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Neon

Neon is a colorless, odorless, nonflammable gas.

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Neon

Formula: Ne

What Is Neon Gas?

Neon is one of the noble gases. It is colorless, odorless, and about two-thirds the density of air.  Neon can form a compound with fluorine under certain laboratory conditions but is otherwise an inert monatomic gas.

Neon Gas Industry Applications

One of the rare gases, Neon is used in specialty lighting applications.

Neon is a major component of excimer laser mixes and mixtures used in the photolithography process used in semiconductor manufacturing.

It is used in glow lamps, fluorescent lamps, and plasma displays. It is especially useful in lighting systems that are used in cold areas.

Neon is used as both a buffer gas and active medium in lasers. It is used in types of gas lasers, including ion lasers, excimer lasers, and helium-neon lasers. Helium-neon lasers are used in various commercial applications, including bar code scanners.

With a boiling point of -410.94°F (-246.08°C), liquid neon can be used as a cryogenic refrigerant. It has over forty times the refrigerating capacity by volume as helium.

Neon also finds application in a number of research areas. It is a component in some lung diffusion mixtures to test pulmonary function. Neon mixtures are also used to calibrate analytical instruments that measure the amount of carbon monoxide diffused through the lungs. Neon is used as a carrier gas in specialty chromatography applications.

It is used as a filling gas in spark chamber particle detectors, Geiger tubes and other detectors, fluorescent lamps, sodium discharge lamps, digital display tubes, stroboscope lights, in signs in mixtures with argon, filament lamps, and telephone line surge arrestors.

Applications

Specifications

Further Specifications

Cylinder Sizes

  • Used to fill glow lamps, fluorescent lamps, and plasma displays. It is especially useful in lighting systems that are used in cold areas.
  • Used in several types of gas lasers including ion lasers and excimer lasers. It's its biggest use is in helium-neon lasers, which are used in a variety of commercial applications, such as scanners at supermarket checkout counters to read bar codes on grocery items.
  • Used as lightning arresters used to shield electrical equipment from lightning.
  • Used as a cryogenic refrigerant, as it has over forty times the refrigerating capacity per unit volume as helium.
  • Is one of the components in some lung diffusion mixtures, which are used for pulmonary function testing. These mixtures are also used to calibrate analytical instruments that measure the amount of carbon monoxide diffused through the lungs.
  • Used as a filling gas in spark chamber particle detectors, Geiger tubes and other detectors, fluorescent lamps, sodium discharge lamps, digital display tubes, stroboscope lights, in signs in mixtures with argon, filament lamps, and telephone line surge arrestors.
  • Used as a buffer gas or the active medium in various types of gas lasers such as helium/neon, excimer or copper vapor lasers.
  • Used as a carrier gas in chromatography applications.
  • Liquid neon is used in the following: liquid hydrogen replacement studies, cryo-sorption and cryo-pumping, nuclear particle detection in bubble chambers, and in lung diffusion gas mixtures.
Grade 5
Purity 99.999%
Nitrogen < 2 ppmv
Oxygen < 0.5 ppmv
Carbon Monoxide < 0.5 ppmv
Carbon Dioxide < 0.5 ppmv
Moisture < 1 ppmv
Helium < 5 ppmv
Chemical & Physical Properties
Molecular Weight 20.18
Specific Volume 19.21 cu.ft/lb
Pressure @ 70°F 2,400 psia
Valve Outlet CGA 580
Shipping Information
DOT Name Neon
Hazard Class 2.2
DOT No. UN 1065
DOT Label Green, non-flammable gas
CAS No. 7440-01-9
Cylinder Size Fill Volume (L)
49L/Size 300 7,500

FAQs about Neon

Is neon or helium a better refrigerant?

When liquified, neon is used as a cryogenic refrigerant that has more than 40 times the refrigerating capacity per volume of liquid helium and more than three times that of liquid hydrogen.

What gas is used for excimer lasers?

There are a few different gases that can be used for excimer lasers. Neon is commonly used because it is especially good for making clean and precise cuts. Neon is popular for LASIK eye surgery because the UV laser produces no heat, so it does not cause scarring.

How is neon used in semiconductor manufacturing?

Neon helps make the deep ultraviolet (DUV) light used in the photolithographic process that patterns semiconductors. It is also used In semiconductor manufacturing for lithography. Because of Neon’s ability to produce short wavelengths, it can create patterns in the wafer chip down to hundreds of nanometres.

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