TITLE

Anisotropy effects on fracto-emission from MgF2 single crystals

AUTHOR(S)
Yoo, K. C.; Rosemeier, R. G.; Dickinson, J. T.; Langford, S. C.
PUB. DATE
July 1989
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;7/24/1989, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p354
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
An important component of fracto-emission is the emission of electrons (EE) accompanying the fracture of materials. In this letter we present measurements of EE accompanying the fracture of MgF2 single crystals loaded in three-point bend. In particular, we examine the effect of changing the crystal orientation relative to the loading direction on emission intensity. We find that fracture surfaces with different crystal orientations yield significantly different EE. We propose that this is due to differences in the density of defects produced by such a fracture.
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9832089

 

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