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An ion generator uses a very high voltage across differently shaped conductors to create an extremely high strength electric field that ionizes the gas surrounding it.  Once the gas is ionized, it assumes a charge and flows in a direction defined by the electric field.  The region of highest electric field strength occurs near sharpest feature on the smaller conductor.  This type of arrangement of conductors is called an asymmetric capacitor.  Very strange and still not fully explained effects occur near regions of high electric field strength.  For example, you can build flying devices that use the ionization effect to propel the object.  What’s even more interesting is that the propulsion has been proven to work in a vacuum!  The ionizer in this video was built from a kit bought from Edmund Scientific.  It ionizes the surrounding air and sprays ozone.



Asymmetric Capacitors

Flight Using Ionization





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