Highly charged ions

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07/23/2014 12:51 PM EDT

periodic table of the elements Why can’t neodymium be more like tin? Well it can, if you ionize it enough. Why strip atoms of a dozen or more electrons? To make them more amenable for use in atomic clocks and quantum computers.

Full story at http://jqi.umd.edu/news/highly-charged-ions

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Joint Quantum Institute

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