spherical chicken

less info
1 reputation
bio website
visits member for 1 year, 9 months
seen Apr 19 '13 at 16:07

a PhD candidate in Electromagnetics

comment Can electromagnetic fields be used to deconstruct and reconstruct atoms?
@John Rennie Hi John, the scale of the electric field strength for ionizing one single hydrogen atom is not that impossible, according to my materials. If we take the electric-field of a laser into account, then the $2.7\times10^{11}$V/m(or $2.7\times10^{9}$V/cm) corresponds to an intensity of approximately $1.9\times10^{16}$W/cm^2. A paper from Optical Society of America named 'Relativistic Optics' said a record intensity of $10^{21}$ W/cm^2 has been demonstrated in University of Michigan, and that was in 2004.