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


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  • Dentistry(all)

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Lautenschlager, E. P., Rechtien, J. J., & Norling, B. K. (1972). Optimum Trituration Capsule Length. Journal of Dental Research, 51(6), 1658-1662. https://doi.org/10.1177/00220345720510062701