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The Truth About Those 'Alien Alloys' in The NY Times UFO Story
https://www.space.com/39187-alien-alloys.html ^ | December 21, 2017 09:37pm ET | Rafi Letzter, Live Science Staff Writer

Posted on 12/23/2017 11:49:18 AM PST by BenLurkin

"I don't think it's plausible that there's any alloys that we can't identify," Richard Sachleben, a retired chemist and member of the American Chemical Society's panel of experts, told Live Science....

Alloys are mixtures of different kinds of elemental metals. They're very common — in fact, Sachleben said, they're more common on Earth than pure elemental metals are — and very well understood. Brass is an alloy. So is steel. Even most naturally occurring gold on Earth is an alloy made up of elemental gold mixed with other metals, like silver or copper.

"There are databases of all known phases [of metal], including alloys," May Nyman, a professor in the Oregon State University Department of Chemistry, told Live Science. Those databases include straightforward techniques for identifying metal alloys.

If an unknown alloy appeared, Nyman said it would be relatively simple to figure out what it was made of. For crystalline alloys — those in which the mixture of atoms forms an ordered structure — researchers use a technique called X-ray diffraction, Nyman said.

"The X-ray's wavelength is about the same size as the distance between the atoms [of crystalline alloys]," Nyman said, "so that means when the X-rays go into a well-ordered material, they diffract [change shape and intensity] … and from that diffraction [pattern] you can get information that tells you the distance between the atoms, what the atoms are, and how well-ordered the atoms are. It tells you all about the arrangement of your atoms."

With noncrystalline, amorphous alloys, the process is a bit different, but not by much.

(Excerpt) Read more at space.com ...


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1 posted on 12/23/2017 11:49:18 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

What about DiLythium Crystals.


2 posted on 12/23/2017 11:53:23 AM PST by carmen2017
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To: BenLurkin

I have a metallurgical problem. The iron in my blood has turned to lead in my butt. Is there a scientific correction for this? Thank you.


3 posted on 12/23/2017 11:56:05 AM PST by Tucker39 (Read: Psalm 145. The whole psalm.....aloud; as praise to our God.)
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To: BenLurkin

Duranium-neutronium mix?


4 posted on 12/23/2017 11:56:15 AM PST by rfp1234 (I have already previewed this composition.)
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To: BenLurkin
Everybody's fussing over this. They should have asked me first. It's just the birth parents coming back for a visit.


5 posted on 12/23/2017 11:59:26 AM PST by Leaning Right
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To: Leaning Right

Al Franken was already feeling up women as an alien baby!


6 posted on 12/23/2017 12:02:15 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (CNN IS ISIS.)
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To: BenLurkin

NYT is covering up because Harry Reid funneled $22 million to his rich buddy. Probably why Podesta was touting UFOs.


7 posted on 12/23/2017 12:06:35 PM PST by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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To: carmen2017

I went to hah scrool wit Di’Litheeum Cryst’al Jackson.


8 posted on 12/23/2017 12:07:22 PM PST by Captainpaintball
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To: BenLurkin
The Cosmic False Flag
9 posted on 12/23/2017 12:07:33 PM PST by disclaimer
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To: Tucker39

Same here.

Thinking about hiding the TV remote from myself.


10 posted on 12/23/2017 12:08:14 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: carmen2017

Just remember. “Ye canna mix matter and antimatter cold”.


11 posted on 12/23/2017 12:09:31 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: BenLurkin

They continue to say stuff like this, even after the periodic table continues to expand. What about unobtanium!?


12 posted on 12/23/2017 12:09:43 PM PST by SgtHooper (If you remember the 60's, YOU WEREN'T THERE!)
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To: Williams
"Probably why Podesta was touting UFOs."

Podesta touted UFOs so he'd have a way of explaining missing children.

13 posted on 12/23/2017 12:15:07 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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I was thinking the same thing, 2 elements were recently added. I guess it’s like the 1900 patent office head thinking the department should be shut down, because nothing more was to be invented.


14 posted on 12/23/2017 12:19:16 PM PST by crosdaddy
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To: BenLurkin
As a physical chemist, I would agree that the likelihood of unidentifiable alloys is vanishingly small.

OTOH, I would not be at all surprised that there are plenteous useful allotropes of common materials that we've yet to identify and characterize.

Consider the common element, Carbon: engineers are just beginning to explore the usefulness of newly-discovered allotropes like buckminsterfullerene and graphene -- as well as higher-order microstructures such as nanotubules, etc...

I'd say we're just beginning to explore the riches of materials science!

15 posted on 12/23/2017 12:21:00 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias | "Islamists": Satan's assassins | "Moderate Muslims": Useful idiots.)
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To: TXnMA

Interesting


16 posted on 12/23/2017 12:30:57 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Williams

$22M over five years is peanuts; and nothing, to someone like Bigelow.


17 posted on 12/23/2017 12:32:34 PM PST by Jamestown1630 ("A Republic, if you can keep it.")
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To: Vaquero
Remever the golden rule- only add matter to anti matter and never add anti matter to matter
18 posted on 12/23/2017 12:37:30 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: SgtHooper
What about unobtanium!?

What about Upsidasium?


19 posted on 12/23/2017 12:40:40 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Ban pre-shredded cheese now! Make America Grate Again.)
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To: BenLurkin

Show me some transparent aluminum and I’ll believe it.


20 posted on 12/23/2017 12:43:11 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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