Fluorescence is a favorite topic here at Sustainable Nano – we’ve written about quantum dots, fluorescein in the Chicago River, glowing bacteria, and many other topics, but one of our most popular blog posts of all time is about how highlighters and blacklights work.
Well, now our colleagues at ACS Reactions have made two amazing new videos inspired by that post! The first one is all about highlighters and fluorescence, including some cool nanotechnology applications; the second is a how-to guide for making flowers glow under blacklight.
Update July 27: Our video was featured on Gizmodo! Regarding their headline, though, it’s important to note that highlighters glow under UV light, not in the dark 🙂