Fractoernission from fused silica and sodium silicate glasses

J. T. Dickinson, S. C. Langford, L. C. Jensen, G. L. McVay, J. F. Kelso, C. G. Pantano

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Fractoemission is the emission of photons and particles due to the fracture of materials. In this paper we present characteristic intensity versus time measurements of photon emission (phE), electron emission (EE), positive ion emission (PIE), and neutral emission (NE) due to the fracture of fused silica and sodium trisilicate glass. We show, for example, that the trisilicate is a copious emitter of atomic Na and both atomic and molecular oxygen. The phE, EE, and PIE from the two glasses share a number of properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1084-1089
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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