Simultaneous measurement of the emission of photons and charged particles during fracture of brittle materials

Tadashi Shiota, Kouichi Yasuda

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Photon emission (PE), positive charge emission (PCE), and negative charge emission (NCE) during fracture, were simultaneously measured in silica glass, single-crystal MgO, and polycrystalline MgO, Al2O3 and ZrO2. The decay behavior strongly depended on materials. Especially, in the silica glass, several bursts of the PCE and NCE coincided in the decay. The NCE count tended to increase with the PCE in all the samples. Moreover, the material having stronger PE exhibited stronger PCE and NCE. Thus, it is found that the time decay and emission count depend on materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-252
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering B: Solid-State Materials for Advanced Technology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 12 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • Alumina
  • Brittle fracture
  • Fracto-emission
  • Magnesia
  • Silica glass
  • Zirconia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

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