Beta-titanium

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Beta-titanium is an alloy of titanium.

Properties[edit]

Beta-titanium alloys exhibit the BCC allotropic form of titanium (called beta). Elements used in this alloy are one or more of the following other than titanium in varying amounts. These are molybdenum, vanadium, niobium, tantalum, zirconium, manganese, iron, chromium, cobalt, nickel, and copper.

The titanium alloys have excellent formability and can be easily welded.[1]

Use[edit]

Beta-titanium alloy is nowadays largely utilized in the orthodontic field and was adopted for orthodontics use in the 1980s. This type of alloy replaced stainless steel for certain uses, as stainless steel had dominated orthodontics since the 1960s. It has strength/modulus of elasticity ratios almost twice those of 18-8 austenitic stainless steel, larger elastic deflections in springs, and reduced force per unit displacement 2.2 times below those of stainless steel appliances.

References[edit]

  1. ^ An Evaluation of Beta Titanium Alloys for Use in Orthodontic Appliances [1]

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