Strontium: uses

The following uses for strontium are gathered from a number of sources as well as from anecdotal comments. I'd be delighted to receive corrections as well as additional referenced uses (please use the feedback mechanism to add uses).

  • fireworks (red flame), flares
  • 90Sr is a radioactive isotope produced by nuclear fallout. 90Sr has the potential for use as lightweight nuclear producing electricity
  • used to produce glass for colour television tubes
  • refining zinc
  • optical materials

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