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Chunky_Soup

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Why does adhesive glow when you pull it apart?
« on: 22/10/2008 08:45:40 »
Chunky_Soup  asked the Naked Scientists:

Hi,

I've been a fan of the podcast for a while now and finally have a
question that I don't think has been asked before. My wife got me some of those breathe right strips because I snore at night.

About two nights ago I was opening one of them up to use it and they are sealed in between two pieces of paper just like band-aids are. The adhesive holding these two pieces of paper together, as I pulled them apart, illuminated.

The room was very dark so i saw it very well. What is it that is in the adhesive that makes it glow when pulled apart? why does this happen?
                                                                         
Orry McCabe
                                                                         
Richmond, VA, USA

What do you think?


 

Offline syhprum

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Why does adhesive glow when you pull it apart?
« Reply #1 on: 23/10/2008 08:05:58 »
There is an interesting article on this subject this morning here.

http://www.physorg.com/news143900979.html
 

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Why does adhesive glow when you pull it apart?
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