Using whatever means, you collect particles of some description matter that would normally repel itself to instead attract. Containing it in a massive electromagnetic field that continues to suck in more matter and compress it, would you end up with enough energized matter that could be expelled as a weapon?
Working with that idea, said electromagnets would contain the matter within it's chamber until it was time to release the energy, allowing for a build in intensity. The same electromagnets could weaken and allow a tiny funnel for the energy to fly out and strike a target at range.
I imagine the emitted beam of energized molecules would disperse quickly, so lets toss in the stipulation that very specific molecules fuse together in a by product of process and act as a semi-coherent guide for the energy. However the beam would still dissipate quite rapidly.
I imagine this might look like a miniature star like reaction that is then propelled forward, kind of like how a water gun works. Compress and then expel.
I am assuming the following in this process:
- The level of technology would exist to do this
- The required power is available
- If extra material is required it can be injected into the chamber
What basis could be used to generate such an effect? Am I simply talking about a massive particle cannon?