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Vinod , Krishnan and Anand, Krishnan and S. Asha , Nair (2011) Development and evaluation of two PVD-coated β-titanium orthodontic archwires for fluoride-induced corrosion protection. Acta Biomaterialia, 7 (4). 1913-1927.

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The present research was aimed at developing surface coatings on β titanium orthodontic archwires capable of protection against fluoride-induced corrosion. Cathodic arc physical vapor deposition PVD (CA-PVD) and magnetron sputtering were utilized to deposit thin films of titanium aluminium nitride (TiAlN) and tungsten carbide/carbon (WC/C) coatings on β titanium orthodontic archwires. Uncoated and coated specimens were immersed in a high fluoride ion concentration mouth rinse, following a specially designed cycle simulating daily use. All specimens thus obtained were subjected to critical evaluation of parameters such as electrochemical corrosion behaviour, surface analysis, mechanical testing, microstructure, element release, and toxicology. The results confirm previous research that β titanium archwires undergo a degradation process when in contact with fluoride mouth rinses. The study confirmed the superior nature of the TiAlN coating, evident as many fewer changes in properties after fluoride treatment when compared with the WC/C coating. Thus, coating with TiAlN is recommended in order to reduce the corrosive effects of fluorides on β titanium orthodontic archwires.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Orthodontic archwires; Physical vapor deposition coating; Cathodic arc physical vapor deposition; Metal surface treatment; Fluoride corrosion
Subjects: Cancer Research
Depositing User: Rgcb Library
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2017 06:22
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2017 06:22
URI: http://rgcb.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/355

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