The element neon was discovered by Morris Travers and Sir William Ramsay. The chemists first isolated neon in 1898 by evaporating solid argon using low pressure. Neon was the third noble gas discovered by Ramsay and Trav... More » History Inventions

Neon was discovered in 1898 in England, by two scientists working at the University College London. One of the scientists, William Ramsay, also helped discover other elements on the periodic table. More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules

Neon was discovered by freezing the chemical element argon using liquefied air. The gas that vaporized from the mixture was subjected to a high voltage to obtain its spectral lines. The crimson light that the gas emitted... More »

William Ramsay and Morris Travers discovered the element neon in 1898. These chemists made their discovery of neon by studying liquefied air. In this same year, Ramsay and Travers also discovered krypton. More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules

The discovery of helium on Earth was made in the United Kingdom by Scottish chemist Sir William Ramsay in 1895. However, the element was first discovered on the sun by French astronomer Pierre Janssen. More »

The element neon is found in the atmosphere and outer space. Neon is a gas, and while it is the fourth most abundant element in the universe, it is a rare gas in the atmosphere. Neon represents only 18 parts per million ... More »

The element neon has exactly 10 neutrons. The element also has 10 protons and 10 electrons. It has an atomic number of 10 and an atomic mass of 20.18 atomic mass units. More »