The effect of weight loss of liquid on the diametral tensile strengths of various kinds of luting cements.


The role of water evaporation from the liquids of the cements were tested, and the effect of this loss on their strength was evaluated for 0, 10, 20 and 30 minute, intervals. After 30 minutes the evaporation of liquid from the cements was so high that they lost their luting consistency. The data suggests that the highest weight loss was with polycarboxylate… (More)