Introduction: "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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mk52815 (author)2009-11-21 has some great glow powder!!!!!!

cforchemistry (author)mk528152009-11-22

Sadly, it don't ship internationally.
Prehaps I will make a tutorial on how to make Glow powder later on.

NurdRage (author)cforchemistry2009-11-24

Oh cool! how do you make it?

cforchemistry (author)NurdRage2009-11-24

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!

NurdRage (author)cforchemistry2009-11-24

oh sorry, my bad.

What meant was: How do you make your own glow powder?

cforchemistry (author)NurdRage2009-11-25

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.

NurdRage (author)cforchemistry2009-11-25

if you can get it to work, i'll mention your video in my upcoming video on phosphorescence.

cforchemistry (author)NurdRage2009-11-26

Ok, I will try in the coming two weeks.

Kiteman (author)2009-11-21

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)Kiteman2009-11-21

I don't know much about the world supplier, but you can definitly find in in Ebay.

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