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dc.contributor.authorSalehi, Anahitaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-11T21:16:28Z
dc.date.available2021-05-11T21:16:28Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.submitted2012
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/42537
dc.descriptionThesis (MSD) --Boston University Institute for Dental Research and Education, Dubai, 2012en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographic references: leaves 62-63.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe goal of this study was to reduce the friction in beta titanium arch wires through heat treatment to precipitate omega phase, which would increase the hardness of the alloy. The result of increased hardness is reduced friction. Efforts were made to keep the elastic properties of the wire. The study design was based on heat treatment temperatures recommended for this particular alloy by the American Society of Metal. Changes were made to balance the final results in accordance to what is needed in orthodontics. After heat treatment, the elasticity of wires was measured with 3 point bending test and friction was measured with Vickers’s hardness test. The results were used as a guide for the heat treatment temperatures and timings to developed a group of wires in which the hardness was increased and the elasticity was favorable. The conclusion is that the precipitation of the Omega phase is an approach for reducing friction in the beta titanium wire. The next step for this research is to incorporate our findings in the production phase of the wires.en_US
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dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.rightsThis work is being made available in OpenBU by permission of its author, and is available for research purposes only. All rights are reserved to the author.en_US
dc.subjectOrthodontic Wiresen_US
dc.titleFriction reduction in beta titanium arch wires by structural changes through heat treatmenten_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameMaster of Science in Dentistryen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineOrthodonticsen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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