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Table. 1.

Properties of the bracket, archwires, and coating materials used in this study

Material Code Properties Manufacturer
Stainless steel bracket (Victory Series) B Slot width = 0.22", Torque = 0°, Angulation 0° 3M UnitekTM, USA
Nitinol heat-activated arch wire NiTi 0.016" Dia. 3M UnitekTM, USA
Satinless steel arch wire
(Permachrome Series)
SS Size = 0.019" × 0.025" 3M UnitekTM, USA
Aluminum oxide coating material Al2O3 Target size = 3.0" Dia. × 0.125" Thick
Purity = 99.999%
Kurt J Lesker®, USA
Titanium nitride coating material TiN Target size = 3.0" Dia. × 0.125" Thick
Purity = 99.5%
Kurt J Lesker®, USA
Chromium nitride coating material CrN Chromium
Target size = 3.00" Dia. × 0.125" Thick
Purity = 99.95%
Nitrogen (N2) gas to vacuum chamber
Kurt J Lesker®, USA

B, bracket; NiTi, nickel–titanium; SS, stainless steel; Al2O3, alumina; TiN, titanium nitride; CrN, chromium nitride; Dia., diameter.

Korean J Orthod 2021;51:270~281 https://doi.org/10.4041/kjod.2021.51.4.270
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