Vaseline glass, ultraviolet light

Vaseline glass, ultraviolet light

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Caption: Vaseline glass, fluorescing under ultraviolet light. This glass uses uranium as a colouring agent. It is known for its yellow or yellowish-green colour, best detected when placed under a black light. The colour is a reaction created by the uranium dioxide added to the glass. This glass is also known as canary glass or uranium glass.

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Keywords: beta particles, beta radiation, coloured glass, colouring agent, gamma, gamma radiation, gamma rays, glass, glow, glowing, pressed, pressed glass, radiation, radioactive, ultra violet, ultra violet light, ultraviolet, ultraviolet light, uranium, uranium dioxide, vasoline, vasoline glass

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