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Direct contact measurement of the dielectric properties of glass ionomer cements for MEMs design

Boissonade, Jonathan James (2015)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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Abstract

This investigation was aimed at measuring the changes in dielectric properties of glass ionomer cements during their setting reaction in order to observe if there is a correlation between these properties and the cement curing. Commercial glass ionomer cements were prepared and their setting process was monitored over a 24 hour period using FT-IR and direct contact impedance measurement. An impedance bridge with a dielectric test assembly, based on previous work by Braden et al, was used to measure the dielectric properties of a number of different glass ionomer cements using a simple design. Using the dielectric properties of the glass ionomer cements, it could be possible to develop a micro-electro-mechanical sensor (MEMS) based on this design, which could be implanted into a dental restoration and interrogated remotely. During the curing of the cements examined, the dielectric data collected from the co-planar assembly showed a change in impedance over the course of the setting of the cement, which when compared to FT-IR spectra over the same period, showed a correlation between the dielectric properties and the chemical changes within the cement.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Stamboulis, Artemis and Ward, Michael C. L.
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Department:School of Metallurgy and Materials
Subjects:QD Chemistry
RK Dentistry
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:6321
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