Studies on electrical and thermal properties of dental glass ionomer cement

Tadiboyina Anil Babu, Kocharlakota Venkata Ramesh, Devulapalli Lakshmipathi Sastry
2012 Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering  
A commercially available dental Glass Ionomer Cement (GIC) was studied after setting at room temperature (300 K) to understand its DC electrical conductivity, dielectric and thermal properties. The dental GIC's are supposed to have free mobile charge carriers like Fions. Interestingly this material loses its conductivity above 80˚C and behaves like a nonpolar substance. The frequency dependent dielectric studies also indicate the loss of mobile charge carriers in the samples annealed at 80˚C.
more » ... annealed at 80˚C. The DSC and TGA studies indicate that the material loses H 2 O exothermically at 100˚C. This is attributed to the onset of a secondary setting reaction.
doi:10.4236/jbise.2012.511078 fatcat:agcey76w7vblje6kbjnrvczysq