The mechanism of formation of nodular material on the surface of a Pd-Ag-based alloy for porcelain during pre-porcelainization heat treatment was investigated using scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, quantitative metallography, and Auger electron spectroscopy. The nodules were found to form by a Nabarro-Herring creep mechanism driven by the internal oxidation of tin and indium. Implications of this process with regard to porcelain bonding and discoloration are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Dental Research|
|State||Published - Dec 1983|
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