Surface profiling of trace elements across pre-carious lesions in teeth

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

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Measurements have been made of the surface distribution of trace elements across naturally occurring pre-carious lesions in human dental enamel, and the healthy enamel adjacent to the lesions. The dominant result of this study was the observation of a strong enhancement of fluorine within the lesion area. The fluorine concentration varied markedly within the lesion itself, showing fine structure at about 100 micron intervals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)651-653
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1984
Externally publishedYes

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