Chapter 16. Nanomechanical Characterization of Mineralized Tissues in the Oral Cavity
Y.L. Chan1, A.H.W. Ngan1 and N.M. King2
1Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
2Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Contents

16.1 Introduction 273
16.2 Basic Data Analysis Protocol for Nanoindentation 274
16.3 Nanoindentation of Oral Mineralized Tissues 276
16.3.1 Sample Preparation 276
16.3.2 Hydration 276
16.3.3 Indenter Tips 277
16.3.4 Load Function and Data Analysis 278
16.3.5 Microstructural Influence 280
16.4 Conclusions 284
References 286
Accurate measurement of the mechanical properties of the oral mineralized tissues is important for assessing ...

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