione (PPD) concentrations (weight) were prepared: C5: 0.5% CQ; C8: 0.8% CQ; P5: 0.5% PPD; P8: 0.8% PPD; C1P4: 0.1% CQ and 0.4% PPD; C4P1: 0.4% CQ and 0.1% PPD; C4P4: 0.4% CQ and 0.4% PPD. Two LCUs were used: one quartz-tungsten-halogen (QTH - 850 mW/cm²) and one light-emitting diode (LED - 1300 mW/cm²). The microtensile bond strength of each blend was assessed. Data were submitted to two-way ANOVA and Tukey's test (α=0.05). The BS values did not exhibit significant differences for LCUs, regardless of the photoinitiator type. Three cements showed significant differences: P5 and C5 had higher BS with QTH, and C4P1 with LED. For QTH, P5 showed the highest and C1P4 the lowest BS. For the LED, C4P1 showed the highest BS of all the cements. The results indicated that PPD was a viable alternative in the formulation of photocured resin cements, reducing or eliminating CQ that is yellowish without impairing the bond strength. Furthermore, both LED and QTH were effective in curing resin cements that contain PPD or CQ.

  19. Influence of composition on rate of polymerization contraction of light-curing resin composites.

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    Asmussen, Erik; Peutzfeldt, Anne

    2002-06-01

    A slow contraction may result in reduced gap formation when a restorative resin polymerizes in a dental cavity. It was the aim in the present work to investigate the rate of contraction in relation to composition of experimental light-curing resin composites. The monomer of the resin composites consisted of mixtures of BisGMA, TEGDMA, and in one series HEMA. The resins contained varying amounts of initiators, co-initiators, and inhibitor, and were made composite by adding a silanized glass filler to a content of 74% by weight of the composite paste. The polymerization contraction up to 120 sec was determined by means of the bonded-disk method. Within the ranges studied, the concentration of initiator and co-initiator in the monomer mixture had only an insignificant influence on rate of polymerization. In comparison to camphorquinone, the initiators 1-phenyl-1,2-propanedione and benzil reduced the rate of polymerization without affecting the final contraction. In comparison to N,N-dimethyl-p-aminobenzoic acid ethyl ester, N,N-cyanoethyl methylaniline was as effective, while N,N-diethanol-p-toluidine was less effective as co-initiator. A relatively high content of the inhibitor methoxyhydroquinone reduced the initial rate but not the final polymerization contraction. The rate of polymerization increased with the level of HEMA and TEGDMA in the monomer mixture. It was concluded that intrinsic slow cure may be obtained with certain compositions of resin composites without impairing the final extent of polymerization.

  20. Effect of Enamel Preparation and Light Curing Methods on Microleakage under Orthodontic Brackets

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    Hamidreza Pakshir

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: This study aimed to compare the microleakage beneath metallic brackets following two different methods of enamel preparation and light curing.Materials and Methods: A total of 120 bovine deciduous lower incisors were randomly divided into four groups of 30 teeth. The preparations were as follows: Group I: Acid etching + Transbond XT primer + direct illumination, group II: acid etching + Transbond XT primer + transillumination, group III: Transbond XT self-etching primer + direct illumination and Group IV: Transbond XT self-etching primer + transillumination. Dye penetration was used as the method of microleakage evaluation. Sections made at the enamel-adhesive and adhesive-bracket interfaces were evaluated under a stereomicroscope. The Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney U tests were used for statistical analysis. The level of significance was set at P<0.05.Results: All groups showed greater microleakage at the gingival in comparison to the incisal margin and the differences were significant among groups with transillumination (P<0.001. No significant differences were observed in the microleakage scores at the gingival and incisal margins in any of the interfaces (P>0.05. Mesiodistal margins of the self-etching group with direct illumination showed significantly lower scores in comparison with acid etched group (P<0.05.Conclusion: Use of self-etching primers for bonding of orthodontic brackets yields acceptable results if all bracket margins are cured directly.

  1. Comparison of the effect of light-cure and dual-cure bondings on regional bond strength of fiber reinforced posts to root canal

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    Aminsalehi E.

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aim: The use of fiber reinforced posts in endodontically treated teeth has become increasingly common. But their retention in root canals must be considered seriously. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of light-cure and dual-cure bondings on regional bond strength of a fiber composite post.Materials and Methods: In this experimental in vitro study, 20 endodontically treated teeth were randomly divided into two groups. In the first group, a dual-cure bonding (Scotchbond Multi-Purpose Plus, 3M ESPE/USA [SBMP] was used and in the other group, a light-cure bonding (Single Bond, 3M ESPE/USA [SB] was applied according to the manufacturer's instructions. A dual-cure resin cement (Rely X ARC, 3M ESPE/USA was used to cement the post (Glassix, Harald Nordin SA,Switzerland. Coronal 8mm of cemented posts were sectioned in equal thirds using a 0.1mm diamond disc. Each slice was polished by a soft and wet abrasive paper in order to get a 2mm thickness. Loading was performed by a testing machine (Zwick/Germany at a speed of 1mm/min until the post was dislodged. Data were analyzed using one-sample Kolmogorov-Smirnov, T and ANOVA tests with P<0.05 as the level of significance.Results: There was a significant difference between the two adhesive systems in the middle third of the canal block with higher bond strength in SBMP group (p=0.02. In SB group the bond strength of the cervical region was higher than the middle and apical thirds (p<0.05. In SBMP group, there was no statistically difference between bond strength of the three regions (p=0.117.Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, dual-cure bonding could be recommended for composite post cementation into root canals, because its bond strength was more uniform in different regions of root and greater in the middle and third regions.

  2. Analysis of gap formation at tooth-composite resin interface: effect of C-factor and light-curing protocol

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    Gustavo Oliveira dos Santos

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of C-factor and light-curing protocol on gap formation in composite resin restorations. Material and METHODS: Cylindrical cavities with 5.0 mm diameter and three different depths (A=1.0, B=2.0 and C=3.0 mm were prepared on the occlusal surface of 30 human molars and restored in a single increment with P 60. The composite resin was light-cured according to two protocols: standard - 850 mW/cm² / 20 s and gradual - 100 up to 1000 mW/cm² / 10 s + 1000 mW/cm² / 10 s. After storage in distilled water (37°C/7 days, the restorations were cut into three slices in a buccolingual direction and the gap widths were analyzed using a 3D-scanning system. The data were submitted to ANOVA and Student-Newman-Keuls test (alpha=0.05. RESULTS: ANOVA detected a significant influence for the C-factor and light-curing protocol as independent factors, and for the double interaction C-factor vs. light-curing protocol. Cavities with higher C-factor presented the highest gap formation. The gradual light-curing protocol led to smaller gap formation at cavity interfaces. CONCLUSIONS: The findings of this study suggest that the C-factor played an essential role in gap formation. The gradual light-curing protocol may allow relaxation of composite resin restoration during polymerization reaction.

  3. Light-cured calcium hydroxide vs formocresol in human primary molar pulpotomies: a randomized controlled trial.

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    Zurn, Derek; Seale, N Sue

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this prospective study was to compare light-cured calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2) with diluted formocresol (FC) for its success as a primary molar pulpotomy medicament Selection criteria included at least 2 matching, asymptomatic, contralateral primary molars requiring vital pulpotomies. Matched teeth in each patient were randomized to receive either Ca(OH)2 or FC as a pulpotomy medicament. All teeth were restored with prefabricated metal crowns. Twenty patients (34 pairs of teeth) were followed clinically and radiographically for > or =1 year. Two blinded, standardized, and calibrated examiners evaluated and scored each radiograph for signs of pathology, based upon a modified scale previously proposed. Findings were grouped in: (a) 0 - 6; (b) 7 - 12; and (c) 13 - 24 month intervals. Radiographic scoring favored the FC group of the 7- to 12- and 13- to 24-month intervals (Pformocresol as a pulpotomy agent.

  4. Thermal expansion characteristics of light-cured dental resins and resin composites.

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    Sideridou, Irini; Achilias, Dimitris S; Kyrikou, Eleni

    2004-07-01

    The thermal expansion characteristics of dental resins prepared by light-curing of Bis-GMA, TEGDMA, UDMA, Bis-EMA(4) or PCDMA dimethacrylate monomers and of commercial light-cured resin composites (Z-100 MP, Filtek Z-250, Sculpt-It and Alert), the organic matrix resin of which is based on different combinations of the above monomers, were studied by thermomechanical analysis (TMA). This study showed the existence of a glass transition temperature at around 35-47 degrees C for the resins and 40-45 degrees C for the composites; then the coefficient of linear thermal expansion (CLTE) was calculated at the temperature intervals 0-60 degrees C, 0-T(g) and T(g)-60 degrees C. The CLTE values of Bis-GMA, TEGDMA and UDMA resins are similar and lower than those of Bis-EMA (4) and PCDMA resins. The CLTE values of the composites indicated that the major factor that affects the CLTE of a composite is the filler content, but it also seems to be affected by the chemical structure of the matrix resin. TMA on water-saturated samples showed that water desorption takes place during the measurement and that the residual water acts as a plasticizer decreasing the T(g) and increasing the CLTE values. Furthermore, TMA on post-heated samples for 1, 3 or 6h showed, only for the resins, an initial decrease of CLTE and increase of the T(g) after 1h that was not significantly changed after 6h of heating.

  5. Color stability of visible light cured composite resin after soft drink immersion

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    Alizatul Khairani Hasan

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: Composite resin is a tooth-colored filling material containing Bis-GMA which exhibits water sorption properties. People tend to consume soft drink with various colors. Water sorption properties can alter the color stability of composite resin purpose. Purpose: This study was to determine the influence of immersion durations of composite resin in soft drink on color stability. Methods: The visible-light cured hybrid composite resin and soft drink were used. Ten disk specimens (2.5 mm thickness and 15 mm diameter of composite resin were prepared and light cured for 20 seconds, then stored in distilled water for 24 hours at 37° C. The initial color of specimens were measured by Chromameter. After that, each specimen was immersed in 30 ml of soft drink up to 48, 72, and 96 hours at 37° C. The specimens’ color were measured again after each immersion. The color changes were calculated by CIE L*a*b* system formula. The data was analyzed by One-Way ANOVA and LSD (α = 0.05. Result: The ANOVA showed that the immersion durations of composite resin in soft drinks had significant influence on the color stability (p < 0.05. The LSD0.05 tests showed significant differences among all groups. The least color change was detected from the group of 48 hours immersion, while the greatest color change was from the group of 96 hours immersion. Conclusions: The immersion of composite resin in soft drinks influenced the color stability (began after 48 hours immersion.

  6. Shrinkage Characteristics of Experimental Polymer Containing Composites under Controlled Light Curing Modes

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    Alain Pefferkorn

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The adsorption of polymethylmethacrylate polymer of different molecular weight at the aerosil/ethyleneglycol- or 1,3 butanediol-dimethacrylate interfaces was determined to provide microstructured networks. Their structural characteristics were determined to be controlled by the amount of polymer initially supplied to the system. The sediment (the settled phase characteristics, determined as a function of the polymer concentration and the rate of the polymerization shrinkage determined for composite resins, obtained by extrusion of the sediment after centrifugation, were found to be correlated. The specific role of the adsorbed polymer was found to be differently perturbed with the supplementary supply of dimethacrylate based monomer additives. Particularly, the bisphenol A dimethacrylate that generated crystals within the sediment was found to impede the shrinkage along the crystal lateral faces and strongly limit the shrinkage along its basal faces. Addition of ethyleneglycol- or polyethylene-glycoldimethacrylate monomers was determined to modify the sedimentation characteristics of the aerosil suspension and the shrinkage properties of the composites. Finally, the effects of stepwise light curing methods with prolonged lighting-off periods were investigated and found to modify the development and the final values of the composite shrinkage.

  7. An In-vitro Evaluation of Effects of Light and Light-Heat Curing Inlay Composite Restorations on Fracture Resistance of Pulpless Maxillary Premolars

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    M. Mousavinasab

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Statement of Problem: The restoration of the teeth should have enough ability to withstand masticator forces while preserving as much tooth structure as possible.Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of light-heat cured composite with light cured composite restorations on fracture resistance of the restored teeth.Materials and Methods: Forty healthy maxillary premolar teeth were chosen, endodontic treatment performed in 30 of them. MOD cavities were prepared in all of them to weaken tooth structures. Then, they were divided into 3 groups each of which contains 10 specimens. The groups were as follows:Group 1: unprepared teeth (sound teeth acted as controlGroup 2: restored teeth with direct light cured composite resin.Group 3: restored teeth with light-heat cured composite resin as inlay without any cementing surface treatmentGroup 4: restored teeth with light-heat cured composite resin inlays with cementing surface treatment.Finally all samples were subjected to compressive load by testing machine. The data were analyzed using ANOVA and Duncan tests.Results: There was a significant difference in fracture resistance between 4 groups (P<0.001 except groups 2 and 3. The mean fracture load for groups 1,2,3 and 4 were 98.96±16.05, 58.72±15.33, 54.04±15.56 and 78.36±9.83 kgf respectively.Conclusion: Using light-heat curing method and cementing surface treating of composite resin will increase fracture resistance of endodontically treated maxillary premolars.

  8. CARIOSTATIC EFFECT AND FLUORIDE RELEASE FROM A VISIBLE LIGHT-CURING ADHESIVE FOR BONDING OF ORTHODONTIC BRACKETS

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    OGAARD, B; REZKLEGA, F; RUBEN, J; ARENDS, J

    1992-01-01

    This study was designed to investigate the cariostatic potential in vivo of a visible light-curing adhesive for the bonding of orthodontic brackets. The fluoride release of the adhesive in water and saliva was also measured. Ten orthodontic patients with premolars to be extracted participated. One b

  9. CARIOSTATIC EFFECT AND FLUORIDE RELEASE FROM A VISIBLE LIGHT-CURING ADHESIVE FOR BONDING OF ORTHODONTIC BRACKETS

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    OGAARD, B; REZKLEGA, F; RUBEN, J; ARENDS, J

    This study was designed to investigate the cariostatic potential in vivo of a visible light-curing adhesive for the bonding of orthodontic brackets. The fluoride release of the adhesive in water and saliva was also measured. Ten orthodontic patients with premolars to be extracted participated. One

  10. CARIOSTATIC EFFECT AND FLUORIDE RELEASE FROM A VISIBLE LIGHT-CURING ADHESIVE FOR BONDING OF ORTHODONTIC BRACKETS

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    OGAARD, B; REZKLEGA, F; RUBEN, J; ARENDS, J

    1992-01-01

    This study was designed to investigate the cariostatic potential in vivo of a visible light-curing adhesive for the bonding of orthodontic brackets. The fluoride release of the adhesive in water and saliva was also measured. Ten orthodontic patients with premolars to be extracted participated. One b

  11. White-light Quantitative Phase Imaging Unit

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    Baek, YoonSeok; Yoon, Jonghee; Kim, Kyoohyun; Park, YongKeun

    2016-01-01

    We introduce the white light quantitative phase imaging unit (WQPIU) as a practical realization of quantitative phase imaging (QPI) on standard microscope platforms. The WQPIU is a compact stand-alone unit which measures sample induced phase delay under white-light illumination. It does not require any modification of the microscope or additional accessories for its use. The principle of the WQPIU based on lateral shearing interferometry and phase shifting interferometry provides a cost-effective and user-friendly use of QPI. The validity and capacity of the presented method are demonstrated by measuring quantitative phase images of polystyrene beads, human red blood cells, HeLa cells and mouse white blood cells. With speckle-free imaging capability due to the use of white-light illumination, the WQPIU is expected to expand the scope of QPI in biological sciences as a powerful but simple imaging tool.

  12. Clinical evaluation on porcelain laminate veneers bonded with light-cured composite: results up to 7 years.

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    D'Arcangelo, Camillo; De Angelis, Francesco; Vadini, Mirco; D'Amario, Maurizio

    2012-08-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical performance of laminate porcelain veneers bonded with a light-cured composite. Thirty patients were restored with 119 porcelain laminate veneers. The veneers were studied for an observation time of 7 years. Marginal adaptation, marginal discoloration, secondary caries, color match, and anatomic form were clinically examined following modified United States Public Health Service (USPHS) criteria. Each restoration was also examined for cracks, fractures, and debonding. Pulp vitality was verified. In addition, plaque and gingival indexes and increase in gingival recession were recorded. Survival rate evaluating absolute failures and success rate describing relative failures were statistically determined, using both restoration and patient-related analyses. On the basis of the criteria used, most of the veneers rated Alfa. After 7 years, the results of the clinical investigation regarding marginal adaptation and marginal discoloration revealed only 2.5% and 4.2% Bravo ratings, respectively, among the 119 initially placed veneers. Using the restoration as the statistical unit, the survival rate was 97.5%, with a high estimated success probability of 0.843 after 7 years. Using the patient as the statistical unit, the survival rate was 90.0% and the estimated success probability after 7 years was 0.824. Gingival response to the veneers was all in the satisfactory range. Porcelain laminate veneers offer a predictable and successful treatment modality giving a maximum preservation of sound tooth. The preparation, cementation, and finishing procedures adopted are considered key factors for the long-term success and aesthetical result of the veneer restorations.

  13. Comparison of the Shear Bond Strength of Light-cured and Chemically-cured Resin Adhesive%光固化和化学固化树脂粘接剂剪切强度的对比研究

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    张隆祺; 王野平

    2001-01-01

    Objective To compare the shear bond strength of light-cured and chemically-cured resin adhesive. Methods Twenty recently extracted human premolars were randomly divided into two groups of 10 each.: Group A, using the chemically-cured resin adhesive (Jing Jinenamel adhesive) and Group B, using the light-cured resin adhesive (Transbond XT,3M Unitek). The brackets were bonded to prepared enamel surfaces and the samples were placed in a water bath at 37℃ for 24 hours, then measured the shear bond strength and assessed the remaining adhesive after debonded. Results The shear bond strength and assessing the remaining adhesive after debonded both had no statistical significanct difference between two adhesives. Conclusion The light-cured and the chemically-cured resin adhesive both have strong bond strength, but the light-cured resin adhesive has the advantage to offer more sufficient time for positioning and bonding the brackets, so it is recommended for using.%-05)。结论光固化和化学固化树脂粘接剂均具有较强的粘接强度,但光固化树脂粘接剂能够为托槽的定位和粘接提供充足的时间,推荐使用。

  14. Surface Modified Characteristics of the Tetracalcium Phosphate as Light-Cured Composite Resin Fillers

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    Wen-Cheng Chen

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The objectives of this study are to characterize the properties of light-cured composite resins that are reinforced with whisker surface-modified particles of tetracalcium phosphate (TTCP and to investigate the influence of thermal cycling on the reinforced composites properties. The characteristics of ultimate diametral tensile strength (DTS, moduli, pH values, and fracture surfaces of the samples with different amounts of surface-modified TTCP (30%–60% were determined before and after thermal cycling between 5°C and 55°C in deionized water for 600 cycles. The trends of all groups were ductile prior to thermal cycling and the moduli of all groups increased after thermal cycling. The ductile property of the control group without filler was not significantly affected. Larger amounts of fillers caused the particles to aggregate, subsequently decreasing the resin’s ability to disperse external forces and leading to brittleness after thermal cycling. Therefore, the trend of composite resins with larger amounts of filler would become more brittle and exhibited higher moduli after thermal cycling. This developed composite resin with surface modified-TTCP fillers has the potential to be successful dental restorative materials.

  15. Polymerization contraction of light-cured composite resins containing silica/polymethylmethacrylate bonded microstructured networks.

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    Pefferkorn, A; Haïkel, Y; Pefferkorn, E

    2005-11-15

    The adsorption of methylmethacrylate polymer at silica/methylmethacrylate interfaces was determined to provide microstructured networks whose structural characteristics were determined to be controlled by the amount of polymer initially supplied to the system. First, the microstructure was investigated by determining as a function of the amount of polymer (i) the shrinking rate due to evaporation of the methylmethacrylate monomer, (ii) the rate of sedimentation of the silica/polymer complexes in the methylmethacrylate monomer, and (iii) the height of the sediment in the long term. These different characteristics were found to be strongly correlated. Second, the sedimentation characteristics were determined as a function of the amount of polymer initially supplied to the dispersion of the same silica/polymer system in the ethylene glycol dimethacrylate monomer. Then the rate of the polymerization contraction during light-curing of the resin was determined for the sediment recovered after centrifugation. The slowest polymerization contraction and the smallest contraction were obtained with the filler/polymer/resin system composed of aggregates of medium porosity and size.

  16. Palate Fracture Repair With Light-Cured Resin Splint: Technical Note.

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    Waldrop, Jimmy; Dale, Elizabeth L; Halsey, Jordan; Sargent, Larry A

    2015-10-01

    Palate fractures are rare, and their treatment is a matter of debate. Although some investigators have favored rigid plate fixation, others have reported successful treatment without it. Sagittal split and comminuted fractures can require rigid fixation to reduce the maxillary width; however, additional stabilization is needed. Also, palate repair without a splint is complicated by prolonged intermaxillary fixation (IMF), causing stiffness to the temporomandibular joint. We introduce a technique using a rapid light-cured resin (TRIAD TranSheet) frequently used by orthodontists for making dental retainers. Its use is similar to the splints traditionally created preoperatively, but obviates the need for making impressions, a model, and a molded splint. A series of 13 patients treated with this technique during a 5-year period is presented. The average duration of IMF was 4.7 weeks (range 3 to 6). The average duration of the palate splint was 8.4 weeks (range 5 to 12). One patient had malocclusion, but none had malunion, infection, or oronasal fistula. Our series has demonstrated a simple, cost-effective, and successful technique. It can be used alone or combined with rigid fixation and allows for a shortened duration of maxillomandibular fixation.

  17. Volumetric dimensional changes of dental light-cured dimethacrylate resins after sorption of water or ethanol.

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    Sideridou, Irini D; Karabela, Maria M; Vouvoudi, Evagelia Ch

    2008-08-01

    This study evaluated the influence of water and ethanol sorption on the volumetric dimensional changes of resins prepared by light curing of Bis-GMA, Bis-EMA, UDMA, TEGDMA or D(3)MA. The resin specimens (15mm diameterx1mm height) were immersed in water or ethanol 37+/-1 degrees C for 30 days. Volumetric changes of specimens were obtained via accurate mass measurements using Archimedes principle. The specimens were reconditioned by dry storage in an oven at 37+/-1 degrees C until constant mass was obtained and then immersed in water or ethanol for 30 days. The volumetric changes of specimens were determined and compared to those obtained from the first sorption. Resins showed similar volume increase during the first and second sorptions of water or ethanol. The volume increase due to water absorption is in the following order: poly-TEGDMA>poly-Bis-GMA>poly-UDMA>poly-Bis-EMA>poly-D(3)MA. On the contrary, the order in ethanol is poly-Bis-GMA>poly-UDMA>poly-TEGDMA>poly-Bis-EMA approximately poly-D(3)MA. The volume increase was found to depend linearly on the amount of water or ethanol absorbed. In the choice of monomers for preparation of composite resin matrix the volume increase in the resin after immersion in water or ethanol must be taken into account. Resins of Bis-EMA and D(3)MA showed the lowest values.

  18. Influence of the distance of the curing light source and composite shade on hardness of two composites.

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    Thomé, Thaís; Steagall, Washington; Tachibana, Arlene; Braga, Sheila Regina Maia; Turbino, Miriam Lacalle

    2007-12-01

    This study evaluated the influence of curing tip distance, shade and filler particle size on Vickers microhardness (VHN) of composite resins. Two composites were tested: Filtek Z250 microhybrid (3M ESPE; shades A1 and A3.5) and Filtek Supreme nanofilled (3M ESPE; shades A1B and A3.5B). For each resin, 42 specimens (5 mm in diameter and 2 mm height) were prepared being 21 for each shade. The specimens were exposed using a 20-second exposure to a quartz-tungsten-halogen light source with an irradiance of approximately 560 mW/cm(2), at the following distances: 0 mm (surface contact), 6 mm and 12 mm from composite surface. Effectiveness of cure of different resins, shades and curing distances was determined by measuring the top and bottom hardness (VHN) of specimens using a digital microhardness tester (load: 50 g; dwell time: 45 seconds) 24 hours following curing. The hardness ratio was calculated by dividing VHN of the bottom surface by VHN of top surface. Three-way ANOVA and Tukey's post-hoc test (phardness, as microhardness ratio (bottom/top), the factors shade, distance and composite filler particle size exerted influence on resin curing. Lighter shade composites (A1 and A1B) showed higher hardness values. At 6 and 12 mm curing tip distances, hardness was lower when compared to 0 mm. The microhybrid composite resin presented higher hardness, being its microhardness ratio satisfactory only at 0 mm for both shades and at 6 mm for the lighter shade. The nanofilled composite resin did not present satisfactory microhardness at the bottom while the microhybrid composite resin had higher hardness than the nanofilled. Composite's curing tip distance and shade can influence hardness.

  19. Influence of the distance of the curing light source and composite shade on hardness of two composites

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    Thaís Thomé

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated the influence of curing tip distance, shade and filler particle size on Vickers microhardness (VHN of composite resins. Two composites were tested: Filtek Z250 microhybrid (3M ESPE; shades A1 and A3.5 and Filtek Supreme nanofilled (3M ESPE; shades A1B and A3.5B. For each resin, 42 specimens (5 mm in diameter and 2 mm height were prepared being 21 for each shade. The specimens were exposed using a 20-second exposure to a quartz-tungsten-halogen light source with an irradiance of approximately 560 mW/cm², at the following distances: 0 mm (surface contact, 6 mm and 12 mm from composite surface. Effectiveness of cure of different resins, shades and curing distances was determined by measuring the top and bottom hardness (VHN of specimens using a digital microhardness tester (load: 50 g; dwell time: 45 seconds 24 hours following curing. The hardness ratio was calculated by dividing VHN of the bottom surface by VHN of top surface. Three-way ANOVA and Tukey's post-hoc test (p<0.05 revealed statistically significant differences for all analyzed factors. As for top hardness, as microhardness ratio (bottom/top, the factors shade, distance and composite filler particle size exerted influence on resin curing. Lighter shade composites (A1 and A1B showed higher hardness values. At 6 and 12 mm curing tip distances, hardness was lower when compared to 0 mm. The microhybrid composite resin presented higheer hardness, being its microhardness ratio satisfactory only at 0 mm for both shades and at 6 mm for the lighter shade. The nanofilled composite resin did not present satisfactory microhardness at the bottom while the microhybrid composite resin had higher hardness than the nanofilled. Composite's curing tip distance and shade can influence hardness.

  20. Improved optical properties of silica/UV-cured polymer composite films made of hollow silica nanoparticles with a hierarchical structure for light diffuser film applications.

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    Suthabanditpong, W; Takai, C; Fuji, M; Buntem, R; Shirai, T

    2016-06-28

    This study successfully improved the optical properties of silica/UV-cured polymer composite films made of hollow silica nanoparticles having a hierarchical structure. The particles were synthesized by an inorganic particle method, which involves two steps of sol-gel silica coating around the template and acid dissolution removal of the template. The pH of the acid was varied to achieve different hierarchical structures of the particles. The morphologies and surface properties of the obtained particles were characterized before dispersing in a UV-curable acrylate monomer solution to prepare dispersions for fabricating light diffuser films. The optical properties and the light diffusing ability of the fabricated films were studied. The results revealed that the increased pH of the acid provides the particles with a thinner shell, a larger hollow interior and a higher specific surface area. Moreover, the films with these particles exhibit a better light diffusing ability and a higher diffuse transmittance value when compared to those without particles. Therefore, the composite films can be used as light diffuser films, which is an essential part of optical diffusers in the back-light unit of LCDs. In addition, utilizing the hierarchical particles probably reduces the number of back-light units in the LCDs leading to energy-savings and subsequently lightweight LCDs.

  1. An in vitro comparative SEM study of marginal adaptation of IRM, light- and chemically-cured glass ionomer, and amalgam in furcation perforations.

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    Rajablou, N; Azimi, S

    2001-12-01

    The furcation regions of 30 human mandibular molars were perforated and sealed using four different materials: IRM, light- and chemically-cured glass ionomer cement (GIC), and amalgam. The materials were compared for marginal gaps in coronal, mid, and apical regions after routine SEM processing. While light-cured GIC showed the smallest gaps in the three regions, in mid and coronal regions chemically-cured GIC, and in apical regions amalgam, showed the largest gaps. IRM cases showed the highest rate of fillings with a good "fit", whereas the majority of amalgam cases and none of the chemically-cured GIC cases were overfilled.

  2. Reduced irradiation time in slow-curing of resin composite using an intensity-changeable light source.

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    Abo, Tomoko; Uno, Shigeru; Tagami, Junji

    2005-06-01

    Possibility to shorten the total irradiation time in slow-curing with an intensity-changeable light source, Curetron 7 (CT-7), was investigated for four hybrid-type resin composites. Irradiation condition with CT-7 was assigned as 10 or 20 seconds at low light intensity (230 mW/cm2) and followed by 20 or 10 seconds at high intensity (600 mW/cm2) respectively (i.e., a total of 30 seconds). For a reference, irradiation was carried out for 30 seconds using a halogen lamp (900 mW/cm2). After irradiation, mechanical properties of the cured composites--in terms of microhardness and flexural strength--were evaluated. Also, cavity adaptation was examined in standardized, cylindrical dentin cavities treated with an adhesive system. Compared to the reference irradiation, slow-curing with CT-7 produced acceptable mechanical properties and better adaptation. These results suggested that total exposure time of slow-curing with CT-7 could be shortened to 30 seconds.

  3. Influence of Light-Curing Mode on the Erosion Preventive Effect of Three Different Resin-Based Surface Sealants

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    Florian J. Wegehaupt

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. To investigate if reducing the light-curing time (while maintaining similar energy density of resin-based surface sealants influences their erosion-preventive potential and mechanical stability after thermomechanical loading. Methods. Dentine samples were treated as follows: group 1—untreated, groups 2–4—Seal&Protect, groups 5–7—experimental sealer, and groups 8–10—Syntac Classic system. Groups 2, 5 and 8 were light-cured for 10 s (1000 mW/cm2, groups 3, 6 and 9 for 7 s (1400 mW/cm2, and groups 4, 7, and 10 for 3 s (3200 mW/cm2. After water storage (7 d, first measurement was performed to evaluate baseline permeability of the sealants. After a thermomechanical loading (5000 cycles, 50/5°C, 12000 brushing strokes a second evaluation of permeability was conducted (measurement 2. Permeability was tested by storing the samples in HCl (pH 2.3; 24 h and measuring the dentine calcium release by atomic absorption spectroscopy. Results. For the first and second measurements, no influence of light-exposure time on permeability was observed (ANOVA: P>0.05. No significant difference in the stability of the respective sealants was observed when light-cured for different durations. Conclusion. Shortening the light-curing time, while maintaining energy density constant, has no influence on permeability and stability of the investigated sealants.

  4. Spectroscopic and mechanical properties of dental resin composites cured with different light sources

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    Conti, C.; Giorgini, E.; Landi, L.; Putignano, A.; Tosi, Giorgio

    2005-06-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of polymerization in order to achieve an adequate clinical composite filling. Photopolymerization of new micro matrix restorative resin composite, Esthet-x, shade A3, from Dentsply Corp., was performed with plasma xenon, halogen and light emitting diode (LED) lamps. The degree of conversion (DC) of the resins was determined by means of middle, near infrared and Raman spectroscopy in transmittance and in DRIFT modes. The resin conversion was influenced by the nature of the light source, the distance from the irradiated surface, the exposure time and the depth from the surface. High DC values were obtained with all lamps but they resulted almost constant with the depth only in the LED unit. Micro-hardness and differential thermal analysis were in satisfactory agreement with DC data.

  5. [The surface degradation of various light-cured composite resins by thermal cycling].

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    Hirabayashi, S; Nomoto, R; Harashima, I; Hirasawa, T

    1990-01-01

    The durability of four commercially available light-cured composite resins was investigated by thermal cycling, GR containing inorganic fillers treated with the graft polymerization of acryl ester, LF inorganic fillers treated with a silane coupling agent, PC silanized inorganic fillers and organic composite fillers, and the MFR-type SI containing the organic composite fillers. These materials were given 10,000, 30,000 and 50,000 thermal cycles (4 degrees C-60 degrees C) and the deterioration of materials by thermal cycling was evaluated by the measurement of the mechanical properties and the SEM observations of the surface of the thermocycled materials. Compressive strength and bending elastic moduli for all materials did not change greatly by thermal cycling. However, bending strength, toothbrush abrasion resistance and surface hardness decreased with increasing number of thermal cycles between 0 and 30,000, and changed little after 30,000 cycles. The percentage of bending strength after 50,000 thermal cycles to that of the non-thermocycled sample was 75% for GR, 60% for LF, 50% for PC and 65% for SI, respectively. Deterioration of materials was observed as cracks on the surface, which generated at the interface of the filler and matrix. The cracks generated relatively earlier during thermal cycling for SI and PC which contained the organic composite filler, later for LF which contained the silanized inorganic fillers, and the number of cracks on LF were fewer than SI and PC. On the other hand, for GR, no cracks were observed even after 50,000 thermal cycles. From these results, it can be presumed that the pre-treatment of filler by the graft polymerization is more effective to improve the durability of composite resin.

  6. Physical properties of current dental nanohybrid and nanofill light-cured resin composites.

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    Sideridou, Irini D; Karabela, Maria M; Vouvoudi, Evangelia Ch

    2011-06-01

    The purpose of this work was the detailed study of sorption characteristics of water or artificial saliva, the determination of flexural strength and the flexural modulus, and the study of the thermal stability of some current commercial dental light-cured nanocomposites containing nano-sized filler particles. Three nanohydrid dental composites (Tetric EvoCeram (TEC), Grandio (GR) and Protofill-nano (PR)) and two nanofill composites (Filtek Supreme Body (FSB) and the Filtek Supreme Translucent (FST)) were used in this work. The volumetric shrinkage due to polymerization was first determined. Also the sorption, solubility and volumetric increase were measured after storage of composites in water or artificial saliva for 30 days. The flexural strength and flexural modulus were measured using a three-point bending set-up according to the ISO-4049 specification, after immersion of samples in water or artificial saliva for 1 day or 30 days. Thermal analysis technique TGA method was used to investigate the thermal stability of composites. GR and TEC composites showed statistically no difference in volumetric shrinkage (%) which is lower than the other composites, which follow the order PRcomposites studied the amount of water, which is sorbed (% on composite) is not statistically different than the amount of water, which is desorbed and follows the order: GRcomposites after immersion for one day follows the order TECcomposites studied, Grandio had the lowest polymer matrix content, consisting mainly of Bis-GMA. It showed the lowest polymerization shrinkage and water sorption and the highest flexural strength and flexural modulus after immersion in water or artificial saliva for 30 days. The water and artificial saliva generally showed the same effect on physical properties of the studied composites. Thermogravimetric analysis gave good information about the structure and the amount of organic polymer matrix of composites. Copyright © 2011 Academy of Dental Materials

  7. Dynamic mechanical properties of dental nanofilled light-cured resin composites: Effect of food-simulating liquids.

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    Vouvoudi, Evangelia C; Sideridou, Irini D

    2012-06-01

    This work is aimed at the study by dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) of viscoelastic properties that is, the elastic modulus (E'), the loss modulus (E″), the loss tangent (tanδ) and the glass transition temperature (T(g)), of two current commercial light-cured resin composites, Filtek Supreme Body and Filtek Supreme Translucent, characterized as nanofilled. These composites show differences in the filler content and type. For DMA analysis the bar-shaped specimens were divided into groups of three samples each. The first group consisted of dry samples measured 1 h after light-curing (at room temperature) during which they were placed in a desiccator at 37 °C. The other groups consisted of samples which had been stored in air, distilled water, artificial saliva SAGF or ethanol/water solution (75 v/v), at 37±1 °C for 1, 7, 30 or 90 days. DMA tests were performed on a Diamond Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (Perkin-Elmer) in bending mode. A frequency of 1 Hz was applied and a temperature range of 25-185 °C, while a heating rate of 2 °C/min were selected to cover mouth temperature and the materials' likely T(g). The studied dry composites showed comparable values for their properties in spite of their differences in the filler content and type. Storage of composites in air 37 °C for 1 day caused a significant post curing which was not continued during storage up to 90 days. Water and artificial saliva showed the same effect on composites. They caused both post curing and plasticization. Ethanol/water solution 75% v/v had a more strong effect than water and artificial saliva due to its organophilic nature. It caused post curing, plasticization and most probably degradation of the bond filler-silane coupling agent. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. Shear bond strength evaluation of chemically-cured and light-cured orthodontic adhesives after enamel deproteinization with 5.25% sodium hypochlorite

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    Salim, J. C.; Krisnawati; Purbiati, M.

    2017-08-01

    This study aimed to assess the effect of enamel deproteinization with 5.25% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) before etching on the shear bond strength (SBS) of Unite (UN; 3M Unitek) and Xihu-BIOM adhesive (XB). Fifty-two maxillary first premolars were divided into four groups: (1) UN and (2) XB according to manufacturer’s recommendation and (3) UN and (4) XB deproteinized with 5.25% NaOCl. Brackets were bonded, and a mechanical test was performed using a universal testing machine. The mean SBS value for groups A1, A2, B1, and B2 was 13.51 ± 2.552, 14.36 ± 2.902, 16.43 ± 2.615, and 13.05 ± 2.348 MPa, respectively. A statistically significant difference in SBSs was observed between chemically cured groups and between group B (p adhesive groups and between group A (p > 0.05). NaOCl enamel deproteinization before acid etching has a significant effect on the SBS of Unite adhesive, but not on that of the Xihu-BIOM adhesive. Furthermore, a significant difference in the SBS of Unite and Xihu-BIOM adhesives within the enamel deproteinization group was observed in this study.

  9. Light Curing 3 D Printing Materials%光固化3D打印高分子材料

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    谢彪; 王小腾; 邱俊峰; 林润雄

    2014-01-01

    快速成型(RP)技术是近几十年发展起来的一项新兴技术,3D打印就是其中一种非常有前途的,被誉为推动了第三次工业革命快速发展的快速成型技术。本文就3D打印之一的光固化3D打印进行简单介绍,对光固化3D打印材料的组分、特点进行较详细的阐述,并对光固化3D打印高分子材料未来予以展望。%Rapid prototyping(RP)technology is a new technology developed in recent decades,3D printing,one kind of these rapid prototyping technology,is very promising and known as the promoted the rapid development of the third industrial revolution. This paper gave a briefintroduction to the light curing 3D printing,the light curing composition, characteristics of 3D printing materials were described in detail,and gave the expectation of 3D printing light curing polymer.

  10. Effect of food/oral-simulating liquids on dynamic mechanical thermal properties of dental nanohybrid light-cured resin composites.

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    Vouvoudi, Evangelia C; Sideridou, Irini D

    2013-08-01

    The purpose of this work was the study of the effect of food/oral simulating liquids on the dynamic mechanical thermal properties (viscoelastic properties) of current commercial dental light-cured resin composites characterized as nanohybrids. These nanohybrids were Grandio, Protofill-nano and Tetric EvoCeram. The properties were determined under dry conditions (1h at 37°C after light-curing) and also after storage in dry air, distilled water, artificial saliva SAGF(®) or ethanol/water solution (75 vol%) at 37°C for up 1, 7, 30 or 90 days. Dynamic mechanical thermal analysis tests were performed on a Diamond Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer in bending mode. A frequency of 1Hz and a temperature range of 25-185°C were applied, while the heating rate of 2°C/min was selected to cover mouth temperature and the materials' likely Tg. Storage modulus, loss modulus and tangent delta were plotted against temperature over this period. The Tg of composites was obtained as the temperature indicated by tanδ peak. Moreover, the maximum height of tanδ peak, the width at the half of tanδ maximum and a parameter known as "ζ" parameter were determined. All composites analyzed 1h after light-curing and 1 day in air or in food/oral simulating liquids showed two Tg. All composites stored for 7, 30 or 90 days in any medium showed unique Tg value. Also among the various properties studied the most sensible in the structural changes of composites seems to be the Tg. Storage of composites in dry air at 37°C which is very close to their Tg (40°C) for 1 or 7 days caused post curing reactions, while storage for 30 or 90 days has no further effect on composites. Storage in water or artificial saliva 37°C for 1 or 7 days caused post curing reactions, while storage for 30 or 90 days seems to cause plasticization effect affecting some parameters analogously. Storage in ethanol/water solution (75vol%) 37°C for 1 or 7 days caused also post curing reactions, while storage for 30 or 90 days

  11. Influence of light-exposure methods and depths of cavity on the microhardness of dual-cured core build-up resin composites

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    Keiichi YOSHIDA

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the Knoop hardness number (KHN of dual-cured core build-up resin composites (DCBRCs at 6 depths of cavity after 3 post-irradiation times by 4 light-exposure methods. Material and Methods: Five specimens each of DCBRCs (Clearfil DC Core Plus [DCP] and Unifil Core EM [UCE] were filled in acrylic resin blocks with a semi-cylindrical cavity and light-cured using an LED light unit (power density: 1,000 mW/cm2at the top surface by irradiation for 20 seconds (20 s, 40 seconds (40 s, bonding agent plus 20 seconds (B+20 s, or 40 seconds plus light irradiation of both sides of each acrylic resin block for 40 seconds each (120 s. KHN was measured at depths of 0.5, 2.0, 4.0, 6.0, 8.0, and 10.0 mm at 0.5 hours, 24 hours, and 7 days post-irradiation. Statistical analysis was performed using repeated measures ANOVA and Tukey's compromise post-hoc test with a significance level of p0.05. In DCP, and not UCE, at 24 hours and 7 days post-irradiation, the B+20 s method showed significantly higher KHN at all depths of cavity, except the depth of 0.5 mm (p<0.05. Conclusion: KHN depends on the light-exposure method, use of bonding agent, depth of cavity, post-irradiation time, and material brand. Based on the microhardness behavior, DCBRCs are preferably prepared by the effective exposure method, when used for a greater depth of cavity.

  12. Micro-hardness evaluation of a micro-hybrid composite resin light cured with halogen light, light-emitting diode and argon ion laser.

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    Rode, Katia M; de Freitas, Patricia M; Lloret, Patricia R; Powell, Lynn G; Turbino, Miriam L

    2009-01-01

    This in vitro study aimed to determine whether the micro-hardness of a composite resin is modified by the light units or by the thickness of the increment. Composite resin disks were divided into 15 groups (n = 5), according to the factors under study: composite resin thickness (0 mm, 1 mm, 2 mm , 3 mm and 4 mm) and light units. The light activation was performed with halogen light (HL) (40 s, 500 mW/cm(2)), argon ion laser (AL) (30 s, 600 mW/cm(2)) or light-emitting diode (LED) (30 s, 400 mW/cm(2)). Vickers micro-hardness tests were performed after 1 week and were carried out on the top surface (0 mm-control) and at different depths of the samples. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Tukey tests (P hardness values than the LED. In groups with 3 mm and 4 mm thickness, the HL also showed higher micro-hardness values than the groups activated by the AL and the LED. Only the HL presented satisfactory polymerization with 3 mm of thickness. With a 4 mm increment no light unit was able to promote satisfactory polymerization.

  13. Comparative evaluation of secondary caries formation around light-cured fluoride-releasing restorative materials

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    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: The aim of this study was to compare and evaluate secondary caries formation around light-cured fluoride-releasing restorative materials. Methodology: Standard Class V cavities were prepared on the buccal and lingual surfaces of forty extracted healthy premolars. The teeth were randomly divided into four groups of ten teeth each and labeled as Group I, II, III, and IV and restored with one of the following materials, namely, Fuji II LC (Group I, Vitremer (Group II, F-2000 (Group III, and Z-100 (Group IV; Control. The teeth were thermocycled and immersed in jars containing an acid gel for caries-like lesion formation. After 15 weeks, the samples were removed, washed, and sectioned buccolingually through the restoration. The sections were then grounded to a thickness of 80–100 µm. After imbibition in water, the sections were mounted on slides and lesions were examined, measured, and photographed with Leica DMRB Research Microscope. The observation recorded was subjected to (a analysis of variance, (b Studentized range test (Newman–Keuls, (c Snedecor's F-test. Results: The depth of the outer lesion in teeth restored with Z-100 (Group IV; Control was significantly higher than the teeth restored with F-2000 (Group III, Vitremer (Group II, and Fuji II LC (Group I (P < 0.01. The depth of the outer lesion in teeth restored with F-2000 (Group III was also significantly higher than the teeth restored with Vitremer (Group II and Fuji II LC (Group I (P < 0.01. However, there was no significant difference in depth of the outer lesions among the teeth restored with Vitremer (Group II and Fuji II LC (Group I. No wall lesion (WL was evident in teeth restored with Vitremer (Group II and Fuji II LC (Group I. The WL length and body depth in teeth restored with Z-100 (Group IV; Control were significantly higher than the teeth restored with F-2000 (Group III (P < 0.01. Conclusion: It was concluded that Fuji II LC and Vitremer had a inhibitory effect on the

  14. A simple visible light photo-assisted method for assembling and curing multilayer GO thin films

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    Pinheiro da Silva, Mauro Francisco, E-mail: mfps@usp.br [Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo, Departamento de Engenharia Metalúrgica e de Materiais, PMT-EPUSP e Departamento de Engenharia de Sistemas Eletrônicos, PSI-EPUSP, Av. Professor Mello Moraes, n° 2463, Cidade Universitária, CEP 05508-030, São Paulo, SP (Brazil); Pontifícia Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Ciências Exatas e Tecnologia, Rua Marquês de Paranaguá, 111, CEP 01303-050, São Paulo, SP (Brazil); Oliveira, Débora Rose de [Instituto de Criminalística da Secretaria de Segurança do Estado de São Paulo, Núcleo de Química, Rua Moncorvo Filho, CEP 05507-060, São Paulo, SP (Brazil); Pontifícia Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Ciências Exatas e Tecnologia, Rua Marquês de Paranaguá, 111, CEP 01303-050, São Paulo, SP (Brazil); and others

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    A simple and efficient method for deposition of reduced graphene oxide (RGO) thin films onto arbitrary substrates is described. The present protocol consists in the application of radial compression to a thin layer of graphene oxide (GO) formed at the air–liquid interface of an ammoniacal dispersion of graphene oxide by continuous irradiation with visible light, that drives both the formation and curing of the film. Both infrared and near infrared luminescence spectroscopies were used for the proposition of a chemical mechanism in which the in situ singlet oxygen Δ{sup 1}O{sub 2}, generated by the photosensitization of molecular oxygen to visible light, initiates the formation and curing of the film. The GO and RGO films display Raman spectral signatures typical of graphene – based materials, with thickness of ca. 20 nm as evaluated by atomic force microscopy. The deposited films exhibited good transparency to visible light (max. 85%; 550 ± 2 nm), electrical resistivity equals to 14 ± 0.02 Ω m, sheet resistance equals to 5 kΩ sq{sup −1} with associated charge carrier mobility of 200 cm{sup 2}/V s. - Highlights: • Visible light photochemical assembly of self-supported graphene oxide thin films. • Graphene oxide photosensitizer for in situ production of singlet oxygen Δ{sup 1}O{sub 2}. • Δ{sup 1}O{sub 2}, as initiator of formation and curing of graphene oxide thin film. • Deposition of colloidal graphene oxide thin film by radial compression. • Deposition of graphene oxide thin film in arbitrary solid substrate.

  15. Accompanying of parameters of color, gloss and hardness on polymeric films coated with pigmented inks cured by different radiation doses of ultraviolet light

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    Bardi, Marcelo Augusto Gonçalves; Machado, Luci Diva Brocardo

    2012-09-01

    In the search for alternatives to traditional paint systems solvent-based, the curing process of polymer coatings by ultraviolet light (UV) has been widely studied and discussed, especially because of their high content of solids and null emission of VOC. In UV-curing technology, organic solvents are replaced by reactive diluents, such as monomers. This paper aims to investigate variations on color, gloss and hardness of print inks cured by different UV radiation doses. The ratio pigment/clear coating was kept constant. The clear coating presented higher average values for König hardness than pigmented ones, indicating that UV-light absorption has been reduced by the presence of pigments. Besides, they have indicated a slight variation in function of cure degree for the studied radiation doses range. The gloss loss related to UV light exposition allows inferring that some degradation occurred at the surface of print ink films.

  16. Effect of Layering Methods, Composite Type, and Flowable Liner on the Polymerization Shrinkage Stress of Light Cured Dental Composites

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    thickness of flowable liner, use of RMGI (resin modified glass ionomer ) liner, and light curing methods on the cuspal deflection should be...was pressed between a slide glass and a flexible cover glass (Marienfeld, Germany) using a metal wire with 0.5 mm diameter as a spacer, producing...a disc-shaped specimen 0.5 mm in thickness and 6.0 mm in diameter. The tip of a LVDT probe was placed on the center of the cover glass and set to

  17. Influence of the distance of the curing light source and composite shade on hardness of two composites

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    Thaís Thomé; Washington Steagall Jr.; Arlene Tachibana; Sheila Regina Maia Braga; Miriam Lacalle Turbino

    2007-01-01

    This study evaluated the influence of curing tip distance, shade and filler particle size on Vickers microhardness (VHN) of composite resins. Two composites were tested: Filtek Z250 microhybrid (3M ESPE; shades A1 and A3.5) and Filtek Supreme nanofilled (3M ESPE; shades A1B and A3.5B). For each resin, 42 specimens (5 mm in diameter and 2 mm height) were prepared being 21 for each shade. The specimens were exposed using a 20-second exposure to a quartz-tungsten-halogen light source with an irr...

  18. Effect of a broad-spectrum LED curing light on the Knoop microhardness of four posterior resin based composites at 2, 4 and 6-mm depths.

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    ALShaafi, Maan M; Haenel, Thomas; Sullivan, Braden; Labrie, Daniel; Alqahtani, Mohammed Q; Price, Richard B

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    To measure the Knoop microhardness at the bottom of four posterior resin-based composites (RBCs): Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill (Ivoclar Vivadent), SureFil SDR flow (DENTSPLY), SonicFill (Kerr), and x-tra fil (Voco). The RBCs were expressed into metal rings that were 2, 4, or 6-mm thick with a 4-mm internal diameter at 30°C. The uncured specimens were covered by a Mylar strip and a Bluephase 20i (Ivoclar Vivadent) polywave(®) LED light-curing unit was used in high power setting for 20s. The specimens were then removed and placed immediately on a Knoop microhardness-testing device and the microhardness was measured at 9 points across top and bottom surfaces of each specimen. Five specimens were made for each condition. As expected, for each RBC there was no significant difference in the microhardness values at the top of the 2, 4 and 6-mm thick specimens. SureFil SDR Flow was the softest resin, but was the only resin that had no significant difference between the KHN values at the bottom of the 2 and 4-mm (Mixed Model ANOVA p<0.05). Although the KHN of SureFil SDR Flow was only marginally significantly different between the 2 and 6-mm thickness, the bottom at 6-mm was only 59% of the hardness measured at the top. This study highlights that clinicians need to consider how the depth of cure was evaluated when determining the depth of cure. SureFil SDR Flow was the softest material and, in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, this RBC should be overlaid with a conventional resin. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. 'Well, It's the Risk of the Unknown… Right?': A Qualitative Study of Perceived Risks and Benefits of HIV Cure Research in the United States

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    Dubé, Karine; Taylor, Jeff; Sylla, Laurie; Evans, David; Dee, Lynda; Burton, Alasdair; Willenberg, Loreen; Rennie, Stuart; Skinner, Asheley; Tucker, Joseph D.; Weiner, Bryan J.; Greene, Sandra B.

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    Introduction Biomedical research towards an HIV cure is advancing in the United States and elsewhere, yet little is known about perceptions of risks and benefits among potential study participants and other stakeholders. We conducted a qualitative study to explore perceived risks and benefits of investigational HIV cure research among people living with HIV (PLWHIV), biomedical HIV cure researchers, policy-makers and bioethicists. Methods We conducted a qualitative research study using in-depth interviews with a purposive sample of PLWHIV, biomedical HIV cure researchers, policy-makers and bioethicists in 2015–2016. We analysed interview transcripts using thematic analysis anchored in grounded theory. Results We conducted and analyzed 36 key informant interviews. Qualitative analysis revealed four main findings. 1) Potential HIV cure study volunteers noted needing more information and education about the potential risks of HIV cure research. 2) Biomedical HIV cure researchers, policy-makers and bioethicists showed less awareness of social and financial risks of HIV cure research than PLWHIV. 3) Most respondents across the different categories of informants identified some risks that were too great to be acceptable in HIV cure research, although a subset of PLWHIV did not place an upper limit on acceptable risk. 4) PLWHIV showed a better awareness of potential psychological benefits of participating in HIV cure research than other groups of stakeholders. Conclusion Our research suggests that PLWHIV have a variable understanding of the individual risks, sometimes substantial, associated with participating in biomedical HIV cure research studies. Community engagement and increased research literacy may help improve community understanding. Intensive informed consent procedures will be necessary for ethical study implementation. The current state of HIV cure research offers greater potential benefits to society than to participants. There is likely to be disagreement

  20. 'Well, It's the Risk of the Unknown… Right?': A Qualitative Study of Perceived Risks and Benefits of HIV Cure Research in the United States.

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    Dubé, Karine; Taylor, Jeff; Sylla, Laurie; Evans, David; Dee, Lynda; Burton, Alasdair; Willenberg, Loreen; Rennie, Stuart; Skinner, Asheley; Tucker, Joseph D; Weiner, Bryan J; Greene, Sandra B

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    Biomedical research towards an HIV cure is advancing in the United States and elsewhere, yet little is known about perceptions of risks and benefits among potential study participants and other stakeholders. We conducted a qualitative study to explore perceived risks and benefits of investigational HIV cure research among people living with HIV (PLWHIV), biomedical HIV cure researchers, policy-makers and bioethicists. We conducted a qualitative research study using in-depth interviews with a purposive sample of PLWHIV, biomedical HIV cure researchers, policy-makers and bioethicists in 2015-2016. We analysed interview transcripts using thematic analysis anchored in grounded theory. We conducted and analyzed 36 key informant interviews. Qualitative analysis revealed four main findings. 1) Potential HIV cure study volunteers noted needing more information and education about the potential risks of HIV cure research. 2) Biomedical HIV cure researchers, policy-makers and bioethicists showed less awareness of social and financial risks of HIV cure research than PLWHIV. 3) Most respondents across the different categories of informants identified some risks that were too great to be acceptable in HIV cure research, although a subset of PLWHIV did not place an upper limit on acceptable risk. 4) PLWHIV showed a better awareness of potential psychological benefits of participating in HIV cure research than other groups of stakeholders. Our research suggests that PLWHIV have a variable understanding of the individual risks, sometimes substantial, associated with participating in biomedical HIV cure research studies. Community engagement and increased research literacy may help improve community understanding. Intensive informed consent procedures will be necessary for ethical study implementation. The current state of HIV cure research offers greater potential benefits to society than to participants. There is likely to be disagreement among regulators, researchers, clinicians

  1. Evaluation of polymerization of an experimental bonding resin cured with light emitting diodes using Differential Scanning Calorimetry

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    Jafarzadekashi T.

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available "nBackground and Aim: Extent of polymerization (Ep is the rate at which methacrylate C=C bonds are converted to aliphatic C-C bonds. The higher the Ep value, the better the polymerization of the polymer. If the polymer dose not polymerize sufficiently, it could have destructive effects e.g. releasing monomer, initiator, free radical or insufficient polymerization of hybrid layer. Therefore, measuring the Ep value is very important. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs are becoming increasingly popular in dental practice as they have a long life expectancy. LEDs do not generate infrared wavelength, and have a constant light output. Therefore, comparison of LED and Quartz tungsten halogen (QTH from the point of Ep is important. Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC is a proper tool for determining the Ep value, monitoring the process of reaction and reaction kinetics. The aim of this study was to measure the Ep value of a dental bonding containing camphorquinone/amine photoinitiator which were cured by LED and QTH using DSC. "nMaterials and Methods: In this experimental study, 2.5 mg of bonding material were placed in DSC aluminum pans. Two different light cures, LED & QTH (Coltene Company Coltolux ®75 LED Curing Light, were used in this study. The light guide was positioned at a distance of 9mm from the base of the sample chamber. Each sample was photopolymerized for 30 seconds, and the DSC curves were obtained after 100 seconds from initiation of photopolimerization of each sample, at both 23oC and 37oC. The heat of photopolymerization (DH was calculated from the area under the peak of the differential temperature curve. Five samples were used for each condition. The data was analyzed by two-way ANOVA. "nResults: There was highly significant difference between two temperatures in the experimental bonding (pvalue<0.001. Representative DSC curves showed the same kinetic behavior for LED and QTH. "nConclusion: The results revealed that the Ep generated by

  2. Effect of light curing modes and ethanol immersion media on the susceptibility of a microhybrid composite resin to staining.

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    Aguiar, Flávio Henrique Baggio; Oliveira, Thalita Regina Vieira E; Lima, Débora Alves Nunes Leite; Paulillo, Luis Alexandre Maffei Sartini; Lovadino, José Roberto

    2007-04-01

    The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the susceptibility of a hybrid composite resin (Filtek Z250 - 3M ESPE) to staining, when light cured in four different modes and immersed in two different media. Composite resin specimens were randomly prepared and polymerized according to the experimental groups (conventional -50 mW/cm(2) / 30 seconds; soft start -300 mW/cm(2) / 10 seconds + 550 mW/cm(2) / 20 seconds; high intensity -1060 mW/cm(2)--10 seconds; pulse delay -550 mW/cm(2)--1 seconds + 60 seconds of waiting time + 550 mW/cm(2)--20 seconds) and immersed in one of two media (distilled water or absolute ethanol) for 24 h. Next, the specimens were immersed in a 2% methylene blue solution for 12 hours. Afterwards, the specimens were washed and prepared for the spectrophotometric analysis. For statistical analysis, two-way ANOVA (4X2) and Tukey's test were performed on the data at 0.05 confidence level. Soft start showed the least staining, and was statistically different from the high intensity and pulse delay light curing modes (p0.05). There were no significant differences between the two immersion media (p>0.05). The soft start polymerization mode showed lower susceptibility of the composite resin to staining than high intensity and pulse delay, irrespective of the immersion medium.

  3. Effect of light curing modes and ethanol immersion media on the susceptibility of a microhybrid composite resin to staining

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    Flávio Henrique Baggio Aguiar

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the susceptibility of a hybrid composite resin (Filtek Z250 - 3M ESPE to staining, when light cured in four different modes and immersed in two different media. Composite resin specimens were randomly prepared and polymerized according to the experimental groups (conventional - 550 mW/cm² / 30 seconds; soft start - 300mW/cm² / 10 seconds + 550 mW/cm² / 20 seconds; high intensity - 1060 mW/cm² - 10 seconds; pulse delay - 550 mW/cm² - 1 seconds + 60 seconds of waiting time + 550 mW/cm² - 20 seconds and immersed in one of two media (distilled water or absolute ethanol for 24h. Next, the specimens were immersed in a 2% methylene blue solution for 12 hours. Afterwards, the specimens were washed and prepared for the spectrophotometric analysis. For statistical analysis, two-way ANOVA (4X2 and Tukey's test were performed on the data at 0.05 confidence level. Soft start showed the least staining, and was statistically different from the high intensity and pulse delay light curing modes (p0.05. There were no significant differences between the two immersion media (p>0.05. The soft start polymerization mode showed lower susceptibly of the composite resin to staining than high intensity and pulse delay, irrespective of the immersion medium.

  4. Paired observation on light-cured composite resin and nano-composite resin in dental caries repair.

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    Xiaoling, Tao; Ashraf, Muhammad Aqeel; Yanyan, Zhao

    2016-11-01

    To compare the value of light-cured composite resin with that of nano-composite resin in dental caries repair. 88 patients taking dental caries repair in our hospital from May 2014 to April 2015 were selected, and divided into observation group and control group by coin method with 44 patients in each group. Nano-composite resin was used in observation group, while light-cured composite resin in control group. Then, the occurrence rates of odontohyperesthesia, aesthetic satisfaction with dental caries repair and complications were compared between two groups by visual analogue scale (VAS). The occurrence rate of odontohyperesthesia in observation group is significantly lower than that in control group (9.09% (4/44) vs 31.82% (14/44), 6.82% (3/44) vs 22.73% (10/44), 2.27% (1/44) vs 13.64% (6/44)) with difference of statistical significance (Pcomposite resin can lower the occurrence rate of odontohyperesthesia in dental caries repair, reduce the pain of patients, and improve the satisfaction of patients with tooth appearance.

  5. Characterization of ultraviolet light cured polydimethylsiloxane films for low-voltage, dielectric elastomer actuators

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    Töpper, Tino; Wohlfender, Fabian; Weiss, Florian; Osmani, Bekim; Müller, Bert

    2016-04-01

    The reduction the operation voltage has been the key challenge to realize of dielectric elastomer actuators (DEA) for many years - especially for the application fields of robotics, lens systems, haptics and future medical implants. Contrary to the approach of manipulating the dielectric properties of the electrically activated polymer (EAP), we intend to realize low-voltage operation by reducing the polymer thickness to the range of a few hundred nanometers. A study recently published presents molecular beam deposition to reliably grow nanometer-thick polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) films. The curing of PDMS is realized using ultraviolet (UV) radiation with wavelengths from 180 to 400 nm radicalizing the functional side and end groups. The understanding of the mechanical properties of sub-micrometer-thin PDMS films is crucial to optimize DEAs actuation efficiency. The elastic modulus of UV-cured spin-coated films is measured by nano-indentation using an atomic force microscope (AFM) according to the Hertzian contact mechanics model. These investigations show a reduced elastic modulus with increased indentation depth. A model with a skin-like SiO2 surface with corresponding elastic modulus of (2.29 +/- 0.31) MPa and a bulk modulus of cross-linked PDMS with corresponding elastic modulus of (87 +/- 7) kPa is proposed. The surface morphology is observed with AFM and 3D laser microscopy. Wrinkled surface microstructures on UV-cured PDMS films occur for film thicknesses above (510 +/- 30) nm with an UV-irradiation density of 7.2 10-4 J cm-2 nm-1 at a wavelength of 190 nm.

  6. Comparison of the Effect of Two Incremental Composite Placement and Two Light Curing Methods on Microleakage of Composite Class I Restorations

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    E. Yarmohammadi

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction & Objective: Light curing and composite placement is effective on microleakage prevention. The aim of the present study was to compare the effect of two incremental com-posite placement and two light curing methods on microleakage of composite class one resto-rations. Materials & Methods: In this experimental study 60 maxillary premolars after class one prepa-ration were assigned to 4 different groups according to light curing method (soft or full power and two incremental methods (horizontal or oblique 1. Horizontal incremental placement with full power cure 2. Horizontal incremental placement with soft star cure 3. Oblique incremental placement with full power cure and 4. Oblique incremental placement with soft start cure. After etching and bonding, teeth were restored with Tetric Ceram HB composite. Samples were thermocycled and immersed in 0.2% fuchsin solution for 48 hours. Samples were sectioned buccolingually and evaluated under stereomicroscope (40×. Micro-leakage was scored as follow; 0: No microleakage, 1: Microleakage till enamel edge, 2: Microleakage between dentin edge and floor of the cavity and 3:Microleakage extended to the floor of cavity or pulp. Data was analyzed by SPSS software version 16 using Kruscal Wallis and Mann Whitney U test at the significant level of 0.05. Results: There was a significant difference between four experimental groups, micro leakage (P=0.000. The mean micro leakage of group 1 was significantly different from groups 2, 3 and 4 (P0.05. Conclusion: Restorative material placement technique and curing mode was effective on the microleakage of class 1 composite restoration, however, curing mode was more effective on reduced composite microleakage compared to the placement technique. (Sci J Hamadan Univ Med Sci 2014; 21 (3: 177-184

  7. Development of strong and bioactive calcium phosphate cement as a light-cure organic-inorganic hybrid.

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    Barounian, M; Hesaraki, S; Kazemzadeh, A

    2012-07-01

    In this research, light cured calcium phosphate cements (LCCPCs) were developed by mixing a powder phase (P) consisting of tetracalcium phosphate and dicalcium phosphate and a photo-curable resin phase (L), mixture of hydroxyethylmethacrylate (HEMA)/poly acrylic-maleic acid at various P/L ratios of 2.0, 2.4 and 2.8 g/mL. Mechanical strength, phase composition, chemical groups and microstructure of the cured cements were evaluated at pre-set times, i.e. before and after soaking in simulated body fluid (SBF). The proliferation of Rat-derived osteoblastic cells onto the LCCPCs as well as cytotoxicity of cement extracts were determined by cell counting and 3-{4,5-dimethylthiazol-2yl}-2,5-diphenyl-2H-tetrazolium bromide assay after different culture times. It was estimated from Fourier transforming infrared spectra of cured cements that the setting process is ruled by polymerization of HEMA monomers as well as formation of calcium poly-carboxylate salts. Microstructure of the cured cements consisted of calcium phosphate particles surrounded by polymerized resin phase. Formation of nano-sized needlelike calcium phosphate phase on surfaces of cements with P/L ratios of 2.4 and 2.8 g/mL was confirmed by scanning electron microscope images and X-ray diffractometry (XRD) of the cured specimen soaked in SBF for 21 days. Also, XRD patterns revealed that the formed calcium phosphate layer was apatite phase in a poor crystalline form. Biodegradation of the cements was confirmed by weight loss, change in molecular weight of polymer and morphology of the samples after different soaking periods. The maximum compressive strength of LCCPCs governed by resin polymerization and calcium polycarboxylate salts formation was about 80 MPa for cement with P/L ratio of 2.8 g/mL, after incubation for 24 h. The strength of all cements decreased by decreasing P/L ratio as well as increasing soaking time. The preliminary cell studies revealed that LCCPCs could support proliferation of

  8. Electrospraying and ultraviolet light curing of nanometer-thin polydimethylsiloxane membranes for low-voltage dielectric elastomer transducers

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    Osmani, Bekim; Töpper, Tino; Siketanc, Matej; Kovacs, Gabor M.; Müller, Bert

    2017-04-01

    Dielectric elastomer transducers (DETs) have attracted interest as actuators, sensors, and even as self-sensing actuators for applications in medicine, soft robotics, and microfluidics. To reach strains of more than 10 %, they currently require operating voltages of several hundred volts. In medical applications for artificial muscles, however, their operation is limited to a very few tens of volts, which implies high permittivity materials and thin-film structures. Such micro- or nanostructures can be prepared using electro-spraying, a cost-effective technique that allows upscaling using multiple nozzles for the fabrication of silicone films down to nanometer thickness. Deposition rates of several micrometers per hour have already been reached. It has been recently demonstrated that such membranes can be fabricated by electro-spraying and subsequent ultraviolet light irradiation. Herein, we introduce a relatively fast deposition of a dimethyl silicone copolymer fluid that contains mercaptopropyl side chains in addition to the methyl groups. Its elastic modulus was tuned with the irradiation dose of the 200 W Hg-Xe lamp. We also investigated the formation of elastomer films, using polymer concentrations in ethyl acetate of 1, 2, 5 and 10 vol%. After curing, the surface roughness was measured by means of atomic force microscopy. This instrument also enabled us to determine the average elastic modulus out of, for example, 400 nanoindentation measurements, using a spherical tip with a radius of 500 nm. The elastomer films were cured for a period of less than one minute, a speed that makes it feasible to combine electro-spraying and in situ curing in a single process step for fabricating low-voltage, multilayer DETs.

  9. Radiation curing in the eighties

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    Vrancken, A. (UCB, Drogenbos (Belgium). Chemical Specialities Div.)

    1984-05-01

    The subject is discussed under the headings: introduction; what is radiation curing; history; radiation curable resins (with properties of products); ultraviolet and electron beam curing; photoinitiation and the ultraviolet light curing process; electron beam curing (initiation; electron beam accelerators); end uses (graphic arts; wood finishing; paper upgrading; adhesives; metal finishing; electronic chemical; floor coatings).

  10. Improved communication during treatment planning using light-curing hybrid wax for esthetic try-in restorations.

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    Witkowski, Siegbert; Kunz, Andreas; Wagenknecht, Günther

    2006-01-01

    The chance for a successful restorative outcome is improved when the clinician, the laboratory technician, and the patient agree on the design and appearance of the planned dental prosthesis as early as possible. A try-in of a planned dental restoration in the patient's mouth provides the parties involved in treatment planning with the ability to determine treatment goals together. The following article describes the use of a novel light-curing hybrid wax, a resin-like material that allows natural-looking, fracture-proof esthetic try-in restorations. Corrections can be made chairside by adding or removing material. The material is suitable for all indications involving fixed or removable dentures. Moreover, as the material can be burned without producing residues, it can be used directly in other applications such as pressable ceramics, ceramics pressed to metal, and casting techniques. A clinical case demonstrating the use of the hybrid wax is also presented.

  11. Use of a visible light-cured periodontal dressing material as a temporary restoration for inlay/onlay preparations.

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    Apltauer, James J; Silver, Joel; Friedman, Lawrence J; Resnick, Steven J; Berkowitz, Leonard I; Rochlen, Glenn K; Blye, Jeffrey S; Hershkowitz, David H; Berkowitz, Gary S

    2013-01-01

    There are numerous materials that are used as temporaries for inlay and onlay preparations while the permanent restoration is being made. This article looks at 2 types of temporary materials that were placed into inlay or onlay preparations by student dentists: a methylmethacrylate acrylic material (DuraLay Inlay Pattern Resin) and a visible light-cured (VLC) periodontal surgical dressing (Barricaid). The resilience and effectiveness of both products are compared and evaluated for use as temporary restorations in inlay or onlay preparations. The study found that use of the VLC periodontal dressing material offers a novel technique for a quick and efficient method to provide a temporary restoration for various inlay and onlay preparations.

  12. Influence of light curing source on microhardness of composite resins of different shades Influência da fonte de luz polimerizadora na microdureza da resina composta de diferentes cores

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    André Luiz Fraga Briso

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: The evolution of light curing units can be noticed by the different systems recently introduced. The technology of LED units promises longer lifetime, without heating and with production of specific light for activation of camphorquinone. However, further studies are still required to check the real curing effectiveness of these units. PURPOSE: This study evaluated the microhardness of 4 shades (B-0.5, B-1, B-2 and B-3 of composite resin Filtek Z-250 (3M ESPE after light curing with 4 light sources, being one halogen (Ultralux - Dabi Atlante and three LED (Ultraled - Dabi Atlante, Ultrablue - DMC and Elipar Freelight - 3M ESPE. METHODS: 192 specimens were distributed into 16 groups, and materials were inserted in a single increment in cylindrical templates measuring 4mm x 4mm and light cured as recommended by the manufacturer. Then, they were submitted to microhardness test on the top and bottom aspects of the cylinders. RESULTS: The hardness values achieved were submitted to analysis of variance and to Tukey test at 5% confidence level. It was observed that microhardness of specimens varied according to the shade of the material and light sources employed. The LED appliance emitting greater light intensity provided the highest hardness values with shade B-0.5, allowing the best curing. On the other hand, appliances with low light intensity were the least effective. It was also observed that the bottom of specimens was more sensitive to changes in shade. CONCLUSION: Light intensity of LED light curing units is fundamental for their good functioning, especially when applied in resins with darker shades.INTRODUCTION: A evolução dos aparelhos fotopolimerizadores pode ser notada nos diferentes sistemas introduzidos recentemente no mercado. A tecnologia apresentada pelos aparelhos LED promete maior tempo de vida útil, não gerar aquecimento e produzir luz específica para a ativação da canforoquinona. No entanto, ainda são necess

  13. Fungi Isolated from Flue-Cured Tobacco Sold in Southeast United States, 1968-1970

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    Welty, Ronald E.

    1972-01-01

    Flue-cured tobacco leaves, from low- and middle-stalk positions, offered for sale in each of two markets, within each of five tobacco types, were evaluated for moisture content (MC) and filamentous fungi during August through October in 1968, 1969, and 1970. Alternaria alternata, Penicillium cyclopium, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus repens, and Aspergillus flavus were most frequently isolated from cultured tissue. Other filamentous fungi that grew from the tissue included species from four genera of field fungi and seven species of storage fungi. Although the MC ranged from 11.0 to 22.5%, it averaged 16.4, 16.8, and 15.9% for samples taken in 1968, 1969, and 1970, respectively. Average populations of fungi per sample over the three years ranged from 0 to 1,528,500 colonies/g of tobacco. PMID:4627970

  14. Influência do tipo de ponteira condutora de luz na microdureza de uma resina composta Influence of the different light-curing TIPS in the microhardness of a composite resin

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    Máx Dobrovolski

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar a influência do tipo de ponteira condutora de luz na microdureza de uma resina composta micro-híbrida. Foram confeccionados 14 corpos de prova da resina composta Opallis (FGM com dimensões: 5 x 2 mm, divididos em dois grupos de acordo com a ponteira condutora de luz do aparelho fotoativador de lâmpada halógena Optilight Plus - GNATUS/300 mW.cm-2. GI - ponteira condutora de luz de fibra óptica; GII - ponteira condutora de luz de polímero. Após 24 horas, as medidas de microdureza foram efetuadas com um microdurômetro HMV 2000 (Shimadzu Japão. Cinco penetrações foram efetuadas em cada superfície (topo e base totalizando 10 penetrações para cada corpo de prova. A análise estatística dos resultados realizada por meio do teste de ANOVA não apresentou diferenças significativas entre os tipos de ponta condutora de luz nas superfícies avaliadas. A análise estatística demonstrou diferença significativa nos valores médios de microdureza superficial entre as superfícies de topo e de base, para ambas as ponteiras. Com base nos resultados obtidos, foi possível concluir que as ponteiras de luz não interferem na microdureza da resina composta, e que ambas apresentaram diferenças estatisticamente significativas nos valores de microdureza das superfícies topo e base.The aim of this study is to evaluate the influence of the light-curing tips on the microhardness of a micro-hybrid composite resin. Fourteen samples of Opallis (FGM composite resin with 5 x 2 mm were prepared. The specimens were divided into two groups according to the light-curing tips from a halogen light curing unit (Optilight Plus -GNATUS/300 mW.cm-2: GI - optical fiber light-curing; GII - polymer light-curing. After 24 hours, the microhardness measurements were determined using the HMV 2000 (Shimadzu Japan. Five measurements were made on each surface (top and bottom totalizing 10 indentations for each sample. Statistical analysis

  15. Do light cured ART conventional high-viscosity glass-ionomer sealants perform better than resin-composite sealants: a 4-year randomized clinical trial

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    Zhang, W.; Chen, X.; Fan, M.W.; Mulder, J.; Huysmans, M.C.D.N.J.M.; Frencken, J.E.F.M.

    2014-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The hypotheses tested were: the cumulative survival rates of dentin caries lesion-free pits and fissures of ART conventional high-viscosity glass-ionomer sealants with light-curing (high-intensity LED) and glass-carbomer sealants are higher than those of conventional ART sealants and resi

  16. Effect of light-cure initiation time on polymerization and orthodontic bond strength with a resin-modified glass-ionomer

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    Thomas, Jess

    Introduction: The polymerization and acid-base reactions in resin-modified glass-ionomers (RMGI) are thought to compete with and inhibit one another. The objective of this study was to examine the effect of visible light-cure (VLC) delay on the polymerization efficiency and orthodontic bond strength of a dual-cured RMGI. Methods: An RMGI light-cured immediately, 2.5, 5, or 10 minutes after mixing comprised the experimental groups. Isothermal and dynamic temperature scan differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analysis of the RMGI was performed to determine extents of VLC polymerization and acid-base reaction exotherms. Human premolars (n = 18/group) were bonded with the RMGI. Shear bond strength and adhesive remnant index (ARI) scores were determined. Results: DSC results showed the 10 minute delay RMGI group experienced significantly (P 0.05) were noted among the groups for mean shear bond strength. A chi-square test showed no significant difference (P = 0.428) in ARI scores between groups. Conclusions: Delay in light-curing may reduce polymerization efficiency and alter the structure of the RMGI, but orthodontic shear bond strength does not appear to be compromised.

  17. Elution study of unreacted Bis-GMA, TEGDMA, UDMA, and Bis-EMA from light-cured dental resins and resin composites using HPLC.

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    Sideridou, Irini D; Achilias, Dimitris S

    2005-07-01

    In the present work the elution of residual monomers from light-cured dental resins and resin composites into a 75% ethanol:water solution was studied using High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). The resins studied were made by light-curing of bisphenol A glycol dimethacrylate (Bis-GMA), triethylene glycol dimethacrylate (TEGDMA), urethane dimethacrylate (UDMA), ethoxylated bisphenol A glycol dimethacrylate [Bis-EMA(4)] and mixtures of these monomers. The resin composites were made from two commercial light-cured restorative materials (Z100 MP and Filtek Z250), the resin matrix of which is based on copolymers of these monomers. The effect of the curing time on the amount of monomers eluted was investigated. The concentration of the extractable monomers was determined at several immersion periods from 3 h to 30 days. For all the materials studied, it was observed that the chemical structure of the monomers used for the preparation of the resins, which defines the chemical and physical structure of the corresponding resin, directly affects the amount of eluted monomers, as well as the time needed for the elution of this amount. In the case of composites, it seems that the elution process it is not influenced by the presence of filler. Copyright 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  18. A review of the development of radical photopolymerization initiators used for designing light-curing dental adhesives and resin composites.

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    Ikemura, Kunio; Endo, Takeshi

    2010-10-01

    This paper reviews our recent studies on radical photopolymerization initiators, which are used in the design of light-curing dental adhesives and resin composites, by collating information of related studies from original scientific papers, reviews, and patent literature. The photopolymerization reactivities of acylphosphine oxide (APO) and bisacylphosphine oxide (BAPO) derivatives, and D,L-camphorquinone (CQ)/tertiary amine were investigated, and no significant differences in degree of conversion (DC) were found between BAPO and CQ/amine system (p>0.05). In addition, a novel 7,7-dimethyl-2,3-dioxobicyclo[2.2.1]heptane-1-carbonyldiphenyl phosphine oxide (DOHC-DPPO=CQ-APO) was synthesized and its ultraviolet and visible (UV-VIS) spectral behavior was investigated. CQ-APO possessed two maximum absorption wavelengths (λmax) at 350-500 nm [372 nm (from APO group) and 475 nm (from CQ moiety)], and CQ-APO-containing resins exhibited good photopolymerization reactivity, excellent color tone, relaxed operation time, and high mechanical strength. It was also found that a newly synthesized, water-soluble photoinitiator (APO-Na) improved adhesion to ground dentin.

  19. Clinical performance of a light-cured denture base material compared to polymethylmethacrylate--a randomized clinical study.

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    Gohlke-Wehrße, Hanna-Lena; Giese-Kraft, Katja; Wöstmann, Bernd

    2012-06-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical long-term performance of a visible light-cured resin (VLCR) denture base material and to compare it to a well-established polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)-based denture acrylic in a randomized split-mouth clinical long-term study. One hundred removable partial dentures in 90 patients, with at least two saddles each, were investigated. One saddle was made of VLCR, while the other was made of PMMA at random. Plaque adhesion, tissue reaction, and technical parameters of the dentures were assessed 6, 12, and 18 months after treatment. Statistical analysis was performed using the Wilcoxon rank-sum test. Though VLCR showed higher plaque adhesion than PMMA after 6, 12, and 18 months (p denture acrylic and metal and the boundary between denture acrylic and denture tooth PMMA was rated higher than VLCR. The surface quality of the upper side of the denture saddles showed no significant differences (p > 0.05). Neither VLCR nor PMMA showed discoloration at any point in time (p > 0.05). It can be concluded that VLCR is a viable alternative for the production of removable dentures. Especially in patients with hypersensitivities to PMMA, VLCR is particularly suitable for clinical use.

  20. 光固化树脂分层充填技术的应用现状%Application of layered filling technology with light cured resin

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    赵奇; 吴艳

    2012-01-01

    Layered resin filling technology is based on resin curing shrinkage characteristics and aesthetic effects. This article, from several aspects such as curing light of cured resin, aesthetic effect needs, reducing shrinkage and shrinkage tension, wear resistance and intensity, gives a detailed description.%分层树脂充填技术是基于树脂的固化收缩特性和美学需要所采取的操作步骤,本文从光固化灯的树脂固化、美学效果的需要、减少收缩率和收缩张力、耐磨性及强度几个方面作一描述.

  1. Water sorption characteristics of light-cured dental resins and composites based on Bis-EMA/PCDMA.

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    Sideridou, Irini; Achilias, Dimitris S; Spyroudi, Chrysa; Karabela, Maria

    2004-01-01

    The water uptake characteristics of resins and composites based on an ethoxylated bisphenol A glycol dimethacrylate (Bis-EMA) and a polycarbonate dimethacrylate (PCDMA) were studied in detail. Polydimethacrylate resins were prepared by photopolymerization of the neat monomers and mixtures of them with various weight ratios, using the camphoroquinone/N,N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate system as initiator, while the composites were prepared from the light-curing of commercial samples (Sculpt-It and Alert). Water sorption/desorption was examined both in equilibrium and dynamic conditions in two adjacent sorption-desorption cycles. The equilibrium water uptake from all resins was very small with a trend to increase as the amount of PCDMA was increased. The inverse effect was observed in the solubility values. The composites studied exhibited also very low water uptake values in comparison to other composite materials reported in the literature. It was also observed that the equilibrium uptake decreased with increasing filler loading. Slightly larger equilibrium water uptake and much smaller solubility values were obtained during the second sorption-desorption cycle in comparison to the first one. Concerning the sorption rate data, it was observed that the resin materials followed Fickian diffusion during almost the whole sorption or desorption curve, while the composites showed this behavior until only M(t)/M( infinity ) congruent with 0.5. The diffusion coefficients calculated for the resins were larger than those of the composites and always higher during desorption compared to sorption. The values of the diffusion coefficients for both resins and composites were in the same order of magnitude with the values of the corresponding materials reported in the literature.

  2. 光敏树脂修复前牙列稀疏%THE FRONT INTERDENTAL SPACES WERE TREATED BY LIGHT CURED RESIN

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    赵琼芝; 刘国华

    2001-01-01

    Objective: The clinical effect of light cured resin in treating front interdental spaces was studied. Methods: 116 patients with front interdental spaces were treated using acid--etching bonding technique, light cured resin and followed up from 6 months to 6 years. Results: More than 89% effective rate was found in the first three years and then gradually reduced with75%, 58%, 40% effective rate in 4th, 5th, 6th year.Conclusion: Light cured resin resin was effective in treating front interdental spaces.%目的:观察光敏树脂修复前牙列稀疏的临床效果。方法:用此法修复116名前牙稀疏患者,观察0.5年~6年,并简析操作要点及失败原因。结果:3年内有效率为89%以上,第4、5、6年分别为75%、58%、40%,示第4年以后有效率明显下降。结论:光敏树脂是修复前牙列稀疏较理想的材料

  3. in vitro evaluation of marginal leakage using invasive and noninvasive technique of light cure glass ionomer and flowable polyacid modified composite resin used as pit and fissure sealant

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    Anshu Singla

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: This study compared the microleakage of light cure glass ionomer and flowable compomer as pit and fissure sealant, with and without tooth preparation. Materials and Methods: One hundred premolars that were extracted for orthodontic purpose were used. After adequate storage and surface debridement, the teeth were randomly divided into four groups. In Group I and III, the occlusal surfaces were left intact, while in Group II and Group IV, tooth surfaces were prepared. Teeth in Group I and Group II were sealed with Light cure glass ionomer, whereas flowable compomer was used to seal teeth in Group III and IV. The sealed teeth were then immersed in dye. Subsequently, buccolingual sections were made and each section was examined under stereomicroscope for microleakage followed by scoring. Results: In group I, microleakage score ranged from 2 to 4 with mean of 3.64 (±0.757, while in group II the range was observed to be 1-4 with mean of 2.88 (±1.236. Group III recorded a range of 0-4 with the mean of 2.20 (±1.443 while 0-2 and 0.60 (±0.707 being the range and mean observed, respectively, for group IV. Conclusion: Flowable compomer placed after tooth preparation showed better penetration and less marginal leakage than the light cure glass ionomer.

  4. Establishment of the NIST flashing-light photometric unit

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    Ohno, Yoshihiro; Zong, Yuqin

    1997-09-01

    There is a need for accurate measurement of flashing lights for the proper maintenance of aircraft anticollision lights. A large variation in the measured intensities of anticollision lights has been a problem, and thus, NIST has undertaken the task to establish flashing-light photometric standards to provide calibration services in this area. A flashing-light photometric unit [lux second, (lx (DOT) s)] has been realized based on the NIST detector-based candela, using four standard photometers equipped with current integrators. Two different approaches have been taken to calibrate these standard photometers: one based on electrical calibration of the current integrator, and the other based on electronic pulsing of a steady-state photometric standard. The units realized using these two independent methods agreed to within 0.2%. The relative expanded uncertainty (k equals 2) of the standard photometers, in the measurement of the white xenon flash, is estimated to be 0.6%. The standard photometers are characterized for temporal response, linearity, and spectral responsivity, to be used for measurement of xenon flash sources of various waveforms and colors. Calibration services have been established at NIST for flashing-light photometers with white and red anticollision lights.

  5. Depth of cure of dental composites submitted to different light-curing modes Profundidade de polimerização de compósitos restauradores submetidos a diferentes métodos de fotoativação

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    Raphael Vieira Monte Alto

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the depth of cure of five dental composites submitted to different light-curing modes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Canal-shaped cavities with 5mm of length were prepared on the buccal surfaces of extracted third molars, and restored using P-60, A-110, Admira, Z-250 and Supreme resin composites. Materials were light-cured from the top, according to three modes (Group 1- Conventional (C: 500 mW/cm² / 40 s; Group 2 - Soft-Start (SS: 250 mW/cm²/ 20 s + 500 mW/cm²/ 20 s + 500 mW/cm²/ 10 s and Group 3 - LED: 250 mW/cm²/ 40 s. After that, cavity longitudinal surfaces were polished and marked with a millimeter scale of 4mm of length. Depth of cure was evaluated by means of Knoop hardness number (KHN, so that five indentations were performed at each millimeter. Original data were submitted to three-way ANOVA and Fisher's LSD test (alpha = 0.01. RESULTS: All materials presented a significant reduction on KHN from first to third millimeter. Regarding depth of cure, the results obtained for Conventional and Soft-Start modes were similar, but statistically superiors to those found for group 3 (LED. CONCLUSION: This performance may be related to the differences among energy densities obtained with different light-curing modes.OBJETVO: Este estudo avaliou a profundidade de polimerização de cinco compósitos fotopolimerizáveis submetidos a diferentes métodos de fotoativação. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Cavidades em forma de canaleta com 5 mm de comprimento, preparadas nas faces vestibulares de terceiros molares, foram restauradas com os compósitos P-60, A-110, Admira, Z-250 e Supreme. Os materiais foram fotoativados pelo topo das cavidades com três técnicas (Grupo 1 - Convencional (C: 500 mW / cm² / 40 s; Grupo 2 - Soft-Start (SS: 250 mW / cm² / 20 s + 500 mW / cm² / 20 s + 500 mW / cm² / 10 s e Grupo 3 - LED: 250 mW / cm² / 40 s. Após a fotoativação, as superfícies longitudinais dos materiais foram polidas e marcadas

  6. Light-cured Epoxy Acrylate Coatings Research%光固化环氧丙烯酸酯涂料的研究进展

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    王爱莲

    2013-01-01

    综述了光固化环氧丙烯酸酯涂料的合成和改性,其中改性主要是针对降低黏度,增加柔韧性,提高硬度、耐热、耐磨、阻燃等性能,展望了光固化技术的发展趋势。%The light-curable epoxy acrylate coatings synthesis and modification was elaborated, wherein the modified mainly for reducing viscosity, increase flexibility, improve the hardness and heat resistance, flame-retardant properties, the light-curing technology outlook trends.

  7. Effect of different curing modes on the degree of conversion and the microhardness of different composite restorations

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    Reem Ali Ajaj

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: This study aims to evaluate the effects of different curing units and modes on the degree of conversion (DC and microhardness (MH of two different resin composites [ESTELITE ∑ QUICK (EQ, and Z350 XT (Z3]. Materials and Methods: One hundred (100 discs of each tested material were made and divided into two subgroups (n = 50 according to the discs′ dimensions: 5 mm diameter × 2 mm thickness, and 2 mm diameter × 2 mm thickness. Each subgroup was further subdivided into the following five classes (n = 10: I cured with halogen light curing-unit; II cured with light-emitting diode (LED unit; III cured with argon laser; IV cured with halogen light-curing unit for 5 s, 10 s rest followed by 20 s curing; and V cured with halogen light-curing unit for 10 s, then 10 s rest, followed by 10 s curing. The first subgroup was tested for MH using the Vickers Microhardness tester and the second subgroup was tested for DC using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR. Data were statistically analyzed using two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA and Tukey′s post hoc test P < 0.05. Results: Specimens in class IV showed the highest mean DC and MH, followed by class III, then class II. Class I showed significantly lower mean values for both DC and MH. On the other hand, Z3 showed statistically significantly higher mean DC and MH than EQ. Conclusion: Although the two tested composites did not perform similarly under the test conditions, curing with halogen unit for 5 s, then 10 s rest, followed by 10 s curing improved the DC and the MH of both the tested materials.

  8. Micromechanical properties of veneer luting resins after curing through ceramics.

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    Oztürk, Elif; Hickel, Reinhard; Bolay, Sükran; Ilie, Nicoleta

    2012-02-01

    The aim of this study was to assess the performance of light-cured luting resin after curing under the ceramic restoration in comparison to dual-cured luting resin, by evaluating the micromechanical properties. Two hundred seventy thin luting composite films of ca. 170 μm in thickness were prepared by using two light-cured luting resins (Variolink Veneer, Ivoclar Vivadent; RelyX Veneer, 3M ESPE) and a dual-cured luting resin (Variolink II, Ivoclar Vivadent). The composites were cured by using a LED-unit (Bluephase®, Ivoclar Vivadent) with three different curing times (10, 20, and 30 s) under two ceramics (IPS e.max Press, Ivoclar Vivadent; IPS Empress® CAD, Ivoclar Vivadent) of different thicknesses (0, 0.75, and 2 mm). Forty-five groups were included, each containing six thin films. The samples were stored after curing for 24 h at 37°C by maintaining moisture conditions with distilled water. Micromechanical properties of the composites were measured with an automatic microhardness indenter (Fisherscope H100C, Germany). For each sample, ten indentations were made, thus totalizing 60 measurements per group. Micromechanical properties of the luting resins were statistically analyzed (SPSS 17.0). Significant differences were observed between the micromechanical properties of the luting resins (p mechanical properties compared to the light-cured luting resins. The effect of luting resin type on the micromechanical properties of the luting resins was higher than the effect of curing time, ceramic type and ceramic thickness respectively (*The values of reference without ceramics for 30 s curing time).

  9. Polymerization of a dual-cured cement through ceramic: LED curing light vs halogen lamp Polimerização de um cimento resinoso dual através de uma porcelana: LED vs lâmpada halógena

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    Lawrence Gonzaga Lopes

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of light source, LED unit and halogen lamp (HL, on the effectiveness of Enforce dual-cured cement cured under a ceramic disc. Three exposure times (60, 80 and 120 s were also evaluated. Two experimental groups, in which the polymerization of the dual-cured cement was performed through a ceramic disc, and two control groups, in which the polymerization of the dual-cured cement was performed directly without presence of ceramic disc were subdivided into three subgroups (three different exposure times, with five specimens each: G1A- HL 60s; G1B- HL 80s; G1C- HL 120s; G2A- LED 60s; G2B- LED 80s; G2C- LED 120s; and control groups: G3A- HL 60s; G3B- HL 80s; G3C- HL 120s; G4A- LED 60s; G4B- LED 80s and G4C- LED 120s. Cement was applied in a steel matrix (4mm diameter, 1.2mm thickness. In the experimental groups, a ceramic disc was placed on top. The cement was light-cured through the ceramic by a HL and LED, however, the control groups were cured without the ceramic disc. The specimens were stored in a light-proof container at 37ºC for 24 hours, then Vickers hardness was determined. A four-way ANOVA and Tukey test (p£ 0.05 were performed. All specimens cured by LED for 60s showed inferior values compared with the halogen groups. In general, light-curing by LED for 80s and 120s was comparable to halogen groups (60s and 80s and their control groups. LED technology can be viable for light-curing through conventional ceramic indirect restorations, when curing time is increased in relation to HL curing time.O objetivo deste estudo foi estudar a influência da fonte de luz, LED e lâmpada halógena (LH, na efetividade de polimerização do cimento resinoso dual Enforce fotoativado sob um disco de porcelana. Três tempos de exposição (60, 80 e 120 segundos foram também avaliados. Dois grupos experimentais, na qual a polimerização do cimento resinoso foi feita através de um disco cerâmico, e dois

  10. Improving gasoline quality produced from MIDOR light naphtha isomerization unit

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    M.F. Mohamed

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Isomerization process became one of the best gasoline production sources, as it gives a high octane product while saving environment from pollution impacts. This paper presents a practical study that aims to improve the gasoline quality and economic income of an existing light naphtha isomerization unit used for octane improvement. The study included selecting the optimum combination of isomerization unit equipment that gives better product specifications for a specified feed. Eight scenarios were studied and simulated to predict the product specs. The original studied unit is MIDOR light naphtha isomerization unit at Alexandria-Egypt that recycles the unconverted hexane (C6. The other studied scenarios were adding fractionators for separating feed iso-pentanes, and recycling unconverted pentanes, hexanes and/or combinations of these fractionators. The results show a change in octane number of gasoline product for a specific feed. Once through process with no extra fractionators has lower octane number of 81 while that with de-iso-pentanizer–de-pentanizer and de-hexanizer produces gasoline with 92.3 octane number. Detailed economic study was done to calculate the return on investment “ROI” for each process option based on equipment, utilities, feed and product prices. Once through simple isomerization unit had the lowest ROI of 14.3% per year while the combination of De-iso-pentanizer with the De-hexanizer had the best ROI of 26.6% per year.

  11. Clinical evaluation of pit and fissure sealant with light-cured flowable resin and light-cured pit and fissure sealants%光固化封闭剂与光固化流体树脂窝沟封闭临床效果评价

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    曹慧珍; 束陈斌; 汪隼; 黄伟

    2011-01-01

    目的:比较光固化流体树脂与光固化封闭剂在实施窝沟封闭方面防龋成本及保留率的差异.方法:选择上海市7~10岁儿童256名,口腔内至少有1对第一恒磨牙无龋.每名儿童一侧的恒磨牙用光固化流体树脂进行窝沟封闭,另一侧用传统光固化封闭剂进行窝沟封闭,使用便携式牙科椅吸取唾液,并用棉卷隔湿.使用2种方法操作时记录每个牙封闭所用去的棉卷数和操作时间.1a后,检查2种材料在牙面上的保留情况.所有操作均在学校内施行,检查由2名医师用镰形探针进行,采用SPSS 10.0软件包对数据进行统计学分析.结果:使用传统光固化封闭剂进行窝沟封闭操作时间每牙需3.53min,而光固化流体树脂组需3.32min(P<0.05).在封闭剂的保留率方面,光固化流体树脂组显著高于传统的窝沟封闭组(P<0.05).结论:应用光固化流体树脂进行窝沟封闭,能用较短操作时间达到防龋目的,适合在学校推广应用.%PURPOSE: To evaluate the difference between light-cured flowable resin and light-cured pit and fissure sealant in the cost and retention rate of pit and fissure sealant treatment. METHODS: Two hundred and fifty six children aged from 7 to 10 years were selected in this study. Each of them had at least two caries-free first molars. One first molar was sealed with light-cured flowable resin and the other one was sealed with traditional light-cured sealant. The portable dental chair were used to absorb saliva and cotton rolls were applied for moisture control. The operation time and number of cotton rolls used were recorded. After one year, the reservation of material was checked by two dentists using explorer. All the procedures were undertaken in schools.The data were analyzed using SPSS 10.0 software package. RESULTS: It took 3.53 minutes for one tooth to be sealed with traditional light-cured sealant and 3.32 minutes with light-cured flowable resin (P<0.05). The retention

  12. Influence of curing rate on softening in ethanol, degree of conversion, and wear of resin composite

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    Benetti, Ana Raquel; Peutzfeldt, Anne; Asmussen, Erik

    2011-01-01

    PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of curing rate on softening in ethanol, degree of conversion, and wear of resin composites. METHOD: With a given energy density and for each of two different light-curing units (QTH or LED), the curing rate was reduced by modulating the curing mode. Thus......, the irradiation of resin composite specimens (Filtek Z250, Tetric Ceram, Esthet-X) was performed in a continuous curing mode and in a pulse-delay curing mode. Wallace hardness was used to determine the softening of resin composite after storage in ethanol. Degree of conversion was determined by infrared...... spectroscopy (FTIR). Wear was assessed by a three-body test. Data were submitted to Levene's test, one and three-way ANOVA, and Tukey HSD test (alpha = 0.05). Results: Immersion in ethanol, curing mode, and material all had significant effects on Wallace hardness. After ethanol storage, resin composites...

  13. Effect of different light curing methods on the push-out bond strength of glass fiber post to different root canal regions

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    Ali Eskandarizadeh

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aims: Slow polymerization rate in early stage of light curing process leads to higher monomers movement and entering in polymer network that cause higher mechanical properties.The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of light activation methodes (immediate, 5 and 10 minutes delay on the push-out bond strength of cemented fiber posts in different regions of root canal with two types of resin cements. Materials and Methods: In sixty extracted human single canal, the teeth were decoronated from cement enamel junction and after root canal therapy, FRC postec plus were cemented with two resin cements, Duolink and Variolink 2, in three curing methods; immediate, 5 and 10 minutes of delay. After storing in a dark place for 24 hours, they were cut into three sections: coronal, middle and apical. The push-out bond strength test was performed using a universal testing machine. The failure modes were observed using a stereomicroscope. Data were analyzed using ANOVA and Tukey post hoc test (P0.05. In immediate light curing method, regardless of root region, Duolink had higher push-out bond strength than that of Variolink 2 (P=0.02. In all subgroups, there were reductions in the bond strengths from coronal to apical. Mixed failure at the cement-fiber post interface was predominent in all groups. Conclusion: 5 and 10 minutes delay caused reduction in the push-out bond strength for Variolink 2 but did not have significant effect for Duolink resin cement.

  14. Clinical and radiographic comparison of indirect pulp treatment using light-cured calcium silicate and mineral trioxide aggregate in primary molars: A randomized clinical trial

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    Navya P Menon; Balagopal R Varma; Sureshkumar Janardhanan; Parvathy Kumaran; Arun Mamachan Xavier; Bhat Sangeetha Govinda

    2016-01-01

    Aim: To clinically and radiographically evaluate the reparative dentin formation in indirect pulp treatment (IPT) using mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) and light cured calcium silicate (TheraCal) in primary molars over a period of 6 months. Materials and Methods: A clinical trial on IPT on 43 primary molars in 21 patients between the age of 4–7 years, divided into two groups: 22 teeth in MTA group and 21 in TheraCal group. Measurement of the variation in dentin thickness was done on the digi...

  15. Influence of different conditioning methods on the shear bond strength of novel light-curing nano-ionomer restorative to enamel and dentin.

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    Korkmaz, Yonca; Ozel, Emre; Attar, Nuray; Ozge Bicer, Ceren

    2010-11-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate shear bond strength (SBS) between a light-curing nano-ionomer restorative and enamel or dentin after acid etching, after erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG) laser etching, or after combined treatment. Forty third molars were selected, the crowns were sectioned, and 80 tooth slabs were obtained. The specimens were assigned to two groups, which were divided into four subgroups(n = 10). Group 1 [enamel (e)], treated with 37% phosphoric acid (A) + Ketac nano-primer (K); group 2 [dentin (d)], (A) + (K); group 3(e), Er:YAG laser etching (L) + (A) + (K); group 4(d), (L) + (A) + (K); group 5(e), (L) + (K); group 6(d), (L) + (K); group 7(e), (K); group 8(d), (K). The SBS of the specimens was measured with a universal test machine (1 mm/min). Data were analyzed by independent samples t-test, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and a post-hoc Duncan test (p 0.05). Group 7 exhibited higher SBS values than those of groups 3 and 5 (p 0.05). No difference was observed between groups 2 and 4 (p > 0.05). However, group 2 presented higher SBSs than did group 6 (p adhesion of the light-curing nano-ionomer restorative to both enamel and dentin.

  16. Vascular Cures

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    ... is Possible EVERY DOLLAR SAVES LIVES. Donate Now Vascular Cures innovates patient-centered research, catalyzes breakthrough collaborations and empowers people in their vascular health journey. what is vascular disease PATIENTS see ...

  17. Influence of the photoinitiator system and light photoactivation units on the degree of conversion of dental composites

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    Isabel Cristina Celerino de Moraes Porto

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to observe the influence of two light polymerization units (LED or halogen light on the degree of conversion (DC of three dental composites with lighter shades and a different photoinitiator system. The top (T and bottom (B surfaces of 60 discs of composite resin (Filtek™ Supreme, Filtek™ Z250, Tetric™ Ceram Bleach cured either by LED or by halogen lamp (HL were studied using an FT-Raman spectrometer. The degree of conversion (DC was evaluated by following the changes in the intensity of the methacrylate C=C stretching mode at 1640 cm-1. The calculated DC ranged from 54.2% (B to 73.4% (T and from 60.2% (B to 76.6% (T for the LED and HL, respectively. LED and halogen devices were able to produce an adequate DC for all the resins tested.

  18. Fabrication of light weight radioisotope heater unit hardware components

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    McNeil, Dennis C.

    1996-03-01

    The Light Weight Radioisotope Heater Unit (LWRHU) is planned to be used on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Cassini Mission, to provide localized thermal energy as strategic locations on the spacecraft. These one watt heater units will support the operation of many on-board instruments that require a specific temperature range to function properly. The system incorporates a fuel pellet encapsulated in a vented metallic clad fabricated from platinum-30% rhodium (Pt-30%Rh) tubing, sheet and foil materials. To complete the package, the clad assemblies are placed inside a combination of graphite components. This report describes the techniques employed by Mound related to the fabrication and sub assembly processes of the LWRHU clad hardware components. Included are details concerning configuration control systems, material procurement and certification, hardware fabrication specifics, and special processes that are utilized.

  19. Reading Habakkuk 3 in the light of ancient unit delimiters

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    Gert T.M. Prinsloo

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Habakkuk 3 is one of the most controversial texts in the Hebrew Bible. Diverging opinions have been expressed on literally every facet of the text. Quite surprising though, interpreters are virtually unanimous in their opinion about the structure of the pericope. Apart from a superscript (3:1 and subscript (3:19b four units are normally demarcated: a prayer (3:2, a theophany (3:3–7, a hymn (3:8–15 and a confession of trust (3:16–19a. Unit delimiters in ancient Hebrew manuscripts demarcate two (3:1–13 and 3:14–19 or three (3:1–7; 3:8–13; 3:14–19 units. This study evaluates this evidence and reads Habakkuk 3 in the light of the units demarcated in ancient manuscripts. It raises awareness of interesting structural patterns in the poem, calls for a rethinking of traditional form critical categories, and opens avenues for an alternative understanding of the pericope.

  20. Polimerización de un cemento de composite a través de restauraciones de cerómero utilizando lámparas halógenas y LEDs Polymerization of dual-cure resin luting cements through laboratory-processed-resins: LED versus halogen lights

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    P. Grau Grullón

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio evaluó la influencia del grosor de una restauración indirecta de cerómero, el tipo de lámpara fotoactivadora y el tiempo de almacenamiento en la dureza Vickers de un cemento de composite. Dos lámparas de diodos (Optilight CL [CL] y Ultra-Lume 5 [UL] fueron comparadas con la lámpara halógena (Optilux 401 [OH]. Fueron confeccionados especímenes en cerómero con un diámetro de 5 mm y una espesura de 1 y 2 mm, los cuales fueron interpuestos entre la luz y la matriz metálica de 5 mm de ancho y 0,5 mm de grosor que contenía el cemento de composite. Los 45 cuerpos de prueba fueron divididos en 9 grupos: G1: exposición directa de luz DLE/OH; G2: 1 mm/OH; G3: 2 mm/OH; G4: DLE/CL; G5: 1 mm/CL; G6: 2 mm/CL; G7: DLE/UL; G8: 1 mm/UL y G9: 2 mm/UL. La fotoactivación fue realizada durante 60 segundos. La dureza Vickers (50 g/30s fue medida en la superficie tope de todos los especímenes luego de 24 horas y 180 días de almacenamiento. La lámpara fotoactivadora y el grosor del cerómero fueron estadísticamente significativas (pThis study evaluated the influence of indirect composite resin thickness, the storage time and light-curing units on the Vickers hardness of a dual-cure resin luting cement. Two light-emitting diodes lights (Optilight CL [CL] and UltraLume5 [UL] were compared with a quartz tungsten halogen unit (Optilux 401 [OH]. Laboratory-processed composite specimens with a diameter of 5mm and thickness of 1 and 2 mm were constructed to be interposed between the light guide and the metal matrix (5mm wide and 0.5 mm deep with the resin luting cement. Then, 45 dual-cure resin luting specimens were divided in nine groups: G1: direct light exposure DLE/OH; G2: 1 mm/OH; G3: 2 mm/OH; G4: DLE/CL; G5: 1 mm/CL; G6: 2 mm/CL; G7: DLE/UL; G8: 1 mm/UL and G9: 2 mm/UL. The light curing was performed for 60 seconds. The Vickers hardness (50g/30s was measured at the top surface of all specimens, either after 24 hours or 180 days. The Light-curing

  1. 光固化复合树脂的乳光及荧光性能%Opalescence and fluorescence properties of light-cured resin composites

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    陈豆豆; 李继遥

    2011-01-01

    背景:光固化复合树脂在现代牙科美容修复中占重要位置,泛用于临床牙体缺损的直接修复,产生与牙体相似的颜色效果.目的:综述光固化复合树脂乳光、荧光效应的影响因素及研究现状.方法:由第一作者检索1989-01/2010-11中国期刊全文数据库和PubMed数据库,文检索词"光固化复合树脂,色,光,光",文检索词"resin composite,llumination,iller,cattering,palescence,luorescence,olor",检到129篇文献,纳入排除标准,留34篇归纳总结.结果与结论:光固化复合树脂材料能模拟天然牙的乳光性、荧光性,中,固化复合树脂中直径接近蓝光的无机填料对蓝光的散射、感光的有机基质对紫外光的吸收可以模拟天然牙,别产生材料的乳光或荧光效应;它们受光源条件、材料状态以及临床相关操作等的影响,可以影响光固化复合树脂的遮色力.%BACKGROUND: In esthetic restorative dentistry, light-cured resin composites are widely applied in direct repairing dental defects due to their excellent color performance.OBJECTIVE: To review research status of influencing factors on the opalescence and fluorescence of light-cured resin composites.METHODS: Databases of CNKI and PubMed were retrieved by the first author to research the papers with the key words of "resin composite, illumination, filler, scattering, opalescence, fluorescence, color". Papers underlying light mechanism,characteristics, and research status were included. In total 129 documents were initial searched, and 34 ones were included in the final analysis.RESULTS AND CONCLUSION : The light-cured resin composites, in particular, scattering of inorganic filler with similar diameter to blue light and absorption of photoreceptive organic matrix to ultraviolet light, have similar properties of opalescence and fluorescence as those of natural teeth. Opalescence and fluorescence of light-cured resin composite were affected by illumination, resin composition

  2. Hardness Evaluation of Composite Resins Cured with QTH and LED

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    Behnaz Esmaeili

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Background and aims. Today light cured composites are widely used. Physical and mechanical properties of composites are related to the degree of conversion. Light curing unit (LCU is an important factor for composite polymerization. Aim of this study is evaluation of composite resins hardness using halogen and LED light curing units. Materials and methods. In this study, 30 samples of Filtek Z250 and C-Fill composite resins were provided. Samples were light cured with Ultralume2, Valo and Astralis7. Vickers hardness number (VHN was measured in 0, 1, 2 mm depth. Statistical analysis used: Data were analysed by SPSS software and compared with each other by T-test, one-way and twoway ANOVA and Post-hoc Tukey test. Results. In Filtek Z250, at top surface, VHN of Ultralume2 was higher than VHN of Valo (P = 0.02 and Astralis7 (P = 0.04, but in depth of 1, 2 mm, VHN of Ultralume2 and Astralis7 were almost the same and both LCUs were more than Valo which the difference between Ultralume2 and Valo was significant in depth of 1mm (0.05 and 2mm (0.02. In C-Fill composite, at top surface, Astralis7 showed higher VHN, but in depth of 2 mm, performance of all devices were rather similar. Conclusion. In Z250, which contains camphorquinone initiator, light cure LED Ultra-lume2 with narrow wavelength showed higher hardness number than Valo. In C-fill, in top surface, Astralis7 with more exposure time, resulted higher VHN. But In depth of 2 mm, various light curing devices had rather similar hardness number.

  3. Light-weight radioisotope heater unit (LWRHU) impact tests

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    Reimus, M. A. H.; Rinehart, G. H.; Herrera, A.; Lopez, B.; Lynch, C.; Moniz, P.

    1998-01-01

    The light-weight radioisotope heater unit (LWRHU) is a 238PuO2-fueled heat source designed to provide one thermal watt in each of various locations on a spacecraft. Los Alamos National Laboratory designed, fabricated, and safety tested the LWRHU. The heat source consists of a hot-pressed 238PuO2 fuel pellet, a Pt-30Rh vented capsule, a pyrolytic graphite insulator, and a fineweave-pierced fabric graphite aeroshell assembly. To compare the performance of the LWRHUs fabricated for the Cassini mission with the performance of those fabricated for the Galileo mission, and to determine a failure threshold, two types of impact tests were conducted. A post-reentry impact test was performed on one of 180 flight-quality units produced for the Cassini mission and a series of sequential impact tests using simulant-fueled LWRHU capsules were conducted respectively. The results showed that deformation and fuel containment of the impacted Cassini LWRHU was similar to that of a previously tested Galileo LWRHU. Both units sustained minimal deformation of the aeroshell and fueled capsule; the fuel was entirely contained by the platinum capsule. Sequential impacting, in both end-on and side-on orientations, resulted in increased damage with each subsequent impact. Sequential impacting of the LWRHU appears to result in slightly greater damage than a single impact at the final impact velocity of 50 m/s.

  4. Clinical Stomatology Cosmetology Repair with Light Cured Composite Resin%光固化复合树脂临床口腔美容修复

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    王黎

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To study the effect of the application of light cured composite resin in clinical stomatology repair. Method:Collecting 87 cases of stomatology cosmetology repair with light cured composite resin in the hospital,and to observing the clinical efficacy and adverse reactions. Result:The total effective rate of the treatment group was 85.1%,and the total complication rate was 14.8%. The effective rate of dental fluorosis group was significantly higher than that of dentition malformation or absence of group, and the incidence of complications was significantly lower than that of the latter(P<0.05). Conclusion:Light cured composite resin used in dental cosmetic repair has obvious curative effect,simple operation and less complications,which can effectively protect the teeth,so it is worthy of popularization and application.%目的:研究光固化复合树脂在口腔美容修复中的应用效果。方法:收集我院接受口腔美容修复的患者87例,应用光固化复合树脂进行治疗,观察其临床疗效及不良反应。结果:本组87例患者的治疗总有效率为85.1%,总并发症发生率为14.8%。其中,氟斑牙组的治疗有效率显著高于牙列畸形或缺失组,而并发症发生率显著低于后者(P<0.05)。结论:光固化复合树脂用于口腔美容修复,疗效显著,操作简便、并发症少,可有效保护牙体,值得推广应用。

  5. Characterization of Nighttime Light Variability over the Southeastern United States

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    Cole, T.; Molthan, A.; Schultz, L. A.

    2015-12-01

    Severe meteorological events such as thunderstorms, tropical cyclones and winter ice storms often produce prolonged, widespread power outages affecting large populations and regions. The spatial impact of these events can extend from relatively rural, small towns (i.e. November 17, 2013 Washington, IL EF-4 tornado) to a series of adjoined states (i.e. April 27, 2011 severe weather outbreak) to entire regions (i.e. 2012 Hurricane Sandy) during their lifespans. As such, affected populations can vary greatly, depending on the event's intensity, location and duration. Actions taken by disaster response agencies like FEMA, the American Red Cross and NOAA to provide support to communities during the recovery process need accurate and timely information on the extent and location(s) of power disruption. This information is often not readily available to these agencies given communication interruptions, independent storm damage reports and other response-inhibiting factors. VIIRS DNB observations which provide daily, nighttime measurements of light sources can be used to detect and monitor power outages caused by these meteorological disaster events. To generate such an outage product, normal nighttime light variability must be analyzed and understood at varying spatial scales (i.e individual pixels, clustered land uses/covers, entire city extents). The southeastern portion of the United States serves as the study area in which the mean, median and standard deviation of nighttime lights are examined over numerous temporal periods (i.e. monthly, seasonally, annually, inter-annually). It is expected that isolated pixels with low population density (rural) will have tremendous variability in which an outage "signal" is difficult to detect. Small towns may have more consistent lighting (over a few pixels), making it easier to identify outages and reductions. Finally, large metropolitan areas may be the most "stable" light source, but the entire area may rarely experience a

  6. Pengaruh ketebalan bahan dan lamanya waktu penyinaran terhadap kekerasan permukaan resin komposit sinar (Effects of materials thickness and length of light exposure on the surface hardness light-cured composite resins

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    Annette Alexandra Susanto

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Light-cured resin composite is one of the most commonly used molding materials due to its easy-to-mold characteristic. Nevertheless, care must be taken while treating this material, especially with respect to material thickness and how long it is exposed to light. Failure to treat the material with these optimal parameters will result in undesired hardness. To determine the most favorable value of these two parameters, an experiment was done with 3 different material thicknesses, and 3 different exposure times. After the sample of the resin composite was removed from its molding, it was stored under humid condition for 24 hours. Afterwards hardness test was done on the sample using Micro Vickers Hardness tester from this experiment, the significant difference in hardness was obtained and the maximum hardness was evaluated from the resin composite sample with 2 mm thickness and 60 seconds light exposure.

  7. The application of fluorinated aromatic dimethacrylates to experimental light-cured radiopaque composite resin, containing barium-borosilicate glass filler--a progress in nonwaterdegradable properties.

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    Tanaka, J; Inoue, K; Masamura, H; Matsumura, K; Nakai, H; Inoue, K

    1993-06-01

    This study investigated the durability, especially the nonwaterdegradable qualities, of experimental light-cured composite resin containing barium-borosilicate glass filler. For this purpose, Bis-GMA, a typical component of base monomer in conventional composite resin, was replaced by Bis-GMA-F which is water-repellent. After over 20,000 thermal cycles, the composite resin containing Bis-GMA retained only 60 approximately 70% of its initial compressive, diametral tensile, flexural strength and flexural elastic modulus. However, the experimental composite resin containing Bis-GMA-F as a resin matrix showed no loss of compressive, diametral tensile strength or flexural elastic modulus, although flexural strength showed some deterioration. It was considered that the difference between Bis-GMA-F and Bis-GMA, as resin matrix, caused variation in the characteristics of water sorption.

  8. 光固化复合树脂治疗牙体病牙位的疗效%Effect of light-cured composite resin on dental disease

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    王燕

    2016-01-01

    目的:探讨光固化复合树脂用于治疗牙体病牙位的临床疗效。方法选取2012年8月至2013年10月于驻马店市第二中医院口腔修复科治疗牙体病患者78例作为研究对象,患者通过光固化复合树脂进行治疗,分析其治疗牙体病牙位的疗效。通过观察前牙和双尖牙牙位变化对牙体出现磨损,形态是否保持良好,牙体是否出现变色,并观察其契合度及不良反应等指标。结果在牙体病的治疗过程中,通过光固化复合树脂材料的应用,可以减少牙体病患者对牙体的磨损,保持牙体形态良好,与患者的牙齿契合度较高,患者未出现任何不适。结论把光固化复合树脂材料应用于牙体病牙位治疗中,可以有效提高患者牙齿的美观度,并且对于患者牙齿修复的固化方面也有较好的效果,能够改善患者牙齿修复的舒适度,具有较高的临床意义,值得临床推广。%Objective To investigate the effect of light-cured composite resin on dental disease. Methods From August 2012 to December 2013, Seventy eight patients with dental disease in hospital were selected as the objects of study. The patients were given light-cured composite resin dental treatment, the effect was analyzed. The anterior and bicuspid tooth for tooth abrasion level changes, tooth shape, tooth discoloration, and the fit and adverse reactions were observed. Results During the treatment of dental disease, light cured composite resin materials, can reduce tooth abrasion, maintain good tooth shape, have higher tooth fit, and there was no any discomfort. Conclusions The light-cured composite resin material applied to dental treatment can effectively improve the appearance of the teeth of the patient, and has good effect on immobilization dental restoration, can improve patient comfort in dental restoration, has high clinical significance, so it is worthy of promotion.

  9. Novel Blue Light-emitting PPV-based Copolymer Containing Triazole and Carbazole Units

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    2002-01-01

    A novel alternating conjugated copolymer containing triazole and carbazole units was synthesized by the Wittig reaction. The resulting bipolar conjugated polymer emits a pure light with good thermal stability, which is a promising candidate for polymer light emitting display.

  10. Research on key technology of rapid manufacture of light-cured cores in injection moulds%注射模光固化型芯快速制造关键技术研究

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    王永信; 刘光辉; 梁晋; 冯路开

    2015-01-01

    Injection mould cores with required shape can be made of high temperature resis⁃tant photosensitive resin by the means of light-cured rapid forming. Study was made on the key technology of light-cured core design and manufacture from aspects of core warp⁃age and design of gate, micro-structure and conformal cooling channels and on the basis of characteristics of light-cured moulding and resin material properties, in order to de⁃crease the defect and rapidly develop practical high precision and long life light-cured cores.%以耐高温光敏树脂为材料,采用光固化快速成型方法制作具有所需形状的注射模型芯,根据光固化成型和树脂材料性能的特点,从光固化型芯的翘曲变形、浇口设计、微结构设计、随形冷却水道设计方面对光固化型芯设计和制造中的关键技术进行了研究,以改善光固化型芯的缺陷,实现快速开发出高精度、长使用寿命、实用化的光固化型芯的研究目标。

  11. Comparison of Mechanical Properties of Two Kinds of Light-cure Composite Resins.%两种光固化树脂材料机械性能的对比研究

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    迟惠熔; 陈力; 刘静; 马肃

    2011-01-01

    目的:探讨光固化流体树脂直接用于恒牙早期或可疑窝沟龋微创治疗的可行性.方法:使用万能材料实验机测定两种树脂的机械性能,用t检验方法进行统计学分析.结果:光固化流体树脂的压缩强度和挠曲强度分别为(284.41±24.33)MPa和(104.28±15.31)MPa,与后牙树脂的(320.34±29.59)MPa和(109.44±14.56)MPa无显著性差别,两种材料的弹性模量分别为(6.00±0.567)GPa和(12.10±0.884)GPa,光固化流体树脂小于后牙树脂(P<0.05).结论:光固化流体树脂是一种值得临床推广的微创充填材料.%Obieetive: To explore the feasibility of light-cure flowable resin in minimal invasive treatment of permanent teeth with early or suspicious pit-and-fissure caries. Methods: We tested the mechanical properties of two kinds of materials with a universal material testing machine. The results were analyzed by t-test. Results: The compressive strength and flexural strength of light-cure flowable resin were(284. 414± 24.33)MPa and(104.28 ± 15.31)MPa respectively, and the measurements for light-cure posterior composite resin were(320.34 4±29. 59) MPa and(109. 44±14.56) MPa. There were no statistically significant differences. The elastic modulus of lightcure flowable resin and light-cure posterior composite resin were (6. 004±0. 567)GPa and (12. 104±0. 884)GPa respectively. The light-cure flowable resin was lower than light-cure posterior composite resin(P<0.05). Conclusion: The light-cure flowable resin is worth to apply clinically.

  12. 'In a dark place, we find ourselves': light intensity in critical care units.

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    Durrington, Hannah J; Clark, Richard; Greer, Ruari; Martial, Franck P; Blaikley, John; Dark, Paul; Lucas, Robert J; Ray, David W

    2017-12-01

    Intensive care units provide specialised care for critically ill patients around the clock. However, intensive care unit patients have disrupted circadian rhythms. Furthermore, disrupted circadian rhythms are associated with worse outcome. As light is the most powerful 're-setter' of circadian rhythm, we measured light intensity on intensive care unit. Light intensity was low compared to daylight during the 'day'; frequent bright light interruptions occurred over 'night'. These findings are predicted to disrupt circadian rhythms and impair entrainment to external time. Bright lighting during daytime and black out masks at night might help maintain biological rhythms in critically ill patients and improve clinical outcomes.

  13. Evaluation of intrapulpal temperature changes caused by bulk-fill composite resins cured with different light-source modes: ex vivo

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    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The aim was to evaluate the effects on intrapulpal temperature change of two different LED light-source modes used during the polymerization of bulk-fill composite resins placed in deep cavities. Materials and Method: Human extracted mandibular molar teeth (n=5 were used to create single-tooth model with an occlusal dentin-thickness of 0.5 mm. Filtek Bulk Fill Posterior (3M ESPE and SDR (Dentsply were applied according to manufacturers’ instructions. A conventional composite resin, Filtek Z250 (3M ESPE was used as control. The soft and turbo modes of LED (Bluephase 20i, Ivoclar Vivadent were used for polymerization. Intrapulpal temperature changes were determined by using a device simulating pulpal blood microcirculation. For each material, initial and maximum temperature was determined during the curing. Difference between the initial and the highest temperature value was considered as the maximum temperature change (Δt. The data were analyzed with two-way variance analysis and post-hoc Tukey test (p<0.05. Results: The turbo mode was found to cause significantly greater temperature rise than the soft mode (p<0.001; Tukey test. When the filling material was taken as the variable, the greatest temperature change was observed in the SDR, whereas the least temperature change was observed in the control (p<0.05; Tukey test. Conclusion: The polymerization of bulk-fill composite resins in the turbo mode of the LED light-source led to greater pulpal temperature rise. The materials’ content and structure also affected the temperature increase. Using the soft mode of a LED light-source for the polymerization of bulk-fill composite resins in deep cavities is preferable to keep the intrapulpal temperature rise minimum.

  14. Effect of Distance on Light Transmission Through Polymerized Resin Composite.

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    Aromaa, M K; Lassila, L V J; Vallittu, P K

    2017-09-01

    Light transmittance of dental composites varies between products and shades, but also light curing units differ to each other in their irradiance and fiber optic structure of curing tip. The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is linear relationship between the distance of the curing tip to the resin composite and irradiance at lower surface of the resin composite. Disks of 1 mm thickness (6mm diameter) were fabricated. Light transmittance (intensity) through the disk was measured at distance of 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 mm from the light tip with two light curing units Elipar S10 (3M-ESPE) and Silverlight (GC). Irradiance ratio (irradiance on the sensor surface without the composite disk / with the composite disk) was calculated and plotted against the distance of the light curing tip. Statistical analysis was carried out using analysis of covariance (ANCOVA, Tukey's, α =0.05). Irradiance ratio varied between 18% to 24% with Silverlight and 21% to 26% with Elipar S10 light curing units. There were statistically significant differences between the ratios with different distances of the light curing tip (p⟨0.05). Interestingly, the highest irradiance ratio for Elipar S10 unit was found with 4 mm distance of the tip, whereas Silverlight unit had the highest ratio with 6 mm distance. Out of two tested resin composites, the flowable composite showed higher irradiance ratio than regular packable resin composite. Increase of distance of the light curing tip from the composite surface decreased the absolute irradiance underneath of composite, as expected. However, there seemed to be device dependent optimal distance of 4-6 mm to reach the most efficient irradiance ratio through the composite resin keeping in mind that most efficient transmission of light through the material is reached by having light curing tip in contact to the material. Copyright© 2017 Dennis Barber Ltd.

  15. Hardness of a bleaching-shade resin composite polymerized with different light-curing sources Microdureza de uma resina composta para dentes clareados polimerizada com diferentes fontes de luz fotoativadora

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    Giovana Mongruel Gomes

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available The microhardness of a bleaching-shade resin composite polymerized with different light-curing units was evaluated. Composite samples (3M ESPE Filtek Supreme were applied to brass rings (2 mm in thickness, 5 mm in diameter. Three commercial LED lights were used to polymerize the specimens and the results were compared to those of a conventional halogen light. The light sources used in the present study were: Demetron Optilux 401 (QTH, 3M ESPE Elipar FreeLight (LED 1; Kerr L.E.Demetron I (LED 2, and ColtoluxLED lights (LED 3. The microhardness of the top and bottom surfaces was assessed with a digital Vickers hardness-measuring instrument, under load. At the bottom surface, no significant difference among the light sources was observed (two-way ANOVA. At the top surface, the QTH light source presented significantly higher hardness values compared to the values observed when LED 1 and LED 3 were used. There were no significant differences between the QTH and LED 2 light sources. Significantly higher hardness values were also found at the top surface when compared to the values observed at the bottom surface. The power density of the polymerization light sources seemed to be responsible for the observed resin composite hardness, not their irradiance.Avaliou-se a microdureza de uma resina composta para dentes clareados fotoativada com diferentes fontes de luz fotoativadora. Espécimes de resina composta (3M ESPE Filtek Supreme foram aplicados a cilindros de latão (2 mm de espessura, 5 mm de diâmetro. Três fontes comerciais de luz LED foram utilizadas para polimerizar os espécimes e os resultados foram comparados aos obtidos utilizando-se uma fonte de luz halógena convencional. As fontes de luz utilizadas no presente estudo foram: Demetron Optilux 401 (QTH, 3M ESPE Elipar FreeLight (LED 1; Kerr L.E.Demetron I (LED 2, e ColtoluxLED lights (LED 3. A microdureza das superfícies topo e base foram avaliadas com um microdurômetro digital (Dureza

  16. 光固化复合树脂在口腔美容修复中的作用探讨%Investigate of the Role of Light Cured Composite Resin in Stomatology Cosmetology Repair

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    王晓峰

    2014-01-01

    目的:分析讨论光固化复合树脂在口腔美容修复中的作用。方法:选取于本院行口腔美容修复的96例患者,包括氟斑牙,对照组为牙痛畸形及牙体缺损。均应用光固化复合树脂,采取分层塑形固化的方式,进行口腔美容修复。结果:经口腔美容修复患者总有效率为89.6%(86/96)。结论:在口腔美容修复中,经采用光固化复合树脂,患者可获得满意临床疗效,其操作简单,且并发症较少,保持时间长,为口腔美容修复中最佳材料。%Objective:To analyze and discuss the effect of light cured composite resin in stomatology cosmetology repair. Method:Selecting 96 stomatology cosmetology repair patients in the hospital,including dental fluorsis,and the control group had toothache deformity and tooth defect. Both groups had light cured composite resin,and adopted layered shaping curing and stomatology cosmetology repair. Result:Through stamatology cosmetology repair,the total effective rate was 89.6%(86/96). Conclusion:In stomatology cosmetology repair,by using light cured composite resin,patients can obtain satisfactory clinical effect, with simple operation,less complications and long-lasting. Light cured composite resin can provide best material for stomatology cosmetology.

  17. Effect of light power density on the anti-aging property ot light-cure composite resin%光功率密度对光固化复合树脂耐老化性能的影响

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    韩冰; 王晓燕; 高学军

    2011-01-01

    目的:比较不同引发光功率密度对光周化复合树脂耐老化性能的影响.方法:选择光功率密度不同的3种引发固化光模式:(1)模式A,低光功率密度500 mW/cm2,22 s;(2)模式B,高光功率密度1100 mW/cm2,10 s;(3)模式C,渐强式光功率密度,0~650 mW/cm2,5 s,1 100 mW/cm2,8.5 s.3种模式总能量密度均为11 J/cm2.用不同光引发模式同化复合树脂样本,随机分为4绀(n=15),其中3组进行老化,分别浸泡于乙醇中24 h、7 d和30 d.对照组为纯水浸泡24 h.使用显微硬度仪测量样本表面维氏(VHN)硬度.同时使用Acuvol聚合收缩仪测定不同光功率密度引发光固化复合树脂的聚合收缩率(n=7).结果:不同引发光功率密度同化复合树脂的表面硬度为模式A 44.26±6.16,模式B 42.31±2.33,模式C 45.60±2.76.乙醇老化24 h后,树脂表面硬度均有明显下降(P0.05).乙醇老化30 d后,样本表面硬度不再继续降低,与7 d组相比差异无统计学意义(P>0.05),表面硬度值为模式A 28.53±0.86,模式B 28.55±1.53,模式C 29.08±1.60.不同光功率密度模式固化复合树脂的聚合收缩率分别为模式A2.67%±0.28%,模式B 2.76%±0.29%,模式C2.73%±0.06%,差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论:光能量密度一致时,引发光功率密度对光固化复合树脂聚合收缩无显著影响,对树脂耐老化性能的影响与老化作用时间相关.%Objective:The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of light power density on anti-aging property of composite resins. Methods: Three light curing modes with different power density (1. Mode A: low power density, 500 mW/cm2 for 22 s; 2. Mode B: high power density, 1 100 mW/ cm2 for 10 s; 3. Mode C: gradually enhanced power density, 0 ~650 mW/cm2 for 5 s + 1 100 mW/cm2 for 8.5 s) were used. The total energy density of these modes was all 11 J/cm2. Composite resin specimens were cured with three light curing modes respectively and divided into 4 groups randomly ( n= 15 ).Three

  18. Clinical and radiographic comparison of indirect pulp treatment using light-cured calcium silicate and mineral trioxide aggregate in primary molars: A randomized clinical trial

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    Navya P Menon

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    Full Text Available Aim: To clinically and radiographically evaluate the reparative dentin formation in indirect pulp treatment (IPT using mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA and light cured calcium silicate (TheraCal in primary molars over a period of 6 months. Materials and Methods: A clinical trial on IPT on 43 primary molars in 21 patients between the age of 4–7 years, divided into two groups: 22 teeth in MTA group and 21 in TheraCal group. Measurement of the variation in dentin thickness was done on the digitalized radiograph at baseline, 3 months and 6 months using CorelDRAW X3 software. Results: Statistical analysis using an independent t-test for intragroup and intergroup comparison showed a significant increase in dentin thickness in both the MTA and TheraCal group (intragroup comparison [P 0.05. Conclusion: Clinically and radiographically, both MTA and TheraCal are good IPT materials. The better handling characteristics and comparable reparative dentin-forming ability of TheraCal make this material an alternative to MTA in pediatric restorative procedures.

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  1. Effects of preheating and precooling on the hardness and shrinkage of a composite resin cured with QTH and LED.

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    Osternack, F H; Caldas, D B M; Almeida, J B; Souza, E M; Mazur, R F

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate in vitro the hardness and shrinkage of a pre-cooled or preheated hybrid composite resin cured by a quartz-tungsten-halogen light (QTH) and light-emitting diode (LED) curing units. The temperature on the tip of the devices was also investigated. Specimens of Charisma resin composite were produced with a metal mold kept under 37°C. The syringes were submitted to 4°C, 23°C, and 60°C (n=20) before light-curing, which was carried out with the Optilux 501 VCL and Elipar FreeLight 2 units for 20 seconds. The specimens were kept under 37°C in a high humidity condition and darkness for 48 hours. The Knoop hardness test was carried out with a 50 gram-force (gf) load for 10 seconds, and the measurement of the shrinkage gap was carried out using an optical microscope. The data were subjected to analysis of variance and the Games-Howell test (α=0.05). The mean hardness of the groups were similar, irrespective of the temperatures (p>0.05). For 4°C and 60°C, the top surface light-cured by LED presented significantly reduced shrinkage when compared with the bottom and to both surfaces cured by QTH (phardness was not affected by pre-cooling or preheating. However, polymerization shrinkage was slightly affected by different pre-polymerization temperatures. The QTH-curing generated greater shrinkage than LED-curing only when the composite was preheated. Different temperatures did not affect the composite hardness and shrinkage when cured by a LED curing unit.

  2. Effect of LED curing on the marginal leakage of a pit and fissure sealant

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    Pineda Mejia, Martha Elena; Magister en Estomatología. Profesor Principal. UNMSM. Dpto. Estomatología Rehabilitadora. Facultad Odontología. UNMSM.; Gloria Zevallos, Waldo; Dpto. Estomatología Rehabilitadora. Facultad Odontología. UNMSM.; Abuhadba Hoyos, Tulio; Dpto. Estomatología Rehabilitadora. Facultad Odontología. UNMSM.

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate in vitro the curing effect of a light-emitting diode LED unit and conventional halogen light on the marginal leakage of a pit and fissure sealant. We used 40 caries-free permanent premolars recently extracted, which were randomly divided into two groups (n = 20), sealed with a resin based fissure sealant, Helioseal F (Ivoclar Vivadent), according to the manufacturer patterns, then photopolymerized using either L.E.D. light or conventional halogen ligh...

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  4. GATEWAY Demonstrations: Tuning Hospital Lighting: Evaluating Tunable LED Lighting at the Swedish Hospital Behavioral Health Unit in Seattle

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    Wilkerson, Andrea [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Davis, Robert G. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Clark, Edward [ZGF Architects LLP, Seattle, WA (United States)

    2017-08-23

    The GATEWAY program evaluated a tunable LED lighting system installed in the new Swedish Medical Behavioral Health Unit in Seattle that incorporates color-tunable luminaires in common areas, and uses advanced controls for dimming and color tuning, with the goal of providing a better environment for staff and patients. The report reviews the design of the tunable lighting system, summarizes two sets of measurements, and discusses the circadian, energy, and commissioning implications as well as lessons learned from the project.

  5. Research Progress on Effect of Light and Te mperature on the Growth and Quality of Flue -cured Tobacco%光温条件对烤烟生长发育和品质形成的影响综述

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    邓杰; 戴林建; 杨苏; 周田

    2015-01-01

    Light and temperature are the important environmental factors in the process of crop growth,and they have a close relationship with the growth and quality of flue -cured tobacco.This paper reviewed recent research progress on effect of light and temperature on the growth、photosynthetic characteristics and interior quality of flue -cured tobacco during the field growing period,and puts forward the following research direction.%光温是作物生长过程中重要的环境因子,与烟草的生长发育和品质形成有着密切的关系。综述了光照和温度对烤烟大田期生长发育、光合特性及内在品质的影响,并分析展望了今后的研究方向。

  6. 光固化复合树脂材料修复牙冠缺损的疗效分析%Light-cured composite resin materials for dental crown defective repair

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    于华; 张晓东; 王亦菁; 魏静; 刘佼佼; 李予杰

    2013-01-01

    背景:光固化复合树脂修复缺损牙冠,既能修复其应用功能又能修复其形态功能。目的:探讨光固化复合树脂修复牙冠缺损的治疗效果。  方法:应用文献检索的方法获取光固化复合树脂修复牙冠缺损的相关研究文献,对符合研究标准的文献进行深入的数据分析。并将解放军沈阳军区总医院临床应用光固化复合树脂修复牙冠缺损患者的随访治疗效果与文献研究中的结果进行比较,以明确光固化复合树脂修复牙冠缺损应用的可行性。  结果与结论:文献数据研究中,光固化复合树脂材料修复牙冠缺损的成功率达90%以上。临床治疗随访的12例患者修复后检查患牙修复的光固树脂冠稳固,修复的外观与邻牙对侧同名牙对称,有正常的咬颌关系。随访观察修复后的19颗患牙,稳固无松动,无脱落,咬颌关系正常,无叩痛,X射线片显示根尖无阴影。而光照对双固化树脂修复牙冠缺损影响的研究中显示,光固化的效果仅限于根上段和根中段,不能影响根尖段的固化效果,且能够获得较好的治疗效果。%BACKGROUND:Light-cured composite resin is used for dental crown defective repair in terms of both function and morphology. OBJECTIVE:To investigate the therapeutic effects of light-cured composite resins on crown defects. METHODS:Relevant literatures concerning light-cured composite resins for repair of crown defects were retrieved. Literatures which met the study standard were deeply analyzed. Meanwhile, fol ow-up results and literature results were compared for patients receiving light-cured composite resins for repair of crown defects to identify the feasibility of light-cured composite resins for repair of crown defects. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:Based on the included data, the successful rate of light-cured composite resins for repair of crown defects was over 90%. Clinical fol ow-up of 12

  7. Preparation of Anti-Scratch Optical Light Diffusing Film Via Thermal/UV Dual Curing Method%热/UV双重固化制备耐划伤光学扩散膜

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    杨柱; 夏萍; 邓康清; 龚露露; 常征; 施文芳

    2013-01-01

    采用热/UV双重固化方式制备高透光率、高雾度光学扩散膜扩散涂层.分别研究了不同树脂/粒子比例(以热固化树脂为参考)、双重固化树脂比例(UV固化树脂/热固化树脂),以及相同树脂/粒子比例条件下不同粒子粒径等参数对光学扩散膜扩散涂层力学性能、光学性能的影响.对制备的光学扩散膜扩散涂层力学、光学性能及表观形貌进行表征.测试结果表明:使用合适比例的热/UV混合固化树脂,能够制备出具有耐划伤性能且翘曲度较低的光学扩散膜扩散涂层.%A kind of high light transmittance and high haze diffusion optical light diffusion film was prepared using thermal/UV dual curing methods.The influence of the different resin/ particle ratio(base on the thermosetting resin),the ratio of dual curing resin(UV Curing resin/thermosetting resin) and different size particles with the same resin/particle ratio on the mechanical properties and optical performance of optical diffusion film diffusion coating were studied,respectively.The particle size and its distribution was tested,optical properties and surface morphology of the optical light diffusion coating were characterized.The test results showed that,a kind of anti-scratch diffusion coating of optical light diffusion film which possesses low curl value could be produced when using proper ratio of dual curing resin.

  8. Clinical Application of Light-cured Composite Resin Restoration in Clinical Oral Beauty%光固化复合树脂在临床口腔美容修复中的临床应用

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    邓剑兰; 查伯涛

    2013-01-01

    目的:探讨光固化复合树脂在临床口腔美容修复中的疗效。方法:选取氟斑牙患者65例98颗、牙体缺损患者及牙体畸形患者68例100颗,均采用光固化复合树脂进行口腔修复,比较疗效。结果:光固化复合树脂治疗氟斑牙的总有效率为92.9%,对牙体缺损及牙体畸形总有效率为78.0%。结论:光固化复合树脂对口腔美容修复具有较高的实际应用价值,值得临床推广使用。%Objective To investigate the efficacy of light-cured composite resin restoration in the clinical oral beauty. Methods 65 patients with dental fluorosis(98 teeth)and 68 patients with malformations(100 teeth)were carried by light-cured dental composite resin and the efficacy were compared. Results The total efficiency rate of the light-cured composite resin for the treatment of dental fluorosis was 92.9%,and for dental defects and tooth abnormalities 78.0%,respectively. Conclusion Light-cured composite resin for dental cosmetic restoration has high practical value and is worthy of clinical use.

  9. Design of a new, multi-purpose, light-curing adhesive comprising a silane coupling agent, acidic adhesive monomers and dithiooctanoate monomers for bonding to varied metal and dental ceramic materials.

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    Ikemura, Kunio; Tanaka, Hisaki; Fujii, Toshihide; Deguchi, Mikito; Negoro, Noriyuki; Endo, Takeshi; Kadoma, Yoshinori

    2011-01-01

    A newly designed, light-curing adhesive was investigated for its bonding effectiveness to porcelain, alumina, zirconia, Au, Au alloy, Ag alloy, Au-Ag-Pd alloy, and Ni-Cr alloy. Four experimental adhesives were prepared using varying contents of the following: a silane coupling agent [3-methacryloyloxypropyltriethoxysilane (3-MPTES)], acidic adhesive monomers [6-methacryloyloxyhexyl phosphonoacetate(6-MHPA),6-methacryloyloxyhexyl3-phosphonopropionate(6-MHPP)and 4-methacryloyloxyethoxycarbonylphthalic acid (4-MET)], and dithiooctanoate monomers [6-methacryloyloxyhexyl 6,8-dithiooctanoate (6-MHDT) and 10-methacryloyloxydecyl 6,8-dithiooctanoate (10-MDDT)]. After all adherend surfaces were sandblasted and applied with an experimental adhesive, shear bond strengths (SBSs) of a light-curing resin composite (Beautifil II, Shofu Inc., Kyoto, Japan) to the adherend materials after 2,000 times of thermal cycling were measured. For the experimental adhesive which contained 3-MPTES (30.0 wt%), 6-MHPA (1.0 wt%), 6-MHPP (1.0 wt%), 4-MET (1.0 wt%), 6-MHDT (0.5 wt%) and 10-MDDT (0.5 wt%), it consistently yielded the highest SBS for all adherend surfaces in the range of 20.8 (4.8)-30.3 (7.9) MPa, with no significant differences among all the adherend materials (p>0.05). Therefore, the newly designed, multi-purpose, light-curing adhesive was able to deliver high SBS to all the adherend materials tested.

  10. Effect of bench time polymerization on depth of cure of dental composite resin

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    Harahap, K.; Yudhit, A.; Sari, F.

    2017-07-01

    The aim of this research was to investigate the effect of bench time before light cured polymerization on the depth of cure of dental composite resin. Nanofiller composite resin (Filtek Z350 XT,3M, ESPE,China) was used in this study. Sixty samples of nanofiller composite resin were made and divided into control and test groups with bench time for 0, 15, 30, 45, and 60 min. For the test group, composite resins were stored in refrigerator with 4°C temperatures. Meanwhile, for the control groups, the composite resin was stored at room temperature. The samples were prepared using metal mould with size diameter of 6 mm and 4 mm in thickness. Samples were cured for 20 s by using visible blue light curing unit. Part of samples that unpolymerized were removed by using a plastic spatula. The remaining parts of samples were measured by digital caliper and noted as depth of cure (mm). Data were analyzed to one-way ANOVA and LSD tests (p≤0.05). Results showed there was no significance differences between test groups (p=0.5). A 60 minutes bench time group showed the highest depth of cure value among test group, and it was almost similar with control group value. It can be concluded that longer bench time can increase the depth of cure of composite resin.

  11. 饵激光预备及光固化灯超强功率模式对树脂微渗漏的影响%The effect of Er:YAG laser preparation and xtra power mode of curing light on the microleakage of the composite resin

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    罗瑞; 陈亚明

    2016-01-01

    Objective To study the effect of Er:YAG laser preparation and xtra power mode of curing light on the microleakage of the composite resin filling. Methods 40 extracted molars were randomly divided into 4 groups for cavity preparation, filling and cu-ring:Group A—High speed handpiece and ANTHOS therapy unit attached LED light (550 mW/cm2, 20 s); Group B—high speed handpiece and VALO light curing unit ( xtra power mode 3 200 mW/cm2 , 3 s );Group C—Er:YAG laser and ANTHOS therapy unit attached LED light;Group D—Er:YAG laser and VALO light curing unit. All the samples were prepared for class V cavities thereup-on resin filling and placed in the normal saline at 37℃ for 24 h. After thermocycling, all samples were stained by methylene blue solu-tion, and then sectioned longitudinally in buccolingual direction. Microleakage of the composite resin was observed under stereo-microscope and statistically analyzed. Results Microleakage of gingival wall in all samples was higher than that of the occlusal wall;Microleakage of group A was lower than in group B and group C, with a statistically significant difference (P<0. 05). Group D had the largest microleakage compared with other groups, and the difference was statistically significant (P<0. 05). Conclusion The Er:YAG laser preparation and xtra power mode of the light curing unit will increase the risk of the resin filling leakage.%目的:研究饵激光备洞和光固化灯超强功率模式对树脂充填微渗漏的影响。方法将40颗离体后牙随机平均分成4组进行备洞和充填固化。 A组:高速涡轮机加安福士椅旁LED灯(550 mW/cm2,20 s);B组:高速涡轮机加VALO光固化灯(超强功率模式3200 mW/cm2,3 s);C组:铒激光加安福士椅旁LED灯;D组:铒激光加VALO光固化灯。所有样本制备V类洞并行树脂充填后置于37℃生理盐水中24 h,冷热循环后亚甲基蓝溶液染色,在低速切割机下颊舌向切开,体式显微镜下观察剖面微渗

  12. Influence of monomer curing characteristic on the developing density of light-thermal sensitive microcapsule%单体固化特性对光热敏微胶囊显影密度的影响

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    李新政; 李晓苇; 赖伟东; 白兵; 冯红光

    2011-01-01

    The light-thermal sensitive microcapsule is synthesized by interracial polymerization method, which can act as novel information recording material,and the capsule core is distinguished by the encapsulated monomer.The surface topography of unencapsulated core material UV-curing is studied by atomic force microscopy,and the monomer curing property in microcapsule is analyzed by infrared spectroscopy technology,and the developing density of light-thermal sensitive microcapsule is detected by thermal imaging technology. The results show that curing speed of different monomer mainly depended on the function groups and surface topography of curing product have related on the contents of unsaturated C=C bond in monomer. The curing speed of different monomer and cross-link density of curing product are the main factors effecting on the developing density of light- thermal sensitive microcapsule. Base on the experimental results,the effect of monomer on the developing density is ranked as: TMPTA>(PO3)TMPTA>DPGDA.%利用界面聚合技术制备了以不同单体为囊芯的新型感光材料光热敏微胶囊.借助于傅里叶红外光谱及原子力显微技术对不同单体的双键交联固化及固化产物的表面形貌进行了分析,利用热显影打印技术检测了光热敏微胶囊显影密度随曝光时间的变化.实验结果表明,不同单体的双键交联固化速度主要与单体官能度有关,并且单体固化产物的表面形貌与单体的双键含童有关,不同单体的固化速度和固化产物交联密度是影响光热感微胶囊显影密度的主要因素.根据实验结果可以得出单体对显影密度的影响效果依次为TMPTA﹥(PO3) TMPTA﹥DPGDA.

  13. Mechanical properties and degree of conversion of etch-and-rinse and self-etch adhesive systems cured by a quartz tungsten halogen lamp and a light-emitting diode.

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    Gaglianone, Lívia Aguilera; Lima, Adriano Fonseca; Gonçalves, Luciano Souza; Cavalcanti, Andrea Nóbrega; Aguiar, Flávio Henrique Baggio; Marchi, Giselle Maria

    2012-08-01

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate the degree of conversion (DC), elastic modulus (E), and flexural strength (FS) of five adhesive systems (only the bonding component of both Scotchbond MP-SBMP and Clearfil Protect Bond-CP; Single Bond 2-SB2; One-up Bond F Plus-OUP; and P90 System Adhesive: primer-P90P and bond-P90B) cured with a quartz tungsten halogen (QTH) lamp and a light-emitting diode (LED). Two groups per adhesive were formed (n=5), according to the light source (quartz tungsten halogen-QTH: Demetron LC; and light-emitting diode-LED: UltraLume 5). Bar-shaped specimens were evaluated using three-point bending. The DC was obtained by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). SB2 and P90P exhibited better DC values for QTH curing. However, SB2 and P90P presented the worst results overall. The light source was statistically significant for all adhesives, except for P90B and OUP. Non-solvated adhesives presented the best E and FS values. It could be concluded that the DC and E values can be influenced by the light source; however, this interference is material dependent. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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    nLight, a leading manufacturer of high-power semiconductor lasers, today announced that it has named Laser Lines (Industrial & Medical) Ltd., its exclusive distributor for the United Kingdom. Laser Lines will be responsible for sales and service of nLight's CW and QCW high power visible and near-infrared diode laser product line.

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  18. Optimal Composite Curing System

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    Handel, Paul; Guerin, Daniel

    The Optimal Composite Curing System (OCCS) is an intelligent control system which incorporates heat transfer and resin kinetic models coupled with expert knowledge. It controls the curing of epoxy impregnated composites, preventing part overheating while maintaining maximum cure heatup rate. This results in a significant reduction in total cure time over standard methods. The system uses a cure process model, operating in real-time, to determine optimal cure profiles for tool/part configurations of varying thermal characteristics. These profiles indicate the heating and cooling necessary to insure a complete cure of each part in the autoclave in the minimum amount of time. The system coordinates these profiles to determine an optimal cure profile for a batch of thermally variant parts. Using process specified rules for proper autoclave operation, OCCS automatically controls the cure process, implementing the prescribed cure while monitoring the operation of the autoclave equipment.

  19. High light-extraction-efficiency OLED based on photonic crystal slab structures with taper unit cells

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    YAN Rong-jin; WANG Qing-kang

    2006-01-01

    To improve the light-extraction-efficiency of OLED,we introduced PCS (Photonic Crystal Slab) structures into the interface of ITO layer and glass substrate.PCS structures with Taper unit cells are proved to be effective in reducing the energy of guided wave trapped in high refractive index material,and an increase of light-extraction-efficiency to 95.26% is gained.This enhancement is much greater than the traditional PCS with cylinder unit cells (60%-70%).Physical mechanisms of light-extraction-efficiency enhancement in these structures are further discussed.

  20. Evaluation of mechanical properties of Z250 composite resin light-cured by different methods Avaliação de propriedades mecânicas da resina composta Z250 fotoativada com diferentes métodos

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    Andresa Carla Obici

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated some mechanical parameters of Z250 composite resin using different light-curing methods. Ten specimens were prepared for each mechanical test group with different dimensions according to the test. Light-curing was performed by: a. continuous light (800mW/cm²-40s; b. exponential light (0-800mW/cm²-40s; c. intermittent light (2s-600mW/cm²; 2s without light-80s; d. stepped light (10s-150mW/cm²; 30s-650mW/cm²; e. PAC (1320mW/cm²-3s; f. LED (350mW/cm²-40s. After 24 ± 1 h, the specimens were loaded at a crosshead speed of 0.5 mm/min until fracture. The mechanical properties were calculated and analyzed by ANOVA and Tukey test (5%. The results showed that the highest compressive strength values were found for the continuous, exponential, intermittent and stepped light methods, whereas PAC and LED obtained the lowest values. LED, stepped light, PAC, exponential and continuous light presented the highest values for diametral tensile strength. The intermittent light showed the lowest value, which was significantly lower than the value obtained for LED only. Flexural strength results were not significantly different between all light-curing methods. Finally, the highest modulus of elasticity values were obtained for LED, exponential, continuous and intermittent light, whereas PAC and stepped light showed the lowest values. The mechanical properties were affected by light-curing methods employed.Este estudo avaliou algumas propriedades mecânicas da resina composta Z250 usando diferentes métodos de fotoativação. Dez amostras foram preparadas para cada grupo, com diferentes dimensões de acordo com o ensaio. Os métodos de fotoativação foram: a luz contínua (800mW/cm²-40s; b luz exponencial (0-800mW/cm²-40s; c luz intermitente (2s-600mW/cm²; 2s sem luz-80s; d dupla intensidade (10s-150mW/cm²; 30s-650mW/cm²; e PAC (1320mW/cm²-3s; f LED (350mW/cm²-40s. Após 24 ± 1 h, as amostras foram carregadas até fraturar (v=0

  1. Acceleration of curing of resin composite at the bottom surface using slow-start curing methods.

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    Yoshikawa, Takako; Morigami, Makoto; Sadr, Alireza; Tagami, Junji

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of two slow-start curing methods on acceleration of the curing of resin composite specimens at the bottom surface. The light-cured resin composite was polymerized using one of three curing techniques: (1) 600 mW/cm(2) for 60 s, (2) 270 mW/cm(2) for 10 s+0-s interval+600 mW/cm(2) for 50 s, and (3) 270 mW/cm(2) for 10 s+5-s interval+600 mW/cm(2) for 50 s. After light curing, Knoop hardness number was measured at the top and bottom surfaces of the resin specimens. The slow-start curing method with the 5-s interval caused greater acceleration of curing of the resin composite at the bottom surface of the specimens than the slow-start curing method with the 0-s interval. The light-cured resin composite, which had increased contrast ratios during polymerization, showed acceleration of curing at the bottom surface.

  2. Effects of light-curing modes on the polymerization shrinkage and surface hardness of composite resins%光照模式对复合树脂聚合收缩率和表面硬度的影响

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    韩冰; 董艳梅; 王晓燕; 高学军

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the effects of light-curing modes on the polymerization shrinkage and surface hardness of resins and to explore the related clinical relevance. Methods: Resins with filler content of 76% ( mass fraction) were light-cured by high intensity, low intensity and soft start curing modes for 10 s and 20 s, respectively. Specimens for detecting volumetric shrinkage and surface hardness were prepared. Volumetric shrinkage was measured with Acuvol (n =7) and surface hardness were tested with an indenter (n=5). Results: The volumetric shrinkage of composites cured by high intensity, low intensity and soft-start curing mode was: 2.95% ±0. 08%/3.06% ±0.03% (10 s/20 s), 2.98% ± 0. 12%/3.05% ±0. 13% (10 s/20 s), and 3.03% ±0.05%/3. 11% ±0.07% (10 s/20 s), respectively. No significant difference existed among polymerization shrinkage of composites cured by the three light-curing modes (P>0. 05). The hardness of composites cured by high intensity, low intensity and soft-start curing mode was; (36.82 ±4.45) Mpa/(47.58 ±3.16) Mpa (10 s/20 s), (32.30 ±1.33) Mpa/(41.60±1.83) Mpa (10 s/20 s), and (34. 56 ± 1. 38) Mpa/(44. 62 ±2. 13) Mpa (10 s/20 s) , respectively. There existed significant difference among hardness of composites cured by the three light-curing modes ( P<0. 05 ). Polymerization shrinkage was correlated with energy density ( r = -0. 363, P = 0. 018). Surface hardness was also correlated with energy density (r = -0. 890, P < 0.001 ). Conclusion:It would be better to use high intensity curing mode to improve the physical properties of restorations. In order to keep the physical properties of composites, it is necessary to prolong the curing time using soft-start/low intensity curing modes to increase the energy density.%目的:研究光固化模式对复合树脂聚合收缩率和表面硬度的影响,探讨这些因素的影响对临床工作的指导意义.方法:研究使用填料含量为76%(质量分数)的

  3. The Effects of Exposure Time on the Surface Microhardness of Three Dual-Cured Dental Resin Cements

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    Matheus C. Bandéca

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated the exposure time of light-curing of the polymers used for cementation on microhardness test in different storage times. The polymers (specifically called resin cements were RelyX ARC, RelyX U100, and SET. Five specimens of each group were prepared and photo-polymerized with exposure times of 20 s and 180 s, using a LED polymerization unit with wavelength of 440 ~ 480 nm and light output was consistently 1,500 mW/cm2. The Vickers hardness test was performed in a MMT-3 Microhardness Tester. Data were submitted to ANOVA and Tukey's test (α = 0.05. The values of RelyX ARC showed statistically significant difference to groups with light exposure when considering only chemical cure (p < 0.05. The groups with light exposure (20 s and 180 s showed no significant difference between them (p > 0.05. The RelyX U100 cured only chemically showed statistically significant difference between 48 h and 7 days (p < 0.05. The SET resin cement showed no significant difference to groups without light exposure for all storage times (p > 0.05. The values of hardening of the dual-cured resin cements improved after setting by light and chemical activation demonstrating the importance of light curing.

  4. Describing Adequacy of cure with maximum hardness ratios and non-linear regression.

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    Bouschlicher, Murray; Berning, Kristen; Qian, Fang

    2008-01-01

    Knoop Hardness (KH) ratios (HR) > or = 80% are commonly used as criteria for the adequate cure of a composite. These per-specimen HRs can be misleading, as both numerator and denominator may increase concurrently, prior to reaching an asymptotic, top-surface maximum hardness value (H(MAX)). Extended cure times were used to establish H(MAX) and descriptive statistics, and non-linear regression analysis were used to describe the relationship between exposure duration and HR and predict the time required for HR-H(MAX) = 80%. Composite samples 2.00 x 5.00 mm diameter (n = 5/grp) were cured for 10 seconds, 20 seconds, 40 seconds, 60 seconds, 90 seconds, 120 seconds, 180 seconds and 240 seconds in a 2-composite x 2-light curing unit design. A microhybrid (Point 4, P4) or microfill resin (Heliomolar, HM) composite was cured with a QTH or LED light curing unit and then stored in the dark for 24 hours prior to KH testing. Non-linear regression was calculated with: H = (H(MAX)-c)(1-e(-kt)) +c, H(MAX) = maximum hardness (a theoretical asymptotic value), c = constant (t = 0), k = rate constant and t = exposure duration describes the relationship between radiant exposure (irradiance x time) and HRs. Exposure durations for HR-H(MAX) = 80% were calculated. Two-sample t-tests for pairwise comparisons evaluated relative performance of the light curing units for similar surface x composite x exposure (10-90s). A good measure of goodness-of-fit of the non-linear regression, r2, ranged from 0.68-0.95. (mean = 0.82). Microhybrid (P4) exposure to achieve HR-H(MAX = 80% was 21 seconds for QTH and 34 seconds for the LED light curing unit. Corresponding values for microfill (HM) were 71 and 74 seconds, respectively. P4 HR-H(MAX) of LED vs QTH was statistically similar for 10 to 40 seconds, while HM HR-H(MAX) of LED was significantly lower than QTH for 10 to 40 seconds. It was concluded that redefined hardness ratios based on maximum hardness used in conjunction with non-linear regression

  5. Analysis and simulation of heat transfer in human tooth during the curing of orthodontic appliance and food ingestion

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    J Velazquez-Lopez

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to analyze and simulate the heat transfer in the human tooth undergoing fixed orthodontic appliances and food intake. An in vivo representative mathematic model of a layered thermographic profile was developed during the LED curing of Gemini bracket 0.022 in slot (conventional ligating system and Transbond XT adhesive. The characterization of the layered thermic response allowed to identify if during the LED curing process, according to manufacturer's specification (light curing unit, adhesive can induce pulpar necrosis. The profile's thermographic model was the simulation basis of many conditions such as food intake, due to in vivo metrology is affected by the impossibility of a correct apparatus position and the physiologic function of the oral cavity which is exposed to uncontrollable temperature changes. The metrology was carried out with a T-440 thermographic camera during LED curing bracket, using a LED curing light (Elipar S10 placed at 3 ± 1 mm for 5 s at each mesial and distal surface. The thermography outcomes were analyzed in the FLIR Tools Software, Microsoft Excel 2013 and SPSS 22. To adjust the mathematic model error, in vitro studies were performed on third molars for the purpose of realizing extreme exposition temperature condition tests caused by the LED curing unit without jeopardizing the human tooth vitality as would it be on in vivo experimentation. The bracket curing results according to manufacturer's conditions reached 39°C in vivo temperatures and 47°C on in vitro tests, which does not jeopardize human tooth vitality as said by previous researches, although, an LED curing precise protocol established by the manufacturer's LED curing light is sustained.

  6. Effectiveness analysis of light-curing resin esthetic restoration on defected incisor%前牙光固化美容修复的方法与效果分析

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    穆磊; 王巧云

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To explore the light-curing resin esthetic restoration effect on defected incisor. Methods:40 cases of defected incisor were randomly divided into treatment group and control group, with 20 cases. Control group was given routine orthodontic restoration therapy, and treatment group was given light-curing resin esthetic restoration therapy. Results:The satisfaction in treatment group was significantly higher than in control (100% vs. 80%,P<0.05). Pain relief and teeth functional recovery time in treatment group was significantly less than control (P<0.05). Conclusions:Light-curing resin esthetic restoration therapy in treatment of defected incisor increases satisfaction and promotes the recovery of teeth function.%目的:探讨前牙光固化美容修复的方法与效果。方法:前牙列缺损患者40例随机分为治疗组与对照组各20例。对照组给予传统正畸修复方法,治疗组给予基于光固化复合树脂的美容修复治疗。结果:治疗组的满意度明显高于对照组(100%vs.80%,P<0.05)。治疗组的疼痛缓解时间和牙齿功能恢复时间显著少于对照组(P<0.05)。结论:前牙光固化美容修复的应用能提高患者满意度,促进牙齿功能的恢复,值得推广应用。

  7. Light-cured glass ionomer versus resin reinforced glass ionomer for dental restoration%光固化和双重固化玻璃离子水门汀修复牙体的效果比较

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    刘艳; 陈晖

    2013-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Glass ionomer cement is a kind of new dental material. It has strong adhesiveness, low irritating, which is perfect to prevent dental caries. Currently, glass ionomer cement has been widely used in dental fil ing, adhesive, hole-lining, dentin hypersensitivity and temporary sealing. OBJECTIVE: To compare the repair effects of light-cured glass ionomer and resin reinforced glass ionomer on dental restoration. METHODS: Forty-eight dental caries patients were randomly divided into two groups: one group was repaired by light-cured glass ionomer and the other by resin reinforced glass ionomer. A fol ow-up of 6 months to 2 years was performed by comparison of integrityof the prosthesis, edge sealing, secondary caries and periodontal and endodontic lesions. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The fol ow-up of 6 months showed that the successful rate was 97% in the light-cured glass ionomer group and 99% in the resin reinforced glass ionomer group was 99%. There were no significant difference between the successful rates of the two groups after fol ow-up for 6 months (P > 0.05). The fol ow-up of 2 years showed that the successful rate was 74% in the light-cured glass ionomer group and 92% in the resin reinforced glass ionomer group, and a significant difference occurred between the two groups (P 0.05)。修复2年后复查,光固化玻璃离子水门汀组修复成功率为74%,双重固化离子水门汀组修复成功率为92%,两组比较差异有显著性意义(P <0.05)。表明双重固化玻璃离子水门汀材料修复体保持完整时间更长,边缘密闭性更好,继发龋和牙髓及牙周病变发生率更低,更适用于临床应用。

  8. Application of light curing silica sol in water repellence finish of cotton fabric%光固化SiO2溶胶在棉织物拒水整理中的应用

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    田太洲; 闵洁; 徐进进; 蔡丹

    2015-01-01

    The light curing silica sol was prepared by sol- gel technology using tetraethylorthosilicate (TEOS) and 3- azidopropyltriethoxysilane as precursor, ammonia as catalyst, which was applied in water repel⁃lence on cotton fabrics with hydrophobic additives hexadecyltrimethoxysilane (HDTMS) as additive. The water repel ence property of fabric was endowed by dip- padding the light curing silica sol, then dipping into alkane siloxane, and then was exposed to UV light without curing. The treated cotton fabrics were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X- ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The results showed that the light curing silica sol nanoparticles were coated on the cotton fiber surface and increased the surface roughness. Contact angle results demonstrated that the water contact angle of the treated cotton fabric was 155° for 5μL and was stil greater than 135° after 30 times soaping.%利用溶胶-凝胶技术,以正硅酸四乙酯、3-叠氮丙基三乙氧基硅烷为前驱体,氨水为催化剂制备光固化二氧化硅溶胶,以十六烷基三甲氧基硅烷为拒水剂对棉织物进行拒水整理。先浸轧光固化二氧化硅溶胶,再浸渍烷烃硅氧烷,无需焙烘,通过紫外光照直接赋予织物拒水性能。采用扫描电镜、X射线光电子能谱仪对整理后的棉织物进行测试。结果表明,光固化二氧化硅溶胶沉积在织物表面,提高了棉织物的粗糙度。接触角测试表明,棉织物对水接触角(5μL)达到155°;整理后的棉织物经30次皂洗后,与水的接触角仍大于135°。

  9. 光固化流体树脂美容修复乳前牙龋的疗效观察%Clinical effect of light curing fl uid resin in the treatment of dental caries in primary teeth

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    高艳蕾; 李凌; 袁昌青

    2015-01-01

    ObjectiveTo explore the clinical effect of light curing fluid resin used in cosmetic restoration of dental caries.MethodsFrom February 2014 to April 2015, 92 patients with dental caries were selected. The patients were divided into observation group and control group with 40 cases, 52 cases were treated by light curing fl uid resin and the control group was treated with light cured composite resin. The effect and complications of two groups were compared.ResultsThe total recovery rate of the observation group was higher than that of the control group, and the incidence of complications was lower than that of the control group(P<0.05).ConclusionThe clinical effect of light curing fluid resin used in cosmetic restoration of anterior teeth is signifi cant. Worthy of clinical popularization and Application.%目的:观察光固化流体树脂用于美容修复乳前牙龋的疗效。方法选取2014年2月~2015年4月某院收治的乳前牙龋患儿92例,将其按照治疗所用方法分为观察组52例与对照组40例,观察组行光固化流体树脂修复,对照组行光固化复合树脂修复,比较两组修复效果及并发症情况。结果观察组总修复率比对照组高,且并发症发生率比对照组低,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论光固化流体树脂用于美容修复乳前牙的疗效显著。值得临床推广应用。

  10. 光照角度对牙体与充填材料间微渗漏影响的研究%Effects of Curing Light Angle on the Microleakage of Tooth and Dental Filling Material Surface.

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    李季; 李艳萍; 牛玉梅

    2011-01-01

    目的:通过改变发光二极管(light emitting diode,LED)固化光源与充填材料表面所成角度,研究光照角度对牙体与充填材料间微渗漏的影响.方法:选取21颗完整的离体前磨牙,随机分成3组,以颊面牙颈部釉牙骨质界为中心制备直径2 mm,洞深1.5 mm的圆形V类洞,酸蚀粘结后,复合树脂充填,以3种不同的角度光照,3组光源均朝向根方,A组:固化光源与充填体表面成30°角光照;B组:成60°角光照;C组:成90°角光照.将3组实验牙置于(37±1) ℃恒温箱,0.1%罗丹明B荧光染色剂浸泡24 h后,经充填体中央,沿牙体长轴颊舌向纵剖成两半,激光扫描共聚焦显微镜(Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy,LSCM)下观测龈壁及牙 合壁处的微渗漏.结果:改变固化光源与充填材料表面所成角度,对龈壁处微渗漏的影响具有统计学意义(P<0.01),龈壁处光照角度为90°时微渗漏最小;牙 合壁处3组之间微渗漏无明显差异.结论:固化光源光照角度的改变对牙体与充填材料间的微渗漏有影响.本实验光照角度为90°时牙体与充填材料间微渗漏最小.%Objective: To compare the effects of different curing light angles on the microleakage between tooth and dental filling material at gingival and occlusal surface. Methods: Twenty-one non-carious premolars were selected and randomly divided into three groups. Class V cavities were prepared at the cemento- enamel junction on 21 freshly extracted premolars on the buccal. The diameter was 2mm,and the depth was 1.5mm. After etching and bonding , the cavities were filled with composite. The light angles projected on the dental material surface were 30°,60°,90°using LED curing light. The source faced to the direction of root. The samples were kept in 0.1% Rhodamine-B solution at (37±1)℃ for 24 hours. Then all the teeth were sectioned through the midline of the restoration. Laser scanning confocal microscope (LSCM) was used to visualize the widths

  11. Biaxial flexural strength of high-viscosity glass-ionomer cements heat-cured with an LED lamp during setting

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    Molina, G. Fabian; Cabral, R.J.; Mazzola, I.; Lascano, L. Brain; Frencken, J.E.F.M.

    2013-01-01

    Adding heat to glass ionomers during setting might improve mechanical properties. The aim was to compare the biaxial flexural strength (BFS) between and within four glass ionomers, by time of exposure to a high-intensity LED light-curing unit. Materials and methods. Samples of Fuji 9 Gold Label, Ket

  12. Light control over the size of an antenna unit building block as an efficient strategy for light harvesting in photosynthesis.

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    Yakovlev, A G; Taisova, A S; Fetisova, Z G

    2002-02-13

    It was shown that an increase in the bacteriochlorophyll (BChl) c antenna size observed upon lowering growth light intensities led to enhancement of the hyperchromism of the BChl c Q(y) absorption band of the green photosynthetic bacterium Chloroflexus aurantiacus. With femtosecond difference absorption spectroscopy, it was shown that the amplitude of bleaching of the oligomeric BChl c Q(y) band (as compared to that for monomeric BChl a) increased with increasing BChl c content in chlorosomes. This BChl c bleaching amplitude was about doubled as the chlorosomal antenna size was about trebled. Both sets of findings clearly show that a unit BChl c aggregate in the chlorosomal antenna is variable in size and governed by the grow light intensity, thus ensuring the high efficiency of energy transfer within the BChl c antenna regardless of its size.

  13. Clinical application of light curing calcium hydroxide in primary teeth pulpotomy surgery%光固化氢氧化钙在乳牙牙髓切断术中的临床应用

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    陈虹; 席微; 来洁

    2016-01-01

    目的:探讨适合乳牙牙髓炎的早期最简单、有效的治疗方法。方法:收治乳牙牙髓炎早期患儿196例,应用光固化氢氧化钙行乳牙牙髓切断术,观察效果。结果:196例患者中,177例取得成功,成功率90.75%。结论:乳牙牙髓炎早期患儿应用光固化氢氧化钙行乳牙牙髓切断术,是一种简单有效的治疗方法。%Objective:To investigate the most simple and effective treatment methods for primary teeth pulpitis.Methods:196 cases of children with early primary teeth pulpitis were selected.They were treated with light curing calcium hydroxide for primary teeth pulpotomy.We observed the effect.Results:In the 196 patients,177 cases were successful,and the success rate was 90.75% . Conclusion:The application of light curing calcium hydroxide in primary teeth pulpotomy surgery for children with early primary teeth pulpitis was a simple and effective treatment.

  14. Light curing 3D printing and the development of modifying study on printing materials%光固化3D 打印及其打印材料改性的研究进展

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    路丰军; 洪雅真; 王士斌

    2016-01-01

    At present,the light curing 3D printing is known as the most widely used,the liquid photosensi-tive resin is the basic material of light curing 3D printing.Through experimental study and refer to the rel-evant literature,the domestic and international study progress in the common printing material,such as ep-oxy acrylate unsaturated polyester and polyester acrylate is presented.The development trend of the photo-sensitive resin is analyzed and compared at home and abroad,the issues existed are analyzed and its future developments are discussed.%综述了近几年国内外对常见的打印材料如环氧丙烯酸酯、聚酯丙烯酸酯及不饱和聚酯等树脂的改性研究。分析比较了国内外在光固化树脂方面的发展趋势,对国内发展存在的问题进行分析及对未来发展进行展望。

  15. 不同光质处理对云烟87生长及品质的影响%Influence of Different Light Qualities on the Growth and Quality of Flue-Cured Tobacco

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    龚婷; 查宏波; 黄韡; 魏世强; 王海珠; 何文高; 王凯; 宗学凤; 王三根

    2013-01-01

    通过对烟草植株覆盖红、黄、蓝滤膜获得红、黄和蓝光.研究了3种光质对云烟87生长及品质的影响.结果表明:①红光促进烤烟的生长,使株高和茎围增加,而黄光对烤烟的生长有抑制作用,使株高和茎围低于对照.②3种光质处理能使烤烟叶片最大叶长和最大叶宽增加,在处理的各个时间段,红光处理下的烟叶最大叶宽最宽,说明3种光质处理对叶片的形态有影响.③3种光质处理能使烤烟叶片数减少,在处理的15,45和60 d,黄光处理的烟叶叶片数最少,显著少于对照.④3种光质下的烟叶氮、氯、钾质量分数以及钾氯比均高于对照.⑤黄光处理能降低烟碱的质量分数,红光和蓝光处理使烟碱质量分数增加.⑥化学协调性评价分值结果表明,黄光和红光处理的烟叶属于较协调,蓝光处理和对照的属于协调.%In order to clarify the influences of different light qualities on the growth and quality of flue-cured tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) , the cultivar Yunyan 87 was grown under different illuminant conditions by covering the plants with red, yellow or blue plastic films. Red light treatment tended to promote tobacco growth and increase plant height and stem circumference, while yellow light trended to inhibit the growth of tobacco, resulting in lower plant height and stem circumference than those of the control. All the three light treatments increased the maximum leaf length and maximum leaf width of flue-cured tobacco leaves, and in various treatment stages the red light treatment gave the largest width of maximum leaf width, suggesting that the light quality treatments may influuence the morphology of tobacco leaves. All light quality treatments reduced the number of flue-cured tobacco leaves. Recorded on the the 15 th, 45 th and 60 th day after the commencement of the treatment, the yellow light treatment had the smallest number of leaves, which was significantly lower than the control

  16. 光固化流体树脂窝沟封闭防龋疗效的评价%Clinical evaluation of light-cured flowable resin in preventing pit and fissure caries

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    韩静; 于洪波; 焦菲菲

    2016-01-01

    目的:比较光固化流体树脂与光固化窝沟封闭剂在儿童新生恒牙窝沟封闭预防龋坏的临床效果。方法临床选取150名7~10岁,双侧下颌第一恒磨牙无龋坏的儿童。每个儿童随机选取一侧作为试验组,用光固化流体树脂进行窝沟封闭,另一侧为对照组,用传统光固化窝沟封闭剂进行封闭。封闭治疗后6、12、24个月复查,检查封闭剂在牙面的保留率及龋病发生率,并进行统计学分析。结果2年后试验组光固化流体树脂脱落率和龋病发生率分别为7.80%和2.13%,对照组传统窝沟封闭剂的脱落率和龋病发生率分别为21.43%和7.09%,两组封闭剂脱落率和龋病发生率均有显著性差异(P<0.05)。结论光固化流体树脂在窝沟封闭预防龋坏治疗效果确切,值得临床推广。%Objective To compare the clinical effect of light-cured flowable resin and traditional light-cured pit and fissure sealant in preventing pit and fissure caries. Methods 150 children aged from 7 to 10 years with healthy permanent mandibular first molars were enrolled in this study. One side of permanent mandibular first molar was selected randomly as experimental group, which was sealed with light-cured flowable resin. The other side, as control group, was treated with traditional light-cured pit and fissure sealant. Pa-tients were followed up 6, 12 and 24 months later. The rate of resin loss and incidence of dental caries between two groups were com-pared by χ2 test. Results After two years, the rate of sealant loss and the incidence of caries of experimental group ( 7. 80%;2. 13%) were significantly lower than those of the control group(21. 43%;7. 09%) (P<0. 05). Conclusions Light-cured flowable resin is an effectively anticarious and reliable pit and fissure sealant.

  17. Comparação da influência entre tempos de polimerização em resinas compostas polimerizadas com LED e Luz Incandescente Comparison of the influence of curing times applied to composite resins cured with LED and Incandescent Light

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    Michele P. M. Ulhoa

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available O propósito deste trabalho é fazer uma comparação entre resinas poliméricas dentárias, polimerizadas por aparelhos baseados em lâmpada halógena e diodo emissor de Luz (LED, utilizando-se o método do disco retificado aperfeiçoado para odontologia e os respectivos valores de microdureza. Foram realizados testes em amostras de resinas compostas de 5 diferentes marcas, polimerizadas a tempos de 10, 20 e 40 s, pelos dois aparelhos. A análise estatística dos valores de microdureza e agressividade permitiu concluir que estatisticamente não há correlação entre essas propriedades. Na análise de microdureza, a heterogeneidade característica do material implicou em resultados com valores de desvio padrão relativamente altos, de forma que não foi encontrada diferença estatística entre as amostras avaliadas. Na análise estatística dos ensaios baseados no método do disco retificado, a resina que apresentou maior desgaste nos ensaios, foi a Tetric Ceram, polimerizada pelo aparelho de LED por 10 s, cujo valor médio de agressividade obtido foi 0,170 mm³/N.m. A resina que sofreu menor desgaste foi a Charisma, polimerizada por Lâmpada Incandescente, por um tempo de 20 s, cuja média dos valores de agressividade foi 0,057 mm³/N.m.The purpose of this work was to compare polymeric dental resins cured with halogen lamp and with light emission diode (LED devices, using the grinding disk method customized for dentistry and the corresponding microhardness values. Tests were carried out on resin samples of five brands, which were cured for 10, 20 and 40 s with the two devices. The analysis of microhardness and aggressiveness has allowed us to conclude that there is no correlation between these properties. In Microhardness tests, the material heterogeneity has produced relative high standard deviation values and has not shown statistical differences between the analyzed samples. In the statistical analysis for the results with the grinding disk

  18. Influence of light intensity and curing cycle on microleakage of Class V composite resin restorations Influência da intensidade de luz e métodos de fotoativação no selamento marginal de restaurações classe V em resina composta

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    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to determine the effect of a softstart polymerization method from Quartz-Tungsten-Halogen (QTH and Plasma Arc (PAC curing units on microleakage of Class V composite resin restorations with dentin cavosurface margins. Seventy-five bovine incisors received standardized class V cavities in all dentin margins. Teeth were divided into 5 equal groups according to the curing cycle. The cavities were incrementally restored with a composite resin (Single Bond/Z-100, 3M. Light curing was applied as follows: Group I: PAC light continuous-cycle curing at 1600 mW/cm² for 3s; Group II: PAC light step-cycle curing (2s at 800 mW/cm² then 4s at 1600 mW/cm²; Group III: QTH light continuous-cycle curing at 400 mW/cm² for 40s; Group IV: QTH light ramp-cycle curing (from 100 to 600 mW/cm² in 15s followed by 25s at 600 mW/cm²; Group V: QTH light pulse-delay curing (200 mW/cm² for 3s followed by 3 min delay then 600 mW/cm² for 30s. Teeth were stored in distilled water at 37ºC for 30 days and then subjected to thermocycling for 500 cycles at 5 and 55ºC. Root apices were sealed and teeth coated with nail varnish before they were immersed in 0.5% fuchsine red dye solution. Teeth were then sectioned and slices were scanned with a computer scanner to determine the area of dye leakage using a computer program (Image Tools. Images of tooth slices were also visually examined under magnification and dye penetration along the tooth/restoration interface was scored. Significant differences in the degree of dye penetration and leakage were detected between groups (pO objetivo deste estudo foi determinar o efeito da polimerização gradual, mediante a utilização de aparelhos de Quartzo-Tungustênio-Halógena (QTH e Arco de Plasma de Xenônio (PAC, no selamento marginal de restaurações classe V em resina composta com margens localizadas em dentina. Setenta e cinco incisivos bovinos receberam preparos de cavidades classe V, na raiz, com o

  19. The Experiment of Creep with Glass Ionomer Cement and Light-cured Composite Resin%玻璃离子水门汀与光固化复合树脂的蠕变实验

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    丁杰; 李新颖; 李鹏; 罗民

    2014-01-01

    通过蠕变实验得出了光固化型玻璃离子水门汀试样、银粉玻璃离子水门汀试样、光固化复合树脂试样的蠕变数据、蠕变曲线,建立了各组试样的蠕变函数方程,对比分析三种材料的蠕变特性,为临床提供蠕变力学参数。取光固化型玻璃离子水门汀试样、银粉玻璃离子水门汀试样、光固化复合树脂试样各10个,在电子万能试验机上进行蠕变实验,模拟人体温在36.5±1℃的温度下,以0.1 Mpa/s 的应力增加速度对试样施加应力,每个试样采集100个实验数据,以归一化分析的方法处理蠕变数据,拟合蠕变曲线。光固化型玻璃离子水门汀试样7200 s蠕变量为0.301%,银粉玻璃离子水门汀试样7200 s蠕变量为0.262%,光固化复合树脂试样7200 s蠕变量为0.230%,光固化型玻璃离子水门汀试样7200 s蠕变量大于银粉玻璃离子水门汀试样7200 s蠕变量,光固化复合树脂试样7200 s蠕变量差异显著(P<0.05)。各组试样蠕变曲线是以指数关系变化的。光固化型玻璃离子水门汀由于采用了光化处理,改善了其蠕变特性。%To get the creep data and the creep curves by creep test with the light cured glass ionomer cement specimen,the glass ionomer cement specimen and the light cured composite resin sample,we established the creep equation of different sample,and we analyzed the creep characteristics of three kinds of materials,which provide a clinical creep parameters were analyed.10 glass ionomer cement specimen of the light cared,10 glass ionomer cement specimen,and the 10 specimen of light cured composite resin sample were taken,and we conducted creep experiments in electronic universal testing machine.We simulated human body temperature at a tem-perature of 36.5 ±0.5 ℃ and applied to the specimen stress with stress increasing speed of 0.1Mpa/s,then 100 experimental data in each of samples were collected,then the

  20. Curing Behavior of Epoxy Asphalt

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    YU Jianying; CONG Peiliang; WU Shaopeng; CHENG Songbo

    2009-01-01

    The curing process of epoxy asphalt was analyzed by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR)spectroscopy.Effect of curing temperature on viscosity of epoxy asphalt,and changes of mechanical properties with curing time were investigated.The evolution of concentration of epoxy band was followed as a function of the applied curing process.The experimental results indicate that the curing reaction rate of epoxy asphalt is invariable before 70 min at 120℃,and it decreases when curing time exceeds 70 min.The viscosity of epoxy asphalt increases slowly with curing time at initial curing stage.But it increases quickly after initial curing stage and the initial curing time decreases as the curing temperature increases.The tensile strength increases slowly at incipient curing stage and increases rapidly when curing time is form 20 min to 70 min.The elongation at break shows a decrease with curing time,but it exceeds 200%after cured.

  1. Effect of Weak Light Stress on Carbohydrate Metabolism of Flue-cured Tobacco%弱光胁迫对云南烤烟碳水化合物代谢的影响

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    彭振兴; 徐向丽; 徐双红; 易克; 韩定国; 朱毅

    2012-01-01

    [Objective] The study aimed o discuss the effect of weak light stress on the carbohydrate metabolism of Yuannan flue-cured tobaccos during the period from topping to baking. [Method] The flue-cured tobaccos was covered by using the sunshade net with the shading rate of 75% and the effect of weak light stress on the carbohydrate metabolism in the middle and upper leaves of Yuanyan 87. [Result] The weak light stress in the different time reduced the contents of starch, total sugar, reducing sugar and sucrose, but had no significant effect on the contents of glucose and fructose in the upper leaves of flue-cured tobacco; its influence on middle leaves was significant than that on the upper leaves, it reduced the contents of starch, total sugar and reducing sugar, increased the sucrose content, and had no notable effect on the contents of glucose and fructose in the middle leaves. [Conclusion] Under the weak light stress, the contents of starch, total sugar and reducing sugar in the tobacco leaves was decreased obviously. The influence of the weak light stress on the middle leaves was greater than that on the upper leaves, and the influence was enhanced with the prolonging of the stress tine, so in the production it should using the way with the reasonable density could reduce the influence of weak light stress on the flue-cured tobacco.%[目的]探讨弱光胁迫对云南烤烟打项至采烤期间碳水化合物代谢的影响,为云南烤烟提质增效提供理论依据.[方法]利用遮阳网(遮光率75%)对烤烟进行遮盖,研究弱光胁迫对云烟87中部及上部烟叶碳水化合物代谢的影响.[结果]不同时间的弱光胁迫降低了烤烟上部叶中淀粉、总糖、还原糖、蔗糖的含量,对葡萄糖、果糖含量无显著影响;对中部叶影响比上部叶显著,降低了中部烟叶中淀粉、总糖、还原糖的含量,增加了蔗糖含量,对葡萄糖、果糖含量无显著影响.[结论]在弱光胁迫下,烟叶中的淀粉

  2. Radiation curing of epoxies

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    Dickson, Lawrence W.; Singh, Ajit

    The literature on radiation polymerization of epoxy compounds has been reviewed to assess the potential use of radiation for curing these industrially important monomers. Chemical curing of epoxies may proceed by either cationic or anionic mechanisms depending on the nature of the curing agent, but most epoxies polymerize by cationic mechanisms under the influence of high-energy radiation. Radiation-induced cationic polymerization of epoxy compounds is inhibited by trace quantities of water because of proton transfer from the chain-propagating epoxy cation to water. Several different methods with potential for obtaining high molecular weight polymers by curing epoxies with high-energy radiation have been studied. Polymeric products with epoxy-like properties have been produced by radiation curing of epoxy oligomers with terminal acrylate groups and mixtures of epoxies with vinyl monomers. Both of these types of resin have good potential for industrial-scale curing by radiation treatment.

  3. GATEWAY Report Brief: Evaluating Tunable LED Lighting in the Swedish Medical Behavioral Health Unit

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    2017-08-23

    Summary of a GATEWAY report evaluation of a tunable LED lighting system installed in the new Swedish Medical Behavioral Health Unit in Seattle that incorporates color-tunable luminaires in common areas, and uses advanced controls for dimming and color tuning, with the goal of providing a better environment for staff and patients. The report reviews the design of the tunable lighting system, summarizes two sets of measurements, and discusses the circadian, energy, and commissioning implications as well as lessons learned from the project.

  4. Accelerated 3D Monte Carlo light dosimetry using a graphics processing unit (GPU) cluster

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    Lo, William Chun Yip; Lilge, Lothar

    2010-11-01

    This paper presents a basic computational framework for real-time, 3-D light dosimetry on graphics processing unit (GPU) clusters. The GPU-based approach offers a direct solution to overcome the long computation time preventing Monte Carlo simulations from being used in complex optimization problems such as treatment planning, particularly if simulated annealing is employed as the optimization algorithm. The current multi- GPU implementation is validated using a commercial light modelling software (ASAP from Breault Research Organization). It also supports the latest Fermi GPU architecture and features an interactive 3-D visualization interface. The software is available for download at http://code.google.com/p/gpu3d.

  5. Light transmittance of zirconia as a function of thickness and microhardness of resin cements under different thicknesses of zirconia

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    Cekic Nagas, Isil; Egilmez,Ferhan; Ergün, Gülfem; Kaya, Bekir-Murat

    2013-01-01

    Objective: The objective of this study was to compare microhardness of resin cements under different thicknesses of zirconia and the light transmittance of zirconia as a function of thickness. Study design: A total of 126 disc-shaped specimens (2 mm in height and 5 mm in diameter) were prepared from dual-cured resin cements (RelyX Unicem, Panavia F and Clearfil SA cement). Photoactivation was performed by using quartz tungsten halogen and light emitting diode light curing units under differen...

  6. 光固化复合树脂在临床口腔美容修复中的临床应用%Light-cured composite resin in clinical dental cosmetic repair of clinical application

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    席俊明; 席小茜

    2014-01-01

    目的:探讨光固化复合树脂在临床口腔美容修复中的临床应用效果。方法:选取2011年9月至2014年6月我院收治的100例接受口腔美容修复的患者,随机分成两组,观察组主要为氟斑牙,对照组主要为牙体缺损、畸形,每组50例,两组均采用光固化复合树脂进行口腔美容修复,观察两组的临床修复效果以及不良反应。结果:经治疗,观察组的临床疗效明显高于对照组(94.0%vs80.0%),P<0.05,有统计学意义。结论:采用光固化复合树脂进行临床口腔美容修复,具有操作简便以及并发症较少的优势,能够起到保护牙体的作用,效果显著,尤其适用于氟斑牙的美容修复,值得临床推广。%Objective:To investigate the clinical application of light-cured composite resin results in clinical oral cosmetic repair. Methods:To choose between September 2011 and June 2011,100 cases of our hospital in patients undergoing oral cosmetic repair,randomly divided into two groups,observation group mainly for dental fluorosis,control group is mainly for the tooth defect and deformity,50 cases in each group,two groups are using oral cosmetic repair of light-cured composite resin,observe two groups of clinical repairing effects and adverse reactions. Results:After treatment,the clinical curative effect of observation group was obviously higher than that of control group(94.0% vs80.0 %),P<0.05,with statistical significance. Conclusion:Using clinical dental cosmetic repair of light-cured composite resin,with the advantages of convenient operation and less complications,can protect the tooth,effect is remarkable,especially suitable for cosmetic repair of dental fluorosis,worth clinical promotion.

  7. Efficacy Observation of Light-cured Compounded Resin in the Treatment of Tooth Diseases%光固化复合树脂在牙体病治疗中的疗效观察

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    陈少华

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察不同部位的牙体缺损使用光固化复合树脂修复的临床疗效,并探讨影响疗效的因素。方法:采用光固化复合树脂修复不同部位的64颗牙缺损,并随访3、5、8年,对临床修复效果及影响因素进行分析。结果:64颗牙缺损修复后随访3、5、8年,治疗成功率分别为成功率分别为90.63%、81.25%及68.75%,失败病例主要表现修复体松动脱落、折裂、变色、继发龋、患者出现牙髓炎和根尖周炎。结论:光固化复合树脂治疗不同部位的牙体病成功率较高,远期疗效有待进一步提高。%Objective:To observe the clinical effects of light-cured compounded resin in the treatment of tooth defect in different parts and to discuss the factors that affect efficacy.Method:64 defected teeth in different parts were given the light-cured compounded resin to restore. The patients were then followed up after three, five and eight years of the treatment.Finally,the effectiveness and elements affecting clinical restoration during the treatment were analyzed. Result:According to the interviews of 64 defected teeth after three,five and eight years of the treatment, the success rate was respectively 90.63%,81.25% and 68.75%.Failure cases included abrasion, detachment of fillings, secondary caries, color change and stain.Conclusion:The success rate of light-cured compounded resin in the treatment of tooth defect in different parts is high, but in the long term the efficacy remains to be improved.

  8. The Curing Meter

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    Jensen, Ole Mejlhede

    2006-01-01

    Curing technology concerns adjustment and control of temperature and moisture conditions in hardening structures and elements of concrete. The curing technology comprises e.g. measurement, adjustment and control of the moisture conditions during the early hardening phase of the concrete to achiev...... from concrete surfaces in the early hardening phase. The Concrete Curing Meter is designed for simple and reliable monitoring of water loss from a wet surface of fresh concrete. This new measuring technique has been tested with several prototypes of the Curing Meter....

  9. Effect of radiation light characteristics on surface hardness of paint-on resin for shade modification.

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    Arikawa, Hiroyuki; Kanie, Takahito; Fujii, Koichi; Ban, Seiji

    2005-12-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of radiation light characteristics--of different types of clinical light-curing unit--on polymerization efficiency, as determined by the surface hardness of light-cured paint-on resins. Four shades of paint-on resin for shade modification of restorative resins were used. Materials were cured using one laboratory and three clinical light-curing units with different light sources, namely tungsten-halogen, LED, plasma arc, and xenon flash lamps. Knoop hardness measurements were taken at both the top and bottom surfaces of the specimens to assess the mechanical properties and degree of polymerization. Both LED and plasma arc light units caused significantly poorer surface hardness than the halogen and laboratory xenon lights. In addition, the transparent shade was more sensitive to surface hardness than other chromatic shades. Our results indicated that the polymerization efficiency of paint-on resin was significantly influenced by the radiation light characteristics of clinical light-curing units.

  10. Light-weight monocular display unit for 3D display using polypyrrole film actuator

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    Sakamoto, Kunio; Ohmori, Koji

    2010-10-01

    The human vision system has visual functions for viewing 3D images with a correct depth. These functions are called accommodation, vergence and binocular stereopsis. Most 3D display system utilizes binocular stereopsis. The authors have developed a monocular 3D vision system with accommodation mechanism, which is useful function for perceiving depth. This vision unit needs an image shift optics for generating monocular parallax images. But conventional image shift mechanism is heavy because of its linear actuator system. To improve this problem, we developed a light-weight 3D vision unit for presenting monocular stereoscopic images using a polypyrrole linear actuator.

  11. Light Weight Radioisotope Heater Unit (LWRHU) production for the Galileo mission

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    Rinehart, Gary H.

    The Light Weight Radioisotope Heater Unit (LWRHU) is a (Pu-238)O2-fueled heat source designed to provide a thermal watt of power for space missions. The LWRHU will be used to maintain the temperature of various components on the spacecraft at the required level. The heat source consists of a (Pu-238)O2-fuel pellet, a Pt-30 pct Rh capsule, a pyrolytic graphite insulator, and a woven graphite aeroshell assembly. Los Alamos National Laboratory has fabricated 134 heater units which will be used on the Galileo mission.

  12. Effect of LED curing on the microleakage, shear bond strength and surface hardness of a resin-based composite restoration.

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    Oberholzer, Theunis G; Du Preez, Ignatius C; Kidd, M

    2005-06-01

    To determine the effect of Light emitting diode (LED) curing on dental resins, microleakage, shear bond strength and surface hardness of a dental composite cured with different LEDs were determined and compared with conventional halogen curing. For microleakage, Class V cavities were restored with Esthet-X, divided into groups, and exposed to one of the curing protocols (Elipar Freelight in soft start and standard modes; Ultra-Lume 2; Spectrum 800). Standard dye penetration tests were performed and the data summarised in a 2-way contingency table of observed frequencies. The Chi-square test was used (psurface hardness, samples of Esthet-X were exposed to the light-curing units (LCUs). Vickers hardness was determined on the upper and the bottom surfaces. Data was subjected to statistical analysis using ANOVA (phardness score for the halogen light was significantly lower than for the LED lights (p<0.01). The Spectrum 800 and the Elipar Freelight (soft start) have significantly higher shear bond strengths than the others (p<0.01). It was concluded that the LED source is more efficient for a comparable overall power output.

  13. Feasibility of light-cured composite resin for adult crown restorationduring orthodontic treatment%光固化复合树脂修复成人正畸牙冠缺损的可行性

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    程德盛

    2016-01-01

    背景:光固化复合树脂性能好,色泽美观持久,具有一定的的抗压强度,因此被广泛应用于口腔修复,但目前关于其修复成人正畸牙冠缺损的报道相对较少。  目的:探讨光固化复合树脂修复成人正畸牙冠缺损的可行性。  方法:纳入300例成人正畸牙冠缺损患者,其中男160例,女140例,年龄16-41岁,均实施光固化复合树脂充填修复。修复结束后随访36个月,了解修复大体外观效果、临床修复效果及不良反应发生情况。  结果与结论:①经修复,患者咬颌关系正常,光固化树脂冠十分稳固,外观与邻牙对侧同名牙对称,无叩痛,X射线片检查根尖无阴影;②随访36个月,300例患者中,修复成功268例,其余32例出现脱落,修复成功率为89.33%;300例患者中,对修复效果表示满意的有271例,满意率为90.33%,300例患者均未出现严重不良反应;③结果表明:光固化复合树脂修复成人正畸牙冠缺损的成功率及患者满意率高,且无严重不良反应。%BACKGROUND:Because ofgood performance, beautiful and permanent color, andcertain compressive strength,light-cured composite resinhas beenwidely used in dental restoration. Butthere are less reports about its usage inadultcrown restoration during orthodontic treatment. OBJECTIVE:To explore the feasibility of light-cured composite resin in the adult crownres to rationduring orthodontic treatment. METHODS:300 adultcases of crown defectss cheduled for orthodontic treatmentwere enroled, including 160 males and 140 females, aged from16 to 41years. Al the crown defects were filed with light-cured compositeresins. After 36-month folow-up, the gross appearances of repaired teeth,repairingeffect and adverse reactions were statisticaly recorded and analyzed. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:Afterrestoration, patients exhibited normal occlusion,and thefiled crowns were fixed stably and

  14. The Curing Meter

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    Jensen, Ole Mejlhede

    2006-01-01

    Curing technology concerns adjustment and control of temperature and moisture conditions in hardening structures and elements of concrete. The curing technology comprises e.g. measurement, adjustment and control of the moisture conditions during the early hardening phase of the concrete to achiev...... from concrete surfaces in the early hardening phase. The Concrete Curing Meter is designed for simple and reliable monitoring of water loss from a wet surface of fresh concrete. This new measuring technique has been tested with several prototypes of the Curing Meter.......Curing technology concerns adjustment and control of temperature and moisture conditions in hardening structures and elements of concrete. The curing technology comprises e.g. measurement, adjustment and control of the moisture conditions during the early hardening phase of the concrete to achieve...... an optimal development of properties in the hardening concrete – so-called "moisture curing". Proper moisture curing is vital to concrete but laborious to accomplish and difficult to control at the construction site with present methods. This paper concerns a new method for site measurement of evaporation...

  15. Cure mechanisms in materials for use in esthetic dentistry.

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    Kwon, Tae-Yub; Bagheri, Rafat; Kim, Young K; Kim, Kyo-Han; Burrow, Michael F

    2012-02-01

    The current paper reviews the curing mechanisms found in resin-based materials used in dentistry. Historical aspects of dental products and the associated curing mechanisms are reviewed. In comparison with common industrial procedures, curing methods employed for dental materials are relatively limited because of the need to polymerize quickly in the oral cavity at an ambient temperature. Heat-cure and self-cure dental resins utilize benzoyl peroxide initiator alone with a tertiary amine co-initiator. At present, most dental restorative composites use a camphorquinone-amine complex initiation, visible light-cure, one-component systems, although alternative photoinitiators have been researched and developed. A multiple curing mode in a dual-cure material is a complex combination of various initiation systems. The use of aryl sulfinic acid sodium salt to overcome adverse chemical interactions between simplified adhesives and self- or dual-cure composites is based on another self-cure polymerization mechanism, sulfinic acid-initiated polymerization, proposed by Hagger in 1948. The sodium salt of aryl sulfinic acid reacts with an acidic monomer in simplified adhesives, and is believed to produce radicals. Clinically, it is important to try to optimize the degree of conversion of resin-based materials using proper manipulation and adequate light-curing techniques to ensure the best outcome for materials used to restore teeth.

  16. Fast Monte Carlo simulations of ultrasound-modulated light using a graphics processing unit.

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    Leung, Terence S; Powell, Samuel

    2010-01-01

    Ultrasound-modulated optical tomography (UOT) is based on "tagging" light in turbid media with focused ultrasound. In comparison to diffuse optical imaging, UOT can potentially offer a better spatial resolution. The existing Monte Carlo (MC) model for simulating ultrasound-modulated light is central processing unit (CPU) based and has been employed in several UOT related studies. We reimplemented the MC model with a graphics processing unit [(GPU), Nvidia GeForce 9800] that can execute the algorithm up to 125 times faster than its CPU (Intel Core Quad) counterpart for a particular set of optical and acoustic parameters. We also show that the incorporation of ultrasound propagation in photon migration modeling increases the computational time considerably, by a factor of at least 6, in one case, even with a GPU. With slight adjustment to the code, MC simulations were also performed to demonstrate the effect of ultrasonic modulation on the speckle pattern generated by the light model (available as animation). This was computed in 4 s with our GPU implementation as compared to 290 s using the CPU.

  17. A compact light-weighted and multi-purpose calibration unit for LINC-NIRVANA

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    De Bonis, Fulvio; Bertram, Thomas; Labadie, Lucas; Egner, Sebastian; Bizenberger, Peter; Hofferbert, Ralph; Eckart, Andreas; Kuerster, Martin; Herbst, Tom

    2010-07-01

    Laboratory and on-sky experience suggests that the integration of big astronomical instruments, specially of a complex interferometric system, is a challenging process. LINC-NIRVANA is the Fizeau interferometric imager for the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT). Simulating the final operating environment of every system component has shown how critical is the presence of flexures, vibrations and thermal expansion. Assembling and aligning the opto-mechanical sub-systems will require an absolute reference which is not affected by static displacements or positioning errors. A multi-purpose calibration unit has been designed to ensure the quality of the alignment of optics and detectors and the reliability of the mechanical setup. This new compact and light-weighted unit is characterized by sophisticated kinematics, simple mechanical design and composite materials. In addition, the reduced number of motorized axis improves the stiffness and lowers the angular displacements due to moving parts. The modular concept integrates several light sources to provide the proper calibration reference for the different sub-systems of LINC-NIRVANA. For the standard alignment of the optics an absolute reference fiber will be used. For flatfielding of the detectors the unit provides an integrating sphere, and a special rotating multi-fiber plate (infrared and visible) is used to calibrate the advanced adaptive optics and the fringe-tracking systems. A module to control non-common path aberrations (Flattening of Deformable Mirrors) is also provided.

  18. The efficiency of different light sources to polymerize resin cement beneath porcelain laminate veneers.

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    Usumez, A; Ozturk, A N; Usumez, S; Ozturk, B

    2004-02-01

    Plasma arc light units for curing resin composites have been introduced with the claim of relatively short curing times. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of two different light sources to polymerize dual curing resin cement beneath porcelain laminate veneers. Twenty extracted healthy human maxillary centrals were used. Teeth were sectioned 2 mm below the cemento-enamel junction and crown parts were embedded into self-cure acrylic resin, labial surface facing up. Cavity preparation was carried out on labial surfaces. These teeth were divided into two groups of 10 each. The resin cement/veneer combination was exposed to two different photo polymerization units. A conventional halogen light (Hilux 350, Express Dental Products) and a plasma arc light (Power PAC, ADT) were used to polymerize resin cement. Ten specimens were polymerized conventionally (40 s) and the other specimens by plasma arc curing (PAC) (6 s). Two samples from each tooth measuring 1.2 x 1.2 x 5 mm were prepared. These sections were subjected to microshear testing and failure values were recorded. Statistically significant differences were found between the bond strength of veneers exposed to conventional light and PAC unit (P < 0.001). Samples polymerized with halogen light showed better bond strength. The results of this study suggest that the curing efficiency of PAC through ceramic was lower compared with conventional polymerization for the exposure durations tested in this study.

  19. Efficiency of light-emitting diode and halogen units in reducing residual monomers

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    de Assis Ribeiro Carvalho, Felipe; Almeida, Rhita C.; Almeida, Marco Antonio; Cevidanes, Lucia H. S.; Leite, Marcia C. Amorim M.

    2011-01-01

    Introduction In this in-vitro study, we aimed to compare the residual monomers in composites beneath brackets bonded to enamel, using a light-emitting diode (LED) or a halogen unit, and to compare the residual monomers in the central to the peripheral areas of the composite. Methods Twenty bovine teeth preserved in 0.1% thymol were used in this study. Ten teeth were used to standardize the thickness of the composite film, since different thicknesses would cause different absorbance of light. Brackets were bonded to 10 bovine incisors, with the halogen light (n = 5) and the LED (n = 5). The brackets were debonded, and the remaining composite on the enamel surface was sectioned in 2 regions: peripheral (0.8 mm) and central, resulting in 2 subgroups per group: central halogen (n = 5), peripheral halogen (n = 5), central LED (n = 5), and peripheral LED (n = 5). The spectrometric analysis in the infrared region was used to measure the free monomers with the attenuated total reflectance method. Results Normal distribution was tested by using the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test. Data were compared by 2-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) at P <0.05. The LED group showed fewer residual monomers than did the halogen group (P = 0.014). No differences were found among the regions (P = 0.354), and there were no interactions between light type and region (P = 0.368). Conclusions LED leaves less residual monomer than does the halogen light, even with half of the irradiation time; there were no differences between the central and peripheral regions, and no interaction between light type and region. PMID:21055603

  20. Preparation of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Based on Visible Light-Cured Natural Rubber Latex%可见光固化天然胶乳压敏胶的研制

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    唐盛斌; 徐志义; 廖建和; 陈永平; 廖双泉; 桂红星

    2009-01-01

    Degraded natural latex was mixed with terpene resin emulsion and other additives and then cured under the visible light initiator system to prepare oil-in-water emulsion type of pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA). The ratio of degraded natural rubber to terpene resin emulsion,molecular weight and amounts of other additives were measured to observe their effects on the properties of PSA under a given light intensity. The results showed that the PSA with optimum properties was prepared under the following conditions: the ratio of the degraded natural latex and terpene resin emulsion was 1:1,molecular weight of the degraded natural rubber latex 19.8×10~4,the amount of initiator 1.2%,the amount of cross-linker 15%,and the amount of accelerant 0.4%. The DSC and TG/DTG showed that the PSA was improved in thermal stability after the PSA containing photo-initiator was cured by visible light. The PSA containing photo-initiator showed an increase of 5℃ in Tg,and was still available under a very low temperature.%采用可见光引发体系固化将降解天然胶乳与萜烯树脂乳液的其他助剂组合制备水乳型压敏胶,研究在一定光照强度下,降解天然胶乳与萜烯树脂乳液的不同配比,天然胶乳不同分子量,其他助剂的用量对压敏胶性能的影响.结果表明,降解天然胶乳与萜烯树脂乳液质量比为1:1、降解天然胶乳分子量为19.8×10~4、引发剂1.2%、交联剂15%、促进剂0.4%时压敏胶性能最优.DSC和TG/DTG表明含有光引发剂的压敏胶在光照后热稳定性提高,压敏胶的Tg升高了5℃,仍具有很低的使用温度.

  1. 光固化复合树脂释放成分的检测方法及评价%Detection methods and evaluation of released components from dental light-curing resin composites

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    严敏; 郭晓伟; 宫海环; 冯丹; 张佳慧; 朱松

    2016-01-01

    Light⁃curing resin composites are widely used as dental restorative materials in clinic. Partial monomers don’ t polymerize when the resin composites are cured with light, thus turning into residual monomers which will release in the oral environment. In addi⁃tion, resin can release some components due to biodegradation induced by saliva and enzyme. All of these components may affect body tissues. Released monomers can be measured by numerous techniques including HPLC, LC/MS, HPLC/MS, and GS/MS.The aim of this article was to review the reasons for the released components, their effects on human body and detection methods of these residual monomers.%光固化复合树脂是临床广泛使用的牙体修复材料,在光照发生聚合固化时,有部分单体未发生聚合,成为残余单体,残余单体在口腔环境中进行浸出释放,唾液、酶等也会引起树脂的生物降解从而释放一些成分,这些成分可能对机体组织形成一定的影响。目前有多种检测释放单体的方法,包括高效液相色谱法、液相色谱⁃质谱联用法、高效液相色谱⁃质谱联用法、气相色谱⁃质谱联用法等。该文从残余单体释放的原因及其对人体的影响、检测方法等方面作一综述。

  2. C-CURE

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    US Agency for International Development — C-CURE system manages certain aspects of the access control system, including collecting employee and contractor names and photographs. The Office of Security uses...

  3. Curing of Concrete

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    and pipes illustrate defects frequently caused by improper curing. Proper ... because in such pastes the layers of hydrated ... *3) When cement hydrates the solid products occupy a volume equal to the sum of volumes of anhydrous cement and.

  4. Kinetic Parameters during Bis-GMA and TEGDMA Monomer Polymerization by ATR-FTIR: The Influence of Photoinitiator and Light Curing Source

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    Aline B. Denis

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to analyze the kinetic parameters of two monomers using attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR: 2,2-bis-[4-(2-hydroxy-3-methacryloxypropyl-1-oxy-phenyl] propane (Bis-GMA and triethylene glycol dimethacrylate (TEGDMA. The following were calculated to evaluate the kinetic parameters: maximum conversion rate (Rpmax, time at the maximum polymerization rate (tmax, conversion at Rpmax, and total conversion recorded at the maximum conversion point after 300 s. Camphorquinone (CQ and phenyl propanedione (PPD were used in this study as photoinitiators, whereas N,N-dimethyl-p-toluidine (DMPT amine was used as a coinitiator. LED apparatus and halogen lamp were used in turn to evaluate the effect that light source had on the monomer kinetics. The mass concentration ratio for the three resin preparations was 0.7 : 0.3 for Bis-GMA and TEGDMA: R1 (CQ + DMPT, R2 (PPD + DMPT, and R3 (PPD + CQ + DMPT. The PPD association with the CQ photoinitiator altered the polymerization kinetics compared to a resin containing only the CQ photoinitiator. The light sources exhibited no significant differences for tmax of R1 and R3. Resins containing only the PPD initiator exhibited a higher tmax than those containing only CQ. However, the Rpmax decreased for resins containing the PPD photoinitiator.

  5. Degree of conversion and bond strength of resin-cements to feldspathic ceramic using different curing modes

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    NOVAIS, Veridiana Resende; RAPOSO, Luís Henrique Araújo; de MIRANDA, Rafael Resende; LOPES, Camila de Carvalho Almança; SIMAMOTO, Paulo Cézar; SOARES, Carlos José

    2017-01-01

    Abstract Resin cements have led to great advances in dental ceramic restoration techniques because of their ability to bond to both dental structures and restorative materials. Objective The aim of this study was to assess the performance of resin cements when different curing modes are used, by evaluating the degree of conversion and bond strength to a ceramic substrate. Material and Methods Three resin cements were evaluated, two dual-cured (Variolink II and RelyX ARC) and one light-cured (Variolink Veneer). The dual-cured resin cements were tested by using the dual activation mode (base and catalyst) and light-activation mode (base paste only). For degree of conversion (DC) (n=5), a 1.0 mm thick feldspathic ceramic disc was placed over the resin cement specimens and the set was light activated with a QTH unit. After 24 h storage, the DC was measured with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). For microshear bond strength testing, five feldspathic ceramic discs were submitted to surface treatment, and three cylindrical resin cement specimens were bonded to each ceramic surface according to the experimental groups. After 24 h, microshear bond testing was performed at 0.5 mm/min crosshead speed until the failure. Data were submitted to one-way ANOVA followed by Tukey test (p<0.05). Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used for classifying the failure modes. Results Higher DC and bond strength values were shown by the resin cements cured by using the dual activation mode. The Variolink II group presented higher DC and bond strength values when using light-activation only when compared with the Variolink Veneer group. Conclusion The base paste of dual-cured resin cements in light-activation mode can be used for bonding translucent ceramic restorations of up to or less than 1.0 mm thick. PMID:28198977

  6. Degree of conversion and bond strength of resin-cements to feldspathic ceramic using different curing modes

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    Veridiana Resende NOVAIS

    Full Text Available Abstract Resin cements have led to great advances in dental ceramic restoration techniques because of their ability to bond to both dental structures and restorative materials. Objective The aim of this study was to assess the performance of resin cements when different curing modes are used, by evaluating the degree of conversion and bond strength to a ceramic substrate. Material and Methods Three resin cements were evaluated, two dual-cured (Variolink II and RelyX ARC and one light-cured (Variolink Veneer. The dual-cured resin cements were tested by using the dual activation mode (base and catalyst and light-activation mode (base paste only. For degree of conversion (DC (n=5, a 1.0 mm thick feldspathic ceramic disc was placed over the resin cement specimens and the set was light activated with a QTH unit. After 24 h storage, the DC was measured with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR. For microshear bond strength testing, five feldspathic ceramic discs were submitted to surface treatment, and three cylindrical resin cement specimens were bonded to each ceramic surface according to the experimental groups. After 24 h, microshear bond testing was performed at 0.5 mm/min crosshead speed until the failure. Data were submitted to one-way ANOVA followed by Tukey test (p<0.05. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM was used for classifying the failure modes. Results Higher DC and bond strength values were shown by the resin cements cured by using the dual activation mode. The Variolink II group presented higher DC and bond strength values when using light-activation only when compared with the Variolink Veneer group. Conclusion The base paste of dual-cured resin cements in light-activation mode can be used for bonding translucent ceramic restorations of up to or less than 1.0 mm thick.

  7. Implications of Sustainability for the United States Light-Duty Transportation Sector

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    Gearhart, Chris

    2017-01-12

    Climate change is a problem that must be solved. The primary cause of this problem is burning of fossil fuels to generate energy. A dramatic reduction in carbon emissions must happen soon, and a significant fraction of this reduction must come from the transportation sector. This paper reviews existing literature to assess the consensus of the scientific and engineering communities concerning the potential for the United States' light-duty transportation sector to meet a goal of 80 percent reduction in vehicle emissions and examine what it will take to meet this target. It is unlikely that reducing energy consumption in just vehicles with gasoline-based internal combustion drivetrains will be sufficient to meet GHG emission-reduction targets. This paper explores what additional benefits are possible through the adoption of alternative energy sources, looking at three possible on-vehicle energy carriers: carbon-based fuels, hydrogen, and batteries. potential for the United States' light-duty transportation sector to meet a goal of 80 percent reduction in vehicle emissions and examine what it will take to meet this target. It is unlikely that reducing energy consumption in just vehicles with gasoline-based internal combustion drivetrains will be sufficient to meet GHG emission-reduction targets. This paper explores what additional benefits are possible through the adoption of alternative energy sources, looking at three possible on-vehicle energy carriers: carbon-based fuels, hydrogen, and batteries.

  8. 75 FR 4426 - Florida Power and Light Company; Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Units 3 and 4; Environmental...

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    2010-01-27

    ... the beltline region of the Turkey Point Units 3 and 4 reactor pressure vessels. Environmental Impacts... COMMISSION Florida Power and Light Company; Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Units 3 and 4; Environmental..., located in Miami, Florida. In accordance with 10 CFR 51.21, the NRC prepared an environmental assessment...

  9. Effect of arylamine hole-transport units on the performance of blue polyspirobifulorene light-emitting diodes

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    Abbaszadeh, D.; Nicolai, H.T.; Crəciun, N.I.; Blom, P.W.M.

    2014-01-01

    The operation of blue light-emitting diodes based on polyspirobifluorene with a varying number of N,N,N′,N′ tetraaryldiamino biphenyl (TAD) hole-transport units (HTUs) is investigated. Assuming that the electron transport is not affected by the incorporation of TAD units, model calculations predict

  10. Synthesis, characterization and properties of yellow-light-emitting polyethers containing bis(styryl)anthracene units

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    Gioti, M., E-mail: mgiot@physics.auth.gr; Pitsalidis, C., E-mail: mgiot@physics.auth.gr; Tzounis, L.; Logothetidis, S., E-mail: logot@auth.gr [Laboratory for Thin Films-Nanosystems and Nanometrology (LTFN), Physics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR-54124 Thessaloniki (Greece); Andreopoulou, A. K.; Kallitsis, J. K. [Department of Chemistry, University of Patras, University Campus, Rio-Patras GR26504, Greece and Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (FORTH/ICE-HT), Platani Str., Patras GR26504 (Greece); Mparmpoutsis, E. [Department of Chemistry, University of Patras, University Campus, Rio-Patras GR26504 (Greece)

    2015-02-17

    Aromatic aliphatic polyethers containing bis(styryl)anthracene units in the main chain separated by flexible spacer of 11 (AND52) or 12 (AND53) methylene units, were synthesized and characterized aiming to be applied as emitting materials in polymer light emitting diode (PLED) devices. The polymers are soluble in common organic solvents and have average molecular weight of about 15kDa. Differentiations owing to an odd-even number of methylene units (χ=11 vs χ=12) are observed in their optical properties in solid state. Thin films as well as PLED devices were fabricated via conventional spin-coating process. Initially, various parameters have been investigated concerning the solubility of the polymers, the effect of film thickness on the electrical properties, and their thermal stability. The optical properties of the two polymers were investigated by NIR-Vis-far UV spectroscopic ellipsometry (SE). The accurate determination of the thickness and the optical constants (refractive index and dielectric function as a function of wavelength) were derived. These provide substantial insights into the final design of the optimum final multi-layer structure of the PLEDs, if we take into account that the external quantum efficiency (EQE) of electroluminescence (EL) strongly depends on the optical interference of the beams of emitted light that have been multiply reflected from the layer interfaces. The morphological characterization of the AND52 and AND53 polymeric thin films was carried out using atomic force microscopy (AFM), while current density-voltage (J-V) characteristics of the devices were studied by electrical measurements. The single PLED devices were switched on at relatively low operation voltages, showing the potential as backplanes for active matrix PLED applications. In this perspective, it can be assumed that further studies of the presented materials will enable the development of flexible PLEDs with the possibility to scale up their dimensions for bigger

  11. Lighting

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Lighting Systems Test Facilities aid research that improves the energy efficiency of lighting systems. • Gonio-Photometer: Measures illuminance from each portion of...

  12. The vitamin D hypothesis revisited: race-based disparities in birth outcomes in the United States and ultraviolet light availability.

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    Thayer, Zaneta M

    2014-04-15

    Skin color has been proposed to contribute to race-based health disparities in the United States because of differences in ultraviolet (UV) light-induced vitamin D synthesis. The prediction of this hypothesis, herein named the UVD hypothesis, is that racial disparities in health outcomes are correlated with UV light availability. This paper investigates whether UV light availability is associated with disparities in the rates of low birth weight (LBW) and preterm birth (PTB) between whites and blacks, because these outcomes are thought to be influenced by vitamin D status and to shape disease risk in later life. Data on LBW and PTB from 2007 (n = 2,825,620 births) were compared with data on UV light exposure across the United States. Contrary to the predictions of the UVD hypothesis, LBW and PTB rate disparities were greatest in states with the highest UV light exposure. Notably, income inequality was positively and significantly related to LBW and PTB disparities, even after controlling for UV light availability. The results of this analysis demonstrate that there is a significant environmental gradient in racial disparities in birth outcomes in the United States, but other social or environmental factors associated with living in the southern United States are likely stronger contributors to disparities in birth outcomes than UV light-induced vitamin D status.

  13. Study of Light Cured Composite Resin Clinical Repair on Teratology Cosmetology%光固化复合树脂临床口腔美容修复的研究

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    彭彩燕

    2014-01-01

    目的:探讨针对口腔美容修复中使用光固化复合树脂进行修复的临床疗效和应用价值。方法:选取2004年12月-2006年12月牙科接受治疗的128例患者,均实施光固化复合树脂分层实施塑性固化,对比不同牙科疾病的治疗结果,保持对患者1~6年的随访,观察分析长期效果。结果:45例前牙邻面龋患者治疗优秀36例(80.00%),总有效率91.11%;染色牙、四环素牙、斑釉牙40例患者治疗后优秀32例(80.00%),总有效率90.00%;15例颌面磨损患者治疗后优秀14例(93.33%),总有效率100%;15例折断牙患者治疗后优秀12例(80.00%),总有效率93.33%;8例牙缝间隙修补患者治疗后优秀7例(87.50%),总有效率100%;5例畸形牙患者治疗后优秀3例(60.00%),总有效率80.00%。其中颌面磨损修补优秀率最高,畸形牙修补优秀率最低,两者比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。随访显示共有10例失败,其中1例患者1年之后发生脱落,其余9例患者发生脱落时间为修复后5年。结论:光固化复合树脂用于口腔美容修复,总体临床效果较为理想。光固化复合树脂的选材较为简便,操作过程不复杂,安全性高,且长期效果不错,方便再次修复,值得推广应用。%Objective:To investigate the clinical effect and application value on the use of light cured composite resin dental restoration in the repair. Method:128 cases of patients with dental treatment from December 2004 to December 2006 were selected,the implementation of light-cured composite resin layered implementation plastic solidified,compared the treatment outcome of different dental diseases,keep on patients with 1-6 years of follow-up,observed the long-term effect. Result:45 patients with front teeth adjacent surface caries treatment had 36 cases(80.00%)in excellent,the total effective rate was 91.11%;40 patients with stained teeth

  14. In vitro comparative study of share bond of light cured composite resins with halogen light and argon laser, using stainless steel brackets on human premolars; Estudo comparativo in vitro da capacidade adesiva da resina fotoativada pela luz halogena e por laser de argonio, utilizando-se brackets metalicos em pre-molares humanos

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    Carillo, Vitoria Eugenia Bismarck

    2004-07-01

    The aim of this study in vitro was to compare the share bond strength of the light-cured composite resins Transbond XT (Unitek), with halogen light and argon laser. The Adhesive Remmant Index (ARI) was also investigated. The brackets Dyna lock (3M-UNITEK) were bonded to 75 human premolars, divided into 5 groups (15 each) according to time and the polymerization: Group H20, 15 brackets bonded with halogen light for 20s (10s both sides); Group H40, 15 brackets bonded with halogen light for 40s (20s both sides); Group A40, 15 brackets bonded with argon laser for 40s (20s both sides); Group A20, 15 brackets bonded with argon laser for 20s (10s both sides); Group A10, 15 brackets bonded with argon laser for 10s (5s both sides). The pulpal temperature changes were determined during a polymerization, not exceeding 3,5 deg C. After bonding, the teeth were submitted to a thermo cycled of 700 cycles between 5 deg C and 55 deg C, to simulate the consuming that the light cured composite resin would have in a short space of time. The specimens were then placed in PVC ring and embedded in acrylic resin (Aero-Jet). The tensile bond strength test was performed on an Universal Machine set at a crosshead speed of 1,5 mm/min, and for each rupture we registered a graphic and the best load required in Newtons, was converted to MPa and kgf. The share bond strength showed bigger values for the exposure time of 20 seconds, for the Group bonded for halogen light (H20), 7,45 kgf (7,64 MPa) and for argon laser 7,50 kgf (7,69 MPa); lesser values for the exposure time of 40s for the Group with halogen light (H40), 6,15 kgf (6,30 MPa) and argon laser Group (A40), 6,20 kgf (6,35 MPa) 0; and A10, 4,85 kgf (4,97 MPa). In the ARI Index, only A40 Group showed the 1 Index, with statistical results. In this Group, less than half of the remainder adhesive stayed on the surface of the enamel, conferring specimens failed at the enamel-adhesive interface. The results of the in vitro study demonstrate that

  15. Light

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    Prescott, N.B.; Kristensen, Helle Halkjær; Wathes, C.M.

    2004-01-01

    This chapter presents the effect of artificial light environments (light levels, colour, photoperiod and flicker) on the welfare of broilers in terms of vision, behaviour, lameness and mortality......This chapter presents the effect of artificial light environments (light levels, colour, photoperiod and flicker) on the welfare of broilers in terms of vision, behaviour, lameness and mortality...

  16. Dual cure photocatalyst systems

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    DeVoe, R.J.; Brown-Wensley, K.A.; Holmes, G.L.; Mathis, M.D.; McCormick, F.B.; Palazzotto, M.C.; Spurgeon, K.M. (Minnesota Mining and Mfg. Co., St. Paul, MN (USA). Corporate Research Labs.)

    1990-01-01

    A family of dual cure photocatalyst systems is being developed to be used in the solventless processing of organic coatings. The photocatalyst systems consist of organometallic compounds often in combination with other agents. Upon photolysis, the photocatalyst system generates a Lewis acid and a free radical. The Lewis acid can initiate the polymerization of epoxies or the addition of isocyanates and polyols to form polyurethanes while the free radical can initiate the polymerization of acrylates. The performance of the various photocatalyst systems will be compared on the basis of the physical properties of the cured compositions they produce. 17 figs.

  17. Safety analysis for the Galileo light-weight radioisotope heater unit

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    Johnson, Ernest W.

    The Light-Weight Radioisotope Heater Unit (LWRHU) will be used on the NASA Galileo Mission to provide thermal energy to the various systems on the orbiter and probe that are adversely affected by the low temperature a spacecraft encounters during a long interplanetary mission. Using these plutonia-fueled sources in 1-W increments permits employment of a single design and provides the spacecraft user the option of how many to use and where to position them to satisfy the proper thermal environment for components requiring such consideration. The use of the radioisotope Pu 238 in these devices necessitates the assessment of postulated radiological risks which might be experienced in case of accidents or malfunctions of the space shuttle or the spacecraft during phases of the mission in the vicinity of the earth. Included are data for the design, mission descriptions, postulated accidents with their consequences, test data, and the derived source terms and personnel exposures for the various events.

  18. Implications of Sustainability for the United States Light-Duty Transportation Sector

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    Gearhart, Chris

    2016-06-29

    Climate change is a problem that must be solved. The primary cause of this problem is burning of fossil fuels to generate energy. A dramatic reduction in carbon emissions must happen soon, and a significant fraction of this reduction must come from the transportation sector. This paper reviews existing literature to assess the consensus of the scientific and engineering communities concerning the potential for the United States' light-duty transportation sector to meet a goal of 80% reduction in vehicle emissions and examine what it will take to meet this target. It is unlikely that reducing energy consumption in just vehicles with gasoline-based internal combustion drivetrains will be sufficient to meet GHG emission-reduction targets. This paper explores what additional benefits are possible through the adoption of alternative energy sources, looking at three possible on-vehicle energy carriers: carbon-based fuels, hydrogen, and batteries.

  19. Maximizing light olefins production in fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) units; Maximizacao de olefinas leves em unidades de craqueamento catalitico fluido

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    Pimenta, Ricardo D.M.; Pinho, Andrea de Rezende [PETROBRAS, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2004-07-01

    The Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) process is widely spread over the ten PETROBRAS refineries in its thirteen industrial units. The importance of the FCC process resides on its high gasoline output, being the main supplier of this important product to the system. Additionally, FCC process is the main source of light hydrocarbons in the LPG range, including light olefins. The increasing demand for ethylene, propylene and butylenes was encouraging to concentrate the research efforts on studies about alternatives for the traditional FCC process. In the present work, the proposals from main licensors (UOP, KBR, Stone and Webster) for a light-olefins-driven FCC process (Petrochemical FCC) will be compared. Furthermore, the catalytic route for light olefins production in FCC units is also described. An additive based on ZSM- 5 zeolite, which is produced following a PETROBRAS proprietary technology, is being largely applied into the catalyst inventories of all FCC units. An analysis of different scenarios was performed to estimate the maximum potential of light olefins production from the highest possible ZSM-5 additive usage. More specifically for the case of ethylene, which production is also boosted by the same type of additive, studies are being conducted with the objective of recovering it from a C2 stream using specific units to do the splitting (UPGR). The search for increasing light olefins production in the refining processes is in line with PETROBRAS strategic plan which targeted for the company a more intense activity in the Brazilian petrochemical market (author)

  20. Maximizing light olefins production in fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) units; Maximizacao de olefinas leves em unidades de craqueamento catalitico fluido

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    Pimenta, Ricardo D.M.; Pinho, Andrea de Rezende [PETROBRAS, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2004-07-01

    The Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) process is widely spread over the ten PETROBRAS refineries in its thirteen industrial units. The importance of the FCC process resides on its high gasoline output, being the main supplier of this important product to the system. Additionally, FCC process is the main source of light hydrocarbons in the LPG range, including light olefins. The increasing demand for ethylene, propylene and butylenes was encouraging to concentrate the research efforts on studies about alternatives for the traditional FCC process. In the present work, the proposals from main licensors (UOP, KBR, Stone and Webster) for a light-olefins-driven FCC process (Petrochemical FCC) will be compared. Furthermore, the catalytic route for light olefins production in FCC units is also described. An additive based on ZSM- 5 zeolite, which is produced following a PETROBRAS proprietary technology, is being largely applied into the catalyst inventories of all FCC units. An analysis of different scenarios was performed to estimate the maximum potential of light olefins production from the highest possible ZSM-5 additive usage. More specifically for the case of ethylene, which production is also boosted by the same type of additive, studies are being conducted with the objective of recovering it from a C2 stream using specific units to do the splitting (UPGR). The search for increasing light olefins production in the refining processes is in line with PETROBRAS strategic plan which targeted for the company a more intense activity in the Brazilian petrochemical market (author)

  1. Curing the queue

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    Zonderland, Maartje Elisabeth

    2012-01-01

    In this dissertation we study several problems related to the management of healthcare and the cure of disease. In each chapter a hospital capacity distribution problem is analyzed using techniques from operations research, also known as mathematical decision theory. The problems considered are insp

  2. Application of Dexmedetomidine in Intensive Cure Unit%右美托咪啶在重症监护病房中的应用

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    罗裕锋; 杨思敏; 叶初阳

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To compare dexmedetomidine’s and midazolam’s sedation and analgesia effects on patients who stayed in intensive care unit,and evaluate dexmedetomidine’s functions. Method:Chosed 50 cases who required sedation and analgesia,divide them into group A and group B according to their hospital admission times. Group A was dexmedetomidine group and group B was midazolam group. To analyze effects and side-effect of these two kinds of medicines. Result:Both group A and group were satisfied with these two medicines’sedation and analgesia effects. With regard to awake time,group A was better than group B,but in terms of the duration of ventilatory support and VAS marks,there was no difference between these two groups. With regard to frequency of hypopnea,hypotension,bradycardia,and anterograde amnesia,group A was better than group B(P<0.05). Conclusion:Dexmedetomidine has good sedation and analgesia effects on those patients who stayed in intensive care unit,the happening frequency of hypopnea,hypotension,bradycardia,and anterograde amnesia is lower. It is worthy of promotion in intensive care unit.%  目的:比较右美托咪啶和咪达唑仑在重症监护病房的患者中的镇静、镇痛效果,评价右美托咪啶的作用。方法:选取本院50例ICU需要镇静镇痛的患者,按收治的先后顺序将他们分成A、B两组,A组应用右美托咪啶,B组应用咪达唑仑,对两组药物的作用效果及副作用进行分析。结果:A、B两组的镇静镇痛效果的满意度都很高。A组唤醒时间短于B组,但两组机械通气时间和VAS评分比较差异无统计学意义。A组呼吸减弱、低血压、心动过缓、顺行性遗忘等现象的出现频率均优于B组,比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论:右美托咪定对重症监护病房的患者的镇静镇痛效果好,低血压,呼吸过缓,心动过缓,顺行性遗忘等副作用的发生概率小,可广泛应用于重症监护病房。

  3. 不同光照强度对烤烟生长及品质的影响%Effect of Different Light Intensity on Growth and Quality of Flue-cured Tobacco

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    王峥嵘; 杨焕文; 魏建荣; 周兴华; 赵勇; 周适荔; 段树苍; 尹剑藤; 胡小曼; 李佛琳

    2011-01-01

    为找出光照强度对烤烟的影响规律,为烤烟适生性分析及种植区划提供一定的理论基础,以云烟87为材料,进行透光率为24.4%,57.6%,73.2%,100%(对照)的处理,研究了光照强度对烤烟生育期、农艺性状、叶片组织结构、产质量及化学成分的影响.结果表明:(1)光照不足延迟了烤烟生育期进程,各处理大田生育期比对照分别延迟了10,8,5d.弱光促进株高生长,抑制烤烟叶片数的增加,促进叶片的纵向生长,抑制其横向生长,适度遮光促进面积增加,节距则随着光照的减弱而增加.(2)随着遮阳程度的增加,光照减弱,叶片上表皮厚度、栅栏组织厚度和海绵组织厚度均呈减小的趋势,最厚的为对照,108.64 μm,最薄的为透光率24.4%的处理,50.40 μm.(3)各遮光处理烟叶的产量、产值、均价和上中等烟比例随着遮光程度的加深而显著减小.其中,产量分别减少了496.5,739.5,1 096.5 kg/hm2,产值分别减少了23 087.3,32 174.6,39 265.4元,均价分别减少了5.0,7.3,8.9元,上中等烟比例分别降低了17.1%,47.2%,80.8%.(4)光强的减弱降低了烟叶总糖、还原糖和多酚类物质的含量,而总氮、烟碱、钾、氯和类胡萝卜素含量则随光照强度降低表现出增加的趋势.%In order to find out influence law of light intensity to flue-cured tobacco, and provide certain theoretical basis for adaptability analysis and planting districts, taken Yunyan 87 as test material to conducted field experiment which treatments were light transmittance of 24. 4% , 57. 6% , 73. 2% and 100%(CK) to study effects of light intensity on growth period, agronomic characters, leaf tissue struc-ture, yield, quality and chemical composition. The results showed: (1) Growth progress was delayed with light inadequate, field growth period of each treatments were deferred 10, 8and 5 d separately. Weak light promoted plant height to grow, while restrained increase of leaf number of

  4. Prevention is better than cure

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    Anaïs Schaeffer

    2012-01-01

    Throughout the year, members of the Safety Inspections Services section of HSE Unit devote themselves to ensuring the safety of all infrastructure and equipment that represent a specific hazard within the Organization. They regularly comb through all CERN's infrastructure to forestall any accidents and their potential impact, true to the adage that prevention is better than cure.   This site has a few (!) slight safety problems... Spot the mistakes! (Details of the game below.) Ensuring that an HV electrical installation is properly earthed, that a system under pressure has no weak points, that an item of lifting equipment can be used without risk, that safety valves operate at the right pressure threshold as well as checking that a heavy object that could inflict injury if it fell is not stored on top of a cupboard: such are the types of inspections performed by the Safety Inspection Service (DGS-SEE-SIS). "These checks reassure those in charge of equipment and infrastruct...

  5. [Effects of silicon carbide on the cure depth, hardness and compressive strength of composite resin].

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    Wang, Ke; Lin, Yi'na; Liu, Xiaoqing

    2009-08-01

    The hardness, compressive strength and cure depth are important indices of the composite resin. This investigation was made with regard to the effects of silicon carbide on the cure depth, hardness and compressive strength of the light-curing composite resin. Different amounts of silicon carbide were added to the light-curing composite resin, which accounted for 0 wt%, 1 wt%, 0.6 wt%, 0.3 wt%, 0.1 wt%, 0.05 wt% and 0.005 wt% of the composite resin, respectively. The hardness, compressive strength and cure depth of the six afore-mentioned groups of composite resin were measured by the vernier caliper, the vickers hardness tester and the tensile strength of machine, respectively. The results showed that silicon carbide improved the hardness and compressive strength of the light-curing composite resin,when the concentration was 0.05 wt%. And the cure depth was close to that of control.

  6. Application of light-cure resin-modified glass ionomer cement in orthodontic practice%光固化树脂加强型玻璃离子水门汀在正牙学实践中的作用

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    单丽华; 崔占琴; 沈庆华; 高琪; 邱志香

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Resin-modified glass ionomer (RMGI) cements have higher bond strength, especially can release fluoride. But there are fewer reports of the clinical application for the prevention of decalcification.OBJECTIVE: To test the benefit from using RMGI cement instead of a conventional composite resin in bracket bonding for patients with malocclusion, and observe bracket-failure rates and decalcification on enamel surfaces at pretreatment and at debonding.DESIGN: Observational and comparative trial.SETTING: The Second Hospital Affiliated to Hebei Medical University.PARTICIPANTS: Forty successive patients (358 teeth) with malocclusion admitted to the Department of Orthodontics in the Second Hospital Affiliated to Hebei Medical University, were selected for the study from July to August in 2002. All the patients (21 females and 19 males, mean age 16 years) had normal and complete anterior teeth, good oral hygiene. There were no obvious differences in bilateral teeth. Informed consents were obtained from all the subjects. The experiment was also approved by the ethical committee of the hospital. Experimental materials were RMGI adhesive (Fuji, GC, Japan, Lot 0005111) and composite resin cement (enamel adhesive of Beijing and Tianjin, Tianjin product, Lot 020402). Brackets produced from Hangzhou 3B and 37% phosphoric acid were used.METHODS: ①Bonding brackets: Subjects selected according to random procedure were divided into two groups, each with 20. GroupⅠ: The left buccal surfaces bonded with light-cure RMGI were etching for 30 seconds with 37% phosphoric acid, rinsed with water; the right buccal surfaces bonded with composite resin cement were etching for 60 seconds with 37% phosphoric acid, rinsed with water and dried; Group Ⅱ: After etching for 30 seconds with 37% phosphoric acid, the right buccal surfaces were rinsed with water and bonded brackets with light-cure RMGI. The left buccal surfaces were bonded brackets with composite resin cement after etching

  7. Hiccups: causes and cures.

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    Lewis, J H

    1985-12-01

    Hiccups result from a wide variety of conditions that act on the supraspinal hiccup center or that stimulate or disinhibit the limbs of its reflex arc. While scores of hiccup remedies have been reported over the centuries, no single "cure" stands out as being the most effective. Measures that stimulate the uvula or pharynx or disrupt diaphragmatic (respiratory) rhythm are simple to use and often help to speed the end of a bout of otherwise benign, self-limited hiccups. Such manueuvers may also terminate persistent hiccups. Drug therapy usually becomes necessary for more intractable hiccups; chlorpromazine and metoclopramide being two of the most widely employed agents for this purpose. Physical disruption of the phrenic nerve, hypnosis, and acupuncture are other modes of therapy that have been used in severe cases. Because so many reports of hiccup "cures" are based on anecdotal experience rather than controlled clinical studies, I review the available treatments to provide a rational approach for the management of hiccups.

  8. The curative effect observation of super adhesive bonding of light cured composite resin inlay in the repair of deciduous teeth Ⅱ complex cavities%超级黏接剂黏接光固化复合树脂嵌体在修复乳牙Ⅱ类复面洞型的疗效观察

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    辜赵娜

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察超级黏接剂黏接材料黏接复合树脂嵌体在修复乳牙Ⅱ类洞型的临床疗效。方法:收治乳牙Ⅱ类洞型患者18例,采用超级黏接剂黏接材料黏接复合树脂嵌体进行修复治疗,观察临床效果。结果:经过随访观察,用超级黏接剂黏接材料黏接光固化复合树脂嵌体在口腔无脱落,嵌体边缘继发龋发生率4.8%。结论:使用超级黏接剂材料黏接光固化复合树脂嵌体具有很好防止脱落和防止继发龋的效果。%Objective:To explore the curative effect observation of super adhesive bonding of light cured composite resin inlay in the repair of deciduous teeth Ⅱ complex cavities.Methods:18 patients with deciduous teeth Ⅱ complex cavities were selected. They were treated by super adhesive bonding of light cured composite resin inlay.We observed the clinical effect.Results:After follow-up observation,with super adhesive bonding of light cured composite resin inlay,there was no shedding in oral,and secondary caries incidence at inlay edge was 4.8%.Conclusion:Using super adhesive bonding of light cured composite resin inlay was good to prevent the shedding and prevent the incidence of secondary caries.

  9. Composite depth of cure using four polymerization techniques

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    Ericson Janolio de Camargo

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available The light-curing technique is relevant to reduce the degree of polymerization shrinkage, improving clinical and esthetic success of composite resin restorations. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate in vitro the effect of four light-curing techniques on depth of cure of a composite resin. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ten specimens of a composite resin were made in cylindrical cavities prepared in PVC plates (3.0 X 7.0 mm for each light-curing technique. Four photoactivation methods were investigated: stepped, ramped, pulse-delay and traditional. Specimens were longitudinally sectioned and polished for microhardness measurements (kg/mm², which were made at 0.1, 1.0, 2.0 and 4.0 mm from the irradiated surface. Data were subjected to ANOVA and Tukey's test. RESULTS: The effect of factors studied (curing method and distance from the surface and the interaction of these factors was statistically significant (p<0.05. The traditional method of cure provided higher microhardness values (69.6 ± 2.5 than the stepped (63.5 ± 3.1 and pulsed (63.9 ± 3.2 methods at all depths evaluated, but it did not differ from the ramped method (66.7± 4.4 at 0.1 and 1.0 mm of depth. CONCLUSION: All techniques employed provided satisfactory cure of the composite resin up to the depth of 2.0 mm from the irradiated surface.

  10. Enterprise coordination at Long Island Lighting Company Northport Station Unit 3

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    O`Kula, J.M. [Northport Power Station, NY (United States); Broske, D. [Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States); Hubby, R.N. [MAX Control Systems, Inc., North Wales, PA (United States)

    1995-12-31

    Today`s focus on the need for improvement of controls and monitoring for cycle operation stems from a power industry requirement to assume an ever larger share of the system load change requirements. The source of this need is the significant growth of power sources that provide no assistance in load regulation such as cogenerators and independent power producers. Management of today`s fossil fired power plants must recognize two broader constraints in addition to simply meeting the load demand: first-the need for reliable operation with minimum expenditure of equipment life; and second-the need to conform to environmental regulations including NO{sub x} and other environmental emission limits. The authors will discuss two approaches currently being implemented at Long Island Lighting Company`s Northport 3 Station to enable power plants to provide the best performance achievable with equipment in service with minimum expenditure of equipment life within the requisite environmental constraints. Implementation will be accomplished thorough the following task development: (1) The plant automation coordinator which provides expert best operating practice for plant start-up and shutdown supervision with optional equipment automation available for critical plant operations. (2) The process constraint coordinator to provide the easy incorporation of plant operating constraints, plant life expenditure, environmental and regulatory constraints in to the real-time operating strategy of boiler control. By the dynamic on-line calculation of maximum allowable unit rate of change and maximum and minimum operating limits based on available equipment in service and life expenditure and environmental restrictions, intelligent automatic unit dispatch is readily achievable. Operating experience with these new strategies will be shared as available.

  11. Observation of Clinical Therapeutic Effect of Combination of Glass Gonomer Gement and Light Cured Composite Resin on Restoring Wedge Shaped Defect%两种材料联合修复牙齿楔状缺损的临床疗效观察

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    戴晓枫

    2012-01-01

    Objective To evaluate clinical therapeutic effect of combination of glass ionomer cement and light cured composite resin on restoring wedge shaped defect. Methods 110 teeth with wedge shaped defects in treatment group were filled and repaired with glass ionomer cement. The light cured composite resin was used to repair the teeth permanently after 24 hours. The other two control groups were treated with glass ionomer cement and light cured composite resin respectively. The treatment results and cure rates were compared between the three groups after one year follow-up. Results The cure rates of treatment group and two control groups were 98.61%, 77.85%, 77.46% respectively. The difference between treatment group and control groups was significant (p<0.01). Conclusion The combination of glass ionomer cement and light cured composite resin is a better method to restore the wedge shaped defect.%目的探讨玻璃离子水门汀联合光固化复合树脂充填修复牙齿楔状缺损的临床疗效.方法对110例楔状缺损患牙采用玻璃离子水门汀常规充填雕刻成形,然后行光固化复合树脂永久修复.对照组分别用玻璃离子、光固化复合树脂.随访一年后比较3组修复楔状缺损治愈率.结果两种材料联合修复牙齿楔状缺损的治愈率98.61%,对照组的治愈率77.85%和77.46%;两组有显著差异(P<0.01).结论两种材料联合修复牙齿楔状缺损技术是理想方法之一.

  12. 光固化冠桥复合树脂强化作用的实验研究%Experimental Study on the Reinforced Effect of Light-Curing Composite Resins Used for Crowns and Bridges

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    孙健; 张建中

    2001-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the reinforced effect of the light-curingcomposite resins used for crowns and bridges. Method Three light-curing composite resins which were used for crowns and bridges were chosen, and three polyester fiber sieves and three stainless steel sieves in different mesh were used as the additional reinforced materials.Compressive strength and three point flexural strength of test bars made of those materials were evaluated. The reinforced bridges with special fibers were used as control groups.Result (1)There was significant increase in the stainless steel sieves groups. Nevertheless, there was some decrease after use of the polyester fibers as the additional reinforced material. (2)The increase of the reinforced crowns was especially obvious. (3)Among the three resins, the property of Targis was better than that of Arglass and Solidex.Conclusion The properties of the whole composite material were closely correlated with the additional reinforced materials, the resistance to compression of the sieves are better than its resistance to bend.%目的 探讨光固化冠桥复合树脂的强化效果。方法 选择3种光固化冠桥树脂,3种不同目数的涤纶和3种不同目数的不锈钢筛网作外加强。制作试件及冠桥,并与专用纤维网加强桥相比,测定抗压、3点抗弯强度。结果 ⑴不锈钢丝网增强效果明显,涤纶丝网无强化效果;⑵冠的加强效果尤为明显;⑶Targis的性能好于Artglss和Solidex。结论 复合材料的性能与外加强材料密切相关,金属网状结构对压缩的耐受性优于对屈曲的耐受性。

  13. Light weight portable operator control unit using an Android-enabled mobile phone

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    Fung, Nicholas

    2011-05-01

    There have been large gains in the field of robotics, both in hardware sophistication and technical capabilities. However, as more capable robots have been developed and introduced to battlefield environments, the problem of interfacing with human controllers has proven to be challenging. Particularly in the field of military applications, controller requirements can be stringent and can range from size and power consumption, to durability and cost. Traditional operator control units (OCUs) tend to resemble laptop personal computers (PCs), as these devices are mobile and have ample computing power. However, laptop PCs are bulky and have greater power requirements. To approach this problem, a light weight, inexpensive controller was created based on a mobile phone running the Android operating system. It was designed to control an iRobot Packbot through the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in-house Agile Computing Infrastructure (ACI). The hardware capabilities of the mobile phone, such as Wi- Fi communications, touch screen interface, and the flexibility of the Android operating system, made it a compelling platform. The Android based OCU offers a more portable package and can be easily carried by a soldier along with normal gear requirements. In addition, the one hand operation of the Android OCU allows for the Soldier to keep an unoccupied hand for greater flexibility. To validate the Android OCU as a capable controller, experimental data was collected evaluating use of the controller and a traditional, tablet PC based OCU. Initial analysis suggests that the Android OCU performed positively in qualitative data collected from participants.

  14. Fast data preprocessing with Graphics Processing Units for inverse problem solving in light-scattering measurements

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    Derkachov, G.; Jakubczyk, T.; Jakubczyk, D.; Archer, J.; Woźniak, M.

    2017-07-01

    Utilising Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) platform for Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) enables significant reduction of computation time at a moderate cost, by means of parallel computing. In the paper [Jakubczyk et al., Opto-Electron. Rev., 2016] we reported using GPU for Mie scattering inverse problem solving (up to 800-fold speed-up). Here we report the development of two subroutines utilising GPU at data preprocessing stages for the inversion procedure: (i) A subroutine, based on ray tracing, for finding spherical aberration correction function. (ii) A subroutine performing the conversion of an image to a 1D distribution of light intensity versus azimuth angle (i.e. scattering diagram), fed from a movie-reading CPU subroutine running in parallel. All subroutines are incorporated in PikeReader application, which we make available on GitHub repository. PikeReader returns a sequence of intensity distributions versus a common azimuth angle vector, corresponding to the recorded movie. We obtained an overall ∼ 400 -fold speed-up of calculations at data preprocessing stages using CUDA codes running on GPU in comparison to single thread MATLAB-only code running on CPU.

  15. Evaluation of Vickers hardness and depth of cure of six composite resins photo-activated with different polymerization modes

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    C Poggio

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: The current in vitro study evaluated Vickers hardness (VK and depth of cure (hardness ratio of six resin composites, polymerized with a light-emitting diode (LED curing unit by different polymerization modes: Standard 20 s, Standard 40 s, Soft-start 40 s. Materials and Methods: Six resin composites were selected for the present study: three microhybrid (Esthet.X HD, Amaris, Filtek Silorane, two nanohybrid (Grandio, Ceram.X mono and one nanofilled (Filtek Supreme XT. The VK of the surface was determined with a microhardness tester using a Vickers diamond indenter and a 200 g load applied for 15 seconds. The mean VK and hardness ratio of the specimens were calculated using the formula: hardness ratio = VK of bottom surface / VK of top surface. Results: For all the materials tested and with all the polymerization modes, hardness ratio was higher than the minimum value indicated in literature in order to consider the bottom surface as adequately cured (0.80. Curing time did not affect hardness ratio values for Filtek Silorane, Grandio and Filtek Supreme XT. Conclusion: The effectiveness of cure at the top and bottom surface was not affected by Soft-start polymerization mode.

  16. Avaliação in vitro da microinfiltração em cavidades classe II de molares decíduos, restaurados com resina composta auto e fotopolimerizável Analysis in vitro of microleaking in class II cavities of deciduous molars, restored with auto and light-cured composite resin

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    Full Text Available Estudou-se a microinfiltração marginal presente na interface da parede gengival de cavidades classe II em molares decíduos, restaurados com resina composta (auto e fotopolimerizável, através da penetração de uma solução corante. Os preparos cavitários apresentavam a parede gengival em esmalte e foram restaurados segundo 4 diferentes técnicas: 1 resina composta fotopolimerizável; 2 resina composta autopolimerizável; 3 resina composta auto e fotopolimerizável; e 4 ionômero de vidro/resina composta. Após a análise estatística dos resultados, concluiu-se que todos os grupos apresentaram microinfiltração em graus variados; todavia, os grupos 2, 3 e 4 apresentaram os menores graus de infiltração.The purpose of this study was the evaluation in vitro of marginal microleaking, present on gum’s edges of class II cavities of deciduous molars, restored with composite resin (auto and light-cured, with the use of a staining solution to verify the leaking. The prepared cavities presented enamel on gum’s edges and were restored according to four different techniques: 1 light-cured composite resin; 2 auto-cured composite resin; 3 mixed technique (auto and light-cured composite resin; and 4 glass-ionomer/composite resin. After the statistical analysis of the results, it was concluded that all the groups presented microleaking, in variable degrees. However, groups 2, 3 and 4 presented the smallest levels of leaking.

  17. Analysis of clinical efficacy of light-cured composite resin and GC FUJI Ⅸglass ionomer in dental caries fill- ing%光固化复合树脂和 GC FUJI Ⅸ玻璃离子充填龋齿临床疗效分析

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    周丽

    2014-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical curative effect of light cured composite resin and GC FUJI Ⅸglass ionomer in filling dental caries .Methods One hundred and eight patients with 326 caries teeth were randomly divided into light cured resin group (54 cases, 150 teeth) and GC FUJI Ⅸ group(54 cases, 176 teeth) and were treated respectively by light cured composite resin and GC FUJI Ⅸglass ionomer for restorations of dental caries .One year after filling , the clinical efficacy was compared between the two groups .Results The restoration success rate of GC FUJIⅨgroup(97.2%) was higher than that of light cured resin group (87.3%)(P<0.01).Conclusion The efficacy of deep caries filling of GC FUJI Ⅸglass ionomer is better than that of light cured composite resin .%目的:观察光固化复合树脂和GC FUJIⅨ玻璃离子两种材料充填龋齿的临床疗效。方法将108例(326颗患牙)随机分为光固化树脂组(54例150颗)和GC FUJI Ⅸ组(54例176颗),光固化树脂组采用光固化复合树脂材料充填修复,GC FUJIⅨ组采用GC FUJIⅨ玻璃离子材料充填修复,随访观察一年,比较两组的临床疗效。结果采用GC FUJI Ⅸ玻璃离子材料充填修复成功率(97.2%)高于光固化复合树脂组(87.3%)(P<0.01)。结论 GC FUJI Ⅸ玻璃离子充填深龋疗效优于光固化复合树脂。

  18. Light

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    Robertson, William C

    2003-01-01

    Why is left right and right left in the mirror? Baffled by the basics of reflection and refraction? Wondering just how the eye works? If you have trouble teaching concepts about light that you don t fully grasp yourself, get help from a book that s both scientifically accurate and entertaining with Light. By combining clear explanations, clever drawings, and activities that use easy-to-find materials, this book covers what science teachers and parents need to know to teach about light with confidence. It uses ray, wave, and particle models of light to explain the basics of reflection and refraction, optical instruments, polarization of light, and interference and diffraction. There s also an entire chapter on how the eye works. Each chapter ends with a Summary and Applications section that reinforces concepts with everyday examples. Whether you need a deeper understanding of how light bends or a good explanation of why the sky is blue, you ll find Light more illuminating and accessible than a college textbook...

  19. INFLUENCE OF IRRADIATION EXPOSURE TIME ON THE DEPTH CURE OF RESTORATIVE RESIN COMPOSITE

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    Francesca Fabiano

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available A study was conducted to evaluate the degree of conversion by the hardness measurements of a commercial resin composite. The specimens were prepared according to ISO 4049 and photo-activated for 20s – 40s – 60s with a light-emitting diodes (LEDs. To establish the optimal increment technique mono-layers 1 mm and 2 mm thick were tested. The ratio bottom-to-top was assessed for the mono-layers groups. Vickers hardness profiles were measured for mono-layer, bi-layer and tri-layer along the cross-section. The microhardness map showed difference in the mechanical characteristic of overlying resin confirmed by SEM images analysis of the fracture mechanics. Curing effectiveness of resin composite is not only dependent on the curing light unit but also from thickness of the resin composite and the duration of the exposure. The data suggest that an exposure time of 40 s or higher is required to provide composites with a homogeneous and high hardness, moreover, a 1 mm buildup multi-layering technique results in adequate curing of the bottom layer and better mechanical properties.

  20. Curing of polymer thermosets via click reactions and on demand processes

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    Brei, Mark Richard

    In the first project, an azide functional resin and tetra propargyl aromatic diamines were fabricated for use as a composite matrix. These systems take already established epoxy/amine matrices and functionalize them with click moieties. This allows lower temperatures to be used in the production of a thermoset part. These new systems yield many better mechanical properties than their epoxy/amine derivatives, but their Tgs are low in comparison. The second project investigates the characterization of a linear system based off of the above azide functional resin and a difunctional alkyne. Through selectively choosing catalyst, the linear system can show regioselectivity to either a 1,4-disubstituted triazole, or a 1,5-disubstituted triazole. Without the addition of catalyst, the system produces both triazoles in almost an equal ratio. The differently catalyzed systems were cured and then analyzed by 1H and 13C NMR to better understand the structure of the material. The third project builds off of the utility of the aforementioned azide/alkyne system and introduces an on-demand aspect to the curing of the thermoset. With the inclusion of copper(II) within the azide/alkyne system, UV light is able to catalyze said reaction and cure the material. It has been shown that the copper(II) loading levels can be extremely small, which helps in reducing the copper's effect on mechanical properties The fourth project takes a look at polysulfide-based sealants. These sealants are normally cured via an oxidative reaction. This project took thiol-terminated polysulfides and fabricated alkene-terminated polysulfides for use as a thiol-ene cured material. By changing the mechanism for cure, the polysulfide can be cured via UV light with the use of a photoinitiator within the thiol/alkene polysulfide matrix. The final chapter will focus on a characterization technique, MALDI-TOF, which was used to help characterize the above materials as well as many others. By using MALDI-TOF, the

  1. Development of a resin curing model for UV nanoimprint.

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    Lee, Jin Woo; Cho, Dong-Woo

    2005-10-01

    UV nanoimprint lithography uses UV light as an energy source. It is performed at room temperature and low pressure, and has its own merits as compared to thermal nanoimprint. In this paper, a measurement system was developed to measure the degree of resin curing in UV nanoimprint to improve our understanding of the resin solidification phenomenon. A curing model was then established based on the measurement results. The measurement system measured the degree of cure in real time and was composed of a Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy system, a UV light source, and an optical guide. Also, new UV-curable resins that had low viscosity values were developed for the UV nanoimprint process, and imprint tests using these resins were performed successfully. The curing model considered the UV irradiation time, power, and curing temperature, which are important parameters in the UV nanoimprint process. The degree of cure had an exponential relation to UV irradiation time, power, and temperature; thus, the curing model was expressed as an exponential function of the UV irradiation time, power, and temperature. The developed model was verified for various UV-curable resins.

  2. Influence of argon laser curing on resin bond strength.

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    Hinoura, K; Miyazaki, M; Onose, H

    1993-04-01

    Light cured resin composites are usually cured with halogen lamps whose light output decreases with time and distance to the resin surface. This study compared bond strengths of resins to tooth structure cured with either an argon laser or a conventional halogen light. The enamel and dentin of bovine incisors were ground on the buccal surface with wet #600 grit SiC paper. A 4 x 2 mm mold was placed on the tooth surface and Scotchbond 2/Silux and Clearfil Photobond/Photo Clearfil A were placed into the molds and cured using a Quick Light or an argon laser for exposure times of 10, 20, and 30 seconds, and distances of 0.0, 0.5, 1.0, and 1.5 mm from the resin surface. The intensity of the Quick Light was measured as 510 mW/cm2 at 470 +/- 15 nm and the intensity of the argon laser was adjusted to 510 mW/cm2 before curing. Shear bond tests at a crosshead speed of 1.0 mm/min were performed after 24 hours of storage in water. The bond strengths obtained with the halogen lamp and the laser were not significantly different at the same exposure times and at 0.0 or 0.5 mm from the resin surface. The laser cured bond strengths did not decrease with increasing distance whereas there was a significant decrease in halogen bond strengths at distances greater than 0.5 mm for both resins. The use of the laser might provide a clinical advantage in cases where the curing light source cannot be brought into proximity to the surface of the resin.

  3. Evaluation of Doubled Haploid Derivatives of the Flue-cured Nicotianatabacum cv. Wislica

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    Berbec A

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available A total of 51 doubled haploid (DH derivatives of the flue-cured true-breeding tobacco variety Wislica were obtained via anther culture and colchicine-induced chromosome doubling. Of that number eight DH lines showed morphological aberrations and/or reduced vigour that made them unfit to be grown in the field. The remaining 43 DH lines were grown in 2001 under regular flue-cured tobacco management and evaluated for principal growth indicators, yield, curability and gross money returns from unit area. In 2002, the evaluation was scaled down to include 13 best performing DH lines of 2001. The DH lines showed a considerable variation for basic growth parameters. Usually, the DH lines had more leaves but were shorter than the parental genotype mostly due to shorter internodes. The majority of DH lines showed delayed flowering compared to the parental cultivar. Yields of cured leaves varied extensively, some of the DH lines yielding above and some below cv. Wislica. Curability measured as percentage of light (1st to 3rd grades was generally lower in DH lines compared to that in cv. Wislica. However, because of the high leaf yield some of the DH lines were not inferior to the parental cultivar with respect to money returns from unit area.

  4. Modeling HIV Cure

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    Perelson, Alan; Conway, Jessica; Cao, Youfang

    A large effort is being made to find a means to cure HIV infection. I will present a dynamical model of post-treatment control (PTC) or ``functional cure'' of HIV-infection. Some patients treated with suppressive antiviral therapy have been taken off of therapy and then spontaneously control HIV infection such that the amount of virus in the circulation is maintained undetectable by clinical assays for years. The model explains PTC occurring in some patients by having a parameter regime in which the model exhibits bistability, with both a low and high steady state viral load being stable. The model makes a number of predictions about how to attain the low PTC steady state. Bistability in this model depends upon the immune response becoming exhausted when over stimulated. I will also present a generalization of the model in which immunotherapy can be used to reverse immune exhaustion and compare model predictions with experiments in SIV infected macaques given immunotherapy and then taken off of antiretroviral therapy. Lastly, if time permits, I will discuss one of the hurdles to true HIV eradication, latently infected cells, and present clinical trial data and a new model addressing pharmacological means of flushing out the latent reservoir. Supported by NIH Grants AI028433 and OD011095.

  5. Energy saving estimation on radiation process. Electron beam curing of paint

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    Kaneko, Hideaki (Nihon Parkerizing Co., Ltd., Tokyo); Maekawa, H.; Ito, Y.; Nishikawa, I.; Fujii, H.; Murata, K.

    1982-01-01

    When the quantity of paint used for industrial coating is assumed to be 420,000 tons, it is estimated that the area being coated is 2.8 billion m/sup 2/, the petroleum required for pretreatment steam, drying and baking is 1.68 million tons, and the required amount of energy saving is 120,000 tons per year in terms of petroleum. The authors examined how the adoption of electron beam curing for surface coating contributes to the energy saving. So far, it has been said that electron beam curing is more efficient than thermal or light curing in energy consumption, but the premise condition was not clear. The theoretical energy requirement for thermal curing, light curing and electron beam curing was calculated and compared. The comparison of the measured values was also performed. The amount of energy required for thermal curing, UV light curing and electron beam curing was roughly 100:10:1, and the cost of energy for them was 50:5:1. In spite of the large merit of electron beam curing, it has not spread as expected, because of the repayment cost of the facility and the cost of inert gas required for the process. Energy saving is brought about by electron beam curing, but the overall cost must be examined case by case.

  6. Study on Synergy Effect of Free Radical-cationic Hybrid Light Curing Composite Resin of Epoxy-acrylate%自由基-阳离子混杂光固化环氧/丙烯酸酯协同效应的研究

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    2012-01-01

    Composite resin of Epoxy-Acrylic was prepared by free radical-cationic hybrid curing systemin visible light-cured, and the influence of the proportion of free radical (CQ) and cationic initiator (DPI ~ PF6) on curing time, curing depth, linear dimension change and properties of composition were mainly studied. The results show: when the mass fraction of CQ is 0.75, the curing time is 6s, the curing depth is 7. 86mm, the linear dimension change is 0. 2%, and the synthetic performance of the composite resin is excellent. This result demonstrated that free radical-cationic hybrid curing system combined the advantages of radical and cationic polymerization, and exhibited a better synergy effect.%采用可见光引发自由基-阳离子混杂光固化体系,固化环氧/丙烯酸酯制备的复合树脂,重点研究了自由基光引发剂樟脑醌和阳离子光引发剂二苯基碘锚六氟磷酸盐质量比对固化时间、固化深度、线尺寸变化率及树脂性能的影响。结果表明:在可见光的照射下,当樟脑醌在混合引发剂中的质量分数为0.75时,固化时间为6s,光固化深度为7.86ram,线尺寸变化率为0.2%,固化复合树脂的综合性能优良;很好地证明了自由基一阳离子混杂光固化体系结合了自由基聚合和阳离子聚合的优点,表现出较好的协同效应。

  7. Light

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    2011-01-01

    This classic study, available for the first time in paperback, clearly demonstrates how quantum theory is a natural development of wave theory, and how these two theories, once thought to be irreconcilable, together comprise a single valid theory of light. Aimed at students with an intermediate-level knowledge of physics, the book first offers a historical introduction to the subject, then covers topics such as wave theory, interference, diffraction, Huygens' Principle, Fermat's Principle, and the accuracy of optical measurements. Additional topics include the velocity of light, relativistic o

  8. Does the light source affect the repairability of composite resins?

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    Emel KARAMAN

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to examine the effect of the light source on the microshear bond strength of different composite resins repaired with the same substrate. Thirty cylindrical specimens of each composite resin—Filtek Silorane, Filtek Z550 (3M ESPE, Gradia Direct Anterior (GC, and Aelite Posterior (BISCO—were prepared and light-cured with a QTH light curing unit (LCU. The specimens were aged by thermal cycling and divided into three subgroups according to the light source used—QTH, LED, or PAC (n = 10. They were repaired with the same substrate and a Clearfil Repair Kit (Kuraray. The specimens were light-cured and aged for 1 week in distilled water at 37 °C. The microshear bond strength and failure modes were assessed. There was no significant difference in the microshear bond strength values among the composite resins, except for the Filtek Silorane group that showed significantly lower bond strength values when polymerized with the PAC unit compared to the QTH or LED unit. In conclusion, previously placed dimethacrylate-based composites can be repaired with different light sources; however, if the composite to be repaired is silorane-based, then using a QTH or LED device may be the best option.

  9. Inhibition of Autophagy Enhances Curcumin United light irradiation-induced Oxidative Stress and Tumor Growth Suppression in Human Melanoma Cells

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    Niu, Tianhui; Tian, Yan; Mei, Zhusong; Guo, Guangjin

    2016-01-01

    Malignant melanoma is the most aggressive form of skin carcinoma, which possesses fast propagating and highly invasive characteristics. Curcumin is a natural phenol compound that has various biological activities, such as anti-proliferative and apoptosis-accelerating impacts on tumor cells. Unfortunately, the therapeutical activities of Cur are severely hindered due to its extremely low bioavailability. In this study, a cooperative therapy of low concentration Cur combined with red united blue light irradiation was performed to inspect the synergistic effects on the apoptosis, proliferation and autophagy in human melanoma A375 cell. The results showed that red united blue light irradiation efficaciously synergized with Cur to trigger oxidative stress-mediated cell death, induce apoptosis and inhibit cell proliferation. Meanwhile, Western blotting revealed that combined disposure induced the formation of autophagosomes. Conversely, inhibition of the autophagy enhanced apoptosis, obstructed cell cycle arrest and induced reversible proliferation arrest to senescence. These findings suggest that Cur combined with red united blue light irradiation could generate photochemo-preventive effects via enhancing apoptosis and triggering autophagy, and pharmacological inhibition of autophagy convert reversible arrested cells to senescence, therefore reducing the possibility that damaged cells might escape programmed death. PMID:27502897

  10. The effect of curing intensity on mechanical properties of different bulk-fill composite resins.

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    Alkhudhairy, Fahad I

    2017-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of two curing light intensities on the mechanical properties (Vickers microhardness, compressive strength, and diametral tensile strength) of bulk-fill resin-based composites (RBCs). Four commercially available bulk-fill RBCs (Tetric(®) N-Ceram, SonicFill™, Smart Dentin Replacement (SDR™) Posterior Flowable Material, and Filtek™ Posterior Restorative) were used in this study. A total of 72 cylindrical specimens of each RBC (n=288) were prepared and subjected to Vickers microhardness, compressive strength, and diametral tensile strength tests at high (1200 mW/cm(2)) and low (650 mW/cm(2)) curing light intensities (each n=12). Results were evaluated using independent and paired sample t-tests, one-way analysis of variance, and Tukey's post hoc test. All tests were performed at a significance level of Pintensity light. Although having the least mean microhardness values, a significant difference was observed between SDR cured using high-intensity light and that cured using low-intensity light (Pintensity light, and the least was measured for Tetric N-Ceram cured using low-intensity light (214.3 MPa). At high and low curing light intensities, diametral tensile strength for all RBCs except SonicFill was significant (Pintensity (1200 mW/cm(2)) had a positive influence on the compressive and tensile strength of the four bulk-fill RBCs and microhardness of two materials tested compared with lower curing light intensity (650 mW/cm(2)). SonicFill showed the greatest microhardness and compressive strength significantly for both curing light intensities and greater diametral tensile strength with high-intensity light, although not significant. SDR cured with high-intensity light showed the greatest diametral tensile strength among the four materials.

  11. Controversies in HIV cure research

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    Johnston Rowena

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Antiretroviral therapy significantly reduces HIV viral burden and prolongs life, but does not cure HIV infection. The major scientific barrier to a cure is thought to be the persistence of the virus in cellular and/or anatomical reservoirs. Discussion Most efforts to date, including pharmaco, immuno or gene therapy, have failed to cure patients, with the notable exception of a stem cell transplant recipient commonly known as the Berlin patient. This case has revived interest in the potential to cure HIV infection and has highlighted the need to resolve critical questions in the basic, pre-clinical and clinical research spheres as they pertain specifically to efforts to eradicate HIV from the body of an infected person (a sterilizing cure or at least render the need for lifelong antiretroviral therapy obsolete (functional cure. This paper describes ongoing debates in each of these research spheres as they were presented and discussed at a satellite session that took place at the 6th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Rome in July 2011. Summary The resolution of these debates may have important implications for the search for a cure, the most efficient ways to identify and test promising interventions, and ultimately the availability of such a cure to diverse groups of HIV patients around the world.

  12. Mixture proportioning for internal curing

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    Bentz, Dale P.; Pietro, Lura; Roberts, John W.

    2005-01-01

    hydration and strength development, reduced autogenous shrinkage and cracking, reduced permeability, and increased durability. The impact of internal curing begins immediately with the initial hydration of the cement, with benefits that are observed at ages as early as two days. Internal curing...

  13. Translucency,opalescence and fluorescence properties of six light-cured resin composites%6种光固化复合树脂的半透性、乳光性及荧光性研究

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    杨琳; 陈豆豆; 张君平; 李继遥

    2016-01-01

    目的:体外测定6种光固化复合树脂的半透性、乳光性及荧光性参数。方法:将6种光固化复合树脂,包括 Filtek Supreme XT-YT(XT)、Filtek Supreme XT-A3B(3M)、Clearfil Majesty-A3(MJ)、Gradia Direct-A3(GC)、Venus-A3(VE)、Cha-risma Diamond-A3(CA)制备成直径9 mm,厚度为2.0 mm 的盘状树脂块。采用 PR-650光谱扫描色度仪,测量并计算样本半透性参数(TP 值)、乳光参数(OP 值)及荧光参数(FL 值),并绘制荧光反射曲线。结果:TP 值,除 XT 与 MJ 外,余下树脂均在天然牙范围内;OP 值,仅 XT 在天然牙牙釉质范围内;FL 值,XT 最接近天然牙;GC、MJ、VE、CA 的荧光峰值波长在天然牙范围内,峰值均高于天然牙;样本的 TP、OP 正相关(r =0.85,P <0.05),而 TP 与 FL、OP 与 FL 的相关均无统计学意义(P>0.05)。结论:现常用树脂能较好模拟天然牙光学特性,但在乳光性方面与天然牙尚有差异。%Objective:To evaluate the translucency,opalescence and fluorescence reflection of 6 light-cured resin composites. Methods:Disks of 6 resin composites including Filtek Supreme XT-YT(XT),Filtek Supreme XT-A3B(3M),Clearfil Majesty-A3 (MJ),Gradia Direct-A3(GC),Venus-A3(VE)and Charisma Diamond-A3(CA)were prepared in the diameter of 9 mm with the thickness 2.0 mm.PR-650 spectral scanning colorimeter was used to measure and caculate translucency parameters(TP),opal-escence parameter(OP)and fluorescence reflection(FL)and to draw the fluorescence reflection curves.Results:Except XT and MJ,TP value of other resin composites were in the range of natural tooth.Only OP value of XT was in the range of natural tooth en-amel.FL value of XT was close to that of natural tooth dentin.Fluorescent peak wavelength of GC,MJ,VE and CA were in the range of natural tooth,but fluorescent peak height was higher than that of natual tooth.TP was positively correlated with OP(r =0

  14. Light pollution is associated with earlier tree budburst across the United Kingdom.

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    Ffrench-Constant, Richard H; Somers-Yeates, Robin; Bennie, Jonathan; Economou, Theodoros; Hodgson, David; Spalding, Adrian; McGregor, Peter K

    2016-06-29

    The ecological impact of night-time lighting is of concern because of its well-demonstrated effects on animal behaviour. However, the potential of light pollution to change plant phenology and its corresponding knock-on effects on associated herbivores are less clear. Here, we test if artificial lighting can advance the timing of budburst in trees. We took a UK-wide 13 year dataset of spatially referenced budburst data from four deciduous tree species and matched it with both satellite imagery of night-time lighting and average spring temperature. We find that budburst occurs up to 7.5 days earlier in brighter areas, with the relationship being more pronounced for later-budding species. Excluding large urban areas from the analysis showed an even more pronounced advance of budburst, confirming that the urban 'heat-island' effect is not the sole cause of earlier urban budburst. Similarly, the advance in budburst across all sites is too large to be explained by increases in temperature alone. This dramatic advance of budburst illustrates the need for further experimental investigation into the impact of artificial night-time lighting on plant phenology and subsequent species interactions. As light pollution is a growing global phenomenon, the findings of this study are likely to be applicable to a wide range of species interactions across the world.

  15. Dielectric analysis of depth dependent curing behavior of dental resin composites.

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    Steinhaus, Johannes; Moeginger, Bernhard; Grossgarten, Mandy; Rosentritt, Martin; Hausnerova, Berenika

    2014-06-01

    The aim of this study is to investigate depth dependent changes of polymerization process and kinetics of visible light-curing (VLC) dental composites in real-time. The measured quantity - "ion viscosity" determined by dielectric analysis (DEA) - provides the depth dependent reaction rate which is correlated to the light intensity available in the corresponding depths derived from light transmission measurements. The ion viscosity curves of two composites (VOCO Arabesk Top and Grandio) were determined during irradiation of 40s with a light-curing unit (LCU) in specimen depths of 0.5/0.75/1.0/1.25/1.5/1.75 and 2.0mm using a dielectric cure analyzer (NETZSCH DEA 231 with Mini IDEX sensors). The thickness dependent light transmission was measured by irradiation composite specimens of various thicknesses on top of a radiometer setup. The shape of the ion viscosity curves depends strongly on the specimen thickness above the sensor. All curves exhibit a range of linear time dependency of the ion viscosity after a certain initiation time. The determined initiation times, the slopes of the linear part of the curves, and the ion viscosities at the end of the irradiation differ significantly with depth within the specimen. The slopes of the ion viscosity curves as well as the light intensity values decrease with depth and fit to the Lambert-Beer law. The corresponding attenuation coefficients are determined for Arabesk Top OA2 to 1.39mm(-1) and 1.48mm(-1), respectively, and for Grandio OA2 with 1.17 and 1.39mm(-1), respectively. For thicknesses exceeding 1.5mm a change in polymerization behavior is observed as the ion viscosity increases subsequent to the linear range indicating some kind of reaction acceleration. The two VLC composites and different specimen thicknesses discriminate significantly in their ion viscosity evolution allowing for a precise characterization of the curing process even with respect to the polymerization mechanism. Copyright © 2014. Published by

  16. Observation of Effect onFilling of 50 CasesWedge Shaped DefectTeeth by Light Cured Composite Resin and Glass Ionomer Cement%光固化复合树脂、玻璃离子水门汀填充牙楔状缺损50例的疗效观察

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    马勇

    2016-01-01

    Objective To investigate the clinical efficacyonfilling of 50 caseswedge shaped defectteeth by light cured composite resin and glass ionomer cement.Methods50 cases (186 teeth) with wedge shaped defect in our hospital were selected.They were randomly divided into light cured composite resin and glass ionomer cement joint repair group (observation group),62 teeth, light cured composite resin repair group (control group 1),58 teeth, glass ionomer cement group (control group 2),66 teeth, therapeutic effect of three groups of patients were compared.ResultsAfter 2 years of observation, the success rate of observation group was significantly higher than that of control group 1 and control group 2, the difference was statistically significant (P0.05).ConclusionIt canobtain good therapeutic effect thatwedge shaped defectteeth was repaired by light cured composite resin and glass ionomer cement. This method is worthy to be popularized and applied in clinical practice.%目的:探讨光固化复合树脂联合玻璃离子水门汀填充牙楔状缺损的临床疗效。方法选取本院门诊收治的50例(共186颗)牙楔状缺损患者,随机将其分为光固化复合树脂与玻璃离子水门汀联合修复组(观察组),共62颗,光固化复合树脂修复组(对照1组),共58颗,玻璃离子水门汀修复组(对照2组),共66颗,对三组患者的治疗效果进行比较。结果经2年的修复观察,观察组的修复成功率明显高于对照1组和对照2组,差异具有统计学意义(P0.05)。结论光固化复合树脂联合玻璃离子水门汀填充牙楔状缺损能取得良好的治疗效果,值得在临床推广与应用。

  17. 用布喇格光纤光栅传感器测定口腔复合树脂材料光固化收缩与温度演化特性%Evaluation of Shrinkage Stress and Exotherm during Light-curing of Dental Resin Composites

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    刘林; 叶志清; 饶春芳; 胡友德; 匡芬; 王燕

    2012-01-01

    复合树脂材料已成为重要的牙齿美容修复材料.本文利用两种布喇格光纤光栅传感器测定了口腔复合树脂材料在光固化过程中的收缩与温度演化特性.一种为普通的光纤布喇格光栅,另一种为经过了化学镀镍的光纤布喇格光栅,同时埋入复合树脂样品中,用光照射使其固化,测得光纤布喇格光栅在固化过程中温度和应力随时间的演化曲线.实验结果表明,在光固化过程中,因为聚合反应,树脂产生了强烈的收缩应力和温度变化,掌握复合树脂的光固化收缩特性和温度变化特性时不断改良材料性能以及优化口腔材料的治疗效果具有实际意义.%Light-cured composite resin is an important material in densitry for beauty and restoration. Fiber Bragg gratings (FBG) is used to determine composite resin shrinkage during the light-curing. Because FBGs are both sensitivity to temperature and strain, two different kinds of FBGs were used to calculate the temperature and strain respectively. One of the FBG was bare, and the other was chemical plated FBG, both of which were embedded in one sample of resin simultaneously. LED light source was used for light curing. Real time changes of temperature and shrinkage strain were gained. The experiments showed that the resin expressed strong shrinkage strain and temperature variation because of the polymerization reaction during the curing. The results are helpful for understanding the shrinkage and temperature change of the materials and improving more prefecable treatment effect.

  18. Development of hard materials by radiation curing technology

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    Salleh, N.G. E-mail: nik_ghazali@mint.gov.my; Glaesel, H.J.; Mehnert, R

    2002-03-01

    For studying nanoglobular modification effects in radiation cured polymeric composites, we prepared polymerization active silico-organic nanoparticles. With their polymerization active ligands, these nanoparticles form crosslinks by modifying the viscoelastic properties in radiation cured polymeric nanocomposites. In this process, there was a polymerization activity imparted to the particle surfaces of nanopowders, thus applying the physico-chemical modification scheme of a heterogeneous copolymerization to novel scratch and abrasion resistant coatings. By varying the nanoparticle-monomer formulation and the curing method, additional property can be achieved. In this works, we also investigated the influence of various factors such as addition of photoinitiators and other additives into the formulations. The coating materials were applied to the substrate by using different type of coaters. These materials were cured by ultraviolet light and electron beam irradiation. Properties of coatings were characterized using Universal scratch tester and Taber abrasion tester.

  19. 光质对烤烟生长发育、主要经济性状和品质特征的影响%Effects of light quality on the growth and development, major economic properties and quality characters of flue-cured tobacco

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    陈伟; 蒋卫; 梁贵林; 邱雪柏; 潘文杰

    2011-01-01

    We studied the effects of light quality on growth and development, major economic properties and quality characters of flue-cured tobacco by using flue-cured tobacco Yunyan 87 as the test material. We used colored films of similar transmittance to conduct shadings treatment on the bird-nest stage and at the topping period of flue-cured tobacco until the end of growth. Results showed blue light could promote the reproductive growth of tobacco plants and delay maturation of tobacco leaves. While red, yellow and white light did not influence the development progress of tobacco significantly, and the growth period of tobacco would be extended when the shading was conducted at topping period. Light quality has the strongest significant effect on the growth of tobacco leaves, the influence of red and blue light was stronger during the earlier stages of growth, while the influence of yellow and white light was stronger at later growing periods. Agronomic traits of the tobacco plant achieved to the best overall performance under natural light and red film. Red light could improve the growth of the tobacco stem and leaves, as well as blue and yellow lightcould restrain the growth of tobacco stem and reduce leaf area. Increasing the proportion of red light on the tobacco during the earlier growing stage improved the major economic properties of cured tobacco leaves, the effects of blue light became more obviously important during the latter stage of growth. The proper combination of red light and yellow light may play an important role in improving the tobacco leaf quality in different growing period. Increasing the proportion of red light on the tobacco during the earlier growing stage reduced the content of nicotine and protein in cured tobacco leaves as well as improved the carbohydrate content and the smoking quality of cured tobacco leaves, however, which was found to negatively affect the potassium oxide content. While enhancing yellow light proportion during later

  20. Towards an HIV cure

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    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Given the challenge of delivering complex, expensive and potentially harmful antiretroviral therapy (ART on a global level, there is intense interest in the development of short-term, well-tolerated regimens that allow individuals to interrupt therapy indefinitely without experiencing a rebound in viremia. This so-called “cure” or “remission” might be due to complete eradication of all replication-competent HIV during ART or durable host-mediated control of persistent virus in absence of ART. Recent heroic interventions such as hematopoietic stem cell transplant and very early initiation of antiretroviral therapy suggest that dramatic reductions in the reservoir size can be achieved, but that complete eradication will be difficult if not impossible to achieve. Most attempts to stimulate effective host-mediated control of HIV have failed. It is likely that for a true cure to be achieved, both approaches – reductions in the reservoir size and durable immune surveillance – will be needed, a state that is similar to that observed in “elite” controllers and post-treatment controllers. The implications for recent advances and setbacks in achieving HIV remission for future research priorities will be discussed.

  1. Towards a 'cure' for IBD.

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    Fiocchi, Claudio

    2012-01-01

    To discuss a cure for IBD, one should first define the concept 'a cure'. If it is intended as the general restoration of health, this is already possible, as many current therapies do a good job in inducing long periods of remission in Crohn's disease, and colectomy can technically cure ulcerative colitis. If it is more strictly defined as the complete and permanent elimination of the cause, predisposing and permissive factors, reinstatement of normal microbial ecology and restoration of mucosal immune homeostasis, then a cure for IBD is out of reach, at least for now. Regardless of the definition, major strides have been made in attempting to cure IBD by addressing the key components of its pathogenesis: the environment (exposome), the genetic makeup (genome), the gut microbiota (microbiome) and the immune system (immunome). However, the isolated modulation of each component is insufficient to provide a cure, and different requirements may be needed depending on the stage of the disease and each patient subset. To achieve a cure, one key approach is currently missing: the integration of knowledge from all the pathogenic components. We continue to learn more and more about each component using traditional 'canonical' systems, which allow the accumulation of data without taking into consideration the other components. We are still not studying the 'omes' of IBD, we should be using 'omics' technologies that can generate a more global vision of IBD pathogenesis on which to base novel, multiple pathway-integrated therapies. Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  2. Suitable Region for Flue-cured Tobacco (Nicotiana glauca L.) Planting Based on Spatial Scene Similarity%Suitable Region for Flue-cured Tobacco (Nicotiana glauca L.) Planting Based on Spatial Scene Similarity

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    Junxiang DONG; Danhuai GUO; Xiaodong SHAO

    2012-01-01

    [Objective] The aim was to establish a model based on spatial scene similarity, for which soil, slope, transport, water conservancy, light, social economic factors in suitable planting areas were all considered. A new suitable planting area of flue-cured tobacco was determined by comparison and analysis, with consideration of excellent area. [Method] Totaling thirty natural factors were chosen, which were clas- sified into nine categories, from Longpeng Town (LP) and Shaochong Town (SC) in Shiping County in Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture. [Result] According to weights, the factors from high to low were as follows: soil〉light〉elevation〉slope〉 water conservancy〉transport〉baking facility〉planting plans over the years〉others. The similarity of geographical conditions in the area was 0.894 3, which indicated that the planting conditions in the two regions are similar. If farmer population in unit area, farmland quantity for individual farmer, labors in every household, activity in planting flue-cured tobacco and work of local instructor were considered, the weights of different factors were as follows: farmer population in unit area〉farmland quantity for individual farmer〉farmers' activity in planting flue-cured tobacco〉educational back- ground〉labor force in every household〉instructor〉population of farmers' children at- tending school. The similarity of geographical conditions was 0.703 1, which indicated that it is none-natural factors that influence yield and quality of flue-cured tobacco. [Conclusion] According to analysis on suitable planting area of flue-cured tobacco based on assessment of spatial scene similarity, similarity of growing conditions in two spatial scenes can be analyzed and evaluated, which would promote further exploration on, influencing factors and effects on tobacco production.

  3. Experimental investigation of microleakage between restorations and cavity under different light curing modes by confocal laser scanning microscopy%激光共聚焦显微镜观察不同光照模式对复合树脂充填体微渗漏的影响

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    赵梦明; 马会强; 刘大勇; 贾智

    2012-01-01

    目的:激光共聚焦显微镜下观察比较不同光固化模式下复合树脂固化后微渗漏的差别.方法:选取30个离体牙在颊面备4mm×4mm×2mm窝洞,光固化树脂(3MZ350)分层固化充填,并随机分为A、B、C3组,分别用弱光引导(A组)、间歇光照(B组)和高强度光照(C组)3种不同光照固化模式进行固化.标本充填完成后在37℃水浴条件下分别置于1 g/L罗丹明B荧光染料浸染,24 h后激光扫描共聚焦显微镜测量染液渗入深度,定量评价微渗漏程度,并对检测结果进行统计学分析.结果:A、B、C3组微渗漏差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论:弱光引导和间歇光照技术对复合树脂的边缘封闭性无明显影响.%AIM: To investigate the difference of microleakage between restoration and cavity under differ- ent light curing modes in vitro. METHODS: Cavities were prepared on the buccal surface of 30 extracted teeth. After cavity preparation, the teeth were randomly divided into three groups (A, B and C). Group A, B and C were filled with composite resin (Z350) with low light, intermittent light and high light curing respectively. After filling, the teeth were bathed at 37 ℃ in 1 g/L rhodamine solution for 24 h. Microleakage was evaluated with confocal laser scanning mi-croscopy. RESULTS: No significant difference in microleakage was observed among the three groups (P > 0. 05). CONCLUSION: Low light and intermittent light curing modes showed no significant influence on the microleakage be-tween restoration and cavity.

  4. Duquesne Light Company`s modifications for nitric oxide RACT compliance on a 200 MW face fired pulverized coal unit

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    Breen, B.P.; Bionda, J.P.; Gabrielson, J.E. [Energy Systems Associates, Pittsburgh, PA (United States); Hallo, A.; Gretz, G.F. [Duquesne Light Co., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

    1996-12-31

    This paper discusses the results of a research test program conducted on Duquesne Light Company`s Elrama Unit 4. The program was designed to determine the viability of achieving compliance with the recently enacted PA DER Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) regulations. These regulations stipulate presumptive RACT requirements for wall fired boilers which include the installation and operation of low NO{sub x} burners with separated overfire air. Duquesne Light Company contracted Energy Systems Associates (ESA) to aide in the design and testing of a novel low NO{sub x} burner design and separated overfire air system. A three-dimensional computational furnace model was developed by ESA of the Elrama Unit 4 furnace, and a two-dimensional fluid dynamics model was developed of the coal burner. By modifying the coal burners, it has been possible to reduce the nitric oxide emissions by 30% on Unit 4, with minimal impact of the unburned carbon in the ash. The burner modifications create fuel rich streams which are surrounded by air rich zones in the primary flame region, thus staging combustion at the burner. Additional nitric oxide reductions are realized when the combustion is further staged by use of the separated overfire air system.

  5. 76 FR 68512 - Carolina Power & Light Company; H. B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant, Unit 2; Exemption

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    ... applicable to reactors fueled with M5 fuel rod cladding. The NRC staff's review and approval of topical... reactors fueled with zircaloy clad fuel are also applicable to reactors fueled with M5 fuel rod cladding... cooling systems for light- water nuclear power reactors,'' paragraph (a)(1)(i) provides requirements...

  6. The effect of curing intensity on mechanical properties of different bulk-fill composite resins

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    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Fahad I Alkhudhairy Restorative Dental Sciences Department, College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of two curing light intensities on the mechanical properties (Vickers microhardness, compressive strength, and diametral tensile strength of bulk-fill resin-based composites (RBCs.Materials and methods: Four commercially available bulk-fill RBCs (Tetric® N-Ceram, SonicFill™, Smart Dentin Replacement (SDR™ Posterior Flowable Material, and Filtek™ Posterior Restorative were used in this study. A total of 72 cylindrical specimens of each RBC (n=288 were prepared and subjected to Vickers microhardness, compressive strength, and diametral tensile strength tests at high (1200 mW/cm2 and low (650 mW/cm2 curing light intensities (each n=12. Results were evaluated using independent and paired sample t-tests, one-way analysis of variance, and Tukey’s post hoc test. All tests were performed at a significance level of P<0.05.Results: The highest mean microhardness was observed for SonicFill (58.3 Vickers hardness number [VHN] cured using high-intensity light. Although having the least mean microhardness values, a significant difference was observed between SDR cured using high-intensity light and that cured using low-intensity light (P<0.05. In the total sample, the highest mean compressive strength was obtained for SonicFill (262.6 MPa, followed by SDR (253.2 MPa, both cured using high-intensity light, and the least was measured for Tetric N-Ceram cured using low-intensity light (214.3 MPa. At high and low curing light intensities, diametral tensile strength for all RBCs except SonicFill was significant (P<0.001.Conclusion: A higher curing light intensity (1200 mW/cm2 had a positive influence on the compressive and tensile strength of the four bulk-fill RBCs and microhardness of two materials tested compared with lower curing light intensity

  7. Novel techniques for concrete curing

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    Kovler, Konstantin; Jensen, Ole Mejlhede

    2005-01-01

    It is known that some high-strength/high-performance concretes (HSC/HPC) are prone to cracking at an early age unless special precautions are taken. The paper deals with the methods of curing as one of the main strategies to ensure good performance of concrete. Curing by both external (conventional......) and internal methods is reviewed and analyzed, among other methods of mitigating shrinkage and cracking of concrete. The focus is on the mitigation of autogenous shrinkage of low water to binder ratio (w/b) concrete by means of internal curing. The concepts of internal curing are based on using lightweight...... aggregate, superabsorbent polymers or water-soluble chemicals, which reduce water evaporation (so called "internal sealing"). These concepts have been intensively researched in the 90s, but still are not widespread among contractors and concrete suppliers. The differences between conventional methods...

  8. Correlation of cure monitoring techniques

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    Chang, S. S.; Mopsik, F. I.; Hunston, D. L.

    Six different composite matrix or neat resin cure-monitoring methods are presently used to follow the cure process in a model epoxy system, and the results obtained are compared. Differential scanning calorimetry, viscosity monitoring, the ultrasonic shear wave propagation technique, dielectric spectrometry, and two different fluorescence intensity techniques are compared with a view to common traits and differences. Dielectric fluorescence and ultrasonic measurement techniques are noted to be applicable to on-line process monitoring.

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    ... Engineering (CE) Owners Group Topical Report CE NPSD-683-A, Revision 6, ``Development of a RCS Pressure and... pressure-temperature (P-T) operating limits for St. Lucie, Unit 2. In requesting the revisions to the P-T... pressure boundary during normal operating and hydrostatic or leak rate testing conditions. Specifically,...

  10. Efficiency of Sodium Polyacrylate to Improve Durability of Concrete under Adverse Curing Condition

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The conventional external curing process requires supply of large amount of water in addition to mixing water as well as strict quality control protocol. However, in a developing country like Bangladesh, many local contractors do not have awareness and required knowledge on importance of curing which often results in weaker concrete with durability issues. Moreover, at times it is difficult to maintain proper external curing process due to nonavailability of water and skilled laborer. Internal curing can be adopted under such scenario since this method is simple and less quality intensive. Usually, naturally occurring porous light weight aggregates (LWA are used as internal curing agent. However, naturally occurring LWA are not available in many countries like Bangladesh. Under these circumstances, Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP can be utilized as an alternative internal curing agent. In this study, sodium polyacrylate (SP as SAP has been used to produce internally cured concrete. Desorption isotherm of SP has been developed to investigate its effectiveness as internal curing agent. Test results showed that internally cured concrete with SP performed better in terms of both strength and durability as compared to control samples when subjected to adverse curing conditions where supply of additional water for external curing was absent.

  11. 光固化复合树脂前体与超级粘接剂结合治疗乳牙洞型的临床疗效研究%Research on Light Curing Composite Resin Precursor Combined with Super Adhesive for Primary Cavity

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    辜赵娜

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy of super-BondC&B bonding light-cured compos-ite combined with light curing composite resin precursor on treatment of primary cavity and super adhesive. Method: 150 deciduous molar teeth caries after preparing into Ⅱ type complex surface hole type were ran-domly divided into two groups, the control group and observation group, 75 teeth in each group, both groups used light-curing resin inlay fill, the control group used ordinary adhesive, observation group used super-BondC&B. Results: Within the same time the bonding degree of observation group was better than the control group. According to the indicators re-checked 1 year later, the success rate control group observation group was 41.33% and 86.67%, which was higher observation group than the control group. The difference of the two groups data has statistical significance (P<0.05). Patients’ satisfaction survey of observation group was better than the control group. Conclusion: Using super-BondC&B bonding of light-cured composite resin in-lay in the repair teeth class Ⅱ when facing hole type success rate high, the effect is good. It should be the ma-terial of choice for he bonding light-cured composite resin inlay.%目的::观察超级粘结剂(super-BondC&B)粘结光固化复合树脂嵌体在修复乳牙Ⅱ类复面洞型的疗效。方法:150颗乳磨牙龋齿经过去龋备成Ⅱ类复面洞型后随机分为两组,对照组和观察组各75颗,两组都使用光固化树脂嵌体填充,对照组使用普通粘接剂,观察组使用 super-BondC&B。结果:相同时间内粘接程度观察组好于对照组。1年后复查时,对照组成功率为41.33%,观察组成功率为86.67%,观察组高于对照组,两组数据比较差异具有统计学意义(P <0.05)。在患者满意度调查中观察组的评价也好于对照组。结论:使用超级粘结剂( super-BondC&B)粘接的光固化复合树脂嵌体在修复乳牙Ⅱ

  12. 3M Filtek Z350流动树脂与Pekaseal光固化窝沟封闭剂预防儿童龋病的临床效果研究%Comparison of Preventive Effect of 3M Filtek Z350 Flowable Resin and Pekaseal Light-Cured Sealant for Caries in Children

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    蒲寒秋; 肖世芳; 勾京东

    2013-01-01

      目的对比观察3M Filtek Z350流动复合树脂与Pekaseal光固化窝沟封闭剂预防儿童恒磨牙龋病的临床效果。方法对2009年1月至2011年6月间本院门诊符合纳入标准的126名6~10岁儿童的315颗恒磨牙随机分为两组,观察组选择3M Filtek Z350流动复合树脂进行窝沟封闭治疗(病例数=63,牙数=136),对照组采用Pekaseal光固化窝沟封闭剂进行窝沟封闭治疗(病例数=63,牙数=179),随访6个月~1年,复查封闭剂保留情况和患龋情况。结果术后6个月观察组和对照组窝沟封闭剂保留率无统计学差异(P>0.05),术后1年观察组封闭剂保留率高于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。术后6个月、1年,观察组患龋率均低于对照组,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论采用3M Filtek Z350流动复合树脂进行窝沟封闭预防儿童恒磨牙窝沟龋效果显著,使龋病发生率大大降低,优于传统的窝沟封闭剂,值得临床推广应用。%Objective To compare the preventive effect of 3M Filtek Z350 flowable resin and Pekaseal light-cured pit and fissure sealant for caries in children. Methods One hundred and twenty six children aged 6 to 10 years were selected to perform sealant technique on their first permanent molars. First molars in trial group were sealed with 3M Filtek Z350 flowable resin and in control group were sealed with Pekaseal light-cured sealant. Sealant retention rate and caries prevalence were observed during 1-year follow up. Rusults At 6-month follow up, there were no statistical difference in sealant retention rate between the two groups(P>0.05). At 1 year follow up, the retention rate of flowable resin group was significantly higher than that of light-cured sealant group(P<0.05). However,caries prevalence of flowable resin group was significantly lower than that of light-cured sealant group at both 6-month and 1-year follow up(P<0.05).Conclusion 3M Filtek Z350 flowable

  13. CURING PROCESS OF PHOTOPOLYMER RESIN BOND DIAMOND TOOLS

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    GAO Tao; PENG Wei; YAO Chunyan

    2007-01-01

    Analytical simulation and corresponding proof-test are adopted to study the principle of the curing process of photopolymer resin diamond tools. The influence of the diamond as abrasives in photopolymer resin owing to the absorptivity of the diamond for the UV light on the photopolymer resin curing process is discussed. Based on the above, a kind of diamond tool-dicing blade is selected to analyze the curing process of photopolymer bond diamond tools. An analytical model of curing process is developed and a correlation curve between the depth of polymerization of the photopolymer resin diamond tools and the exposure time to represent the curing process of photopolymer bond dicing blade. A test is done to proof-test the validity of the analytical model and the correlation curve. The simulated data fit the experimental results, which demonstrates the analytical models and numerical algorithm are of high reliability. The analytical simulation method could possibly be used to optimize the curing cycle and improve the quality of the photopolymers resin bond diamond tools.

  14. Depth of cure of bulk-fill flowable composite resins.

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    Pedalino, Inaam; Hartup, Grant R; Vandewalle, Kraig S

    2015-01-01

    In recent years, manufacturers have introduced flowable composite resins that reportedly can be placed in increments of 4 mm or greater. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the depth of cure of bulk-fill flowable composite resins (SureFil SDR Flow, Grandio Flow, and Venus Bulk Fill) and a conventional flowable composite resin (Revolution Formula 2). Depth of cure was measured in terms of bottom-maximum Knoop hardness number (KHN) ratios and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 4049 scrape technique. Shades A2 and A3 of SureFil SDR Flow, Grandio Flow, and Revolution Formula 2 were tested. Venus Bulk Fill was tested in its only available shade (universal). Specimens in thicknesses of 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 mm were polymerized for 20 or 40 seconds, and a hardness tester was used to determine the hardness ratios for each shade at each thickness. For the scraping technique, after specimens were exposed to the curing light, unpolymerized composite resin was removed with a plastic instrument, the polymerized composite was measured, and the length was divided by 2 per ISO guidelines. According to the KHN ratios and the scrape test, Venus Bulk Fill predictably exceeded the manufacturer's claim of a 4-mm depth of cure at both 20 and 40 seconds of curing time. The overall results for depth of cure showed that Venus Bulk Fill ≥ SureFil SDR Flow ≥ Grandio Flow ≥ Revolution Formula 2.

  15. Knowledge Quartet’s Unit of Contingency in the Light of Mathematics Content Knowledge

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    Semiha Kula

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to introduce the Contingency unit of Knowledge Quartet, which is a framework used in assessing mathematics student teachers’ subject matter knowledge and pedagogical knowledge, address its significance and demonstrate examples from its reflections on classroom setting. The study initially covers the type of knowledge that teachers should possess and Knowledge Quartet, which enables examining and assessing subject matter knowledge and pedagogical knowledge together. Next, general information was given regarding knowledge units of this model and it was explained including contingency components. Finally, the importance of Contingency was mentioned and some examples in classroom setting were discussed. It is thought that through this study, awareness of mathematics student teachers can be made ensured with regards to situations that teachers may encounter and that are almost impossible to plan in advance.Key Words:    Contingency, knowledge quartet, mathematics student teacher, subject matter knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge

  16. Cold-Curing Structural Epoxy Resins: Analysis of the Curing Reaction as a Function of Curing Time and Thickness

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    Carola Esposito Corcione

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The curing reaction of a commercial cold-curing structural epoxy resin, specifically formulated for civil engineering applications, was analyzed by thermal analysis as a function of the curing time and the sample thickness. Original and remarkable results regarding the effects of curing time on the glass transition temperature and on the residual heat of reaction of the cold-cured epoxy were obtained. The influence of the sample thickness on the curing reaction of the cold-cured resin was also deeply investigated. A highly exothermal reaction, based on a self-activated frontal polymerization reaction, was supposed and verified trough a suitable temperature signal acquisition system, specifically realized for this measurement. This is one of the first studies carried out on the curing behavior of these peculiar cold-cured epoxy resins as a function of curing time and thickness.

  17. Cold-Curing Structural Epoxy Resins: Analysis of the Curing Reaction as a Function of Curing Time and Thickness.

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    Corcione, Carola Esposito; Freuli, Fabrizio; Frigione, Mariaenrica

    2014-09-22

    The curing reaction of a commercial cold-curing structural epoxy resin, specifically formulated for civil engineering applications, was analyzed by thermal analysis as a function of the curing time and the sample thickness. Original and remarkable results regarding the effects of curing time on the glass transition temperature and on the residual heat of reaction of the cold-cured epoxy were obtained. The influence of the sample thickness on the curing reaction of the cold-cured resin was also deeply investigated. A highly exothermal reaction, based on a self-activated frontal polymerization reaction, was supposed and verified trough a suitable temperature signal acquisition system, specifically realized for this measurement. This is one of the first studies carried out on the curing behavior of these peculiar cold-cured epoxy resins as a function of curing time and thickness.

  18. CURE OF A MICROGEL-EPOXY RESIN TWO-PHASE POLYMER WITH ETHYLENE DIAMINE

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    SONG Aiteng; HUANG Wei; YU Yunzhao

    1992-01-01

    The curing of a microgel-epoxy resin two phase polymer prepared by in situ copolymerization of unsaturated polyester with acrylic monomer was studied. The unsaturated unit reacted with N- H during the cure of the resin with ethylene diamine. The Michael type reaction was ten times more rapid than the addition of N -H to epoxide .This was accounted for the lower apparent activation energy of the curing of the two phase resin.

  19. Light Absorption by Soil Dust in Regional Haze over the United States

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    White, W. H.; Trzepla, K.; Hyslop, N. P.

    2014-12-01

    The IMPROVE network (Interagency Monitoring of Protected Visual Environments) monitors regional haze at about 170 sites throughout the U.S. About 20,000 samples of fine particulate matter (Dp atmosphere, and is not easily reproduced in controlled laboratory settings. Absorption by a collected sample depends additionally on the filter, sample loading, and heterogeneity of the particle population. Absorption by a filter deposit is thus likely to differ quantitatively from that of the suspended particles in the air column from which it was sampled. This is a recognized limitation of any filter-based absorption measurement, but is widely tolerated in return for the huge increase that filtration provides in sample concentration. Tailoring the absorption measurement to the samples routinely analyzed by XRF does allow us to observe aspects of the absorption-composition relationship in the real world. Newly calibrated measurements from the HIPS system yield a consistent record of light absorption throughout the IMPROVE monitoring network since 2003. Comparisons with IMPROVE chemical data identify both carbon soot and iron-bearing dust as significant contributors to light absorption by particulate matter.

  20. Novel Fluorene-based Conjugated Copolymer Containing Cyclobutenedione Unit for Light Emitting Diodes

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    Qiang PENG; Yan HUANG; Zhi Yun LU; Ping ZOU; Ming Gui XIE

    2004-01-01

    A novel fluorene-based conjugated copolymer containing cyclobutenedione unit was synthesized by Suzuki reaction. Its structure and properties were characterized by FTIR,1HNMR,elemental analysis,PL spectroscopy,DSC,TGA and cyclic voltammetry. The resulting polymer shows strong yellow PL emission (561 nm) and good solubility in polar aprotic solvents,I.e.THF, DMF, DMAC, DMSO, etc. DSC and TGA studies reveal that the novel polymer possesses excellent thermal stability with high glass transition temperature of 127℃ and onset decomposition temperature of 411℃.Cyclic voltammetry measurement demonstrated that the polymer has both hole and electron-transporting property.

  1. Combined Use of Electron and Light Microscopy Techniques Reveals False Secondary Shell Units in Megaloolithidae Eggshells.

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    Moreno-Azanza, Miguel; Bauluz, Blanca; Canudo, José Ignacio; Gasca, José Manuel; Torcida Fernández-Baldor, Fidel

    2016-01-01

    Abnormalities in the histo- and ultrastructure of the amniote eggshell are often related to diverse factors, such as ambient stress during egg formation, pathologies altering the physiology of the egg-laying females, or evolutionarily selected modifications of the eggshell structure that vary the physical properties of the egg, for example increasing its strength so as to avoid fracture during incubation. When dealing with fossil materials, all the above hypotheses are plausible, but a detailed taphonomical study has to be performed to rule out the possibility that secondary processes of recrystallization have occurred during fossilization. Traditional analyses, such as optical microscopy inspection and cathodoluminescence, have proven not to be enough to understand the taphonomic story of some eggshells. Recently, electron backscatter diffraction has been used, in combination with other techniques, to better understand the alteration of fossil eggshells. Here we present a combined study using scanning electron microscopy, optical microscopy, cathodoluminescence and electron backscatter diffraction of eggshell fragments assigned to Megaloolithus cf. siruguei from the Upper Cretaceous outcrops of the Cameros Basin. We focus our study on the presence of secondary shell units that mimic most aspects of the ultrastructure of the eggshell mammillae, but grow far from the inner surface of the eggshell. We call these structures extra-spherulites, describe their crystal structure and demonstrate their secondary origin. Our study has important implications for the interpretation of secondary shell units as biological or pathological structures. Thus, electron backscatter diffraction complements other microscope techniques as a useful tool for understanding taphonomical alterations in fossil eggshells.

  2. Evaluation of a pulsed xenon ultraviolet light device for isolation room disinfection in a United Kingdom hospital.

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    Hosein, Ian; Madeloso, Rosie; Nagaratnam, Wijayaratnam; Villamaria, Frank; Stock, Eileen; Jinadatha, Chetan

    2016-09-01

    Pathogen transmission from contaminated surfaces can cause hospital-associated infections. Although pulsed xenon ultraviolet (PX-UV) light devices have been shown to decrease hospital room bioburden in the United States, their effectiveness in United Kingdom (UK) hospitals is less understood. Forty isolation rooms at the Queens Hospital (700 beds) in North London, UK, were sampled for aerobic bacteria after patient discharge, after manual cleaning with a hypochlorous acid-troclosene sodium solution, and after PX-UV disinfection. PX-UV device efficacy on known organisms was tested by exposing inoculated agar plates in a nonpatient care area. Turnaround times for device usage were recorded, and a survey of hospital staff for perceptions of the device was undertaken. After PX-UV disinfection, the bacterial contamination measured in colony forming units (CFU) decreased by 78.4%, a 91% reduction from initial bioburden levels prior to terminal cleaning. PX-UV exposure resulted in a 5-log CFU reduction for multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) on spiked plates. The average device turnaround time was 1 hour, with minimal impact on patient throughput. Ward staff were enthusiastic about device deployment, and device operators reported physical comfort in usage. PX-UV use decreased bioburden in patient discharge rooms and on agar plates spiked with MDROs. The implementation of the PX-UV device was well received by hospital cleaning and ward staff, with minimal disruption to patient flow. Copyright © 2016 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. The effect of curing intensity on mechanical properties of different bulk-fill composite resins

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    Alkhudhairy, Fahad I

    2017-01-01

    Objective The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of two curing light intensities on the mechanical properties (Vickers microhardness, compressive strength, and diametral tensile strength) of bulk-fill resin-based composites (RBCs). Materials and methods Four commercially available bulk-fill RBCs (Tetric® N-Ceram, SonicFill™, Smart Dentin Replacement (SDR™) Posterior Flowable Material, and Filtek™ Posterior Restorative) were used in this study. A total of 72 cylindrical specimens of each RBC (n=288) were prepared and subjected to Vickers microhardness, compressive strength, and diametral tensile strength tests at high (1200 mW/cm2) and low (650 mW/cm2) curing light intensities (each n=12). Results were evaluated using independent and paired sample t-tests, one-way analysis of variance, and Tukey’s post hoc test. All tests were performed at a significance level of Pmicrohardness was observed for SonicFill (58.3 Vickers hardness number [VHN]) cured using high-intensity light. Although having the least mean microhardness values, a significant difference was observed between SDR cured using high-intensity light and that cured using low-intensity light (Pmicrohardness of two materials tested compared with lower curing light intensity (650 mW/cm2). SonicFill showed the greatest microhardness and compressive strength significantly for both curing light intensities and greater diametral tensile strength with high-intensity light, although not significant. SDR cured with high-intensity light showed the greatest diametral tensile strength among the four materials. PMID:28260947

  4. Effects of different light qualities on growth and development and photosynthetic physiological characteristics of flue-cured tobacco seedlings in floating system%不同光质对烤烟漂浮育苗中烟苗生长发育及光合特性的影响

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    时向东; 王林枝; 满晓丽; 刘喜庆; 王旭锋

    2013-01-01

    Effect of different light qualities (red light, blue light, white light) on leaf growth and development and photosynthetic characteristics in flue-cured tobacco seedlings in floating system were studied. Results showed that: (1) tobacco seedlings stalk thickening was influenced by light quality, i.e. promoted by red light and suppressed by the blue light; (2) tobacco seedling leaf development was significantly inhibited by blue light, especially in leaf elongation; (3) leaves in red light treatment showed higher Chlb content. Net photosynthetic rate (Pn), stomatal conductance (Gs) and transpiration rate(Tr) was significantly lower under blue light than under white and red light. Complement white and red light can promote seedling grow. Blue-violet ray supplement in seedling morphogenesis can inhibit seedling growth.%为寻找适宜的光质,实现漂浮育苗补光技术,本文研究了不同光质(红光、蓝光、白光)对烤烟漂浮育苗中烟苗生长发育和光合生理特性的影响.结果表明:(1)烟苗茎秆增粗发育不受光质影响,但烟苗茎秆增高发育则受红光促进,受蓝光抑制; (2)烟苗叶片发育亦明显受到蓝光抑制,尤其是叶片伸长发育; (3)红光处理下叶片具有较高的Chlb含量;蓝光处理下叶片光合速率、蒸腾速率和气孔导度显著低于白光和红光处理.从研究结果看,补充白光和红光可解决漂浮育苗前期寡照,促苗早生快长的问题:而在烟苗形态建成后补充蓝紫光照射,则可抑制烟苗生长.

  5. Dynamic cure measurement of dental polymer composites using optical coherence tomography

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    Tomlins, Peter H.; Palin, Will M.; Shortall, Adrian C.

    2008-02-01

    Dental amalgam is being increasingly replaced by Light-activated resin-based dental composites. However, these materials are limited by inefficient setting reactions as a function of depth, constraining the maximum extent of cure and reducing biocompatibility. In this paper we demonstrate a novel metrological tool for dynamic monitoring of refractive index and thickness change through curing resins using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography. We present real-time measurements from pre- to post-cure of a series of un-filled bisphenol-A diglycidyl ether dimethacrylate (bisGMA) and triethylene glycol dimethacrylate (TEGDMA) resins with different inhibitor concentrations. Our results demonstrate that refractive index measurements are sensitive to the extent of cure of such resins and that the inhibitor concentration strongly affects the cure dynamics and final extent of cure.

  6. Combined Use of Electron and Light Microscopy Techniques Reveals False Secondary Shell Units in Megaloolithidae Eggshells.

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    Miguel Moreno-Azanza

    Full Text Available Abnormalities in the histo- and ultrastructure of the amniote eggshell are often related to diverse factors, such as ambient stress during egg formation, pathologies altering the physiology of the egg-laying females, or evolutionarily selected modifications of the eggshell structure that vary the physical properties of the egg, for example increasing its strength so as to avoid fracture during incubation. When dealing with fossil materials, all the above hypotheses are plausible, but a detailed taphonomical study has to be performed to rule out the possibility that secondary processes of recrystallization have occurred during fossilization. Traditional analyses, such as optical microscopy inspection and cathodoluminescence, have proven not to be enough to understand the taphonomic story of some eggshells. Recently, electron backscatter diffraction has been used, in combination with other techniques, to better understand the alteration of fossil eggshells. Here we present a combined study using scanning electron microscopy, optical microscopy, cathodoluminescence and electron backscatter diffraction of eggshell fragments assigned to Megaloolithus cf. siruguei from the Upper Cretaceous outcrops of the Cameros Basin. We focus our study on the presence of secondary shell units that mimic most aspects of the ultrastructure of the eggshell mammillae, but grow far from the inner surface of the eggshell. We call these structures extra-spherulites, describe their crystal structure and demonstrate their secondary origin. Our study has important implications for the interpretation of secondary shell units as biological or pathological structures. Thus, electron backscatter diffraction complements other microscope techniques as a useful tool for understanding taphonomical alterations in fossil eggshells.

  7. Curing water scarcity blindness.

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    Falkenmark, M

    1991-01-01

    Natural resources experts, ecologists and agricultural specialists from temperate zones have a peculiar bias when addressing the problems of the drought-prone Sahel region of Africa. These limited viewpoints are evident in use of the term "decertification," rather than climate-related vulnerability; the project-related approach of mere technological challenge; the notion that water can be found for temporary relief. Even the Brundtland Commission on Environment and Development of 1987 limited its discussion of the problem to food distribution rather than increasing food production. A World Bank proposal suggested food rationing and pricing schemes. It is vital to realize that the problem is that of a climate with an immense evaporative demand and a wide annual variability in rainfall. Therefore intermittent droughts and famines are a constant feature. Provision of dry technologies such as light tractors and fertilizer will not produce sustainable increases in crop yields. Population growth, lifestyle and land use in the aggregate will determine whether development of the area is sustainable. Rather than the current approach of increased use of natural resources and non-sustainable technology, sustainable use of available natural resources, development of human resources, and reduction of waste are essential.

  8. Design optimization of large-size format edge-lit light guide units

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    Hastanin, J.; Lenaerts, C.; Fleury-Frenette, K.

    2016-04-01

    In this paper, we present an original method of dot pattern generation dedicated to large-size format light guide plate (LGP) design optimization, such as photo-bioreactors, the number of dots greatly exceeds the maximum allowable number of optical objects supported by most common ray-tracing software. In the proposed method, in order to simplify the computational problem, the original optical system is replaced by an equivalent one. Accordingly, an original dot pattern is splitted into multiple small sections, inside which the dot size variation is less than the ink dots printing typical resolution. Then, these sections are replaced by equivalent cells with continuous diffusing film. After that, we adjust the TIS (Total Integrated Scatter) two-dimensional distribution over the grid of equivalent cells, using an iterative optimization procedure. Finally, the obtained optimal TIS distribution is converted into the dot size distribution by applying an appropriate conversion rule. An original semi-empirical equation dedicated to rectangular large-size LGPs is proposed for the initial guess of TIS distribution. It allows significantly reduce the total time needed to dot pattern optimization.

  9. A new high dynamic range ROIC with smart light intensity control unit

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    Yazici, Melik; Ceylan, Omer; Shafique, Atia; Abbasi, Shahbaz; Galioglu, Arman; Gurbuz, Yasar

    2017-05-01

    This journal presents a new high dynamic range ROIC with smart pixel which consists of two pre-amplifiers that are controlled by a circuit inside the pixel. Each pixel automatically decides which pre-amplifier is used according to the incoming illumination level. Instead of using single pre-amplifier, two input pre-amplifiers, which are optimized for different signal levels, are placed inside each pixel. The smart circuit mechanism, which decides the best input circuit according to the incoming light level, is also designed for each pixel. In short, an individual pixel has the ability to select the best input amplifier circuit that performs the best/highest SNR for the incoming signal level. A 32 × 32 ROIC prototype chip is designed to demonstrate the concept in 0.18 μ m CMOS technology. The prototype is optimized for NIR and SWIR bands. Instead of a detector, process variation optimized current sources are placed inside the ROIC. The chip achieves minimum 8.6 e- input referred noise and 98.9 dB dynamic range. It has the highest dynamic range in the literature in terms of analog ROICs for SWIR band. It is operating in room temperature and power consumption is 2.8 μ W per pixel.

  10. Hardness of resin cement cured under different thickness of lithium disilicate-based ceramic

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    ZHANG Xuan; WANG Fu

    2011-01-01

    Background The lithium disilicate-based ceramic is a newly developed all-ceramic material,which is lithium disilicate-based and could be used for fabricating almost all kinds of restorations.The extent of light attenuation by ceramic material was material-dependent.Ceramic materials with different crystal composition or crystalline content would exhibit distinct light-absorbing characteristics.The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of ceramic thickness and light-curing time on the polymerization of a dual-curing resin luting material with a lithium disilicate-based ceramic.Methods A lithium disilicate-based ceramic was used in this study.The light attenuation caused by ceramic with different thickness was determined using a spectral radiometer.The commercial dual-cured resin cement was light-cured directly or through ceramic discs with different thickness (1,2 and 3 mm,respectively) for different times (10,20,30,40,50 and 60 seconds,respectively).The polymerization efficiency of resin cement was expressed in terms as Vickers hardness (VHN) measured after 24 hours storage.Two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Tukey's HSD tests were used to determine differences.Results Intensity of polymerizing light transmitted through ceramic discs was reduced from 584 mW/cm2 to about 216 mW/cm2,80 mW/cm2 and 52 mW/cm2 at thicknesses of 1 mm,2 mm and 3 mm,respectively.Resin cement specimens self-cured alone showed significantly lower hardness values.When resin cement was light-cured through ceramic discs with a thickness of 1 mm,2 mm and 3 mm,no further increasing in hardness values was observed when light-curing time was more than 30 seconds,40 seconds and 60 seconds,respectively.Conclusions Within the limitation of the present study,ceramic thickness and light-curing time had remarkable influence on the polymerization of dual-cured resin cement.When resin cement is light-cured beneath a lithium disilicate ceramic with different thickness,prolonging light-curing

  11. LCD brightness decay due to particulate contamination of back light unit

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    Kim, Sanghoon; Lee, Sang-Chul; Yook, Se-Jin; Choi, Jung-Uk; Ahn, Kang-Ho

    2013-01-01

    So far, particulate contamination problems occurring in cleanroom environments have been intensively investigated by considering the product yield in semiconductor manufacturing or liquid crystal display (LCD) manufacturing. This study, however, focused on the particulate contamination problem causing the degradation of LCD TVs run in common environments. A field test was conducted by running a LCD TV in an office room for 60 days in order to collect and analyze the particles contaminating the backlight unit (BLU) of the LCD TV. Based on the field test result, soot particles were generated to simulate the contaminant particles, and an accelerated test was performed by exposing the LCD TV to a soot aerosol of relatively high concentration. As the exposure time was increased, the degree of particulate contamination of the BLU became more severe, and the decay rate of the LCD brightness increased. As a result, the particulate contamination of the BLU was found to greatly affect the decay rate of the LCD brightness. A numerical simulation was performed to elucidate the mechanism of particle influx into the BLU and to predict the particle deposition pattern. The contaminant particles could enter into the BLU through the gaps on the BLU casing due to the air flow induced by natural convection in the BLU. The particles were thought to have been deposited on the walls in the BLU, especially at the corner regions.

  12. LIFAC demonstration at Richmond Power and Light Whitewater Valley Unit No. 2. Final report, Volume 1 - public design

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    1998-02-01

    This report discusses the demonstration of LIFAC sorbent injection technology at Richmond Power and Light`s (RP&L) Whitewater Valley Unit No. 2 under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy`s (DOE) Clean Coal Technology Program. LIFAC is a sorbent injection technology capable of removing 75 to 85 percent of a power plant`s SO{sub 2} emissions using limestone at calcium to sulfur molar ratios of between 2 and 2.5. The site of the demonstration is a coal-fired electric utility power plant located in Richmond, Indiana. The project is being conducted by LIFAC North American (LIFAC NA), a joint venture partnership of Tampella Power Corporation and ICF Kaiser Engineers, in cooperation with DOE, RP&L, and several other organizations including the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the State of Indiana, and Black Beauty Coal Company. The purpose of Final Report Volume 1: Public Design is to consolidate, for public use, all design and cost information regarding the LIFAC Desulfurization Facility at the completion of construction and startup.

  13. Three-month evaluation of vital tooth bleaching using light units-a randomized clinical study.

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    Polydorou, O; Wirsching, M; Wokewitz, M; Hahn, P

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the color stability of vital bleaching using a halogen unit, laser, or only chemical activation up to three months after treatment. A total of 60 patients were divided into three groups, and their teeth were bleached with 38% hydrogen peroxide using three methods: acceleration of the bleaching process with halogen (eight minutes), laser (30 seconds), or chemical activation only. All teeth were bleached a maximum of four times (4 × 15 minutes) until a change of six shade tabs took place. The color was evaluated both visually and with a spectrophotometer before bleaching, immediately after bleaching, and one and three months after bleaching. Directly after bleaching, the use of halogen showed better results than laser (p≤0.05). One and three months after bleaching, no significant difference was found between the tested methods relative to the shade change, independent of the method of shade evaluation (p>0.05). As far as the color stability is concerned, bleaching with halogen resulted in stable color throughout the three months (p>0.05), whereas the other two methods resulted in whiter teeth after one and three months compared with the color directly after bleaching (p≤0.05). Bleaching with laser needed more time than halogen for the desired shade change (p≤0.05). Although directly after treatment bleaching with halogen resulted in better results, one and three months after bleaching the kind of acceleration used in the bleaching process did not have any effect on the esthetic results.

  14. Breather cloth for vacuum curing

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    Reed, M. W.

    1979-01-01

    Finely-woven nylon cloth that has been treated with Teflon improves vacuum adhesive bonding of coatings to substrates. Cloth is placed over coating; entire assembly, including substrate, coating, and cloth, is placed in plastic vacuum bag for curing. Cloth allows coating to "breathe" when bag is evacuated. Applications include bonding film coatings to solar concentrators and collectors.

  15. Effect of base monomer's refractive index on curing depth and polymerization conversion of photo-cured resin composites.

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    Fujita, Kou; Nishiyama, Norihiro; Nemoto, Kimiya; Okada, Tamami; Ikemi, Takuji

    2005-09-01

    In this study, we examined the effect of the transmitted amount of visible light through a resin composite on the curing depth and polymerization conversion. Transmitted amount of visible light was strongly dependent on the magnitude of refractive index difference that existed between the resin and silica filler. More specifically, the differences arose from the type of base monomer used. The transmitted amount of visible light exhibited a good correlation with the curing depth and Knoop hardness ratio of the bottom surface against the top surface of the resin composite. To improve the polymerization conversion of the cavity floor, it is important to reduce the refractive index difference that exists between the base resin and silica filler.

  16. Reentry response of the light weight radioisotope heater unit resulting from a Venus-Earth-Earth Gravity Assist maneuver accident

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    Hagan, J.C.

    1988-10-01

    Reentry analyses consisting of ablation response, thermal response and thermal stress response have been conducted on the Light Weight Radioisotope Heater Unit for Galileo/VEEGA reentry conditions. Sequential ablation analyses of the LWRHU aeroshell, the fuel clad, and the fuel pellet have been conducted in reentry regimes where the aeroshell has been deemed to fail. The failure criterion for ablation is assumed to be recession corresponding to 50% of the wall thickness (the design criterion recommended in the DOE Overall Safety Manual). Although the analyses have been carried far beyond this limit (as presented and discussed herein), JHU/APL endorses the position that failure may occur at the time that this recession is achieved or at lower altitudes within the heat pulse considering the uncertainties in the aerodynamic, thermodynamic, and thermo-structural analyses and modeling. These uncertainties result mainly because of the high energies involved in the VEEGA reentries compared to orbital decay reentries. Risk evaluations should consider the fact that for shallow flight paths the unit may disassemble at high-altitude as a result of ablation or may remain intact until it impacts with a clad that had been molten. 80 refs., 46 figs., 16 tabs.

  17. Controlled Assembly of Heterobinuclear Sites on Mesoporous Silica: Visible Light Charge-Transfer Units with Selectable Redox Properties

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    Frei, Heinz; Han, Hongxian; Frei, Heinz

    2008-06-04

    Mild synthetic methods are demonstrated for the selective assembly of oxo-bridged heterobinuclear units of the type TiOCrIII, TiOCoII, and TiOCeIII on mesoporous silica support MCM-41. One method takes advantage of the higher acidity and, hence, higher reactivity of titanol compared to silanol OH groups towards CeIII or CoII precursor. The procedure avoids the customary use of strong base. The controlled assembly of the TiOCr system exploits the selective redox reactivity of one metal towards another (TiIII precursor reacting with anchored CrVI centers). The observed selectivity for linking a metal precursor to an already anchored partner versus formation of isolated centers ranges from a factor of six (TiOCe) to complete (TiOCr, TiOCo). Evidence for oxo bridges and determination of the coordination environment of each metal centers is based on K-edge EXAFS (TiOCr), L-edge absorption spectroscopy (Ce), and XANES measurements (Co, Cr). EPR, optical, FT-Raman and FT-IR spectroscopy furnish additional details on oxidation state and coordination environment of donor and acceptor metal centers. In the case of TiOCr, the integrity of the anchored group upon calcination (350 oC) and cycling of the Cr oxidation state is demonstrated. The binuclear units possess metal-to-metal charge-transfer transitions that absorb deep in the visible region. The flexible synthetic method for assembling the units opens up the use of visible light charge transfer pumps featuring donor or acceptor metals with selectable redox potential.

  18. Effect of Curing Direction on Microtensile Bond Strength of Fifth and Sixth Generation Dental Adhesives

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    Ali Nadaf

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aims: Composite restorative materials and dental adhesives are usually cured with light sources. The light direction may influence the bond strength of dental adhesives. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of light direction on the microtensile bond strength of fifth and sixth generation dental adhesives.Materials and Methods: Prime & Bond NT and Clearfil SE bond were used with different light directions.Sixty human incisor teeth were divided into 4 groups (n=15. In groups A and C, Clearfil SE bond with light curing direction from buccal was used for bonding a composite resin to dentin. In groups B and D, Prime & Bond NT with light curing direction from composite was used. After thermocycling the specimens were subjected to tensile force until debonding occurred and values for microtensile bond strength were recorded. The data were analyzed using two-way ANOVA and Tukey post hoc test.Results: The findings showed that the bond strength of Clearfil SE bond was significantly higher than that of Prime&Bond NT (P<0.001. There was no significant difference between light curing directions (P=0.132.Conclusion: Light curing direction did not have significant effect on the bond strength. Sixth generation adhesives was more successful than fifth generation in terms of bond strength to dentin.

  19. Optimizing LED lighting for space plant growth unit: Joint effects of photon flux density, red to white ratios and intermittent light pulses

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    Avercheva, O. V.; Berkovich, Yu. A.; Konovalova, I. O.; Radchenko, S. G.; Lapach, S. N.; Bassarskaya, E. M.; Kochetova, G. V.; Zhigalova, T. V.; Yakovleva, O. S.; Tarakanov, I. G.

    2016-11-01

    The aim of this work were to choose a quantitative optimality criterion for estimating the quality of plant LED lighting regimes inside space greenhouses and to construct regression models of crop productivity and the optimality criterion depending on the level of photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD), the proportion of the red component in the light spectrum and the duration of the duty cycle (Chinese cabbage Brassica сhinensis L. as an example). The properties of the obtained models were described in the context of predicting crop dry weight and the optimality criterion behavior when varying plant lighting parameters. Results of the fractional 3-factor experiment demonstrated the share of the PPFD level participation in the crop dry weight accumulation was 84.4% at almost any combination of other lighting parameters, but when PPFD value increased up to 500 μmol m-2 s-1 the pulse light and supplemental light from red LEDs could additionally increase crop productivity. Analysis of the optimality criterion response to variation of lighting parameters showed that the maximum coordinates were the following: PPFD = 500 μmol m-2 s-1, about 70%-proportion of the red component of the light spectrum (PPFDLEDred/PPFDLEDwhite = 1.5) and the duty cycle with a period of 501 μs. Thus, LED crop lighting with these parameters was optimal for achieving high crop productivity and for efficient use of energy in the given range of lighting parameter values.

  20. Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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  1. Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis

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    ... main content Accelerating research toward a cure for multiple sclerosis Home Contact Us Search form Search Connect Volunteer ... is to accelerate efforts toward a cure for multiple sclerosis by rapidly advancing research that determines its causes ...

  2. Rapid Development of the Radiation Curing Sector

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    @@ Radiation curing is an advanced material surface treatment technology using ultraviolet (UV) radiation and electronic beams (EB). With the greater attention paid to environ mentel protection in recent years ,radiation curing has developed rapidly.

  3. Influence of light intensity on surface free energy and dentin bond strength of core build-up resins.

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    Shimizu, Y; Tsujimoto, A; Furuichi, T; Suzuki, T; Tsubota, K; Miyazaki, M; Platt, J A

    2015-01-01

    We examined the influence of light intensity on surface free energy characteristics and dentin bond strength of dual-cure direct core build-up resin systems. Two commercially available dual-cure direct core build-up resin systems, Clearfil DC Core Automix with Clearfil Bond SE One and UniFil Core EM with Self-Etching Bond, were studied. Bovine mandibular incisors were mounted in acrylic resin and the facial dentin surfaces were wet ground on 600-grit silicon carbide paper. Adhesives were applied to dentin surfaces and cured with light intensities of 0 (no irradiation), 200, 400, and 600 mW/cm(2). The surface free energy of the adhesives (five samples per group) was determined by measuring the contact angles of three test liquids placed on the cured adhesives. To determine the strength of the dentin bond, the core build-up resin pastes were condensed into the mold on the adhesive-treated dentin surfaces according to the methods described for the surface free energy measurement. The resin pastes were cured with the same light intensities as those used for the adhesives. Ten specimens per group were stored in water maintained at 37°C for 24 hours, after which they were shear tested at a crosshead speed of 1.0 mm/minute in a universal testing machine. Two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and a Tukey-Kramer test were performed, with the significance level set at 0.05. The surface free energies of the adhesive-treated dentin surfaces decreased with an increase in the light intensity of the curing unit. Two-way ANOVA revealed that the type of core build-up system and the light intensity significantly influence the bond strength, although there was no significant interaction between the two factors. The highest bond strengths were achieved when the resin pastes were cured with the strongest light intensity for all the core build-up systems. When polymerized with a light intensity of 200 mW/cm(2) or less, significantly lower bond strengths were observed. CONClUSIONS: The

  4. Techniques for internal water curing of concrete

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    Jensen, Ole Mejlhede; Pietro, Lura

    2003-01-01

    This paper gives an overview of different techniques for incorporation of internal curing water in concrete. Internal curing can be used to mitigate self-desiccation and self-desiccation shrinkage. Some concretes may need 50 kg/m3 of internal curing water for this purpose. The price of the internal...

  5. Effect of reduced exposure times on the cytotoxicity of resin luting cements cured by high-power led

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    Gulfem Ergun

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Applications of resin luting agents and high-power light-emitting diodes (LED light-curing units (LCUs have increased considerably over the last few years. However, it is not clear whether the effect of reduced exposure time on cytotoxicity of such products have adequate biocompatibility to meet clinical success. This study aimed at assessing the effect of reduced curing time of five resin luting cements (RLCs polymerized by high-power LED curing unit on the viability of a cell of L-929 fibroblast cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Disc-shaped samples were prepared in polytetrafluoroethylene moulds with cylindrical cavities. The samples were irradiated from the top through the ceramic discs and acetate strips using LED LCU for 20 s (50% of the manufacturer's recommended exposure time and 40 s (100% exposure time. After curing, the samples were transferred into a culture medium for 24 h. The eluates were obtained and pipetted onto L-929 fibroblast cultures (3x10(4 per well and incubated for evaluating after 24 h. Measurements were performed by dimethylthiazol diphenyltetrazolium assay. Statistical significance was determined by two-way ANOVA and two independent samples were compared by t-test. RESULTS: Results showed that eluates of most of the materials polymerized for 20 s (except Rely X Unicem and Illusion reduced to a higher extent cell viability compared to samples of the same materials polymerized for 40 s. Illusion exhibited the least cytotoxicity for 20 s exposure time compared to the control (culture without samples followed by Rely X Unicem and Rely X ARC (90.81%, 88.90%, and 83.11%, respectively. For Rely X ARC, Duolink and Lute-It 40 s exposure time was better (t=-1.262 p=0,276; t=-9.399 p=0.001; and t=-20.418 p<0.001, respectively. CONCLUSION: The results of this study suggest that reduction of curing time significantly enhances the cytotoxicity of the studied resin cement materials, therefore compromising their clinical

  6. LIFAC Demonstration at Richmond Power and Light Whitewater Valley Unit No. 2 Volume II: Project Performance and Economics

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    The C1ean Coal Technology (CCT) Program has been recognized in the National Energy Strategy as a major initiative whereby coal will be able to reach its full potential as a source of energy for the nation and the international marketplace. Attainment of this goal depends upon the development of highly efficient, environmentally sound, competitive coal utilization technologies responsive to diverse energy markets and varied consumer needs. The CCT Program is an effort jointly funded by government and industry whereby the most promising of the advanced coal-based technologies are being moved into the marketplace through demonstration. The CCT Program is being implemented through a total of five competitive solicitations. LIFAC North America, a joint venture partnership of ICF Kaiser Engineers, Inc., and Tampella Power Corporation, is currently demonstrating the LIFAC flue gas desulfurization technology developed by Tampella Power. This technology provides sulfur dioxide emission control for power plants, especially existing facilities with tight space limitations. Sulfur dioxide emissions are expected to be reduced by up to 85% by using limestone as a sorbent. The LIFAC technology is being demonstrated at Whitewater Valley Unit No. 2, a 60-MW coal-fired power plant owned and operated by Richmond Power and Light (RP&L) and located in Richmond, Indiana. The Whitewater plant consumes high-sulfur coals, with sulfur contents ranging from 2.0-2.9 $ZO. The project, co-funded by LIFAC North America and DOE, is being conducted with the participation of Richmond Power and Light, the State of Indiana, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and the Black Beauty Coal Company. The project has a total cost of $21.4 million and a duration of 48 months from the preliminary design phase through the testing program.

  7. Effect of light curing tip distance and resin shade on microhardness of a hybrid resin composite Efeito da distância da ponta do aparelho de fotoativação e da cor na microdureza superficial de um compósito híbrido

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    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Resin composite shades and resin composite polymerization performed with a distanced light tip are factors that can affect polymerization effectiveness. Thisin vitro study aimed to evaluate the influence of curing tip distance and resin shade on the microhardness of a hybrid resin composite (Z250 - 3M ESPE. Forty-five resin composite specimens were randomly prepared and divided into nine experimental groups (n = 5: three curing tip distances (2 mm, 4 mm, and 8 mm and three resin shades (A1, A3.5, and C2. All samples were polymerized with a continuous output at 550 mW/cm². After 24 hours, Knoop microhardness measurements were obtained on the top and bottom surfaces of the sample, with a load of 25 grams for 10 seconds. Five indentations were performed on each surface of each sample. Results showed that bottom surface samples light-cured at 2 mm and 4 mm presented significantly higher hardness values than samples light-cured at 8 mm. The resin shade A1 presented higher hardness values and was statistically different from C2. The resin shade A3.5 did not present statistical differences from A1 and C2. For the top surface, there were no statistical differences among the curing tip distances. For all experimental conditions, the top surface showed higher hardness values than the bottom surface. It was concluded that light curing tip distance and resin shade are important factors to be considered for obtaining adequate polymerization.A cor do compósito e a polimerização realizada com a ponta do aparelho de fotoativação distante da superfície do compósito são fatores que podem afetar a efetividade de polimerização. Assim, o objetivo deste estudo in vitro foi avaliar a influência desses fatores na microdureza superficial de um compósito híbrido (Z250 - 3M ESPE. Quarenta e cinco espécimes de compósito foram aleatoriamente preparados de acordo com os nove grupos experimentais (n = 5: três distâncias de fotoativação (2 mm, 4 mm e 8 mm e

  8. Effects of Salicylic Acid on Photosynthesis and Chlorophyll Fluorescence Characteristics of Flue-cured Tobacco Leaf in Subdued Light%弱光下水杨酸对烤烟光合特性与叶绿素荧光的影响

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    王辉; 刘国顺; 云菲; 张军; 郭超超

    2014-01-01

    [Objective] This study aimed to test whether salicylic acid (SA) can im-prove the physiological functions of flue-cured tobacco under subdued light condition, and to determine the mechanism of its action. [Method] The tobacco plants under subdued light were foliar-sprayed with 100 mg/L of SA. Then, the physiological in-dices such as plant fresh weight and dry weight, chlorophyl content, photosynthetic parameters and chlorophyl fluorescence parameters were measured. SPSS17.0 and Excellwere adopted for variance analysis and significance test. [Result] The leaf photosynthetic rate (Pn), stomatal conductance (Gs) and transpiration rate (Tr) of tobacco plants in subdued light were al decreased while the intercellular CO2 con-centration (Ci) was increased, suggesting that non-stomatal limitation led to the de-crease of Pn under weak light intensity stress. SA released the inhibition of tobacco plant growth in weak light, as it elevated the leaf photosynthetic rate, the maximum photochemical efficiency of PSⅡ, potential activity of PSⅡ, effective photochemical efficiency of PSⅡ and photochemical quenching coefficient in weak light significant-ly, and reduced the non-photochemical quenching coefficient. [Conclusion] SA has significant effects on the photosynthetic characteristics of flue-cured tobacco in weak light, and it can improve the synthesis or distribution of photosynthesis product, and the efficiency of light energy, conducive to plant growth and development.%[目的]探讨外源水杨酸(SA)能否提高烤烟在弱光条件下的生理功能及其作用机制。[方法]在弱光条件下,对烤烟叶面进行 SA喷施,测定喷施后烟草植株的生理指标,包括植株鲜重和干重、叶绿素含量、光合参数和叶绿素荧光参数。数据采用 SPSS17.0和 Excel软件进行方差分析和显著性检验。[结果]弱光下烤烟叶片的光合速率(Pn)、气孔导度(Gs)和蒸腾速率(Tr)分别降低,而胞间 CO2浓度(Ci)

  9. Freud's psychoanalysis: a moral cure.

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    Eriksson, Johan

    2014-08-01

    That psychoanalytical treatment in its classical Freudian sense is primarily a moral or ethical cure is not a very controversial claim. However, it is far from obvious how we are to understand precisely the moral character of psychoanalysis. It has frequently been proposed that this designation is valid because psychoanalysis strives neither to cure psychological symptoms pharmaceutically, nor to superficially modify the behaviour of the analysand, but to lead the analysand through an interpretive process during which he gradually gains knowledge of the unconscious motives that determine his behaviour, a process that might ideally liberate him to obtain, in relation to his inner desires, the status of a moral agent. There resides something appealing in these claims. But it is the author's belief that there is an even deeper moral dimension applying to psychoanalytical theory and praxis. Freudian psychoanalysis is a moral cure due to its way of thematizing psychological suffering as moral suffering. And this means that the moral subject - the being that can experience moral suffering - is not primarily something that the psychoanalytical treatment strives to realize, but rather the presupposition for the way in which psychoanalysis theorizes psychological problems as such. Copyright © 2014 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  10. From HCV To HBV Cure.

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    Schinazi, Raymond F; Asselah, Tarik

    2017-01-01

    Approximately 170 million people are chronically infected with HCV and 350 million are chronically infected with HBV worldwide. It is estimated that more than one million patients die from complications related to chronic viral hepatitis, mainly HCC which is one of the most frequent cancers in many countries, especially Africa, the Middle East and Asia. HCV drug development has been impressive, and this revolution led to several direct-acting antiviral agents achieving an HCV cure after only 6-12 weeks. This progress could theorically lead to HCV global elimination making HCV and its consequences a rarity. HBV research and development programs can learn from the HCV experience, to achieve an HBV functional or sterilizing cure. This review will summarize key steps which have been realized for an HCV cure, and discuss the next steps to achieve for an HCV elimination. And also, how this HCV revolution has inspired scientists and clinicians to achieve the same for HBV.

  11. Optimizing LED lighting for space plant growth unit: Joint effects of photon flux density, red to white ratios and intermittent light pulses.

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    Avercheva, O V; Berkovich, Yu A; Konovalova, I O; Radchenko, S G; Lapach, S N; Bassarskaya, E M; Kochetova, G V; Zhigalova, T V; Yakovleva, O S; Tarakanov, I G

    2016-11-01

    The aim of this work were to choose a quantitative optimality criterion for estimating the quality of plant LED lighting regimes inside space greenhouses and to construct regression models of crop productivity and the optimality criterion depending on the level of photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD), the proportion of the red component in the light spectrum and the duration of the duty cycle (Chinese cabbage Brassica сhinensis L. as an example). The properties of the obtained models were described in the context of predicting crop dry weight and the optimality criterion behavior when varying plant lighting parameters. Results of the fractional 3-factor experiment demonstrated the share of the PPFD level participation in the crop dry weight accumulation was 84.4% at almost any combination of other lighting parameters, but when PPFD value increased up to 500µmol m(-2)s(-1) the pulse light and supplemental light from red LEDs could additionally increase crop productivity. Analysis of the optimality criterion response to variation of lighting parameters showed that the maximum coordinates were the following: PPFD = 500µmol m(-2)s(-1), about 70%-proportion of the red component of the light spectrum (PPFDLEDred/PPFDLEDwhite = 1.5) and the duty cycle with a period of 501µs. Thus, LED crop lighting with these parameters was optimal for achieving high crop productivity and for efficient use of energy in the given range of lighting parameter values. Copyright © 2016 The Committee on Space Research (COSPAR). Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. Visible Light Absorption of Binuclear TiOCoII Charge-Transfer UnitAssembled in Mesoporous Silica

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    Han, Hongxian; Frei, Heinz

    2007-01-30

    Grafting of CoII(NCCH3)2Cl2 onto mesoporous Ti-MCM-41 silicain acetonitrile solution affords binuclear Ti-O-CoII sites on the poresurface under complete replacement of the precursor ligands byinteractions with anchored Ti centers and the silica surface. The CoIIligand field spectrum signals that the Co centers are anchored on thepore surface in tetrahedral coordination. FT-infrared action spectroscopyusing ammonia gas adsorption reveals Co-O-Si bond modes at 831 and 762cm-1. No Co oxide clusters are observed in the as-synthesized material.The bimetallic moieties feature an absorption extending from the UV intothe visible to about 600 nm which is attributed to the TiIV-O-CoII?3TiIII-O-CoIII metal-to-metal charge-transfer (MMCT) transition. Thechromophore is absent in MCM-41 containing Ti and Co centers isolatedfrom each other; this material was synthesized by grafting CoII onto aTi-MCM-41 sample with the Ti centers protected by a cyclopentadienylligand. The result indicates that the appearance of the charge-transferabsorption requires that the metal centers are linked by an oxo bridge,which is additionally supported by XANES spectroscopy. The MMCTchromophore of Ti-O-CoII units has sufficient oxidation power to serve asvisible light electron pump for driving multi-electron transfer catalystsof demanding uphill reactions such as water oxidation.

  13. The role of curing stresses in subsequent response, damage and failure of textile polymer composites

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    Heinrich, Christian; Aldridge, Michael; Wineman, Alan S.; Kieffer, John; Waas, Anthony M.; Shahwan, Khaled W.

    2013-05-01

    An integrated computational framework for textile polymer composites is introduced. A novel polymer curing model is used in connection with modeling the polymer curing process during manufacturing of textile composites. The model is based on the notion of polymer networks that are continuously formed in a body of changing shape due to changes in temperature, chemistry and external loads. Nonlinear material behavior is incorporated through nonlocal continuum damage mechanics that preserves mesh objectivity in calculations that go beyond maximum loads. The integrated model is applied to the curing of plain weave textile composites made from carbon fiber tows and Epon™862 resin. The mechanical and chemical properties are measured during curing using concurrent Brillouin and Raman light scattering. It is shown that significant stresses can develop during cure. The effect of these stresses on the manufactured part performance, when subsequent service loads are applied, is evaluated and a reduction in ultimate load, in agreement with experimental observations, is observed.

  14. Optical and Thermal Analysis of the Time Evolution of Curing in Resins by Photothermal Techniques

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    Martínez-Torres, P.; Zambrano-Arjona, M.; Aguilar, G.; Alvarado-Gil, J. J.

    2012-11-01

    Four shades of a commercial visible-light curing dental resin are analyzed using photothermal techniques. The thermal effusivities of the dental resin shades before curing are measured using a variant of the conventional photoacoustic technique. The thermal diffusivities before and after curing are measured using infrared photothermal radiometry in the forward emission configuration. The time evolution process of the photocuring resin is monitored by photothermal radiometry in the forward and backward emission configurations. Inversion of the time evolution signal of the different configurations used permits one to obtain the time evolution of the thermal and optical properties during the photocuring. The thermal effusivity and thermal diffusivity exhibit exponential growth, while the optical absorption decreases exponentially due to the curing process. The relationship of these phenomena with the decrease of monomer concentration induced by the curing is discussed.

  15. Comparative study of optical fiber cure-monitoring methods

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    Crosby, Peter A.; Powell, Graham R.; Fernando, Gerard F.; Waters, David N.; France, Chris M.; Spooncer, Ronald C.

    1997-06-01

    This paper reports on a comparative study undertaken for different types of optical fiber sensor developed to monitor the cure of an epoxy resin system. The optical fiber sensors used to monitor the cure process were based on transmission spectroscopy, evanescent wave spectroscopy and refractive index monitoring. The transmission sensor was prepared by aligning two optical fibers within a specially prepared sleeve with a gap between the optical fiber end-faces. During cure, resin from the specimen flowed into the gap between the optical fibers allowing transmission spectra of the resin to be obtained. The evanescent wave sensor was prepared by stripping the cladding from a high refractive index core optical fiber. The prepared sensor was embedded in the sample and attenuated total reflectance spectra recorded from the resin/core boundary. Refractive index monitoring was undertaken using a high refractive index core optical fiber which had a small portion of its cladding removed. The prepared sensor was embedded in the resin specimen and light from a single wavelength source was launched into the fiber. Changes in the guiding characteristics of the sensor due to refractive index changes at the resin/core boundary were used to monitor the progress of the cure reaction. The transmission and evanescent wave spectroscopy sensors were used to follow changes in characteristic near-infrared absorption bands of the resin over the range 1450 - 1700 nm during the cure reaction. Consequently these techniques required tunable wavelength sources covering specific wavelength ranges. However, the refractive index based sensor used a single wavelength source. Therefore the equipment costs for this type of sensor were considerably less. Additionally, the refractive index sensor did not require a single wavelength source at any particular wavelength and could be applied to any spectral region in which the optical fiber would transmit light. The advantages and disadvantages of these

  16. Composite cure monitoring with Bragg grating sensors

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    Slattery, Kerry T.; Corona-Bittick, Kelli; Dorr, Donald J.

    1998-03-01

    Residual stress is induced in fiber composite materials during the cure process because the thermal expansion coefficient of the fiber is generally much lower than that of the polymer matrix. The two materials are 'locked' together at the cure temperature. Then, as they cool, the matrix attempts to contract more than the fiber leading to tension in the matrix and compression in the fiber. This can lead to the formation of microcracks parallel to the fibers in thick composite piles or yarns. The magnitude of residual stress can be reduced by modifying the cure cycle; however, optimizing the cure cycle requires a complete understanding of the state of cure throughout the composite. This is a complex problem -- especially in thick composites. Pilot studies have been performed placing Bragg gratin sensors in glass fabric preforms and monitoring the response of the grating during resin infusion and cure. The typical response shows the initial thermal expansion of the Bragg grating, a rapid contraction of the grating as the resin gels, slower contraction during cure, and thermal contraction at the composite thermal expansion coefficient during cool down. This data is then sued with micromechanical models of the fiber/matrix interaction during cure to establish material parameters for cure simulation. Once verified, these cure simulation methods will be used to optimize tooling design and cure cycles in composite components.

  17. Stratospheric experiments on curing of composite materials

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    Chudinov, Viacheslav; Kondyurin, Alexey; Svistkov, Alexander L.; Efremov, Denis; Demin, Anton; Terpugov, Viktor; Rusakov, Sergey

    2016-07-01

    Future space exploration requires a large light-weight structure for habitats, greenhouses, space bases, space factories and other constructions. A new approach enabling large-size constructions in space relies on the use of the technology of polymerization of fiber-filled composites with a curable polymer matrix applied in the free space environment on Erath orbit. In orbit, the material is exposed to high vacuum, dramatic temperature changes, plasma of free space due to cosmic rays, sun irradiation and atomic oxygen (in low Earth orbit), micrometeorite fluence, electric charging and microgravitation. The development of appropriate polymer matrix composites requires an understanding of the chemical processes of polymer matrix curing under the specific free space conditions to be encountered. The goal of the stratospheric flight experiment is an investigation of the effect of the stratospheric conditions on the uncured polymer matrix of the composite material. The unique combination of low residual pressure, high intensity UV radiation including short-wave UV component, cosmic rays and other aspects associated with solar irradiation strongly influences the chemical processes in polymeric materials. We have done the stratospheric flight experiments with uncured composites (prepreg). A balloon with payload equipped with heater, temperature/pressure/irradiation sensors, microprocessor, carrying the samples of uncured prepreg has been launched to stratosphere of 25-30 km altitude. After the flight, the samples have been tested with FTIR, gel-fraction, tensile test and DMA. The effect of cosmic radiation has been observed. The composite was successfully cured during the stratospheric flight. The study was supported by RFBR grants 12-08-00970 and 14-08-96011.

  18. 光固化流体树脂与非创伤性充填窝沟封闭成本效果评价%Cost-effectiveness evaluation of pit and fissure sealant with light-cured flowable resin and ART

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    曹慧珍; 束陈斌; 汪隼

    2011-01-01

    Objective To compare the difference of the cost and retention rate between pit and fissure sealants light-cured flowable resin and ART. Methods 267 children aged 7 ~ 10 from two primary schools were selected for this study. Each of them had at least two caries-free and deep fissure first molars. One first molar was sealed with ART techniques and the other molar were sealed with light-cured flowable resin. The portable dental chair was used to absorb saliva and cotton rolls were applied for moisture control. The number of cotton rolls and time cost in the operation were recorded. One year later, the retention rates of the two materials were checked by two dentists using explorer. All procedures were performed in primary schools. Results It took 3. 18 minutes for one tooth to be sealed with ART and 3.32 minutes with flowable resin ( P 0.05 ). The retention rate of the light-cured flowable resin group was higher compared to ART group (P < 0.01). Conclusions Both flowable resin composites and ART can prevent caries. They're recommended to be performed in schools.%目的 比较光固化流体树脂与非创伤性充填(ART)封闭技术在实施窝沟封闭方面防龋成本及保留率的差异.方法 选择上海市两所小学7~10岁儿童267名,口腔内至少有2个第一恒磨牙无龋及有较深窝沟.随机选择每名儿童第一恒磨牙一侧用ART技术进行窝沟封闭,其它的第一恒磨牙用光固化流体树脂进行窝沟封闭,使用便携式牙科椅吸取唾液,并用棉卷隔湿.两种方法在操作时记录每个牙封闭所用去的棉卷数和操作时间.1年后检查两种材料在牙面上的保留情况.所有操作均在学校内施行,检查由两名医师使用镰形探针进行检查.结果 使用ART封闭技术进行窝沟封闭操作时间每牙需3.18 min,而光固化流体树脂组需3.32 min(P<0.01),所用棉花卷数和重复次数无差异(P>0.05).在封闭剂的保留率方面,光固化流体树脂

  19. Clinical use of CBCT and light cure adhesive system in treatment of maxillary anterior impacted teeth%锥形束 CT和光固化粘接技术在上颌埋伏前牙矫治中的应用

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    陈慧霞; 沈云娟; 秦燕军; 曹寅

    2014-01-01

    Objective To analyze the clinical use of CBCT and light cure adhesive system in treatment of anterior maxil -lary impacted teeth in orthodontics .Methods Patients with impacted teeth were divided into two groups according to methods of examination .Brackets of traditional X-ray group were bonded and rebonded with Tianjin-Beijing enamel adhesive system while brackets of CBCT group with Transbond TM PLUS MIP and Transbond TM PLUS light cure adhesive system .Treatment dura-tion and rates of bond failure of the two groups were collected and analyzed .Results For the traditional X-ray group,the fail-ure rate was higher(P<0.05)and the treatment duration was longer (P<0.05) than that of the CBCT group.Conclusion The clinical use of CBCT and light cure adhesive system is of great value in the orthodontic treatment of anterior maxillary im -pacted teeth .%目的:评价锥形束CT( CBCT)和光固化粘接技术在上颌埋伏前牙正畸矫治中的应用效果。方法选择2006年3月-2012年10月在我院正畸科诊治的上前牙埋伏阻生患者28例,根据患者埋伏阻生牙检查定位方法分为传统X线片组和CBCT组,传统X线片组采用37%磷酸酸蚀剂和津京牙釉质粘接剂严格按照使用说明进行埋伏牙托槽的直接粘接和脱落后再粘接;CBCT 组采用3M公司生产的TransbondTM PLUS MIP耐湿性处理液和TransbondTM PLUS光固化粘接剂严格按照使用说明进行托槽的直接粘接和脱落后再粘接。分别记录2组患者埋伏牙牵引至正常位置所需时间及牵引过程中埋伏牙托槽的脱落情况,比较其差异。结果 CBCT组埋伏牙托槽脱落次数及矫治时间均少于传统X线片组( P<0.05)。结论 CBCT和光固化粘接技术的结合在上颌前部埋伏阻生牙的正畸矫治过程中发挥了积极有效的作用。

  20. 纳米复合树脂和光固化复合树脂材料用于前牙美容修复的效果比较%Effect of Nano-Composite Resin Material and Light-Cured Composite Resin Material on Cosmetic Restoration of Anterior Teeth

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    王玫

    2014-01-01

    目的:比较纳米复合树脂材料和光固化复合树脂材料用于前牙美容修复的效果。方法选择接受前牙美容修复的患者100例作为研究对象,分别使用光固化复合树脂材料及纳米复合树脂材料,比较治疗后牙齿敏感发生率及自觉疼痛评分差异。结果观察组治疗后1 d、1周、1个月牙齿敏感发生率分别为8.00%,6.00%,4.00%,均明显低于对照组( P﹤0.05);平均疼痛评分为(2.63±0.72)分,并发症发生率为22.22%,均明显低于对照组( P﹤0.05);优良率为88.00%,满意度为92.00%,均明显高于对照组( P﹤0.05)。结论纳米复合树脂材料用于患者前牙美容修复可有效降低近期牙齿敏感发生率,减轻自觉疼痛感受,优于光固化复合树脂材料。%Objective To compare the effect of the nano-composite resin material and the light-cured composite resin material on cosmetic restoration of anterior teeth. Methods The 100 patients receiving cosmetic restoration of anterior teeth were selected as the research subjects and used the light-cured composite resin materials and the nano-composite resin materials respectively. The occur-rence rates of the tooth sensitivity and the perceived pain scores after therapy were compared between the two kinds of materi-als. Results The occurrence rates of the teeth sensitive on 1 d' 1 week' 1 month after treatment in the observation group were 8. 00%' 6. 00% and 4. 00% respectively' which were significantly lower than those in the control group ( P﹤0. 05 ) . The average pain scores in the observation group were ( 2. 63 ± 0. 72 ) and the occurrence rate of complications was 22. 22%' which were significantly lower than those in the control group ( P﹤0. 05 ) . The excellent rate in the observation group was 88. 00% and the satisfaction was 92. 00%' which were significantly higher than those in the control group( P﹤0. 05). Conclusion Nano-composite resin can effectively

  1. Cure-A-Phobia感

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    黄乔

    2015-01-01

    爵士乐源于二十世纪的非洲黑人音乐,被公认为欧洲现代流行音乐的开端,随着二十一世纪多元化文化的不断呈现,爵士乐在我国也愈来愈受到关注.特别是在各艺术类院校,相关爵士乐教学及演出活动也越来越多.本文在此将对瑞典爵士乐队Cure-A-Phobia的一场音乐会略抒己见.

  2. Construction and validation of a tool to Assess the Use of Light Technologies at Intensive Care Units.

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    Marinho, Pabliane Matias Lordelo; Campos, Maria Pontes de Aguiar; Rodrigues, Eliana Ofélia Llapa; Gois, Cristiane Franca Lisboa; Barreto, Ikaro Daniel de Carvalho

    2016-12-19

    to construct and validate a tool to assess the use of light technologies by the nursing team at Intensive Care Units. methodological study in which the tool was elaborated by means of the psychometric method for construction based on the categorization of health technologies by Merhy and Franco, from the National Humanization Policy, using the Nursing Intervention Classification taxonomy to categorize the domains of the tool. Agreement Percentages and Content Validity Indices were used for the purpose of validation. The result of the application of the Interrater Agreement Percentage exceeded the recommended level of 80%, highlighting the relevance for the proposed theme in the assessment, with an agreement rate of 99%. the tool was validated with four domains (Bond, Autonomy, Welcoming and Management) and nineteen items that assess the use of light technologies at Intensive Care Units. construir e validar um instrumento para avaliação do uso de tecnologias leves, pela equipe de enfermagem, em Unidades de Terapia Intensiva. estudo metodológico no qual o instrumento foi elaborado utilizando o método psicométrico para construção com base na categorização das tecnologias em saúde de Merhy e Franco, da Política Nacional de Humanização, utilizando-se a taxonomia Nursing Intervention Classification para categorizar os domínios do instrumento. Utilizou-se o Percentual de Concordância e o Índice de Validade de Conteúdo (IVC) para validação. o resultado da aplicação do Percentual de Concordância entre os juízes foi superior ao recomendado de 80%, havendo destaque na avaliação da pertinência ao tema proposto, apresentando um percentual de concordância de 99%. o instrumento foi validado com quatro domínios (Vínculo, Autonomia, Acolhimento e Gestão) e dezenove itens que avaliam o uso das tecnologias leves em Unidade de Terapia Intensiva. construir y validar un instrumento para evaluación del uso de tecnologías leves, por el equipo de enfermer

  3. Effects of different curing methods and microleakage and degree of conversion of composite resin restorations

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    2003-01-01

    Statement of Problem: Recently, investigators have presented new methods to reduce polymerization shrinkage of composite resin restorations. It is claimed that more powerful light cure systems associated with a change in radiation patterns, lead to improved mechanical properties and reduced microleakage. Purpose: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of two curing systems, known as Soft-Start, Pulse-Delay, on microleakage and degree of conversion of composite resin restorat...

  4. Repair bond strength of dual-cured resin composite core buildup materials.

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    El-Deeb, Heba A; Ghalab, Radwa M; Elsayed Akah, Mai M; Mobarak, Enas H

    2016-03-01

    The reparability of dual-cured resin composite core buildup materials using a light-cured one following one week or three months storage, prior to repair was evaluated. Two different dual-cured resin composites; Cosmecore™ DC automix and Clearfil™ DC automix core buildup materials and a light-cured nanofilled resin composite; Filtek™ Z350 XT were used. Substrate specimens were prepared (n = 12/each substrate material) and stored in artificial saliva at 37 °C either for one week or three months. Afterward, all specimens were ground flat, etched using Scotchbond™ phosphoric acid etchant and received Single Bond Universal adhesive system according to the manufacturers' instructions. The light-cured nanofilled resin composite (Filtek™ Z350 XT) was used as a repair material buildup. To determine the cohesive strength of each solid substrate material, additional specimens from each core material (n = 12) were prepared and stored for the same periods. Five sticks (0.8 ± 0.01 mm(2)) were obtained from each specimen (30 sticks/group) for microtensile bond strength (μTBS) testing. Modes of failure were also determined. Two-way ANOVA revealed a significant effect for the core materials but not for the storage periods or their interaction. After one week, dual-cured resin composite core buildup materials (Cosmecore™ DC and Clearfil™ DC) achieved significantly higher repair μTBS than the light-cured nanofilled resin composite (Filtek™ Z350 XT). However, Clearfil™ DC revealed the highest value, then Cosmecore™ DC and Filtek™ Z350 XT, following storage for 3-month. Repair strength values recovered 64-86% of the cohesive strengths of solid substrate materials. The predominant mode of failure was the mixed type. Dual-cured resin composite core buildup materials revealed acceptable repair bond strength values even after 3-month storage.

  5. 环氧大豆油丙烯酸酯光固化保护材料的合成%Synthesis of Epoxidized Soybean Oil Acrylate Light Curing Protection Materials

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    王欣; 刘丹丹; 俞勇杰; 于洁; 郭文勇

    2014-01-01

    以环氧大豆油和丙烯酸为原料合成环氧大豆油丙烯酸酯(ESOA),对催化剂种类和反应温度进行探讨。以四丁基溴化铵为催化剂、100℃时合成的 ESOA预聚体为主体树脂、三羟甲基丙烷三丙烯酸酯(TMPTA)为活性稀释剂、184为光引发剂进行涂膜紫外光固化。结果表明,制得的紫外光固化保护膜材料附着力为1级,硬度为5H,收缩率小且具有良好的柔韧性及耐磨性。%Epoxidized soybean oil acrylate(ESOA)was synthesized from epoxidized soybean oil and acrylic acid.The catalyst type and reaction time were optimized.Then the ESOA film was prepared with the pre-poly-mer synthesized at 100 ℃ with catalysis of tetrabutylammonium bromide as matrix,TMPTA as reactive dilu-ents,184 as light initiator.The results showed that,the film adhesion materials had excellent performance, with level 1 adhesive force,5 H hardness,little shrinkage and good toughness and abrasive resistance.

  6. ASRM test report: Autoclave cure process development

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    Nachbar, D. L.; Mitchell, Suzanne

    1992-01-01

    ASRM insulated segments will be autoclave cured following insulation pre-form installation and strip wind operations. Following competitive bidding, Aerojet ASRM Division (AAD) Purchase Order 100142 was awarded to American Fuel Cell and Coated Fabrics Company, Inc. (Amfuel), Magnolia, AR, for subcontracted insulation autoclave cure process development. Autoclave cure process development test requirements were included in Task 3 of TM05514, Manufacturing Process Development Specification for Integrated Insulation Characterization and Stripwind Process Development. The test objective was to establish autoclave cure process parameters for ASRM insulated segments. Six tasks were completed to: (1) evaluate cure parameters that control acceptable vulcanization of ASRM Kevlar-filled EPDM insulation material; (2) identify first and second order impact parameters on the autoclave cure process; and (3) evaluate insulation material flow-out characteristics to support pre-form configuration design.

  7. In search of a better unit of effort in the coastal liftnet fishery with lights for small pelagics in Indonesia

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    Oostenbrugge, van J.A.E.; Poos, J.J.; Densen, van W.L.T.; Machiels, M.A.M.

    2002-01-01

    Despite major criticism, catch per unit effort (CPUE) is still widely used as a measure for the size of the exploited stock, but its indicative value is affected by selection of a proper unit of effort. The unit of effort used in the Indonesian fisheries statistical system is poorly standardised

  8. Interfacial Properties of Electron Beam Cured Composites

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    Eberle, C.C.

    1999-12-30

    The objectives of the CRADA are to: Confirm that fiber-resin adhesion is responsible for the observed poor shear properties; Determine the mechanism(s) responsible for poor adhesion between carbon fibers and epoxy resins after e-beam curing; Develop and evaluate resin systems and fiber treatments to improve the properties of e-beam cured, carbon-fiber-reinforced composites; and Develop refined methods for processing e-beam cured, carbon-fiber-reinforced composites.

  9. Microwave Cure of Phenol-Formaldehyde Adhesive

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    高谷, 政広; 田平, 英敏; 岡本, 忠

    2006-01-01

    [Synopsis] Phenol-formaldehyde resin has been used as a versatile material for adhesives and coatings of a wide range of adherends because of its excellent performance in water- resistance, strength against abrasion, and so on. However, it has a drawback of slow rate of cure and relevant emission of formaldehyde gas after bonding. We studied the curing performance under irradiation of microwave for the purpose of looking for a way of accelerating the cure rate of phenol formaldehyde resin. Th...

  10. Does An Additional Uv Led Improve The Degree Of Conversion And Knoop Hardness Of Light-shade Composite Resins?

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    Giorgi M.C.C.; Aguiar F.H.B.; Soares L.E.S.; Martin A.A.; Liporoni P.C.S.; Paulillo L.A.M.S.

    2012-01-01

    Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the degree of conversion (DC) using FT-Raman spectroscopy and the Knoop hardness (KHN) of composites cured by second and third-generation LED light curing-units (LCU), Radii Cal and Ultralume 5. Methods: Three composites (Filtek Supreme XT, Filtek Z350, and Esthet X) were selected for this study. KHN testing (n=10) was performed with 10 indentations for the top (T) and bottom (B) surfaces. For DC (n=10), both the T and B surfaces were analy...

  11. Electron Beam Curing of Advanced Composites

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    2000-01-01

    The fundamental concept of electron beam method and the application in cure of composites are elaborated in this paper. The components of electron beam curing system are introduced. The mechanisms of interaction between electron beam and polymer matrix composites are presented. Recent studies reported including work of authors themselves on electron beam curing of composites are also discussed. Moreover, the authors believe that it is necessary to do the basic research about understanding how electron beam affects cured network and the mechanical/physical properties of the composites, for establishing a quantitative or semi-quantitative formulation.

  12. Hepatitis C, stigma and cure.

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    Marinho, Rui Tato; Barreira, David Pires

    2013-10-28

    The infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) is one of the most important global chronic viral infections worldwide. It is estimated to affect around 3% of the world population, about 170-200 million people. Great part of the infections are asymptomatic, the patient can be a chronic carrier for decades without knowing it. The most severe consequences of the chronic infection are liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, which appears in 20%-40% of the patients, leading to hepatic failure and death. The HCV was discovered 25 years ago in 1989, is a RNA virus and classified by the World Health Organization as an oncogenic one. Hepatocellular carcinoma is one of the most important cancers, the fifth worldwide in terms of mortality. It has been increasing in the Ocidental world, mainly due to chronic hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is not only a liver disease and a cause of cirrhosis, but also a mental, psychological, familiar, and social disease. The stigma that the infected person sometimes carries is tremendous having multiple consequences. The main cause is lack of adequate information, even in the health professionals setting. But, besides the "drama" of being infected, health professionals, family, society and the infected patients, must be aware of the chance of real cure and total and definitive elimination of the virus. The treatment for hepatitis C has begun in the last 80's with a percentage of cure of 6%. Step by step the efficacy of the therapy for hepatitis C is rapidly increasing and nowadays with the very new medications, the so called Direct Antiviral Agents-DAAs of new generation, is around 80%-90%.

  13. Synthesis, characterization and properties of novel blue light emitting discrete π-functional polymer consisting of carbazole and anthracene units and their applications in polymer light emitting diodes

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    Gopal, Ram; Huang, Yi-Chiang; Lee, Hsu-Feng; Chang, Ming-Sien; Huang, Wen-Yao

    2017-03-01

    A new novel blue light emitting polymer containing carbazole and anthracene derivatives has been successfully synthesized via polycondensation chemical reaction of diol and difluoro monomers. An effort has been made to raise the band gap of blue light emitter by lowering the conjugation extent in the backbone. The synthesized blue polymer exhibits decent solubility, good process ability, high thermal stability, high glass transition temperature (272 °C) and the decomposition temperature of 358 °C. The UV-vis absorption spectra and photoluminescence spectra depict that the light emission lies in blue region. The solid state photoluminescence (PL) spectra of the polymer (λPL=456 nm) shows red shift (Δλ = 37 nm) as compared with the corresponding solution PL spectra, presumably due to lower intermolecular distance in solid state. The multi-layered polymer light emitting diode was fabricated, using blue polymer with ITO/PEDOT: PSS/BP/LiF/Al architecture. The luminance-voltage (L-V) and current density-voltage (J-V) curves show a maximum luminance of 7544 cd m-2, a maximum emission efficiency of 4.2 cd A-1, a maximum current density of 453 mA cm-2 at a turn-on voltage of 4.5 V. Moreover, the PLED instigate pure blue EL emission, stable at 436 nm with outstanding CIE coordinates of (x = 0.15, y = 0.08), which is close to the pure NTSC blue coordinates of (0.14, 0.08). [Figure not available: see fulltext.

  14. Curing Mechanism of Condensed Polynuclear Aromatic Resin and Thermal Stability of Cured Resin

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    Li Shibin; Sun Qiqian; Wang Yuwei; Wu Mingbo; Zhang Zailong

    2015-01-01

    In order to improve the thermal stability of condensed polynuclear aromatic (COPNA) resin synthesized from vacuum residue, 1,4-benzenedimethanol was added to cure COPNA resin. The curing mechanism was investigated by pro-ton nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry, solid carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry and Fourier trans-form infrared spectroscopy. Microstructures of the uncured and the cured COPNA resins were studied by scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffractometry. The thermal stability of COPNA resins before and after curing was tested by thermo-gravimetric analysis. The element composition of the cured COPNA resin heated at different temperatures was analyzed by an element analyzer. The results showed that the uncured COPNA resin reacted with the cross-linking agent during the cur-ing process, and the curing mechanism was conifrmed to be the electrophilic substitution reaction. Compared with the un-cured COPNA resin, the cured COPNA resin had a smooth surface, well-ordered and streamlined sheet structure with more crystalline solids, better molecular arrangement and orientation. The weight loss process of the uncured and cured COPNA resins was divided into three stages. Carbon residue of the cured COPNA resin was 41.65%at 600℃, which was much higher than 25.02%of the uncured COPNA resin, which indicated that the cured COPNA resin had higher thermal stability.

  15. Dental resin cure monitoring by inherent fluorescence

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    Li, Qun; Zhou, Jack X.; Li, Qingxiong; Wang, Sean X.

    2008-02-01

    It is demonstrated that the inherent fluorescence of a dental composite resin can be utilized to monitor the curing status, i.e. degree of conversion of the resin. The method does not require any sample preparation and is potentially very fast for real time cure monitoring. The method is verified by Raman spectroscopy analysis.

  16. 7 CFR 29.6010 - Cured.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Cured. 29.6010 Section 29.6010 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing... INSPECTION Standards Definitions § 29.6010 Cured. Tobacco dried of its sap by either natural or...

  17. Significant mercury deposits in internal organs following the removal of dental amalgam, & development of pre-cancer on the gingiva and the sides of the tongue and their represented organs as a result of inadvertent exposure to strong curing light (used to solidify synthetic dental filling material) & effective treatment: a clinical case report, along with organ representation areas for each tooth.

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    Omura, Y; Shimotsuura, Y; Fukuoka, A; Fukuoka, H; Nomoto, T

    1996-01-01

    Because of the reduced effectiveness of antibiotics against bacteria (e.g. Chlamydia trachomatis, alpha-Streptococcus, Borrelia burgdorferi, etc.) and viruses (e.g. Herpes Family Viruses) in the presence of mercury, as well as the fact that the 1st author has found that mercury exists in cancer and pre-cancer cell nuclei, the presence of dental amalgam (which contains about 50% mercury) in the human mouth is considered to be a potential hazard for the individual's health. In order to solve this problem, 3 amalgam fillings were removed from the teeth of the subject of this case study. In order to fill the newly created empty spaces in the teeth where the amalgams had formerly existed, a synthetic dental-filling substance was introduced and to solidify the synthetic substance, curing light (wavelength range reportedly between 400-520 nm) was radiated onto the substance in order to accelerate the solidifying process by photo-polymerization. In spite of considerable care not to inhale mercury vapor or swallow minute particles of dental amalgam during the process of removing it by drilling, mercury entered the body of the subject. Precautions such as the use of a rubber dam and strong air suction, as well as frequent water suctioning and washing of the mouth were insufficient. Significant deposits of mercury, previously non-existent, were found in the lungs, kidneys, endocrine organs, liver, and heart with abnormal low-voltage ECGs (similar to those recorded 1-3 weeks after i.v. injection of radioisotope Thallium-201 for Cardiac SPECT) in all the limb leads and V1 (but almost normal ECGs in the precordial leads V2-V6) the day after the procedures were performed. Enhanced mercury evaporation by increased temperature and microscopic amalgam particles created by drilling may have contributed to mercury entering the lungs and G.I. system and then the blood circulation, creating abnormal deposits of mercury in the organs named above. Such mercury contamination may then

  18. An Optimal Cure Process to Minimize Residual Void and Optical Birefringence for a LED Silicone Encapsulant

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    Min-Jae Song

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Silicone resin has recently attracted great attention as a high-power Light Emitting Diode (LED encapsulant material due to its good thermal stability and optical properties. In general, the abrupt curing reaction of the silicone resin for the LED encapsulant during the curing process induces reduction in the mechanical and optical properties of the LED product due to the generation of residual void and moisture, birefringence, and residual stress in the final formation. In order to prevent such an abrupt curing reaction, the reduction of residual void and birefringence of the silicone resin was observed through experimentation by introducing the multi-step cure processes, while the residual stress was calculated by conducting finite element analysis that coupled the heat of cure reaction and cure shrinkage. The results of experiment and analysis showed that it was during the three-step curing process that the residual void, birefringence, and residual stress reduced the most in similar tendency. Through such experimentation and finite element analysis, the study was able to confirm that the optimization of the LED encapsulant packaging process was possible.

  19. 9 CFR 319.103 - Cured beef tongue.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Cured beef tongue. 319.103 Section 319... Cured beef tongue. In preparing “Cured Beef Tongue,” the application of curing solution to the fresh beef tongue shall not result in an increase in the weight of the cured beef tongue of more than...

  20. Curing agent for polyepoxides and epoxy resins and composites cured therewith. [preventing carbon fiber release

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    Serafini, T. T.; Delvigs, P.; Vannucci, R. D. (Inventor)

    1981-01-01

    A curing for a polyepoxide is described which contains a divalent aryl radical such as phenylene a tetravalent aryl radical such as a tetravalent benzene radical. An epoxide is cured by admixture with the curing agent. The cured epoxy product retains the usual properties of cured epoxides and, in addition, has a higher char residue after burning, on the order of 45% by weight. The higher char residue is of value in preventing release to the atmosphere of carbon fibers from carbon fiber-epoxy resin composites in the event of burning of the composite.

  1. Effect of Curing Mode on Shear Bond Strength of Self-Adhesive Cement to Composite Blocks

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    Jin-Young Kim

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available To overcome the disadvantages of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM processed indirect restorations using glass-ceramics and other ceramics, resin nano ceramic, which has high strength and wear resistance with improved polish retention and optical properties, was introduced. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the shear bond strength and fracture pattern of indirect CAD/CAM composite blocks cemented with two self-etch adhesive cements with different curing modes. Sand-blasted CAD/CAM composite blocks were cemented using conventional resin cement, Rely X Ultimate Clicker (RXC, 3M ESPE, St. Paul, MN, USA with Single Bond Universal (SB, 3M ESPE, St. Paul, MN, USA for the control group or two self-adhesive resin cements: Rely X U200 (RXU, 3M ESPE, St. Paul, MN, USA and G-CEM Cerasmart (GC, GC corporation, Tokyo, Japan. RXU and GC groups included different curing modes (light-curing (L and auto-curing (A. Shear bond strength (SBS analyses were performed on all the specimens. The RXC group revealed the highest SBS and the GC A group revealed the lowest SBS. According to Tukey’s post hoc test, the RXC group showed a significant difference compared to the GC A group (p < 0.05. For the curing mode, RXU A and RXU L did not show any significant difference between groups and GC A and GC L did not show any significant difference either. Most of the groups except RXC and RXU L revealed adhesive failure patterns predominantly. The RXC group showed a predominant cohesive failure pattern in their CAD/CAM composite, LavaTM Ultimate (LU, 3M ESPE, St. Paul, MN, USA. Within the limitations of this study, no significant difference was found regarding curing modes but more mixed fracture patterns were showed when using the light-curing mode than when using the self-curing mode.