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Old 28th July 2014, 02:51 AM   #4674
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Originally Posted by Miragememories View Post
I make no claim regarding such expertise. If you can show me the error in my understanding, feel free to do so.

You can obtain a copy of the 2009 Bentham paper here;

Dr. Harrit´s paper has been available for reading for more than five years now, and the numerous graphs and figures are quite easy to read and understand, for most people.

The aluminum in the chips before ignition can be seen seen in figure 7.

The finding of elemental aluminum is shown in figure 17.

The aluminum in the post ignition residue is quite clearly shown in figures 25 and 26.

I am really surprised that this "no aluminum" statement is being raised. Even Oystein and Sunstealer never attempted to pretend that no aluminum can be found in Harrit´s paper.

What they did try and do was claim figure 17 showed aluminum in a chip that did not match the others, and, that Harrit did not prove a thermite reaction because he does not prove that the aluminum in figures 25 and 26 is in the form of Al2O3 aluminum oxide.

Your linked paper (, provides an effective debunking of that argument by showing that the aluminum in the residue does NOT have to be in the form of Al2O3, because it can be found in aluminum-iron-oxygen compounds.

This bears particular consideration when you look at figures 25 and 26.
This is the interesting thing, The 2009 Bentham paper is obviously the only information about Thermite you you have ever read and you make claims that Harrit is a specialist in thermite.

If you go to the Science Direct website and search thermite you will get over a thousand results related to thermite, if you search any of the authors from the Bentham paper you will get zero results. Why is Harrit & Co not publishing in Science Direct ?

Why don't you do any research outside of the Bentham paper ?

Why did Harrit only find Al in the MEK soaked chip ? Did they find traces of Al in any of the other dust ? Did they even test any of the dust ?

At least you agree you are not an expert.

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