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Old Aug 10th 2015, 12:30 PM   #1
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Question A liquid UV light

HI Guys .. I really need some help on this ... I need to manufacture(mix) a liquid that 'displays' as UV light if that's the correct term.
any ideas where I could start ?
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Old Aug 11th 2015, 03:06 AM   #2
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I am guessing that what you are trying to say is that you want a liquid that will fluoresce under UV light.

In other words when you shine a UV light onto the liquid, it responds by shining back with some nice colour.

There are various materials that exhibit fluorescence in this manner,
however, finding something which is suitably liquid at room temperature, and (I'm guessing your requirements) non-toxic might be challenging.

If I have interpreted your initial post correctly, I suggest you Google fluorescent liquids and see if anyone is producing such stuff.
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I am guessing that what you are trying to say is that you want a liquid that will fluoresce under UV light.

In other words when you shine a UV light onto the liquid, it responds by shining back with some nice colour.

There are various materials that exhibit fluorescence in this manner,
however, finding something which is suitably liquid at room temperature, and (I'm guessing your requirements) non-toxic might be challenging.

If I have interpreted your initial post correctly, I suggest you Google fluorescent liquids and see if anyone is producing such stuff.
actually the opposite .. what I am trying to create is a bird deterrent .. birds have UVS vision and this liquid or material is supposed to imitate a naked flame which will act as a deterrent .. if this perhaps explains better ? im a bit physics dumb sorry
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Are you trying to generate UV light
or just reflect the natural UV light (from the Sun)?
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I need to create a mixture that gives off light in the UV spectrum so animals aka birds that see in the UV spectrum with see this mixture and react to it ...
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Old Aug 12th 2015, 02:32 PM   #6
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You will probably get better answers from a chemistry forum,
the term you need is chemiluminescence.

Generally chemiluminescence generates light in the visible spectrum,
I suspect (but don't know for sure) that there are chemical reactions that produce UV,
however there could be a problem in that UV photons are more energetic than visible light photons,
this means that the chemical reactants will have to supply more energy to generate UV light.
More energetic chemicals will of course tend to be more reactive, probably more unstable and potentially more dangerous.

Sorry I can't be more helpful.
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