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Oh jeeze, is there ANYTHING that's not made of plastic anymore.

 

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1 hour ago, Morlock said:

I hope nobody loses one of these in the field. They'll probably toss it back thinking it's too light.

https://m.phys.org/news/2020-01-carat-gold-nugget-plastic.html

I'm not sure it can be detected.  Does your detector find 'nano particles'?

The way the 'nugget' is assembled leaves me believing that the gold particles are not all touching each other.  Like an extreme version of 'sponge gold'.

It might be invisible to detectors.  Maybe, the Falcon could hear it.  Maybe....     

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2 hours ago, LukeJ said:

I'm not sure it can be detected.  Does your detector find 'nano particles'?

The way the 'nugget' is assembled leaves me believing that the gold particles are not all touching each other.  Like an extreme version of 'sponge gold'.

It might be invisible to detectors.  Maybe, the Falcon could hear it.  Maybe....     

I thought of that. I'm sure some detectors could pick them up but maybe not the PI's which is the same situation  we had with the sponge gold. Perhaps not as strong a signal with the vlf machines but I think you'd be able to hear it. You wouldn't be hearing the individual nano particles. Rather the mass as a whole.

Another thing is the process itself. Sounds expensive and who would want to pay a lot more then gold spot price. Also... I'm just not convinced there's going to be a large market for it. Unless you're trying to look like Mister T, I doubt if anyone is burdened by the weight as they mentioned.

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It seems like they could be really conductive. In which case a detector would sing, right?

Graphite in a latex base is a popular conductive paint for electroforming. It is as conductive as heck. And that is just a thin coating on the surface.

 It seems that if you chemically bond the gold to the plastic molecules it would be even more conductive. And have depth to boot.

I have no idea what detector might see them if any. If I had to make a wild guess I would say they would bang the heck out of a detector like a wrinkled up piece of tinfoil.

I bet nano nuggets are worth a million bucks an ounce. I'm firing up the Illudium PU 36 Space Modulator and go hunt a few!

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11 hours ago, LukeJ said:

I'm not sure it can be detected.  Does your detector find 'nano particles'?

The way the 'nugget' is assembled leaves me believing that the gold particles are not all touching each other.  Like an extreme version of 'sponge gold'.

It might be invisible to detectors.  Maybe, the Falcon could hear it.  Maybe....     

I suspect the Eddy Current of the surface would be detectable.  As Gold.

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8 hours ago, homefire said:

I suspect the Eddy Current of the surface would be detectable.  As Gold.

If the surface was 'skin-like', I would tend to agree.

If you were to take a hazelnut and wrap it in one layer of gold leaf, would that be detectable?

I don't know, that's my question.

I do know that a bunch of tiny nuggets placed close together, do not act like a bigger target.  Unless of course they are 'electrically' touching each other.

The way I read the description was that the latex made a matrix that the gold particles were suspended in and there were even some air bubbles trapped.

Based on that description, it seems unlikely to me that all the gold particles would be touching each other.

Either way, it doesn't matter to me.  It is interesting though.

Why don't one of you guys buy one of these 'nuggets' so we can run some tests?  :)

Luke

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Like Mel Tillis said: Don't give me no plastic saddle! I want to feel that leather when I ride! Same thing for gold!

 

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On 1/11/2020 at 9:00 AM, LukeJ said:

If the surface was 'skin-like', I would tend to agree.

If you were to take a hazelnut and wrap it in one layer of gold leaf, would that be detectable?

I don't know, that's my question.

I do know that a bunch of tiny nuggets placed close together, do not act like a bigger target.  Unless of course they are 'electrically' touching each other.

The way I read the description was that the latex made a matrix that the gold particles were suspended in and there were even some air bubbles trapped.

Based on that description, it seems unlikely to me that all the gold particles would be touching each other.

Either way, it doesn't matter to me.  It is interesting though.

Why don't one of you guys buy one of these 'nuggets' so we can run some tests?  :)

Luke

Small Gold Chains are all but NON Detectable.   I think it may be that the individual links Cancel the currents of the adjacent one.   Or like a closed Circuit the Ring nulls the eddy currents.  A wrapped object would be a different critter I think.  Gold Leaf is cheap enough .  Try it.  https://www.ebay.com/p/2181105555?iid=163386871701&chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=163386871701&targetid=474173370709&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9030452&poi=&campaignid=6469981107&mkgroupid=79220281122&rlsatarget=aud-412677883135:pla-474173370709&abcId=1141176&merchantid=135981701&gclid=CjwKCAiApOvwBRBUEiwAcZGdGB70ARii1Cysvah0Z6SKOPZGXy3nzv-kJH5zN6OQ2iF7A2tuoJ1v1hoCbhMQAvD_BwE

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