We report a high birefringence terphenyl liquid crystal mixture, designated as M3, for infrared phase modulation with special emphasis on mid-wave infrared (MWIR). In addition to high birefringence, M3 exhibits excellent UV stability, modest dielectric anisotropy, and a very broad nematic range. The high birefringence enables a thin cell gap to be used for… (More)
This study examined voids produced in impressions of an automixed addition-reaction silicone. Two operators took the impressions using material dispensed from either intra-oral tips or an impression syringe. The material was also hand-mixed for comparison. There were no differences in the number of voids in the automixed material dispensed using the… (More)
Three instances of tungsten carbide bur separation, one of which resulted in the patient swallowing the separated bur head are described. This spate of bur heads separating from the shank was associated with a cold sterilising solution used for disinfection.