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Best way to ionize compounds and/or elements?

  1. Feb 22, 2009 #1
    Whats the best method for this? Just removing electrons, how long will the ionized state last, and can I do it in a makeshift kind of way with household/cheap parts?
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  3. Feb 23, 2009 #2


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    Staff: Mentor

    Heating, electric discharge, radiation - make your pick.
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