What Chemical Is Used In The Indiglo Watches To Make Them Glow?


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Joan Profile
Joan answered
I "believe"  the word you are looking for is - radium.
Michael Regenauer Profile
Electroluminescence is used to make the watch glow. Electricity is used to
energize phosphor atoms which make the watch face glow.
John Profile
John answered
Does this have anything to do with lightning bugs or madam currie.
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We can always count on you sweetie.....lol!
John commented
I had a really really long answer but the computer kicked me off twice and erased it so i just gave the short short version. A lady scientist is using a microscopic orgnism/cellular animals/beasties that when they grow a big enough colony of these cells they attain the ability to luminess. She is trying to develop them for targeting cancer cells. These cells apparently go to the cancer cells and attach themselves and as they illlluminate the cells then they can also target the cancer cells.
John commented
I forgot to add this -did you know that there are plants that luminess.http://www.wettropics.gov.au/pa/pa_glowing.html
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Willard NOYB Profile
Willard NOYB answered
It is a combination of zinc sulfide mixed with copper that glows when a very small electrical current is passed through it. The radioactive substances tritium and radium were determined to be too dangerous for this.
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Midnite star answered
Just pour some blue curacao and creme de mint down my throat, n' I betcha I'll glow blue n' green too !! I know....I'm super late givin' answers....But Oh well....Holiday shopping comes 1st.

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