The Scenario: Lets say one could have a lot of cations produced from a gas in a single plane contained in a 1 square foot area (like a fence around sheep). This plane of cations is over another one that is on the ground. So basically two layers of Cations in a tall hollow cube like container such that the top layer is not pushed above the initial height by the bottom layer through repelling forces (magically forced to not go above initial height). Also the inside of the hollow cube like container is a vacuum except the before mentioned cations. Also magically, the bottom layer is not moving up or down and the ions in the top layer can only move down as a unit, i.e the whole plane of them. The question: Would the top layer of ions be able to hold an object off the ground (a Nerf ball) by using the repulsive force coming from the bottom layer or would it go through the top layer of cations because they are from a gas?