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Re: Induction to excite solid matter to a higher energy state.

Date: Wed Nov 18 11:32:58 1998
Posted By: Frank Berauer, Technology Transfer Engineer Microelectronics
Area of science: Physics
ID: 910585124.Ph

It is possible to excite a substantial number of electrons in a solid
into higher energy levels. Since these electrons are forming the bonds
that hold the solid together, it would then disintegrate (melt or
evaporate). In fact, the higher energy states of a solid are its fluid,
gas or plasma form.

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