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Antaletriangle 04-04-2009 01:28 PM

Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center
 
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.p...t=va&aid=13049

Editor's Note

Below is the Abstract, Introduction and Conclusuions of this important article. The complete article can be downloaded (pdf)


Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
pp.7-31 (25) Authors: Niels H. Harrit, Jeffrey Farrer, Steven E. Jones, Kevin R. Ryan, Frank M. Legge, Daniel Farnsworth, Gregg Roberts, James R. Gourley, Bradley R. Larsen

Complete Article

Abstract:

We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center. Examination of four of these samples, collected from separate sites, is reported in this paper. These red/gray chips show marked similarities in all four samples. One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later. The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The red material contains grains approximately 100 nm across which are largely iron oxide, while aluminum is contained in tiny plate-like structures. Separation of components using methyl ethyl ketone demonstrated that elemental aluminum is present. The iron oxide and aluminum are intimately mixed in the red material. When ignited in a DSC device the chips exhibit large but narrow exotherms occurring at approximately 430 °C, far below the normal ignition temperature for conventional thermite. Numerous iron-rich spheres are clearly observed in the residue following the ignition of these peculiar red/gray chips. The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.


INTRODUCTION


The destruction of three skyscrapers (WTC 1, 2 and 7) on September 11, 2001 was an immensely tragic catastrophe that not only impacted thousands of people and families directly, due to injury and loss of life, but also provided the motivation for numerous expensive and radical changes in domestic and foreign policy. For these and other reasons, knowing what really happened that fateful day is of grave importance.

A great deal of effort has been put forth by various government-sponsored and -funded investigations, which led, in large part, to the reports released by FEMA [1] and NIST [2]. Other studies of the destruction have been less well publicized but are no less important to the outstanding obligation that remains to the victims of that tragedy, to determine the whole truth of the events of that day [3-10]. A number of these studies have appropriately focused attention on the remaining physical material, and on available photographs and video footage, as sources of evidence still in public hands, relating to the method of destruction of the three skyscrapers.

CONCLUSIONS

We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in significant numbers in dust associated with the World Trade Center destruction. We have applied SEM/XEDS and other methods to characterize the small-scale structure and chemical signature of these chips, especially of their red component. The red material is most interesting and has the following characteristics:

1. It is composed of aluminum, iron, oxygen, silicon and carbon. Lesser amounts of other potentially reactive elements are sometimes present, such as potassium, sulfur, lead, barium and copper.

2. The primary elements (Al, Fe, O, Si, C) are typically all present in particles at the scale of tens to hundreds of nanometers, and detailed XEDS mapping shows intimate mixing.

3. On treatment with methyl ethyl ketone solvent, some segregation of components occurred. Elemental aluminum became sufficiently concentrated to be clearly identified in the pre-ignition material.

4. Iron oxide appears in faceted grains roughly 100 nm across whereas the aluminum appears in thin platelike structures. The small size of the iron oxide particles qualifies the material to be characterized as nanothermite or super-thermite.

5. Analysis shows that iron and oxygen are present in a ratio consistent with Fe2O3. The red material in all four WTC dust samples was similar in this way. Iron oxide was found in the pre-ignition material whereas elemental iron was not.

6. From the presence of elemental aluminum and iron

oxide in the red material, we conclude that it contains the ingredients of thermite.

7. As measured using DSC, the material ignites and reacts vigorously at a temperature of approximately 430 °C, with a rather narrow exotherm, matching fairly closely an independent observation on a known super-thermite sample. The low temperature of ignition and the presence of iron oxide grains less than 120 nm show that the material is not conventional thermite (which ignites at temperatures above 900 °C) but very likely a form of super-thermite.

8. After igniting several red/gray chips in a DSC run to 700 °C, we found numerous iron-rich spheres and spheroids in the residue, indicating that a very high temperature reaction had occurred, since the iron-rich product clearly must have been molten to form these shapes. In several spheres, elemental iron was verified since the iron content significantly exceeded the oxygen content. We conclude that a high-temperature reduction-oxidation reaction has occurred in the heated chips, namely, the thermite reaction.

9. The spheroids produced by the DSC tests and by the flame test have an XEDS signature (Al, Fe, O, Si, C) which is depleted in carbon and aluminum relative to the original red material. This chemical signature strikingly matches the chemical signature of the spheroids produced by igniting commercial thermite, and also matches the signatures of many of the microspheres found in the WTC dust [5].

10. The carbon content of the red material indicates that an organic substance is present. This would be expected for super-thermite formulations in order to produce high gas pressures upon ignition and thus make them explosive. The nature of the organic material in these chips merits further exploration. We note that it is likely also an energetic material, in that the total energy release sometimes observed in DSC tests exceeds the theoretical maximum energy of the classic thermite reaction.

Based on these observations, we conclude that the red layer of the red/gray chips we have discovered in the WTC dust is active, unreacted thermitic material, incorporating nanotechnology, and is a highly energetic pyrotechnic or explosive material.

Complete Article downloadable on link above.

Northern Boy 04-04-2009 01:44 PM

Re: Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center
 
its a simple answer for this dust being found I`m sure the terrorists had this stuff in their pockets when the plane hit and fell out along with the guys passport

BROOK 04-04-2009 04:50 PM

Re: Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Northern Boy (Post 125871)
its a simple answer for this dust being found I`m sure the terrorists had this stuff in their pockets when the plane hit and fell out along with the guys passport

:mfr_lol: :thumb_yello:

Antaletriangle 04-04-2009 11:23 PM

Re: Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center
 
April 4, 2009 - Danish Chemists Discover Thermitic Red/Gray Chips
in 9/11 World Trade Center Destruction Dust.

“We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples
we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center.
...The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material
incorporating nanotechnology and highly energetic. ...The carbon content
of the red material indicates that an organic substance is present. This would
be expected for super-thermite formulations in order to produce high gas
pressures from ignition and thus make them explosive.”
- Dept. of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark,
The Open Chemical Physics Journal.





in this study. 31-page report with photomicrographs and spectra were published April 3, 2009,
in The Open Chemical Physics Journal. used by railway workers to cut or weld railroad tracks shown in Wikipedia.

Wikipedia: “Thermite is a pyrotechnic composition of a metal powder and a metal oxide, which produces an aluminothermic reaction known as a thermite reaction. It is not explosive, but can create short bursts of extremely high temperatures focused on a very small area for a short period of time. Thermite may be used for repair by the welding in-place of thick steel sections such as locomotive axle-frames where the repair can take place without removing the part from its installed location. It can also be used for quickly cutting or welding steel such as rail tracks, without requiring complex or heavy equipment.” Nanotechnologically produced “super-thermite” can produce high gas pressures that are explosive.
http://www.earthfiles.com/

Anchor 04-05-2009 12:40 AM

Re: Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center
 
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Originally Posted by Kathleen (Post 125921)
Nanotech? Can someone explain this to me? WTF?

In this context, it means the metallic ingredients were made of very small particles and well mixed. This means that it burns faster and potentially hotter. Better for cutting jobs.

A..

blastawaycas 04-05-2009 12:43 AM

Re: Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center
 
Another interesting aside with regards the towers,
concrete when heated with an oxygen and acetylene flame explodes quite violently, as an engineer i have witnessed and indeed caused this when using burning equipment in close proximity to concrete, and whats more in almost completely pulverises when it does so.

Kindest regards dave caster

Egg 04-05-2009 12:47 AM

Re: Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by blastawaycas (Post 126019)
Another interesting aside with regards the towers,
concrete when heated with an oxygen and acetylene flame explodes quite violently, as an engineer i have witnessed and indeed caused this when using burning equipment in close proximity to concrete, and whats more in almost completely pulverises when it does so.

Kindest regards dave caster

You beat me to the punch line. Concrete blows into super fine talcum powder like dust - Now nano thermate / thermite residue has been found. That throws the whole thing right back up into the air if its true.

blastawaycas 04-05-2009 01:01 AM

Re: Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center
 
THIS IS SOME THREAD IS'NT IT
YOU COULD HAVE OPENED UP A WHOLE NEW DEBATE HERE ANTELATRIANGLE
NANO EXPLOSIVE .............. REWIRING WORK !!!!!!!!!!!!!
SOMEONE IN DENMARK IS GONNA DISAPEAR ............. LETTING NANO EXPLOSIVE SLIP !!

KEEP THIS THREAD GOING !!!!:blowup:

KIDEST REGARDS DAVE CASTER

Egg 04-05-2009 01:03 AM

Re: Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center
 
.and Jeb Bush was head of Security. I am going to be glued to this thread like a thermite \ thermate nano charge to a tower support. lol.

Egg 04-05-2009 01:20 AM

Re: Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center
 
http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/thermite.htm

Looks like I will have to re-read all of this again and then some. I am searching for the cut tower support pictures as I write.

Egg 04-05-2009 01:46 AM

Re: Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center
 
Nano Thermite is advanced, cutting edge (pun intended) technology available only to military units. Thats no school yard thermmite issued to normal demo units to play with.

uh oh - I smell a big bad **** storm ahead for some one now this is out of the bag.

blastawaycas 04-05-2009 01:50 AM

Re: Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center
 
yeah them supports I beams looked so clinically cut
lets find the pictures :thumb_yello:

J_rod7 04-05-2009 01:57 AM

Re: Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center
 
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Hi Kathleen,

Here's another little blurb on nanotechnology from Wiki. Obviously, this can only come from advanced MILITARY applications, with unlimited funding. NOT available to al-quada or such reprobates. This could only be our own military involved, Since they don't sell it at your local Army-Navy store. ...:

Nanotechnology, shortened to "Nanotech", is the study of the control of matter on an atomic and molecular scale. Generally nanotechnology deals with structures of the size 100 nanometers or smaller, and involves developing materials or devices within that size.

Nanotechnology is extremely diverse, ranging from novel extensions of conventional device physics, to completely new approaches based upon molecular self-assembly, to developing new materials with dimensions on the nanoscale, even to speculation on whether we can directly control matter on the atomic scale.

There has been much debate on the future of implications of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology has the potential to create many new materials and devices with wide-ranging applications, such as in medicine, electronics, and energy production.

On the other hand, nanotechnology raises many of the same issues as with any introduction of new technology, including concerns about the toxicity and environmental impact of nanomaterials, and their potential effects on global economics, as well as speculation about various doomsday scenarios. These concerns have led to a debate among advocacy groups and governments on whether special regulation of nanotechnology is warranted.

Wonder why this hasn't been in the news?

hold on gang, flashing lites outside my house - WTF - someone bangin on my door, be rite back

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Antaletriangle 04-14-2009 12:31 PM

Re: Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center
 
Danish Scientist on TV: Nano-thermite Behind Collapse of WTC Buildings on 9/11, Not Planes
video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEQ7w3gR7QY

http://www.infowars.com/danish-scien...11-not-planes/

Steve_A 04-14-2009 12:55 PM

Re: Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center
 
Anyone seen J_rod7 lately?

Antaletriangle 04-16-2009 10:43 AM

Re: Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center
 
Good point steve flashing lights and banging on the door!!???

NorthernSanctuary 05-20-2009 04:15 AM

Re: Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center
 
Biden is confronted with the evidence of the thermite (at 3:20 in the video):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW9se...layer_embedded

BROOK 05-20-2009 04:48 AM

Re: Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NorthernSantuary (Post 138786)
Biden is confronted with the evidence of the thermite (at 3:20 in the video):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW9se...layer_embedded

By saying nothing ....he said quite a lot :nono:

no caste 05-20-2009 05:34 AM

Re: Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NorthernSantuary (Post 138786)
Biden is confronted with the evidence of the thermite (at 3:20 in the video):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW9se...layer_embedded

It is weird how he just backed out of the whole community meeting - and left. No 'politician wave' to the crowd, nothing. I wonder where this whole thing will go, and how much everyone knows...

I posted this on a different thread, but I'll post it again here.
"Patriots Question 9/11: Senior Military, Intelligence, and Government Critics of 9/11 Commission Report" (Dec 4, 2006), pdf 34pp.

I thought the interviewer's questions were great and to the point, even though he was left in thin air at the end of the video.


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