Radon, radioactive

CAS RN: 10043-92-2

Major Uses

To initiate and influence chemical reactions, as a surface label in the study of surface reactions; in the determination of radium or thorium; in the study of the behavior of filters; in combination with Be or other light materials as a source of neutrons.
Medicine (cancer treatment) /former use/, tracer in leak detection, flow-rate measurement, radiography, chemical research.
Radon was produced commercially for use in radiation therapy, but for the most part has been replaced by other radionuclides. Some radon is produced in research laboratories and universities for use in experimental studies.
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