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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A paint that contains phosphorescence pigments that glow in the dark. The phosphorescent pigments, such as [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=barium sulfide barium], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=zinc sulfide zinc], or calcium sulfides emit visible light when irradiated with [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=ultraviolet radiation ultraviolet light]. This effect, however, is temporary. Thus, in the mid-20th century, traces of radioactive materials, such as [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=radium radium], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=tritium tritium], or [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=strontium strontium 90], were sometimes added to create self-luminous paints. These radioactive paints, used on watch, clock and instrument faces, were discontinued by the 1980's, replaced either by electroluminescent or liquid crystal displays.
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A paint that contains phosphorescence pigments that glow in the dark. The phosphorescent pigments, such as [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=barium%20sulfide barium], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=zinc%20sulfide zinc], or calcium sulfides emit visible light when irradiated with [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=ultraviolet%20radiation ultraviolet light]. This effect, however, is temporary. Thus, in the mid-20th century, traces of radioactive materials, such as [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=radium radium], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=tritium tritium], or [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=strontium strontium 90], were sometimes added to create self-luminous paints. These radioactive paints, used on watch, clock and instrument faces, were discontinued by the 1980's, replaced either by electroluminescent or liquid crystal displays.
  
 
== Authority ==
 
== Authority ==
  
* G.S.Brady, G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971
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* G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971
  
* Ralph Mayer, Ralph Mayer, ''A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques'', Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
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* Ralph Mayer, ''A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques'', Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  
 
* ''The American Heritage Dictionary'' or ''Encarta'', via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
 
* ''The American Heritage Dictionary'' or ''Encarta'', via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  
* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: luminous paint." Encyclopdia Britannica. 2005. Encyclopdia Britannica Premium Service  3 Feb. 2005 .
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* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: luminous paint." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2005. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service  3 Feb. 2005 .
  
 
* Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000
 
* Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000

Revision as of 06:21, 24 July 2013

Description

A paint that contains phosphorescence pigments that glow in the dark. The phosphorescent pigments, such as barium, zinc, or calcium sulfides emit visible light when irradiated with ultraviolet light. This effect, however, is temporary. Thus, in the mid-20th century, traces of radioactive materials, such as radium, tritium, or strontium 90, were sometimes added to create self-luminous paints. These radioactive paints, used on watch, clock and instrument faces, were discontinued by the 1980's, replaced either by electroluminescent or liquid crystal displays.

Authority

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: luminous paint." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2005. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service 3 Feb. 2005 .

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