The Autobiography of Neon
My History and Discovery
I was discovered by a man named Morris Travers and a man named William Ramsey, back in 1898.
It was later on discovered that my biggest isotope is neon 22 and my smallest isotope is neon 20.
Some of My Common Uses:
When I'm inside of a neon sign, and another element is added to me, I change color. For example, when I'm combined with mercury, I turn blue.
In older television sets, I am often in the tv screens' tubes and I help to illuminate the screen itself.
Neon lasers are used in certain surgeries and some science experiments.
Fun Facts on Me!
I cost $33 per 100 grams of me.
I'm also the fifth most abundant atom in the universe as a whole, but I'm not very common on the planet earth.