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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2013
  • pp: 725–731

Zirconia dental implants degradation by confocal Raman microspectroscopy: analytical simulation and experiments

Nadia Djaker, Claudine Wulfman, Michaël Sadoun, and Marc Lamy de la Chapelle  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 5, pp. 725-731 (2013)

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Subsurface hydrothermal degradation of yttria stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystals (3Y-TZP) is presented. Evaluation of low temperature degradation (LTD) phase transformation induced by aging in 3Y-TZP is experimentally studied by Raman confocal microspectroscopy. A non-linear distribution of monoclinic volume fraction is determined in depth by using different pinhole sizes. A theoretical simulation is proposed based on the convolution of the excitation intensity profile and the Beer-Lambert law (optical properties of zirconia) to compare between experiment and theory. The calculated theoretical degradation curves matche closely to the experimental ones. Surface transformation (V0) and transformation factor in depth (T) are obtained by comparing simulation and experience for each sample with nondestructive optical sectioning.

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OCIS Codes
(170.1850) Medical optics and biotechnology : Dentistry
(170.5660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Raman spectroscopy
(180.1790) Microscopy : Confocal microscopy
(290.5860) Scattering : Scattering, Raman
(160.1435) Materials : Biomaterials

ToC Category:
Dentistry Applications

Original Manuscript: February 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 27, 2013
Published: April 12, 2013

Nadia Djaker, Claudine Wulfman, Michaël Sadoun, and Marc Lamy de la Chapelle, "Zirconia dental implants degradation by confocal Raman microspectroscopy: analytical simulation and experiments," Biomed. Opt. Express 4, 725-731 (2013)

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