There are several ways to synthesize a phosphorescent material, so I didn't want to give a recipe on this page. However, I did want to give you an idea of the type of equipment needed and the procedures involved. These are not the only methods of producing phosphorescent materials, but they are the methods that I have used for making the glow in the dark materials I have so far developed. I have made a number of materials, so I don't know which method will be the best for you, but I can give you some information about the equipment I have used to make the materials.
Black coating on these substances can be applied to improve stability and prolong the life of the phosphorescence by quenching the free-radicals of the phosphor. The use of these materials is further complicated by the type of coating applied, as some coatings can block the phosphor entirely and hinder the glow. In most cases, a coating is only a means of improving the emission characteristics of the material. They can prolong the phosphorescence of the substance or improve the spectrum of the glow by changing the distribution of the emission radiation. For example, a coating of titanium dioxide can cause the emission radiation to have a peak around green or yellow, depending on its thickness.
I found an interesting description in Richard R. Miller's Phosphor Handbook of phosphorescent materials that have been produced, in part by the military for applications like night vision and warning beacons. There are many interesting gems in the book, one of which is the Uranium-Doped Phosphors chapter, which states that the material has a characteristic glow that emits a greenish-yellow light. Several of these materials were not very practical because of their high price or toxicity. The book also included a description of glow in the dark materials that were not technically phosphorescent because they were doped with other elements to be a fluorescent dye. However, I felt that there was a synergy between the phosphor and the dye that made the glow brighter and for a longer time.
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