Impact Atom Emission
- M. K. Marakhtanov
It is shown, that if a steel plate is subjected to a projectile impact, the atomic emission is induced from the great amount of craters that appear on the plate’s side opposite to the place of impact application. The craters’ mean size and shape are same to cathode craters in a low-voltage vacuum arc. This similarity shows that the reasons of mechanical and electrical failure of metals can be identical in either case.
- John MartinEditorial Assistant