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Fracto-Emission From Polymers, Crystals, and Interfaces
Author(s): J. T. Dickinson; L. C. Jensen
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Paper Abstract

When materials are deformed and broken, surfaces are formed which may have charge concentrations as well as defects and displaced atoms. The consequences of such departures from non-equilibrium can lead to the emission of particles (electrons, ions, and neutral species) as well as photons (triboluminescence). Collectively, we refer to these emissions as fracto-emission. We present measurements of various components of emission from a variety of materials and show that a number of features of the emission involve the transport of charge.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0743, Fluorescence Detection, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.966928
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J. T. Dickinson, Washington State University (United States)
L. C. Jensen, Washington State University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0743:
Fluorescence Detection
E. Roland Menzel, Editor(s)

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