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phosphorescent paint[‚fäs·fə′res·ənt pānt]
A luminous paint containing phosphors or phosphorogens which requires activation from an outside source of light, depending upon the ability of the chemical to absorb light energy, and to emit it in the form of photons of light.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. Phosphorescent paint, which, after activation, continues to emit light (even in darkness) for several hours.
2. Fluorescent paint, which has a high light reflectivity because it reflects absorbed ultraviolet energy as visible light.
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