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Chemicals that glow with specifics colors when exposed to an current

  1. Mar 29, 2010 #1
    I'm looking for certain chemicals that glow with specifics colors when exposed to an electric current.
     
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  3. Mar 29, 2010 #2

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    Re: L.e.c.

    What colors and how will you apply the current?
     
  4. Mar 29, 2010 #3
    Re: L.e.c.

    Look in Electronics, I think they have diodes that do the same thing ;)
     
  5. Mar 30, 2010 #4
    Re: L.e.c.

    im looking for red green and blue, and as for the current it will most likely be direct current.
    and it has to be a chemical.
     
  6. Mar 30, 2010 #5

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    Re: L.e.c.

    Do you know of any matter that we interact with that isn't a chemical? Will this chemical be a gas and will you apply current across electrodes separated by this gas? Will it be a solid and will you apply current in the form of an electron stream from an ion gun? Will the substance need to be electrically conductive and exhibit electroluminescence as a solid?
     
  7. Mar 30, 2010 #6
    Re: L.e.c.

    im going to use the chemicals in small glass-like cells.
    the electric current will be supplied through wires.
    it needs to be electrically conductive when diluted in the glass-like cells.
    and it needs to exhibit electroluminescence as solid and liquid.
     
  8. Apr 1, 2010 #7

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  9. Apr 1, 2010 #8
    Re: L.e.c.

    ill see if that works.
     
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