A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ION

Wed, 24 Apr '24
Non-neutral entity?
Mon, 25 Mar '24
Charged particle
Sun, 18 Feb '24
Lithium-___ battery
Tue, 9 Jan '24
Plus-or-minus one?
Sun, 26 Nov '23
It's never free of charge
Sun, 6 Aug '23
Thu, 3 Aug '23
Bit of solar wind
Thu, 20 Apr '23
Tiny particle
Fri, 7 Apr '23
It comes with a small charge
Fri, 10 Mar '23
Salt component
Thu, 9 Mar '23
One component of solar wind
Sat, 18 Feb '23
___ gun (sci-fi weapon)
Sun, 30 Oct '22
Na+, for one
Sun, 16 Oct '22
F-, for one
Wed, 5 Oct '22
Charged particle
Wed, 7 Sep '22
Na+, for one
Mon, 29 Aug '22
Positive or negative particle
Sun, 14 Aug '22
Plasma particle
Sat, 4 Jun '22
+ or – something
Wed, 25 May '22
F-, for one
Sun, 22 May '22
It's written with a + or -
Thu, 24 Feb '22
Particle with a superscript
Sun, 20 Feb '22
Peroxide ___
Sun, 13 Feb '22
H+ or I-
Wed, 8 Dec '21
It comes with a charge
Sun, 18 Jul '21
Large Hadron Collider bit
Wed, 30 Jun '21
Minuscule particle
Sun, 20 Jun '21
___ cannon (sci-fi weapon)
Sun, 30 May '21
F-, e.g.
Wed, 5 May '21
Accelerator bit
Mon, 11 Jan '21
Charged particle
Thu, 7 Jan '21
What an electrolyte produces
Tue, 29 Dec '20
Particle in a particle accelerator