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Air ions

  1. Nov 3, 2003 #1
    if i use corona based discharge emmiters in order to ionize air, can i accelerate that air in electric field, having the ion life factor unpredictable? i know the ionization potential of each molecule, as well as new energy, speed, and all variables, can i figure out stability time of ions?
     
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  3. Nov 8, 2003 #2
    You working on a lifter?
     
  4. Nov 9, 2003 #3
    if you mean propulsion system, then yes. i wanted to make small thruster that will use accelerated ions as thrust mass, injecting them out with high velocities.
     
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