Creating of Highly Active Calcium-Silicate Phases for Application in Endodontics
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The synthesis of active silicate phases by combined sol gel and high-temperature self-propagating wave method, is described in this paper. They show a significant decrease of setting time and good mechanical properties, which are very important for its potential application in endodontic practice. Particularly, process of hydration of calcium silicate phases is carefully analyzed, from the aspect of phase changes during their soaking in water for 1, 3, 7 and 28 days. XRD and FTIR methods were used for phase analysis of all samples, while morphological characteristics and chemical composition of the given phases were investigated by SEM and EDS.