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Is zinc sulfide fluorescent or phosphorescent?

Since 2022, Russia-Ukraine geopolitical conflicts have intensified, and global energy prices have risen sharply, with international natural gas prices hitting historic highs. As the most important transitional energy source in the transition from fossil energy to non-fossil energy, the share of natural gas in primary energy has increased from 14.6% in 1965 to 24.7% in 2020.  The global gas price indices showed a unilateral downward trend from 2018, bottomed out in 2020, and remained low for a long time. However, since July 2020, the global gas prices have gradually fluctuated upward, and the impact of geopolitical events made the Dutch TTF gas price even hit record highs repeatedly.

An analyst of a securities company believes that the core catalyst of this round of global gas market lies in the lack of investment in upstream oil and gas resources caused by long-term low prices. Since 2020, although the epidemic has led to a decline in demand, the decline in supply has been faster, resulting in a large inventory consumption. In 2021, demand will recover faster than supply (the supply-side is less sensitive to prices, which will be reflected in investment).  

As the world's two largest gas Zinc Sulfide ZnS are also expected to change significantly.

Overview of Zinc Sulfide ZnS power

Zinc sulfide ZnS is a white to off-white or light yellow powder, which becomes darker when exposed to light, stable in dry air, and gradually oxidized to zinc sulfate when stored for a long time in humid air or containing water. Soluble in dilute inorganic acid, soluble in alkali, insoluble in water. Relative density 3.98 (alpha type), (d25) 4.102 (beta type). irritating.

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Is zinc sulfide fluorescent or phosphorescent?

Zinc sulfide ZnS is one of the most common phosphorescent materials. Phosphorescence is a special type of photoluminescence. Unlike fluorescent substances, phosphorescent materials emit absorbed energy immediately.

Zinc sulfide ZnS is white or slightly yellow powder. Turns into crystals when burned in H2S gas. Its α variant is a colorless hexagonal crystal with a density of 3.98g/cm3 and a melting point of 1700°C. Its beta variant is a colorless cubic crystal with a density of 4.102 g/cm3, which transforms to the alpha form at 1020°C. Zinc sulfide ZnS is present in sphalerite. Insoluble in water, soluble in acid. See the daylight dim.

Zinc sulfide ZnS is converted to zinc sulfate in humid air for a long time. It is generally derived from the action of hydrogen sulfide and zinc salt solution. If a small amount of Cu, Mn, and Ag are added to the crystalline ZnS as activators, different colors of fluorescence can be emitted after being illuminated. Zinc sulfide ZnS can be used as analytical reagents and coatings. Can be used to make paints, opaque glass, rubber, plastics and phosphors.

Application of zinc sulfide ZnS power

Zinc sulfide ZnS is often made from scrap and used for other purposes. Typical sources include smelters, slags, and pickling liquors. It is also a by-product of ammonia's methane synthesis, where zinc oxide is used to remove hydrogen sulfide impurities from natural gas.

High-purity crystalline zinc sulfide powder is an important basic material, which is widely used in civil, military, aerospace and other high-tech fields. It is also an extremely important window material for medium and long-wave far-infrared precision guidance and far-infrared imaging, especially in frontier technology fields such as national defense and military. The applications of zinc sulfide are as follows: Luminescent material.

Zinc sulfide ZnS, with a small amount of a suitable activator, is highly phosphorescent and is currently used in a variety of applications from cathode ray tubes to X-ray screens to glow in dark products. When silver is used as the activator, the resulting color is bright blue with a maximum wavelength of 450 nm. The use of manganese produces a red-orange color around 590 nm. Copper glows for a long time and has the deep green glow we are familiar with. Copper-doped zinc sulfide ("ZnS+Cu") is also used in electroluminescent panels. It also exhibits phosphorescence due to impurities in blue or ultraviolet light.

Optical material

Zinc sulfide ZnS is also used as an infrared optical material, which transmits from visible wavelengths to just over 12 microns. It can be used as the plane of an optical window or the shape of a lens. It is made of hydrogen sulfide gas and zinc vapor microchips and is sold as FLIR grade (forward looking infrared), in which zinc sulfide is creamy yellow and opaque. When hot isostatic pressing (HIPed), the material can be transformed into a transparent water form known as Cleartran (trademark), an early commercial form sold as Irtran-2, but this name is now obsolete.

Zinc sulfide ZnS power price

The price of zinc sulfide ZnS products will vary randomly due to factors such as production costs, transportation costs, international conditions, exchange rates, and market supply and demand of zinc sulfide ZnS products. Tanki New Materials Co., Ltd. aims to help industries and chemical wholesalers find high-quality, low-cost nanomaterials and chemicals by providing a full range of customized services. If you are looking for Zinc Sulfide ZnS products, please feel free to send an inquiry to get the latest Zinc Sulfide ZnS product prices.

Suppliers of Zinc Sulfide ZnS power

As a global supplier of zinc sulfide ZnS products, Tanki New Materials Ltd. has extensive experience in the performance, application and cost-effective manufacturing of advanced engineered materials. The company has successfully developed a series of powder materials (molybdenum disulfide, tungsten sulfide, bismuth sulfide, etc.) high-purity targets, functional ceramics and structural devices, and provides OEM services.

Technical Parameter of Zinc Sulfide ZnS Powder :
Particle sizeZnSWaterFe,mg/kgCu,mg/kgPb, mg/kgNi, mg/kgCd,mg/kgMn, mg/kgPH
3-5μm99.99%≤0.8%<10<0.3<2.0<5.0<0.3<0.26.0-7.0


The impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on the supply and prices of commodities is widening, and commodity prices remain at high levels. There is still great uncertainty about the future price of the Zinc Sulfide ZnS.



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