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Xenon and dopping[edit]

The inhalation of xenon induces the Hypoxia-inducible factor 1, alpha subunit and down stream activates the production of erythropoietin. This method is used as a general method to improve the abilities of athletes.[1] [2][3][4]


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Speed of sound in xenon gas[edit]

Where does the infobox value of 169 m·s−1 come from? It's not in Speeds of sound of the elements (data page), though the quoted value for liquid xenon (1090 m·s−1) is. Double sharp (talk) 09:12, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

It does look about right though, as calculating using the formula at Ideal gas#Speed of sound gives me a value of 175 m·s−1, assuming I haven't made any stupid careless mistakes. Double sharp (talk) 07:08, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
Wonderful. A. J. Zuckerwar's Handbook of the Speed of Sound in Real Gases (Academic Press, 2002) gives 178 m·s−1, proving that I have not, in fact, messed up my calculations. Changed. Double sharp (talk) 07:11, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
P.S. This would suggest a very approximate value of 140 m/s for Rn gas, since the ratio of the speed of sounds in Xe and Rn should be proportional to the square root of the quotient of the relative atomic masses of the two gases. But I do not dare to add that, even as a prediction, since it is OR at its finest. Double sharp (talk) 14:16, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Medical neuroprotection[edit]

More research result suggesting that inhaling Xeon helps to prevent brain damage.

Someone with more medical expertise could check the results and maybe update the medical usage part — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:22, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

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Xenon arc lamp, isn't the technology that used in automotive HID headlights[edit]

The user Plantsurfer undone my edit about removing the automotive HID headlights, as one of the applications of xenon arc lamps. This is false. The technology that used in automotive HID headlights, is metal halide lamp, with the xenon only used instead of argon as a starting gas and as the initial light source when the lamp hasn't been warmed up yet. After reaching operating temperature, all of the light produced by mercury and metal halides and the xenon don't play role anymore in light production. The term "Xenon" is often used as a generic name for automotive HID lights, like "LED" is for LED backlit LCD display and "Circline" is for circular fluorescent lamps, so that the mention of automotive HID headlight as one of the application of xenon arc lamp, is false and it have no room for it in this article, so I redoing my edit again. זור987 (talk) 10:28, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

The article needs some corrections[edit]

Hello: Regarding to the mentioning of the automotive HID lamps as one of the application of xenon arc lamp: This is false. I've several sources and I also know generally, that the real technology that are used in automotive HID lamps, isn't a xenon arc lamp like in the case of cinema and IMAX projectors, but a metal halide lamp, as the light comes mainly from mercury sodium and scandium halides, with the xenon being only used as a starter gas to provide the initial light during lamp ignition. Source: 1, 2, 3, 4. Other source and yet other source. Also, in the articles xenon arc lamp and metal halide lamp are written that the "Xenon headlamps" are actually metal halide lamps and genreally what I'm trying to explain and users refuses to get and hence undone my changes non-stop, and the reason why it is needed to remove or at least modify the mentioning of the automotive HID lamps in this article. זור987 (talk) 13:01, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

chlorides and bromides[edit]

Xenon dichloride, tetrachloride, and tetrabromide have been reported from the exotic radiochemical route of beta decay of the analogous iodine-129 interhalogen anions, according to Greenwood and Earnshaw. (The decay energy of iodine-129 is but a paltry 0.194 MeV, which is so low that even the fantastically weak Xe–Cl and Xe–Br bonds that result are not broken.) Double sharp (talk) 02:14, 15 May 2017 (UTC)