The Influence of Nanosized Leucite on Dental Porcelain Properties


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The influence of leucite on dental porcelain properties is investigated in this paper. The nanosized leucite powder prepared by sol-gel method was added into a low-fusing temperature frit to fabricate dental porcelain fused to metal. The porcelains with different leucite contents were sintered at the temperatures ranging from 780° to 900°C. The flexural strength and the thermal expansion coefficient (TEC) of the dental porcelain containing leucite particles are evaluated. The micro- structure and phases of the porcelain are characterized and the mechanism that nanosized leucite particles strengthening the porcelain is discussed.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 280-283)

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Wei Pan, Jianghong Gong, Chang-Chun Ge and Jing-Feng Li




J. P. Yang et al., "The Influence of Nanosized Leucite on Dental Porcelain Properties", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 280-283, pp. 1605-1608, 2005

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February 2007




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