Functional Triboluminescent Nanophase for Use in Advanced Structural Materials: A Smart Premise with Molecular and Electronic Definition
Triboluminescence (TL) phenomenon is synonymous with fractoluminescence (the emission of light from a crystal when external energy is absorbed by a small amount of trapped gas bubbles), which is most likely caused by the separation and recombination of electronic charges. The behavior of photoemission was explained in terms of the tribomicro-plasma phenomenon due to electronic discharge of the surrounding molecular nitrogen gas. The interaction between the charge generation and the charge conversion is responsible for the formation of various TL patterns. In this chapter, some recent experimental outcomes with structural applications are briefly discussed along with the interpretation of this important scientific phenomenon.
Uddin, M.J., Olawale, D.O., Yan, J., Moore, J., Okoli, O.O.I. (2016). Functional Triboluminescent Nanophase for Use in Advanced Structural Materials: A Smart Premise with Molecular and Electronic Definition. In: Olawale, D., Okoli, O., Fontenot, R., Hollerman, W. (eds) Triboluminescence. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-38842-7_6