How Artificial Phosphorescence Works

Glow in the dark products work because of a chemical additive which allows the product to absorbs energy on one frequency, and reemits it as visible light which is a different frequency. Zinc sulphide and strontium aluminate are the most commonly used phosphors for photoluminescent products as they reemit energy over a considerably long period. When light is shone upon a glow in the dark object, incoming photons excite the phosphor molecules and these molecules then release that energy taken in ...

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