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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1984|