Reference?, Specifically for the numerical statement. — THOR 14:08, 25 Mar 2005 (EST)
Manipulation technology Edit
I would think that there is a special technology used to extract and shape tritanium, then, if Federation technology cannot yet melt it.
The tensile strength of this metal must be so high that virtually nothing can shape it except, possibly, transporter-based techniques. – The preceding unsigned comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (talk).
I reverted the following information:
- As it is impossible for an alloy to have a higher melting point or significantly different specific heat than its prime constituent tritanium is either a new element or a new chemical compound based on existing elements. However, cannot be an alloy.
The anon is speculating about future possibilities based on current limitations. Or something to that effect. --From Andoria with Love 16:18, 2 Jan 2006 (UTC)
- I would say, scince the picture and caption suggest that it is found in ORE format, that of course its not an alloy or chemical compund but just a new addition to the periodic table. – The preceding unsigned comment was added by KetracelWhiteJunkie (talk • contribs).
- Note: The Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual, a large blue softcover book which is not canon and is copyright 1977 -- but purports to be from the 23rd century -- has a periodic table of the elements in it. The periodic table is said to consistent with the "third interstellar geophysical conference standard," and it is accompanied by a list showing the atomic number, atomic weight, year and place of discovery for fully 140 elements. Tritanium and trititanium are listed as two defferent elements. In breif, the information listed for tritanium is:
- Worthy of note is Voyager's Technical Guide V1.0 - written by Sternbach & Okuda. On page 34 it mentions:
"Interstellar super strings of incredibly long gossamers of incredibly dense material. One theory describes them as a black hole that's one proton in diameter but light years long, and virtually undetectable at a distance except by its intense gravity. If a ship were to fly through such a string, it would cut the ship neatly in half. If it got entangled in a solar system, it could slice the planets and star into pasta. If a way could be found to manufacture or control these objects, they could make a very potent weapon or defensive system."
- Twentieth century technology was consulted in a laser study. It seems the exciting of a single electron produced a laser. It therefore follows that exciting a single proton might create a similiar reaction - maybe a super-string. They could be utilized for mining the moon of its tritanium which is as you know is a major constituant of Voyager's tritanium-duranium alloys. Rodeney 21:49, 1 March 2009 (UTC)