Magnification—An Interesting Optical Property of Dentin

R. E. Walton, W. C. Outhwaite, D. F. Pashley

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Abstract

Thin disks of calcified and decalcified coronal dentin were examined for optical properties. When images were transmitted from a pulpal-to-occlusal direction, the image was magnified ; when the disks were inverted, the image was reduced in size. Magnification is presumably the result of the divergence of dentinal tubules. The image transmission may be a light-pipe or fiberoptic phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)639-642
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Dental Research
Volume55
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1976

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Magnification—An Interesting Optical Property of Dentin. / Walton, R. E.; Outhwaite, W. C.; Pashley, D. F.

In: Journal of Dental Research, Vol. 55, No. 4, 01.01.1976, p. 639-642.

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Walton, R. E. ; Outhwaite, W. C. ; Pashley, D. F. / Magnification—An Interesting Optical Property of Dentin. In: Journal of Dental Research. 1976 ; Vol. 55, No. 4. pp. 639-642.
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