NiTi superelastic orthodontic archwires with polyamide coating
Bravo-González, Luis Alberto
González de Cabañes, A.
Manero Planella, José María
Rupérez de Gracia, Elisa
Gil Mur, Francisco Javier
Twenty orthodontic archwires with 55.2 % Ni and 44.8 % Ti (% weight) were subjected to a dipping treatment to coat the NiTi surface by a polyamide polymer. It has been selected a Polyamide 11 due to its remarkable long lasting performance. The transformation temperatures as well as the transformation stresses of the NiTi alloy were determined in order to know whether the coating process can alter its properties. The adhesive wear tests have been demonstrated that the wear rates as well as the dynamic friction coefficients μ of polymer coated wires are much lower than metallic wires. The corrosion studies have shown that the use of this polymer, as coating, seals the NiTi surface to prevent corrosion and the release of nickel ions. The average decrease of Ni ions release due to this coating is around 85 %.
616.3 - Patologia de l'aparell digestiu. Odontologia
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Bravo-González, Luis Alberto; González de Cabañes, A.; Manero, Jose M. [et al.]. NiTi superelastic orthodontic archwires with polyamide coating. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 2014, 25, p. 555-560. Disponible en: <https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10856-013-5070-7>. Fecha de acceso: 10 may. 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s10856-013-5070-7
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