E03S01 - The End pt.i & ii

E03S01 - The End pt.i & ii


Rocks with the KoK Episode 3

Synthetic Minerals – The Ultimate Evolution

We're skipping briefly here in this episode to the End.

Well The end stage of the evolution of minerals.

Man-Made Synthetic Minerals that do not exist in nature, but by cunning and brute force we make for our own uses.

This is not an exhaustive list – but a primer as to what we are up to and maybe an idea of where we are headed.

Crystal Meth. - yep.

YAG – Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (Yttrium Aluminum Oxide) – actually has more in common with sapphire/ruby

YinMn – Yttrium Indium Manganese

Aggregated Diamond Nanorods

Cubic Boron Nitride

Yttrium barium copper oxide – the first high temperature superconductor

Time Crystals – more Ytterbium – this time super cooled to a billionth or so of a degree above absolute zero and suspended in a helium-super fluid – oh yeah and lasers are involved.


They never stop moving because instead of a spatial pattern they are in a time pattern so they appear to jiggle and flow.

Useful mabybe some day for quantum...things.

New state of matter; will lead to an explosion of research here for practical purposes.

Rhenium Diboride ReB2 – super hard syntheic. By looking at and understanding the nature of our universe we can engineer into reality what was once beyond even wild fantasies.

Perovskites – synthetic https://www.scienceopen.com/document?vid=ed9fca4d-6ad4-4542-b9d3-ef79df281f06 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perovskite_(structure) Graphene – the new super material of the futureeeeee