The viscoelastic properties of three alginate impression materials were investigated. A landmark of working time was calculated using a raw phase-time curve. A landmark of setting time was calculated from an inflection point of the divided difference of the first order in the share modulus-time curve. As a result, the working time was common at the point of δ = 45° in variable frequencies. The mean value was obtained with less deviation. The setting times obtained were similar for variable frequencies. The mean values showed a distinct difference for each impression material.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of oral rehabilitation|
|Publication status||Published - 1997 Oct|
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