Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Xenon

  • Jan W. Gooch
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_12917

\zē-nän, ze-\ n [Gk, neuter of xenos strange] (1898) A heavy, colorless, and relatively inert gaseous element that occurs in air as about one part in 20 million by volume and is used especially in thyratrons and specialized flashtubes. (Whitten KW, Davis RE, Davis E, Peck LM, Stanley GG (2003) General Chemistry. Brookes/Cole, New York).

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA