The fresh surfaces formation provided by materials destruction or cleavage often leads to surfaces charging and strong electric fields generation. These fields can create the high energy electrons beams and Bremsstrahlung radiation. For example the destruction of quartz and granite is accomplished by low intensity relativistic electron fluxes creation. However the adhesive tapes peeling is accomplished by significantly more intensive electron beams creation. These beams can provide hard irradiation of skin and other layers of biological tissues during the adhesive tapes separation. We will estimate this irradiation using the generalized diffusion model for non-relativistic electrons.
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Experiments indicating acceleration of charged particles as a result of separation of solid surfaces are analyzed. As a possible mechanism of such acceleration, generation of surface charge on the separated surfaces of a cleaved ionic crystal is considered. The maximum electric field generated due to the charging of the separated surfaces and the energy of electrons accelerated in such a field are estimated. It is shown that, for the maximum attainable electric field, conditions are created for the generation of runaway electrons that, even at atmospheric pressure, electrons are accelerated to high energies, not experiencing collisions with gas particles.