Luminescence in plastics

Gerald Oster, Nicholas Geacintov, Ahsan Ullah Khan

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THE luminescence of organic molecules dissolved in a variety of plastics has been examined during the course of a search for new organic optical maser materials. Most plastics are compatible with organic compounds, are optically homogeneous even at liquid nitrogen temperature, have high dielectric strength, and can, of course, be fabricated in a wide variety of forms. In some cases, notably the polycarbonates, they are hard and can be fabricated to optical flatness. Of particular interest is our finding that many aromatic hydrocarbons and dyes dissolved in most plastics exhibit phosphorescence at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1089-1090
Number of pages2
JournalNature
Volume196
Issue number4859
DOIs
StatePublished - 1962

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Luminescence
polycarbonate
Plastics
Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Phosphorescence
Liquid nitrogen
Organic compounds
Coloring Agents
Temperature
Molecules
Lasers

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Oster, G., Geacintov, N., & Ullah Khan, A. (1962). Luminescence in plastics. Nature, 196(4859), 1089-1090. https://doi.org/10.1038/1961089a0

Luminescence in plastics. / Oster, Gerald; Geacintov, Nicholas; Ullah Khan, Ahsan.

In: Nature, Vol. 196, No. 4859, 1962, p. 1089-1090.

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Oster, G, Geacintov, N & Ullah Khan, A 1962, 'Luminescence in plastics', Nature, vol. 196, no. 4859, pp. 1089-1090. https://doi.org/10.1038/1961089a0
Oster G, Geacintov N, Ullah Khan A. Luminescence in plastics. Nature. 1962;196(4859):1089-1090. https://doi.org/10.1038/1961089a0
Oster, Gerald ; Geacintov, Nicholas ; Ullah Khan, Ahsan. / Luminescence in plastics. In: Nature. 1962 ; Vol. 196, No. 4859. pp. 1089-1090.
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