Is it not possible that, given a powerful enough magnetic field, the binding energy of an electron in a stable, neutral atom could be overcome from the tearing of the negatively charged electrons in one direction, and of the positively charged nucleus in the other? I have searched online, and there doesn't seem to be a mention to this anywhere... If this were to be true, I imagine that it would have been used already to form otherwise unobtainable negative ions, and make brand new compounds. Such a revolution has obviously not happened, so what is the problem with my logic? If the problem is that it requires too strong a magnetic field to be produced by human technology, how could the theoretical power required be calculated. Cheers, Kael.