I looked through the wikipedia page on kaolin, all of the processes to make kaolin chemically are way more complex than "just burn some stuff", and typically involve controlled hydrothermal conditions as well as specific precursor molecules.Can you show me that silicone and Al do not produce kaolin when ashed?
No-one should be abusing anyone here. But sometimes people get frustrated, and we all make slips or post a bit rashly.all I’m getting is abuse and contradictions.
Many people here are happy to discuss all sorts of issues, but there's no guarantee or obligation for them to agree with any stated viewpoint. Most of us (I think) want to find out things and establish facts about subjects that interest us on this forum, but I guess we all have to accept that we might not get definitive answers, that are convincing to us as individuals, about some subjects by their very nature.While 9 out of 10 voices tell me not too… there is that one that I spend most my day trying to talk out of domestic terror to try to lite a fire under this issue. I want answers and am getting desperate.
Uhm - I didn't say "more powerful", I said "released more heat" by such factors.The smoldering of epoxy between 37-46 more powerful then thermite is not an unusual exothermic property?
All of the samples with those hexagonal platelets have Al=Si.The samples tested all had varying ratios of Al to Si, with Si found 3x the Al in one sample.
No.To say they were approx equal is cherry picking data.
??I am frustrated with the confabulation between the mellue
Can you show the images where you see "several paints", and the images where you see "traces of the original primer", and the images where you see "a substance that appears to be two paints painted together", so we know what you are talking about?I do see several paints, traces of the original primer, and a substance that appears to be two paints painted together.
Which 'silicone'? I see you put this word, and only this word, in single quote marks. Is this because even you recognize that there is ZERO evidence for 'silicone'?The ‘silicone’ and epoxy blend make up 90% of the red substance and provide most of it’s energy.
In fact, you imply that it is essentially a plastic explosive and NOT "thermite"Thus it is more similar to a plastic explosive then conventional thermite.
That what was applied in two layers?Now I would love to see evidence that it was applied in two layers as that would render the feared reaction harmless.
Are you claiming that kaolin formed during the process of ashing the specimen?All the tests that found kaolin were on ashed samples.
Well, uhm, yeah, when you have experimental data and you interpret it expertly, you infer. That's science.The rest of the evidence against elemental Al is inferred.
That's a bad attempt at trying to reverse the burden of evidence.Can you show me that silicone and Al do not produce kaolin when ashed?
You are not inspiring confidence that you are discussing here in good faith.Tongue in cheek! I am insane.
While 9 out of 10 voices tell me not too… there is that one that I spend most my day trying to talk out of domestic terror to try to lite a fire under this issue. I want answers and am getting desperate.
Do you see how there is a region to the left of the specimen, i.e. outside the specimen, i.e. NOT on the specimen at all and rather associated with the sample holder, where the XEDS map yields many spots with significant Al, a moderate number of spots with some O, but almost no spots with Si, C or Fe?