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Issue Date:  12
Title: Reinforcing effect of PVDF/MWCNTs nanofibers on dental resin based composites
Authors: Dundar, Cengiz
Publisher : University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Degree : Master of Engineering
Department : Mechanical Engineering
Supervisor : Rizvi, Ghaus
Keywords: Dental restorative composites
Abstract: In the present study, the restorative composite resin was fabricated by impregnating electro-spun PVDF/MWCNTs nanofiber membrane within the based dental polymer (BisGMA/TEGDMA) using photo-polymerization. The flexural strength (FS) of the base dental polymer resin was significantly improved by the addition of MWCNTs in PVDF electro-spun fabrics (by mass fraction of 0.1 and 0.25 wt%). With respect to the water sorption/solubility analyzing, all nanofiber reinforced dental resin samples showed significantly less Wsp values than those for the neat resin samples (P<0.05). On the other hand, the pure PVDF nanofiber reinforced composites had the lowest solubility in water.
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