Disintegrator Weapon
A very rare clarketech device, much more common in fabulist tales than in real life. Most actual disintegrators work in different ways, showing their origin as rare artifacts. Almost all uses clarketech effects that weaken the atomic bonds in the target so it vaporises in a huge ball of superheated gas. The range is not known to exceed 200 meters (more often no more than 50 meters), making it almost as dangerous to the user as the target Some weaken molecular bonds, some weaken atomic bonds (such as a weak force boson beam), the most powerful (probably never hand held) somehow separate the quarks from each other.
Related Articles
Appears in Topics
Development Notes
Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Initially published on 09 October 2001.