Strain-Induced Birefringence in Fluoride Films on Uranium Dioxide.

Abstract

Optically birefringent microstructures are formed within fluoride films that are produced on uranium dioxide by hydrofluorination. The positive molar volume change of the reaction produces nonuniform tensile and compressive stresses around sites of surface roughness which result in optical double refraction.

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@article{Ellis1964StrainInducedBI, title={Strain-Induced Birefringence in Fluoride Films on Uranium Dioxide.}, author={Wladislaw Ellis}, journal={Science}, year={1964}, volume={144 3626}, pages={1570-2} }