Under solid (grey), liquid (blue) and vapor states (white) along the equilibrium curves
Calculate a liquid or gas volume or a mass
At boiling point at 1.013 bar
in standard conditions (1,013 bar, 15°C)
Examples of uses of this molecule in Industry and Healthcare
Neon is used in research on ionised particles. It is used to cool ultra-sensitive infrared detectors. Neon is also used to detect ionizated particles in bubble chambers.Laboratories & Research Centers
Neon is used to produce “neon” advertising signs (mixed with argon). It is used to fill arc, fluorescent, sodium vapour and strobe lamps, or X-ray tubes such as thyratrons (mixed with argon). Neon is also used in helium-neon lasers and as buffer gas in metallic vapour lasers.Photonics
Neon produces wavelengths varying as a function of operating conditions for halogens in "excimer" lasers.Electronic components
Information to safely use this molecule
Recommendations : Air Liquide has gathered data on the compatibility of gases with materials to assist you in evaluating which materials to use for a gas system. Although the information has been compiled from what Air Liquide believes are reliable sources (International Standards: Compatibility of cylinder and valve materials with gas content; Part 1- Metallic materials: ISO11114-1 (March 2012), Part 2 - Non-metallic materials: ISO11114-2 (April 2013), it must be used with extreme caution and engineering judgement. No raw data such as these can cover all conditions of concentration, temperature, humidity, impurities and aeration. It is therefore recommended that this table is only used to identify possible materials for applications at high pressure and ambient temperature. Extensive investigation and testing under the specific conditions of use need to be carried out to validate a material selection for a given application. Contact the regional Air Liquide team for expertise service.
Neon was discovered in 1898 by Sir William Ramsay and Moris William Travers. The name comes from the Greek "νέον" (neon) meaning "new one". Neon, krypton and xenon are known as "rare" gases, since combined they only account for one thousandth of the air which surrounds us. These gases are colorless and tasteless. They are so inert that they do not react and can only be combined with other chemical substances with great difficulty. Their extreme inertness makes them very valuable for certain applications.