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Luminescence-The Science Behind Cold Light

August 20, 2010

Author: Kelsi Hurley, University of Washington Materials Advantage Chapter

Publication history: Accepted from the Fall 2009 Materials Radio podcast contest (sponsored by the ASM K-12 Education Subcommittee)

Luminescence is light that is produced from a body at low temperature. There are many types of luminescence, and luminescent materials are used for a variety of applications. A few uses of these materials are police car lights and glow sticks.

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