Xenon: uses

The following uses for xenon 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).

  • used in making electron tubes, stroboscopic lamps, bactericidal lamps, and lamps used to excite ruby lasers for generating coherent light
  • used in the atomic energy field in bubble chambers, probes, and other applications where its high molecular weight is of value
  • potentially useful as a gas for ion engines
  • the perxenates are used in analytical chemistry as oxidizing agents

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