Take a breath of polarized noble gas

  title={Take a breath of polarized noble gas},
  author={E. Otten},
  journal={Europhysics News},
  • E. Otten
  • Published 2004
  • Physics
  • Europhysics News
sn't that title just a piece of nonsense designed to catch your attention? Whyshould you breathe in the inert noble gas know­ ingthat you need oxygen instead? Maybe an aging singer could mix some helium to his breath when his voice does not meet the high notes anyrnore. Of course, divers exchange nitrogen with helium since even under pressure it hardly dissolves in the blood and hence averts the danger ofbubbling and embolism when the pres­ sure is released. But do not mix it up with a xenon… Expand
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