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If You Have Always Wonder, here are some answer to enlighten your day about:
- How do Glow-In-The-Dark things work?
- Does neon glow in the dark?
How do Glow-In-The-Dark things work?
Glow-in-the-dark paint - or phosphorescent paints - glow because they retain the energy of light and release it slowly over time.
They are a bit like rechargeable batteries in that sense, but rather than storing and releasing electrons they store and release photons.
The mechanism behind this (in theory) is quantum mechanical.
In simple terms, when a photon interacts with most materials, its energy is absorbed and then quickly released at frequencies specific to that material; the molecules in question jump to a higher energy state then immediately drop back down to a resting state, re-emitting a photon.
Phosphorescent materials, however, absorb the energy and jump to an energy state that does not allow immediate re-release; the states in which that energy can be released are (in QM terms) statistically unlikely, so the molecules only return to resting state (releasing photons) slowly over time.
The result is a protracted glow.
(Source: Quora / How do Glow-In-The-Dark things work? Answered Aug 25, 2015)
Does neon glow in the dark?
By itself it does not glow. Neon lights create light due to glow discharge caused by electrodes inserted into tube.
Electricity at sufficent voltage will ionize neon allowing current to pass throught it resulting in discharge that create visible light.
Different gases will create different colors.
Neon will create red coloured light.
(Source: Quora / Does Neon Glow In The Dark? Answered Aug 6, 2015)