Neon: historical information

  • Discoveror: Sir William Ramsay, Morris W. Travers
  • Place of discovery: London, England
  • Date of discovery: 1898
  • Origin of name : from the Greek word "neon" meaning "new".

Neon was discovered by Sir William Ramsay and Morris Travers in 1898 very shortly after their discovery of the element krypton. Both elements were discovered through work on liquid air. A little later they discovered xenon using similar methods.

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