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