Masters Theses


"The main goal of this project is to develop lithium disilicate glass-ceramics with different shades of color but similar degrees of fluorescence intensities. These materials find widespread applications in dental restorations and it is desired that the fluorescence properties of the glass-ceramics match the natural fluorescence of teeth.

A brief review of background information is provided in Section 1. Section 2 describes the crystallization and fluorescence studies of cerium doped lithium disilcate glasses with varying amounts of transition metal oxides (up to 0.7wt%V2O5 and up to 0.3wt% of MnO2) and constant amount of cerium oxide (2wt% of Ce oxide).

In Section 3 the fluorescence properties of cerium-terbium co-doped lithium disilicate glasses with constant wt% of terbium (0.25wt% and 0.5wt% of Tb4O7) and varying additions of Ce oxide (0-2 wt% CeO2) were studied. Section 4 outlines some of the future work in this area"--Abstract, page iii.


Brow, Richard K.

Committee Member(s)

Fahrenholtz, William
Bertino, Massimo F.


Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2006


xi, 81 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 62).


© 2006 Sandhya Jayaraman Rukmani, All rights reserved.

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Dental ceramics
Lithium silicates

Thesis Number

T 9090

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