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Title: Terahertz surfoluminescence
Authors: Cortie, DL
Lewis, RA
Keywords: THZ RANGE
NTE CARLO METHOD
SIMULATION
SURFACES
RADIATIONS
ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2012
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Citation: Cortie, D. L., & Lewis, R. A. (2012). Terahertz surfoluminescence. Surface Science, 606(21-22), 1573-1576.
Abstract: The cleaving of a solid to form two new surfaces may result in the emission of light. Conventional mechanoluminescence involves the transfer of charge between the two surfaces. We now demonstrate that the ultra-fast separation of charge within a newly-formed surface will lead to the emission of electromagnetic radiation. In contrast to the visible light previously observed and modeled, the intra-surface radiation contains terahertz frequencies. This new mechanism - named here surfoluminescence - introduces a new class of terahertz-frequency emitters. It also may in part explain the recent observation of terahertz emission from peeling adhesive tape. © 2012, Elsevier Ltd.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.susc.2012.06.006
http://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/5400
ISSN: 0039-6028
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