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  1. TIME02112 Registered Senior Member

    Has Anyone Heard?

    I Am just slightly divided in what I know of These "Quasi Crystals"
    compared to what has been disclosed to the public by your representatives; it just don't jibve!
    To this day Id be hard pressed to explain the unique electrical,
    optical, and physical properties of Quasi Crystals and why so much
    of the research is classified. Even the unclassified research is
    funded by agencies like the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense.
    Why is the US Department of Energy and Ames Laboratory so vigorously
    pursuing research with Quasi crystals?
    What is the DOE New Initiative in Surface and Interface Properties of Quasi crystals?
    Below is The Comparison.....
    This Is What Your Organization & The DoE have Disclosed to date:
    "Our goal is to understand, and facilitate exploitation of, the
    special properties of Quasi crystals. These properties include (but
    are not limited to) low thermal and electrical conductivity, high
    hardness, low friction, and good oxidation resistance."
    Thats the unclassified part. What are Quasi crystals?
    Here is What I Believe......
    In 1984 a paper was published which marked the discovery of quasi
    crystals--Two distinctly different metallic crystals joined symmetrically together.
    By 1986 several Top Secret advanced studies were going on funded
    by DARPA with leading scientists already working in the field.
    In classical crystallography a crystal is defined as a three dimensional
    periodic arrangement of atoms with translational periodicity along its three principal axes.
    Since Quasi crystals lose periodicity in at least one dimension,
    it is not possible to describe them in 3D-space as easily as normal
    crystal structures. Thus it becomes more difficult to find mathematical
    formalisms for the interpretation and analysis of diffraction data.
    Penrose tiling' became the prototype of very powerful models explaining
    the structure of the Quasi crystals discovered in rapidly quenched metallic alloys.
    Fourteen years of quasi crystal research has established the existence
    of a wealth of stable and meta-stable Quasi crystals with five-,
    eight-, ten-, and twelve-fold symmetry, with strange structures
    and interesting properties. New tools had to be developed for the
    study and description of these extraordinary materials.
    Quasi crystals are promising candidates for high energy storage
    materials, metal matrix components, thermal barriers, exotic coatings,
    infrared sensors, high power laser applications, and electro magnetics.
    Some high strength alloys and surgical tools are already on the market.
    One of the stories I was told more than once was that one of the
    crystal pairs used in the propulsion of the Roswell crash was a
    Hydrogen Crystal. Until recently, creating a Hydrogen crystal was
    beyond the reach of our scientific capabilities. That has now changed.
    In one Top Secret Black Program, under the DOE, a method to produce
    hydrogen crystals was discovered, then manufacturing began in 1994.
    The lattice of hydrogen quasi-crystals, and another material not
    named, formed the basis for the plasma shield propulsion of the
    Roswell craft and was an integral part of the bio-chemically engineered
    vehicle. A myriad of advanced crystallography undreamed of by scientists
    were discovered by the scientists and engineers who evaluated, analyzed,
    and attempted to reverse engineer the technology presented with
    the Roswell vehicle and eight more vehicles which have crashed since then.
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