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"Glow in the Dark" How to make a Pemanent Reusable Glow stick

video "Glow in the Dark" How to make a Pemanent Reusable Glow stick
This is tutorial video on How to make a Glow stick in Glow in the Dark style. The materials in this experiment are simple, Epoxy resin, Straw, and some Phosphor Powder.
Phosphor Powder carries property of Phosphorescence, which is a specific type of photoluminescence related to fluorescence. Dont confuse this with Chemiluminescence used in Commercial Glow stick, which depends on energy of chemical reactions.

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Music: Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod @ incompetech.com
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mk528155 years ago
unitednuclear.com has some great glow powder!!!!!!
cforchemistry (author)  mk528155 years ago
Sadly, it don't ship internationally.
Prehaps I will make a tutorial on how to make Glow powder later on.
Oh cool! how do you make it?
cforchemistry (author)  NurdRage5 years ago
Actually just some Phosphor powder being secured in a straw or tube by epoxy, I think this is more eco-frienly as it is reusable!
oh sorry, my bad.

What meant was: How do you make your own glow powder?
cforchemistry (author)  NurdRage5 years ago
I plan to make the Copper doped Zinc sulfide as Phosphor powder, I would probably make via precipitation of Zinc sulfide in Zn ion and copper complex ion solution. I am doing some testing on it, see if that work.
if you can get it to work, i'll mention your video in my upcoming video on phosphorescence.
cforchemistry (author)  NurdRage5 years ago
Ok, I will try in the coming two weeks.
Kiteman5 years ago
It would be useful if you could include a few suppliers of the powder - it's not easy to get, but it is vital for the project.
cforchemistry (author)  Kiteman5 years ago
I don't know much about the world supplier, but you can definitly find in in Ebay.