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Book on Triboluminescence Co-Edited by Faculty Member and Former Student

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A new book entitled Triboluminescence: Theory, Synthesis, and Application (ISBN: 978-3319388410) will be published by Springer-Verlag on August 3, 2016. Physics faculty member Dr. Andy Hollerman and a former physics undergraduate and graduate student Dr. Ross S. Fontenot are co-editors for this new book. Dr. Fontenot is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) in West Bethesda, Maryland where he is studying laser cooling. Over the last decade, Drs. Hollerman and Fontenot have published numerous refereed papers in periodicals such as the Journal of Luminescence, Journal of Instrumentation, Crystal Research and Technology, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Physics, and Optical Materials. Extensive research has been completed to determine if triboluminescent materials like zinc sulfide doped with manganese (ZnS:Mn) or Europium Tetrakis Dibenzoylmethide Triethylammonium (EuD4TEA) can be used as the active element for impact sensors for space, defense, or other applications in hazardous environments. The new book can be ordered on at