Radon PhaserThroughout the 21st century, phaser guns were heavily tested. Unfortunately, they were consistently found to be highly unreliable weapons. Due to the unstable gases used in the technology, these earlier models resulted in a high frequency of owner fatalities.
As advances were made in the study of radon gases, the Federation began to use radon to stabilize the phaser gun. However, there was still a problem with developing a frame architecture that could handle the technology. In 2237, Hans Ashton used Titanium in combination with an elaborate design to create a remarkable frame to handle the radon gases. The primary trigger of this new phaser emitted a deadly radon pulse with amazing accuracy. The pulse was so accurate, in fact, that a special scoping mechanism was added to the gun design for targeting. This phaser was released as the PX5. Years later, the PX6 upgrade was released that incorporated a radon fusion igniter.
For both models, actinium compounds serve as an effectively unlimited source of radon gas, collecting in the adjacent chamber. When the primary trigger is pulled, electricity is discharged through the radon, gaining amplitude until it leaves the barrel as a powerful beam of coherent energy. The high energy input will cause rapid depletion of the power source.
The secondary trigger of the PX6 activates a radon fusion igniter. Once the plasma is ignited, it is encapsulated in a highly unstable field of radon energy. A powerful radon plasma grenade is launched from the phaser, exploding on impact with any object. The plasma explosion emits burning plasma in a large radius.
The radon phaser soon became the sniper weapon of choice, surpassing even the popular gauss Snyper pistol. Nothing compared with its accuracy, nor its ability to destroy targets from long distances.