How To Make Glow in the Dark Powder

How to make phosphorescent glow in the dark powder. Also known as luminescent, photoluminescent or simply glow powder. Warning: This experiment uses mildly toxic chemicals, wear gloves when handling them. In addition, the combustion reaction must be performed outside or in a fume-hood due to the resulting smoke and gasses. For this experiment you’ll need: Strontium Nitrate: Aluminum Nitrate: Purification by recrystalization: Europium and dysprosium nitrates: And you’ll need nitric acid to make the above nitrates: The procedure is relatively straightforward: 1.875g

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