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What would happen to matter if it is under a great magnetic field and is bombarded by high velocity protons?

There are too many things to be able to give a good answer. 1. It would depend upon what the "matter" is. That is what elements, in what chemical compound and form. 2. How "great" is the magnetic field. 3. How high the proton velocity (i.e. energy) is.

Vince Calder

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