Weak Force in SciFi

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Hello, im a creative scifi writer and i only have basic quantum physics knowledge, if someone could answer my question please.

I was wondering some type of weapon that uses weak force, therefore it would promote distorcions at weaf force field causing interaction with atoms
My question is, if the weapon is direction to a wall for examole, the W+ particles would increase the neutron number at atom nucleus making it unstable and also liberates positrons. While the W- would increase the number of protons and liberate eletrons.
Consideraring that a wall has elements like C, O, H, Si etc. What would be the effects of this weapon at it? I mean the atom nucleus would be unstable and possible break making a chain reaction right? Would the wall explode or just corrode?

Please this is a pure hipothetical question, use your imagination ally with scientifical knowledge to answer it THANKS
 

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neutron number at atom nucleus making it unstable and also liberates positrons. While the W- would increase the number of protons and liberate electrons.
Those would self-annihilate in a lethal burst of gamma radiation.


Question:

Is there some reason it needs to be scientifically accurate?
How about just go for plausibility?
By definition, your weapon uses fictional physics - why would the effect be less fictional?

Author Larry Niven has a device called a Slaver Digger. It has two barrels: one fires a beam that suppresses the +ive charge of protons, causing atoms to tear themselves to pieces - the other fires a beam that suppresses -ive charge of electrons, with similar effect. Don't pull both triggers at the time though - or you get current flow.

That's all the explanation he gives. How it works is outside the scope pf the story (not to mention outside the scope of current science).
 
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Amazing Thank you for the answer.
I try to put my whole story in scientific basis, since the big learning point of my comics is that to the racional mind nothing is inexplained only unexplained. The weak force weapon is actually a person, i based it in how some electric eel are capable of creating eletromagnetic fields using specific type of muscular cells and i have a character that does control eletromagnetism this way, with special muscle adapted cells. The same way for other 3 caracters each one with one of the four fundamental forces. Really fun to play with the concept of verifed quantum physics, biology and fantasy. The guy who controls strong force can break the gluon force between quark making everything into fine quarkpair dust, almost like the weapon you said just different ways.

But hey in case the guy uses only W+ in a wall, could you expect a violent physics response? Just so fun to imagine, thanks man
 

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