Measurement of mechanoluminescence radiance of ZnS:Mn

Nili Persits, Abraham Aharoni, Moshe Tur

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Mechanoluminescence (ML), the emission of light from certain crystals induced by mechanical stress, is being considered for structural health monitoring (SHM), potentially offering passive and real-time distributed detection systems. We measured the mechanoluminescent radiance of ZnS:Mn, a crystal with a relatively strong ML emission, embedded in a matrix of transparent polyurethane under different loading and fracture. This data is invaluable for the design and performance evaluation of ML sensor systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFifth Asia-Pacific Optical Sensors Conference, APOS 2015
EditorsByoungho Lee, Yunjiang Rao, Sang Bae Lee
ISBN (Electronic)9781628418651
StatePublished - 2015
Event5th Asia-Pacific Optical Sensors Conference, APOS 2015 - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 20 May 201522 May 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


Conference5th Asia-Pacific Optical Sensors Conference, APOS 2015
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Mechanoluminescence
  • Radiance
  • Triboluminescene
  • ZnS:Mn


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