Evidence of deep water penetration in silica during stress corrosion fracture

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Lechenault, F.; Rountree, C. L.; Cousin, F.; Bouchaud, J.-P.; Ponson, L.; Bouchaud, E.;
(2011)
  • Publisher: American Physical Society
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.165504
  • Subject: Condensed Matter - Materials Science | Condensed Matter - Disordered Systems and Neural Networks

We measure the thickness of the heavy water layer trapped under the stress corrosion fracture surface of silica using neutron reflectivity experiments. We show that the penetration depth is 65-85 \aa ngstr\"{o}ms, suggesting the presence of a damaged zone of $\approx$ 1... View more
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