Optimum Trituration Capsule Length

E. P. Lautenschlager, J. J. Rechtien, B. K. Norling

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The equations of dental amalgamator motions for relative capsule and charge velocities are derived at impact as a function of the ratio of capsule length to amalgamator amplitude, independent of triturator speed. The best theoretical conditions for amalgam trituration occur near a ratio of πl2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1658-1662
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of dental research
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1972

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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