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Phosphorescent Vinyl Sheets

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  • Phosphorescent Vinyl pre-cut 12 x 12 (30 cm) squares
    Item #: SM-7
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This material absorbs light and slowly emits it over a few minutes.

Description

This glow-in-the-dark material absorbs light and slowly emits it over a few minutes. By placing your hand over the sheet in the light, you can see your hand print (actually your hand's shadow) "printed" on the sheet when it is placed in the dark. In a darkened room, a flash from a camera will excite this material. The material has a stick-on backing and can be cut easily with scissors. Sold by the square foot (approx 90 cm2).

May come either as individual 12" x 12" pre-cut pieces, or a roll 24 inches wide, depending on available stock. If you need it cut a particular way, please call for availability.

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Phosphorescence
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At a recent outreach event, after demonstrating the meaning of phosphorescence, the audience was challenged to determine which colors of light will cause the phosphorescent sheets to glow and which colors will not. Square phosphorescent sheets attached to sturdy poster board were laid out in a darkened room with the various colored microlights (available from E. I., LED-red, LED-yel, etc.), taken out of the boxes they came in, and placed randomly in a pile on the tables. By shining the different colored lights, the audience was able to determine which colors did and did not cause the sheets to glow. Of course, the audience also played with the lights and sheets seeing what else they could do, Science! The kids had a great time and the principal told me that many of the kids felt this was the best activity of the night. At the university level, I use the vinyl sheet that is impregnated with zinc sulfide to demonstrate an analogy to the photoelectric effect. First a white light is shined on the paper and it glows when the light is taken away. I then use lases (red, green, and violet) pointing each, separately, on the paper. Red, no matter how long it interacts with the paper, does not cause the paper to glow; nor does green. However, when I use the violet light it instantaneously causes the paper to glow, even when I point it from the back of the room. This clearly demonstrates that there is a minimum amount of energy (higher frequency, shorter wavelength) necessary to cause the effect, analogous to the photoelectric effect.
Kenneth Lyle

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Teacher
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Outstanding product for teaching the color waves to young children
Dawn

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Nice uniform phosphorescent sheets
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I've tried paint before, but these sheets are much more uniform and bright. Wonderful fun with either shadows or writing (blue or UV LED flashlight). Buy blue LEDs and CR2032 coin cells (easily obtained by 100's on EBay) and have children make lights - just insert cell between LED leads.
David Knierim

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Just perfect!
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This material really glows. I've bought 6 and for different purposes like science fair project, GS SWAPS and to make stars for my son room.
Silvia Tetuan

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Phosphorescent Vinyl sheets
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This helps kids to understand that light is energy. You should use a camera flash to make this product really glow. It's reusable and fun. Kids like it!
Jeff

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