Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: Acrylic, Aluminum oxide, Heat cured, Indentation hardness, nanofillers, Nanoparticles, Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), Probe ultra-sonication machine, resin, Silanized (Al2O3), Solubility, Surface roughness, Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Diffusivity, Thermal Properties, Transient plane source (TPS), Transient plane source (TPS) method, Transverse strength, Water Absorption
Abstract: Despite its fragility, poor thermal properties, and high water sorption rates, polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) is commonly used in denture fabrication. This study aimed to examine how the addition of Aluminum oxide nanoparticles affected the properties of PMMA. A thermal constant analyzer measured the thermal properties of the Al2O3 nanoparticles using the transient plane source (TPS) method. Results showed that the thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity of acrylic resin improved after the addition of Al2O3 nanoparticles.
Reference: Journal of Baghdad College of Dentistry, 26, 2 (2014)