Electrochemical characterisation of dental alloys: its possibilities and limitations

Mueller, Wolf-Dieter; Schoepf, C.; Nascimento, M. L.; Carvalho, A. C.; Moisel, M.; Schenk, A.; Scholz, F.; Lange, K. P.
April 2005
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Apr2005, Vol. 381 Issue 8, p1520
Academic Journal
Dental alloys are metallic biomaterials which have a broad variation of composition compared to technical alloys. It is therefore in the interest of patients and technicians to conduct a good assessment of the electrochemical behaviour of dental alloys in order to collect information about their corrosion resistance. The purpose of this work was to demonstrate possibilities and limitations of two electrochemical techniques: the voltammetry of immobilised microparticles (ViMP) onto lead, and cyclic voltammetry measurements with the help of the mini-cell system (MCS). Based onfingerprintsobtained from ViMP it was possible to analyse and differentiate the dental alloys. The results obtained by MCS were comparable with ViMP, but give a better understanding of the corrosion behaviour of the materials.


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