Even More Thermite Lies 2

See Even More Thermite lies.

We have even more problems with the “peer-reviewed” paper on nanothermite at the WTC by Steven Jones et al, found at 11-settembre.

In addition to the screw-up with the Methyl-Ethyl-Ketone (MEK) mentioned in my previous article, here is yet another indication that the authors of “Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe”  rigged their findings ( source ).

They used a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) to heat the samples, but they made the mistake of heating it in the air.  The samples of the red layer began burning between 415 – 435ºC (779 – 815º F), yet the authors claim that this reaction must be thermitic, or as this quote here. says: “In particular, therefore, the authors claim (page 22 of the paper) that a highly exothermic reaction, such as to generate temperatures of approximately 1400°C, needed to melt iron and iron oxide, was triggered at only 430°C.”

There’s just one little problem with that claim.  The ignition temperature for commercial thermite is higher than 900 º C (1652 ºF), which is about TWICE THE TEMPERATURE that the sample began burning (reference ).

This quote from 11-settembre makes the point quite nicely: “The authors seem to have failed to consider that the matrix of the red layer is highly abundant in carbon and that carbon has a lower heating value (or net calorific value) of 34.03 kJ/g, whereas thermite releases 3.9 kJ/g in combustion. In other words, one gram of carbon releases, in combustion at constant pressure, more than eight times the energy released by one gram of thermite.”

It would have been far more reliable had they used an inert gas such as nitrogen or argon, rather than in air (source ).

As for where the carbon could have come from, there is plenty of stuff in the WTC that could have been a source of the carbon, such as paper, wallboard binder, etc (reference).

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Posted September 8, 2010 by Victor Chabala in Real 9/11 Facts

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