The gamma-irradiated KCl crystals exhibit mechanoluminescence during elastic, plastic and fracture deformation. The mechanoluminiscence (ml) intensity varies linearly with the number of newly-created dislocations and decreases with successive application and release of uniaxial pressure. The totalml intensity increases with applied pressure as well as with the temperature of the crystals. On the basis of the movement of the dislocations, the pressure and temperature dependence ofml is discussed.
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