Microprobe profiling of fluorine and other trace elements to large depths in teeth

I. D. Svalbe, M. Anwar Chaudhri, K. Traxel, C. Ender, A. Mandel

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Abstract

Measurements have been made of the distribution of fluorine and a number of other trace elements across the entire thickness of the enamel layer of some well documented teeth, using the Heidelberg microprobe. The concentrations of F, Zn and Sr show characteristic trends over the enamel depth and a clearly defined transition in the concentrations of the elements is observed at the ameleodentin junction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)648-650
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Volume3
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1984
Externally publishedYes

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