Alumina-Zirconia-Silica Ceramics Synthesis by Selective Laser Sintering/Melting
In this paper, the synthesis and investigation of the glass in the Al2O3- ZrO2-SiO2 system, to be used in dental field. The mechanism of powder–state becoming a solid state block during the laser sintering process was disclosed by scanning electron microscope (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis on powders and sintered samples. The optimal parameters of laser and can be obtained by the study. The results allowed us to affirm that the characteristics of this glass, in comparison with the tooth hard substances and other commonly employed inorganic dental materials, recommend it for further utilization in the dental field.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
W. Wang et al., "Alumina-Zirconia-Silica Ceramics Synthesis by Selective Laser Sintering/Melting", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 121-126, pp. 2487-2491, 2012