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Ions and recombination?

  1. May 15, 2012 #1
    Is there any way to cataclyze the recombination of oppositely charged ions? I'm wondering if an effective method exists.
    Thanks all!
     
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  3. May 15, 2012 #2

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    You need to define the context. When opposite charged ions near each other, they usually combine.
     
  4. May 15, 2012 #3
    I know that cations and anions usually, by Coulomb's law, recombine. However, I was wondering if a force could applied to ensure and hasten this attraction. I was thinking about it in the context of ionizing radiation and free radicals.
     
  5. May 16, 2012 #4
    I don't know, but there could be some clever way to use an EM field to increase the speed of recombination by concentrating the charged particles.
     
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