Margaret Woldu

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OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the mechanical properties of cast Ti-Cu alloys with the hope of developing an alloy for dental casting with better mechanical properties than unalloyed titanium. METHODS Ti-Cu alloys with five concentrations of copper (0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 5.0 and 10.0 mass%) were made in an argon-arc melting furnace. The alloys were cast into(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the grindability of a series of cast Ti-Cu alloys in order to develop a titanium alloy with better grindability than commercially pure titanium (CP Ti), which is considered to be one of the most difficult metals to machine. METHODS Experimental Ti-Cu alloys (0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 5.0, and 10.0 mass% Cu)(More)
This study investigated the physical and mechanical properties and the microstructure of four different gallium alloys. For all gallium alloys, the compressive strengths measured at one hour (86-223 MPa) and 24 hours (265-286 MPa) after specimen preparation were found to be well within the range exhibited by many high-copper amalgams. The creep values and(More)
The corrosion of cast or milled ASTM Grade II CP titanium with different surface conditions was studied by potentiodynamic anodic polarization and immersion testing. Specimens were fabricated using three dental titanium casting systems and from machined titanium. Three surface conditions were tested: (1) sandblasted with surface reaction layers remaining;(More)
Titanium, once considered to be difficult to cast because of its relatively high melting point (1670 +/- 50 degrees C) and strong chemical affinity, can now be acceptably cast using newly developed casting apparatus. The objectives of this study were to examine the castability of commercially pure (CP) titanium using an ultra high-speed centrifugal casting(More)
The amount of Hg vapor released from "synthesized" gamma 1 with 1% (wt) Pd was reported to be less than 30% of that from gamma 1 with no Pd. This study tested the hypothesis that Hg evaporation from Pd-containing amalgams decreases with Pd concentration and that In also reduces Hg vapor. Specimens (4 mm dia, 8 mm long) were prepared by triturating(More)
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