Effects of surface-active media on the adhesion energy in failure of an insulator

A. A. Vorob'ev, V. D. Evseev

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There is a considerable reduction in the surface energy density (the Rebinder effect) in the failure of glass and the splitting of mica in surface-active media; theory shows that this reduction in brittle failure of an insulator is due to interaction of the oppositely charged surfaces of the growing crack.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1729-1732
Number of pages4
JournalSoviet Physics Journal
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1975


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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