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How Stuff Works on AHCH TV- Aluminum (Transparent)
Surmet Corporation ^ | 2011 | Surmet Corporation

Posted on 06/19/2014 3:53:09 AM PDT by mabarker1

ALON® is an amazing new advanced ceramic that is based on a composition of aluminum oxy nitride with a cubic spinel crystal structure. It is hard, durable, and transparent in the near ultra violet, visible and near infrared wavelength of light. ALON® is synthesized and manufactured in tonnage commercial quantities by Surmet Corporation, the global leader in transparent optical ceramics technologies. Surmet is vertically integrated and synthesizes tonnage quantities of high purity ALON® powder for its own use. Surmet is a supplier of ALON® optical windows, domes, plates, rods and tubes for advanced applications. Fabricated ALON® products combine superior mechanical and optical properties matching those of sapphire with the added advantages of an isotropic cubic crystal structure. ALON® is an ideal material for applications requiring high strength light-weight durability and transparency in the face of world's most demanding environments.


TOPICS: Education; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous; Science
KEYWORDS: doctormccoy; notnowmadeline; plexicorp; sapphire; scotty; startrek; startrekiv; therebewhaleshere; thevoyagehome; transparentaluminum
It's here. Beam Me up, Scotty
1 posted on 06/19/2014 3:53:09 AM PDT by mabarker1
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To: SgtBob; Chode; B4Ranch; prisoner6

Something different than the News.

Ping


2 posted on 06/19/2014 3:54:20 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: All

I got to finish up some work outside. I’ll be back later.


3 posted on 06/19/2014 3:55:17 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: mabarker1

All we need now is a warp drive, transporter, and a breeding pair of whales and we’re in business, Captain.


4 posted on 06/19/2014 4:00:28 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: mabarker1
Optically transparent from the near ultra violet to the near infrared wavelength (0.25 to 4.6 microns)

A micron isn't much.
5 posted on 06/19/2014 4:00:51 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: mabarker1

"Hello Computer?"

6 posted on 06/19/2014 4:04:59 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: cripplecreek

7 posted on 06/19/2014 4:05:06 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: mabarker1
McCoy: You realize that by giving him the formula you're altering the future.

Scotty: Why? How do we know he didn't invent the thing?

--Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Awesome. Star Fleet will be established any day now.

8 posted on 06/19/2014 4:06:23 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: mabarker1
added advantages of an isotropic cubic crystal structure

I have to confess that I don't know what those advantages are.

9 posted on 06/19/2014 4:09:32 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: mabarker1

I just want to know if it is strong enough to hold a couple of hump back whales and 50,000 cubic feet of water.


10 posted on 06/19/2014 4:12:25 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Flick Lives

A micron is a millionth of a meter.


11 posted on 06/19/2014 4:13:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: mabarker1

It saved the whales!


12 posted on 06/19/2014 4:36:21 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: mabarker1

“...and transparency in the face of world’s most demanding environments.”

Think we could slap a few coats of this stuff on Washington?


13 posted on 06/19/2014 4:38:41 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Jonty30
Sounds like it would be great as a coating for optical equipment in harsh environments like space. I wouldn't trust 4 microns as a window there but there are definite applications.

My personal favorite new technology is flash Bainite which was invented by a self taught Detroit metallurgist.

Flash Bainite
14 posted on 06/19/2014 4:44:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Well, that was fun.


15 posted on 06/19/2014 4:52:53 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Rodamala

When I am working on a a problem in front of people, I generally re-enact this scene as Scotty and speak into the mouse.


16 posted on 06/19/2014 5:23:16 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: mabarker1

If it has structural strength, then it would be unnecessary to frame around windows. Whole walls could be built of the stuff, with the “glass” being a load-bearing element.

Think of what that could mean for skyscrapers, let alone residential properties.


17 posted on 06/19/2014 5:33:07 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: cripplecreek
Optically transparent from the near ultra violet to the near infrared wavelength (0.25 to 4.6 microns)
>> A micron isn't much.

That's referring to the wavelengths of light to which the material is transparent. 4.6 micron is huge; at that wavelength a living human body is glowing.

18 posted on 06/19/2014 5:36:41 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: cripplecreek
. I wouldn't trust 4 microns

Just to belabor the point ...

4 microns IS NOT a reference to the thickness of the material. It refers to a wavelength of light to which the material is transparent.

19 posted on 06/19/2014 5:38:24 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: mabarker1

At 3:55 AM, you’re working outside? Huh?


20 posted on 06/19/2014 5:48:08 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: mabarker1
ALON® is an ideal material for applications requiring high strength light-weight durability and transparency in the face of world's most demanding environments.

So "glass" can now be a structural component. Kewl.

21 posted on 06/19/2014 5:53:32 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: B4Ranch

Eastern time, so it was just before 7 AM, or about an hour after sunrise.


22 posted on 06/19/2014 6:10:42 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: The_Victor

All glass is very strong. The problem is that it’s brittle and prone to shatter. This is why you temper steel knives, it removes hardness but makes the edge tougher—resistant to chipping.

Hopefully someone out there can explain this more clearly than I, but construction materials have to be tough and resilient.


23 posted on 06/19/2014 6:23:26 AM PDT by tsomer
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To: cripplecreek

It could probably do a good job in protecting IRS hard drives.


24 posted on 06/19/2014 6:29:18 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: The Antiyuppie

When presented with “new” computer technology I often exclaim, “A keyboard... How quaint!”


25 posted on 06/19/2014 6:32:01 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: KarlInOhio

OK, that makes sense.


26 posted on 06/19/2014 6:38:14 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Rodamala
"Captain! There be whales here!"


27 posted on 06/19/2014 7:00:00 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Jonty30

I always thought that was funny. I love Star Trek, but that was a false problem. They could have used steel walls...


28 posted on 06/19/2014 7:05:08 AM PDT by HeadOn (God resists the proud.)
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To: HeadOn

How thick would those steel walls have been, and could it withstand the forces that would exist under FTL conditions? The premise of the movie was that the Klingon ship was almost too small to do what it was required to do.


29 posted on 06/19/2014 7:16:49 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Jonty30

Wake me up when someone invents Scrith.... I am going back to sleep...


30 posted on 06/19/2014 7:49:42 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: The_Victor; B4Ranch; IronJack; moovova; Dusty Road; Jonty30; from occupied ga; exDemMom; ...
Thanks All for the Look/Replies. I will get to each one here in a few. I'm in catch up mode from Sunday being interrupted by Kid trying to kill the motor in her truck by overheating it and the ensuing repairs.
31 posted on 06/19/2014 12:31:30 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: GraceG

Ring World!


32 posted on 06/19/2014 12:50:37 PM PDT by dangerdoc ((this space for rent))
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To: mabarker1
is that the stuff that floats too???
33 posted on 06/19/2014 5:08:34 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

Nope Water= 1.0 density (give or take purity and temp.)

This stuff= 3.696 - 3.691

It sinky...


34 posted on 06/20/2014 6:25:44 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: katana

And BEER! Don’t forget the BEER!


35 posted on 06/20/2014 6:26:54 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: cripplecreek

Yup, smaller than a Gnat’s ass.


36 posted on 06/20/2014 6:27:45 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Rodamala

LOL! I know a guy at Dell. Years ago they get a call from a lady with her 1st computer saying she can’t get it turned on. So they go run the checklist:

Plugged in? Yes

Both ends? Yes

Did you turn on the switch on the back? !?Switch on the back!? No I’ve been stepping on the Foot pedal. (Think sewing machine)

Mam, that is the Mouse, put that on the desk and on the back of the machine is the Power switch- turn it on.


37 posted on 06/20/2014 6:33:10 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Jonty30

50,000 cu ft/7.48 cu ft per gal=6684.49 gal*8.34 lb per gal = 55,748.65 lbs

Plus the average weight of a Humpback Whale= between 25 and 40 tons*2=50 - 80 Tons*2000lbs per ton=50,000 - 160,000 lbs.

Total = 105,748.65 - 215,748.65 lbs.

I say it depends on the support structure under the Tank.

Have to call the Manufacturer for the Flex Limits on the sides.


38 posted on 06/20/2014 6:49:32 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: exDemMom

Take Me away!


39 posted on 06/20/2014 6:50:27 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: from occupied ga

Well one thing is on the TV show it stopped a .50 Cal Round!


40 posted on 06/20/2014 6:51:24 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: moovova

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


41 posted on 06/20/2014 6:52:10 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: The_Victor; IronJack

Yes it looks that way.


42 posted on 06/20/2014 6:53:56 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Jonty30

They used Plexiglass in the movie. Wouldn’t have needed near as much steel.


43 posted on 06/20/2014 8:41:28 AM PDT by HeadOn (God resists the proud.)
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To: mabarker1

Maybe it could make a windshield that doesn’t get broken by rocks. I have never owned a car that sisn’t have a windshield broken by a rock.


44 posted on 06/20/2014 9:06:54 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: mabarker1
guess i was thinking this stuff was aluminum but it's carbon aerogel, lightest stuff on earth...

45 posted on 06/20/2014 2:58:57 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: IronJack

It would mean no more acrophobics like me entering skyscrapers, for one thing. For another, it would become a requirement as part of the surveillance state buildout.


46 posted on 06/22/2014 6:26:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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