Originally Posted by Ziggi
You have pointed out some problems with the steel wool demo (not spherical, and probably iron oxide) which are probably relevant. That's why I have moved on
- and revisited the topic with a very different experiment, namely burning painted beams to create iron spheroids. Your complaint on that
experiment is that I can't be sure the nice irony spheroids I found were actually created by paint and fire, and that it might have been "contamination." Oh, and "iron oxides". You have yet to deal with the obvious problem this concession on your part creates for 9/11 Truth: the Twin Towers were not
a sterile lab environment, either, and truther reports of "iron spheroids can only be formed by Thermite" fall apart when one considers the many ways that these spheroids can be formed (grinding, cutting, burning, etc.).
In my new experiment, I am thinking about testing the Harrit/Jones claim that these spheres indicate temps of over 1400o
C. (Harrit refers to Jones paper repeatedly, it's his reference ).
So, I'll be looking at ways to create such microspheres, at temperatures less
C is probably adequate for my purposes.
I'll also be looking at iron versus iron oxide content; however, simply finding some iron oxide is not proof that "no reduction has occurred," because iron rusts, even without liquid water
. So these spheroids may indeed be "reduced" to elemental iron, followed by surface oxidation to create a patina of rust (iron oxide).
If I can get a materials scientist to help out/co-publish, that would be splendid. But don't knock YouTube, my burn barrel video has over 2000 views, while the Harrit/Bentham paper has a mere 48 Google Scholar citations, and most of those are from political or psychological journals.
In fact, I could only find one paper referring to Harrit/Bentham from an actual materials scientist. Some guy named Millette.