A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ION

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