I've been thinking about this question for the last few days:

"What happens when you either use an electric field or sound / light to match the frequency of the atomic lattice?"

What would happen to the material? I think it would behave as if it entered another aggregation phase at that moment.

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    $\begingroup$ The nearest thing to what you seem to be describing is an Optical Phonon: look this up and you might find some of the answers you seek. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 16, 2015 at 12:06


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