|Jun27-12, 08:15 AM||#1|
Glow sticks and electricity
So from my understanding of glow sticks, the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide provides electrons that excites the fluorescent dye and gives off that classical glow-stick light source.
My question is, could one put a DC current over the solution and still theoretically obtain the same result? If not, what could be done to achieve it from the glow stick dye [other than to put more hydrogen peroxide in there]?
|Jun28-12, 12:10 AM||#2|
The other side of your question though: there are lots of ways to excite a florescent dye. You can certainly find a dye that will be excited in the presence of an electric field.
I take it you have used-up glow-sticks you'd like to see glow again?
I have not heard of them getting exited in electric fields. I have heard you can get them to light up again using heat. Not tried.
|Jun29-12, 09:51 AM||#3|
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