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Figure 5: Scanning electron microscope pictures of tested wires after friction test. (a) As-received stainless steel wire showing smooth surface. Arrow points to line of wire draw. (b) Stainless steel wire after in vitro fluoride application. Arrows show line of wire draw. (c) Stainless steel after in situ fluoride application. Arrow shows line of wire draw. (d) As-received nickel-titanium wire. Arrow shows areas of longitudinal defects. (e) Nickel-titanium wires after in vitro fluoride application. Arrows show cracks. (f) Nickel-titanium after in situ fluoride application. Arrows point to longitudinal defects

Figure 5: Scanning electron microscope pictures of tested wires after friction test. (a) As-received stainless steel wire showing smooth surface. Arrow points to line of wire draw. (b) Stainless steel wire after <i>in vitro</i> fluoride application. Arrows show line of wire draw. (c) Stainless steel after <i>in situ</i> fluoride application. Arrow shows line of wire draw. (d) As-received nickel-titanium wire. Arrow shows areas of longitudinal defects. (e) Nickel-titanium wires after <i>in vitro</i> fluoride application. Arrows show cracks. (f) Nickel-titanium after <i>in situ</i> fluoride application. Arrows point to longitudinal defects