|This heavy and rare inert gas is today in demand in many industrial branches, sometimes in much unexpected ones. |
This gas is most widely and most famously used in light-emitting devices in high-pressure (several atms) lamps. They produce extremely intense, white light of full- range spectrum, from infrared to ultraviolet. They are used in fields where orthochromatic reproduction is important: in photography, cinematography, in stage and studios lighting, in fabric and paint industry.
In medicine it is used for X-ray diagnostics, because of its property to absorb X-rays and its complete harmlessness.
Xenon difluoride is used for chemical synthesis.\n