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I Matter cutting by destabilising of atoms bonding

  1. Apr 26, 2016 #1
    is there a theoretical way to cut solid mater by disrupting the electron field holding atoms together
     
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  3. Apr 26, 2016 #2
    Yes.

    One could for example replace the electrons with muons, changing field configuration thus disrupting crystal structure.

    That's a bit exotic since muons are rare.

    More practically one could use another stronger field to disrupt a weaker field. An example would be using the strong field of steel to cut a weaker bond in cellulose. This is the principal behind a wood saw.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2016 #3
    Yes. Use a knife.You will disrupt the electron field.
     
  5. Apr 26, 2016 #4
    i was thinking of quartz crystals , granite in particular
     
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