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Phosphorescence in Diamonds-Study, and a request for sharing information

Sithathoriunet

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I wouldn't even have thought of shining the LW on it again, except that I had seen blue phos. on one of my previous tries (mentioned above I believe), and I couldn't figure out why I wasn't seeing it this time. Now, when I get batteries, I'm going to try 2 things - using the SW first and the the LW, and using the LW first and then the SW. And of course just using the two waves separately.

The plug in SW you found.....is it one of those for gel nails or something?

I am trying different combinations here too..I want to be able to reproduce that pruple phosphorescence dependably. That SW lamp I got that plugs in is on Ebay, it is for minerals although it doesn't mention that, I have the link here;
They are pretty cheap, $30..but they only have SW, no LW in this lamp.
I got it because I usually use the SW only to charge the diamond...because that is the way to get the 10 hours of glow time..;)2
 

Demon

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Thanks for the link! I was wondering how you lit your diamond for an hour, lol.

To complicate things even more, I don't remember what the longwave numbers were for the UV light we both have, but I think it was somewhere around 365 NM or 375NM. So last night I used my little flashlight type of LW - supposed to be 400 NM, (but who knows, really?) and the chameleon showed phos., so did the J. My WX also showed faint phos, which it hadn't before, and the yellow showed nothing. The one that really had strong phos this time was the green yellow. Brighter than the other times I've seen it, with a yellow phos. where the J and WX show blue. And of course my intense green yellow shows nothing. The one I'd really love to have phos., lol.

Its so confusing.
 
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Sithathoriunet

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Thanks for the link! I was wondering how you lit your diamond for an hour, lol.

To complicate things even more, I don't remember what the longwave numbers were for the UV light we both have, but I think it was somewhere around 365 NM or 375NM. So last night I used my little flashlight type of LW - supposed to be 400 NM, (but who knows, really?) and the chameleon showed phos., so did the J. My WX also showed faint phos, which it hadn't before, and the yellow showed nothing. The one that really had strong phos this time was the green yellow. Brighter than the other times I've seen it, with a yellow phos. where the J and WX show blue. And of course my intense green yellow shows nothing. The one I'd really love to have phos., lol.

Its so confusing.

You are very welcome:) I don't remember what the LW is either....but now I am curious and I have to get a lamp like your 400NM!! I am thinking that all of these different combinations will provide reactions we need to see! :geek2: Am I understanding correctly that you actually get some phosphorescence in some instances when you use the LW only? no SW at all?
This is very very interesting, up until now I assumed that in order to produce phosphorescence you needed to use SW !! This is so CEWL!:appl:May I ask you where you got your 400NM light?

Oh man, Im on a mission now! LOL...
 

Demon

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You are very welcome:) I don't remember what the LW is either....but now I am curious and I have to get a lamp like your 400NM!! I am thinking that all of these different combinations will provide reactions we need to see! :geek2: Am I understanding correctly that you actually get some phosphorescence in some instances when you use the LW only? no SW at all?
This is very very interesting, up until now I assumed that in order to produce phosphorescence you needed to use SW !! This is so CEWL!:appl:May I ask you where you got your 400NM light?

Oh man, Im on a mission now! LOL...

I think I did find the one we have and it said 375 Nm. I'm off to the store now, but when I get back I'll give you the link for the 400 NM. It was very cheap, and I'm not sure how much we trust the NM on any of them, lol. But yes, the fluor. was just the LW. I didn't get that from the other lamp, but maybe its because the batteries were so low?
 

Demon

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You are very welcome:) I don't remember what the LW is either....but now I am curious and I have to get a lamp like your 400NM!! I am thinking that all of these different combinations will provide reactions we need to see! :geek2: Am I understanding correctly that you actually get some phosphorescence in some instances when you use the LW only? no SW at all?
This is very very interesting, up until now I assumed that in order to produce phosphorescence you needed to use SW !! This is so CEWL!:appl:May I ask you where you got your 400NM light?

Oh man, Im on a mission now! LOL...


Says 395 - 400

And its very odd that they seemed to glow brighter and longer because I've used that light, mostly. Maybe I 'excited' them longer? I have no clue.
 

Sithathoriunet

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Says 395 - 400

And its very odd that they seemed to glow brighter and longer because I've used that light, mostly. Maybe I 'excited' them longer? I have no clue.

Thank you for the link! I am checking it out right now:) I had a look at some of them yesterday when you mentioned the higher nm...it seems there are many different claims as to the nm available...I think Ill pick one up so I can see if this makes my diamonds do some different tricks...lol
This is getting very interesting! I will be sure to report back :geek2: :read:
 
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