Semiporous reinforcing fillers for composite resins: I. Preparation of provisional glass formulations.

@article{Bowen1976SemiporousRF,
  title={Semiporous reinforcing fillers for composite resins: I. Preparation of provisional glass formulations.},
  author={Rafael L. Bowen and L E Reed},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  year={1976},
  volume={55 5},
  pages={738-47}
}
A conceptual means of obtaining improved bonding between filler particles and the polymeric binders of composites is presented. It involves preparing glass particles that separate into two interconnected vitreous phases when heated to an appropriate temperature, and then etching these to produce a porous surface layer. Candidate glass compositions were prepared and subjected to heat treatment in a gradient furnace. Compositions susceptible to phase separations were delineated.