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Chapter 20

Mechanoluminescence

Emission of light from a material caused by mechanical force applied externally is known generally as mechanoluminescence (ML). This chapter covers the various subcategories that fall within ML: triboluminescence, piezoluminescence and crystalloluminescence, as well as the substantial developments in understanding, design and access of new materials, and their applications.

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Print publication date
28 Aug 2018
Copyright year
2018
Print ISBN
978-1-78262-815-6
PDF eISBN
978-1-78801-284-3
ePub eISBN
978-1-78801-503-5