A1 Journal article (refereed)
Hackmanite - The Natural Glow-in-the-Dark Material (2020)


Agamah, Cecilia; Vuori, Sami; Colinet, Pauline; Norrbo, Isabella; de Carvalho, José Miranda; Okada, Nakamura, Liana Key; Lindblom, Joachim; van Goethem, Ludo; Emmermann, Axel; Saarinen, Timo et al. (2020). Hackmanite - The Natural Glow-in-the-Dark Material. Chemistry of Materials, 32 (20), 8895-8905. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c02554


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All authors or editors: Agamah, Cecilia; Vuori, Sami; Colinet, Pauline; Norrbo, Isabella; de Carvalho, José Miranda; Okada, Nakamura, Liana Key; Lindblom, Joachim; van Goethem, Ludo; Emmermann, Axel; Saarinen, Timo; et al.

Journal or series: Chemistry of Materials

ISSN: 0897-4756

eISSN: 1520-5002

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 32

Issue number: 20

Pages range: 8895-8905

Publisher: American Chemical Society (ACS)

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c02554

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72379


Abstract

“Glow-in-the-dark” materials are known to practically everyone who has ever traveled by airplane or cruise ship, since they are commonly used for self-lit emergency exit signs. The green afterglow, persistent luminescence (PeL), is obtained from divalent europium doped to a synthetic strontium aluminate, but there are also some natural minerals capable of afterglow. One such mineral is hackmanite, the afterglow of which has never been thoroughly investigated, even if its synthetic versions can compete with some of the best commercially available synthetic PeL materials. Here we combine experimental and computational data to show that the white PeL of natural hackmanite is generated and controlled by a very delicate interplay between the natural impurities present. The results obtained shed light on the PeL phenomenon itself thus giving insight into improving the performance of synthetic materials.


Keywords: luminescence


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