Reply to post: Re: Wait, what?

Geiger counters are so last summer. Lasers can detect radioactive material too, y'know

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Re: Wait, what?

If I underrstand this correctly...

The seed electron weakly attaches itself to an oxygen molecule. This makes this molecule negatively charged as it now has an excess electron. As the electron is only weakly attached, the laser can easily liberate this electron.

So perhaps the author could have said "[...] laser can liberate those seed electrons"

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