Some applications of the cathodoluminescence mode in a scanning electron microscope for studying the wear behaviour of ceramics

Yuji Enomoto, Kazushi Yamanaka, Keiko Saito

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Abstract

In this paper a description is given of the main advantage of using the cathodoluminescence mode in the scanning electron microscope for the purpose of studying the wear behaviour of ceramics. The information obtainable from a cathodoluminescence image or spectrum of these materials in the scanning electron microscope portrays the nature of material behaviour under sliding contact, i.e. the presence of defects, impurities, microcracks and so on. The wear damage of magnesia, alumina and diamond is examined so as to illustrate the particular features of deformation and microfracture which would not have been made clear without the use of the cathodo-luminescence method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-250
Number of pages12
JournalWEAR
Volume110
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986 Aug 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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