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Re: Would the material Chlorophane act as a good Thermoluminecent?

Date: Thu Dec 7 05:20:56 2006
Posted By: Narayan Variankaval, , Process Chemistry, Merck Research Labs
Area of science: Physics
ID: 1165381921.Ph

Chlorophane is nothing but fluorspar or Calcium fluoride.  It gives off
visible light when heated referred to as thermoluminescence just as you
mentioned. Depends on what you want to use the material for? It is
typically used in radiation detectors. Lithium fluoride is also a
thermoluminescent material. Fluorspar is naturally occurring on earth. 
it will luminesce on light heating but it is weak and you would have to do
the experiment in the dark for best results

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