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Uranium glass

Dear Reader,

For some time I have been looking for some uranium glass, this is a type of glass which contains uranium. because of the uranium it is green in colour. The glass also fluorescent, when exposed to UV light it emits green light. I was in a second hand shop today and I spotted some green glass, I happened to have a long wavelength UV light in my pocket so I did a quick test of the glass with UV light. As the 20 SEK candlestick emitted green light I bought it.

I have made a short film of the candlestick being exposed to UV light. I hope to upload to youtube soon a film of the candlestick in a dark room being exposed to a UV light which I turn on and off.

20 SEK (circa £ 2) candlestick made of uranium doped glass

20 SEK (circa £ 2) candlestick made of uranium doped glass

I also hope to take the glass candlestick to work and measure its radioactivity. When I do I will post the details in another blog post.

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