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Al Tobias (wat4y) - Office: Gibson S123 & Physics 218, (434) 924-0538

Physics Demo Manual

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To demonstrate the conversion of the UV light into visible light using fluorescent materials.


Shine a black light flashlight onto various materials to observe fluorescence. A UV lamp may be used as well. Materials include but not limited to Tide detergent (both the ink on the box and detergent itself are fluorescent), fluorescent pencils, dye, and ink.