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What are the ionization methods?

  1. May 29, 2015 #1

    can you tell me please what are the ionization methods available?

    I cannot find a list of them

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  3. May 29, 2015 #2

    ionization energy is the energy required to make an atom/molecule ion

    it is often measured in eV which is very small amount of energy

    my question is, how does this relate to the energy of the electrical field or magnetic field, that can make this atom/molecule an ion?

  4. May 29, 2015 #3
  5. May 29, 2015 #4
    well, this is good, but it's for mass spectometry only?
    I think there is another ionization method, where you force the atoms/molecules through a filter?
  6. May 29, 2015 #5
    How many did you find so far? What are these? Then maybe someone can add to the list, if is not complete.
  7. May 29, 2015 #6


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    I merged two threads as they have the same topic.

    Very strong electric fields can ionize an atom, yes.
    Magnetic fields can influence the energy levels and make ionization easier in some cases.
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