Green Uranium Glass Ball
Green Uranium Glass Ball
- Radioactivity: 0.14 μSv/h
Uranium glass is a type of glass made with a small amount of uranium, the radioactive element with atomic number 92. This causes it to glow intensely bright green under ultraviolet light.
It was once common for glass manufacturers to add small amounts of uranium oxide, around 2% by weight, to their items to achieve yellow or green coloration. This practice became less popular after the element was strictly regulated in the US under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954.
Since UV lights are now widely accessible, interest in uranium glass has risen again and is now sought by collectors. The presence of uranium also means the glass is slightly radioactive. It is harmless to handle, but please avoid eating it.
In America, uranium is illegal to own without a license; however, an exception has been made for glassware containing uranium, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
- Size is around ⅞ – 1” diameter.
- These are vintage, so some dents, small chips, and manufacturing imperfections can be expected.
- Slightly radioactive, but they're harmless.
- Makes a great uranium sample if you're collecting the elements.
- Comes in an acrylic storage box.
This item pairs well with our ultraviolet LED flashlights.
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Collections containing this item: Chemistry | Element Samples | Materials | Nuclear Physics | Physicsfun |
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Looks just like the photo, and included a nice little display case unlisted for a welcome addition. Packed well and shipped quickly.
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An amazing product! So cool to own and looks beautiful, especially under black light!! I recommend
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