7B13.05 - Triboluminescence
Cut off two 12" strips of duct tape. Lightly press two short sections of the duct tape together. Go into a darkened room and wait 60 seconds for your eyes to adjust. Pull the duct tape apart and you should see a bluish-white flash of light.
- Myra West, "Another "Light" Candy", TPT, Vol. 10, # 8, Nov. 1973, p. 426.
- J. S. Huebner, "More Friction Than Light", TPT, Vol. 10, # 8, Nov. 1973, p. 426.
- Dwight Williamson, "An Illuminating Fad?- Certainly!", TPT, Vol. 10, # 8, Nov. 1972, p. 426.
- Jearl Walker, "How to Capture on Film the Faint Glow Emitted When Sticky Tape is Peeled Off a Surface", The Amateur Scientist, December 1987.
- Jearl Walker, "In Which a Lifesaver Lights Up in the Mouth and Light Takes Funny Bounces Through a Lens", The Amateur Scientist, July, 1982.
- Janice VanCleave, "94, Light From Candy?", Teaching the Fun of Physics, p. 141.
- Jearl Walker, "5.19, Wintergreen Glow in the Closet", The Flying Circus of Physics Ed. 2, p. 227.
- Jearl Walker, "5.17, Glow in Peeling Adhesive Tape", The Flying Circus of Physics Ed. 2, p. 226.
- Linda M. Sweeting, "Scientific Experiments at Home: Wintergreen Candy and Other Triboluminescent Materials", Towson University.
- 6.09: R.D. Edge, "Triboluminescence", String and Sticky Tape Experiments.
- 6.11: Jearl Walker, "Scotch Tape Glow", The Flying Circus of Physics with Answers.
- T. D. Rossing, C. J. Chiaverina, "#12, Triboluminescence", Light Science, Physics and Visual Arts, p. 102.
- Joey Green, "Duct Tape Lightning", The Mad Scientist Handbook, Vol. 2, p. 27.
- Joey Green, "Exploring Life Savers", The Mad Scientist Handbook, Vol. 1, p. 23.
- Sara Stein, "Charges - Hard Candy Sparks", The Science Book, p. 227.
- Borislaw Bilash II, “Flash Candy“, A Demo A Day – A Year of Physical Science Demonstrations, p. 118.
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