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Requirements for Magnetic Plasma-ization?

by dbmorpher
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dbmorpher
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Dec28-12, 12:12 PM
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Hi,
I live near the world's most powerful electromagnet. I was wondering if the magnet would be powerful enough to pull the electrons from a metallic bond? The magnet can reach a power level of 45 Tesla. I would like to know if this is powerful enough to do this and if not what is.
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mfb
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Dec28-12, 12:22 PM
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Magnetic fields can influence the energy levels, but they do not "pull" electrons unless you move them in some way.
dbmorpher
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Dec28-12, 12:32 PM
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So if the energy level is high enough the electrons could disperse themselves and leave just the nucleus, right?

mfb
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Dec28-12, 01:07 PM
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Requirements for Magnetic Plasma-ization?

Electrons in metallic bonds are not bound to any atom.

Just to get a rough order of magnitude of any effects: Electrons need ~0.07c to get a force of ~1eV/nm in a field of 45 Tesla (calculation). 1eV/nm is small compared to electric fields in atoms, and 0.07c is quick.
dbmorpher
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Dec28-12, 08:33 PM
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Thank you very much


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