The Journal of Materials Science Vol. 21, No. 8: Contains 4 articles
relative to nanodentistry. Each article is available to nonmembers
or nonsubscribers to the journal for $20(USD) each.
1- L. Angker & M.V. Swain have developed a technique that will allow
better understanding of the mechanical behavior of enamel, dentin
and cementum at a nanoscale according to the abstract. Covers
unique micro-structure of each calcified tissue & variations.
Includes proportions of hydroxyapatite, organic material amd water
in determination of mechanical properties of dental hard tissues.
2- Michelle Dickinson & Adrian Mann contribute a technical work
about thin protein-rich film formed by the absortion of saliva onto
teeth. They used atomic force microscopy imaging and nanoscale
mechanical measurements. They show unstained pellicle has a dense
undulating morphology and show it is a surprisingly stiff
3- Weimin Yue & Ryan Roeder develop micromechanical model to predict
elastic module of HA whisker reinforced polymer biocomposites.
4- Rizhi Wang, Youxin Hu and Cathy Ng study the micorstructure and
interfacial fracture at the cementum enamel junction in equine and
bovine teeth. CEJ is a uniquely important interface that has major
role in tranferring force from top of tooth to the jawbone. Details
of technical data avialable for their findings. Of note they
determined that equine teeth are 7 times tougher than bovine teeth.
For the nanodentistry inquirers.