Illustration of Krypton

1898 Krypton

The book of science

Tom Sharp

LondonWilliam Ramsay, Morris Travers elements Illustration of Krypton


The hidden one didn’t mingle but William Ramsay and Morris Travers teased it out of liquid air.

Atomic number 36

Six stable isotopes produce yellow, green, a blur of white for flash photography With xenon krypton fills incandescent light bulbs to reduce evaporation of filaments Instead of neon in neon lights stained blue, green, yellow, orange, red, and pink.

Sounds mysterious

Sounds mysterious, secretive, encrypted threatening sci-fi horror. Krypton-85 in the atmosphere signifies secret nuclear weapon research or production.

William Ramsay and Morris Travers were looking in liquid air for a new element lighter than argon. After they found krypton, heaver than argon, they kept looking until they found neon.

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Other readings:

  • Krypton,” Elementymology & Elements Multidict, by Peter van der Krogt