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Offline Clark

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Kryptonite
« on: May 15, 2007, 11:16:00 AM »
Hi all. Just wondering if anyone knows whether the most current recipe for Kryptonite in the new Superman film is technically feasible -- i.e. could one actually make a crystal form specifically from:

'Sodium lithium boron silicate hydroxide with fluorine'

And also, would it be safe to attempt it?

Many thanks, Clark.

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Re: Kryptonite
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2007, 11:44:04 AM »
this is basically a glass. probably not much different from borosilicate glass which is the typical glass used in laboratories
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Re: Kryptonite
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2007, 11:52:52 AM »
Search forums for kryptonite, IIRC there was report of very smilar mineral found this year.
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Re: Kryptonite
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2007, 11:59:09 AM »
That new mineral is called Jaderite and is

Sodium lithium boron silicate hydroxide

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Re: Kryptonite
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2007, 02:03:09 PM »
Thanks, I heard about Jaradite. But assuming one had the specific 'ingredients', could a (preferably green) crystal-like form be synthesised?

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Re: Kryptonite
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2007, 02:17:43 PM »
Green with listed elements... I doubt. IMHO you will have to add copper or chromium, or perhaps some other transition metal.
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Re: Kryptonite
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2007, 02:33:30 PM »
And could this be achieved in the home, or would a laboratory need to be involved? (I have no idea how to make crystals... or even if this is safe)

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Re: Kryptonite
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2007, 03:18:21 PM »
Google growing crystals, there are many pages on the subject. But you probably better forget about growing crystal you want - that will be most likely tricky/slow/costly, assuming it will be possible.
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Re: Kryptonite
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2007, 03:29:32 PM »
Thanks for the advice. :)

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Re: Kryptonite
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2007, 07:45:38 PM »
If it is a glass, you would need to heat it up to a gassious state in order for it to form a crystal.

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Re: Kryptonite
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2007, 12:04:54 PM »
and to think i tought krytonite was just imagenary...
anyway that new jardinite sounds interesting...is there any studies about this rock?
i wonder if certain thiobaccilus consumes some of the rocks components
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Re: Kryptonite
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2007, 04:17:50 PM »

And also, would it be safe to attempt it?



Not if youre superman.

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Re: Kryptonite
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2007, 04:29:20 PM »
See number 10 in time magazines 10 best scientific discoveries: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1694458,00.html

What a waste of a spot on that list.
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