volume 14, issue 2, P161-171 1980
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.820140207
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Abstract: From 0 to 24 hours at an initial static stress of 34.5 MPa and in the temperature range of 0 to 60 degrees C, the creep behavior of four different one-week-old dental amalgams was monitored in a recently developed mini-specimen creep apparatus. In most instances the behavior could not be described by a linear relationship. Therefore, the usefulness of calculating creep rate based upon only two times, i.e., 1 and 4 hours, must be questioned. On the other hand, the observed creep kinetics were found to follow ac…

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