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Popularly known as Fire, and the third most common E-Block element, Thema is likely one of the most important elements to Physics, or even science in general. Due to several recent discoveries, the article will be formatted a bit differently then what some may have heard or know about the Element. Thema is the element responsible for the transmission of energy between macroscopic entities in some kind of "Wave-Point Interaction". This means it's responsible for temperature and vision, and as a result is quite fundamental to the way the universe operates today. Not only is it a direct Aether Stabilization product, but the fusion or fission of elements generates Thema as a direct product, allowing Stars and Nuclear Fission Reactors to operate the way they do. One aspect of Thema that is relevant to Alchemochemistry is the fact that the disassociation (complete fission) of Thema atoms releases energy in such a way that, when done near two atoms (distance varying on the two), Sub Aetheric Interactions are generated between the two. This creates a bond between the two atoms, allowing them to operate and move as a single entity. (Bonded atoms are known as "Molecules", which you may have heard of before, even in this book.) The final thing to note is that Thema was recently discovered to have two semi-independent states of existance. The well-known Atomic state, and the recently discovered Wave-Particle interaction. While Alchemochemists will primarily only deal with the Atomic state, the "WPI" state is of far more interest to physicists, as it shares many similarities with simultaneously to two of the fundamental particles that existed before the shattering. This, while also explaining some engimatic properties of the Atomic state (such as the fact it always travels at 300,000km/s), may allow Physicists to peak into what Physics and Science was like before such an event.
Stabilized Thema appears as a type of "jagged" or "geometric" gas, moving erratically and colored with red to yellow gradients. One standing next to it would feel and everpresent burning sensation, akin to Fire but far more dramatic and severe.
Stabilized Thema is in fact some kind of transitional state between Plasma and Gas, and mixed half-and-half between the "Interaction" state and the "Atomic" state, as if it cannot decide which state it wants to be in both cases. Due to this mixture, it is incredibly good at transferring immense amounts of energy to other objects, allowing it to cut and burn with ease.
Themic Compounds (indicated by the suffix [x]thema, such as Monothema, Dithema, Trithema, up to Octathema) are generally very energy-rich (such as Themacarbons), with the ability to combust or burn with ease and fury. Special note must be given to Stabilized Thema, which is merely Monophosphorquadthema (Ps4Th), which is referenced extensively throughout this article.
Geology & Geography
Stabilized Thema can in no circumstance be formed naturally, with the possible exceptions of the inner cores of stars and some stellar remnants.
Origin & Source
Stabilized Thema is the main product of many energy-production methods today, be it Themic Difusion or Singularity Reactors. It's also the main exhaust component of many engines in production today. However, the pure version of this element is a potential byproduct (40/30/20/10) of stellar end-of-life events, and Atomic Aether decay, while also being a direct decay product of atomic Fission and Fusion.
Life & Expiration
Stabilized Thema, outside of proper containment or reactions, has about a thirty second half life.
History & Usage
While pure Thema has been known since time immemorial (in general), Stabilized Thema was undiscovered until [to be done]. However, with the discovery of Stabilized Thema, Torch Drives (High Efficiency, High Thrust engines) became a reality, and large spacecraft that could sustain large operations regularly became a reality. With the invention of FTL, and compacting it onto these ships, Space Travel as envisioned by many species became possible.
Discovered in [to be done] by a large group of scientists on many worlds operating through subspace relays, the group conducted many experiments regarding "Geometric Plasma" (Stabilized Thema) to discover its properties once and for all, evidently succeeding.
Commonly used as a fuel in "Themic Torch Engines", individual molecules are thrown at incredibly high speeds through the engine, providing extreme amounts of thrust for such an engine. This allows for large, heavy ships with large amounts of equipment and extreme crewsets to operate without dismal thrust ratings.
While Industry has little use for Stabilized Thema, there is an incredibly large market for Stabilized Thema, which has generated an industry all of its own. Additionally, there is an industrial process to break down Stabilized Thema in a controlled way, which is now used far more frequently then burning Themacarbons to heat up tools or resources to be broken down or reacted.
Stabilized Thema is created using the [to be done] process, where Phosphor atoms are liberated from component minerals, and then put into a very high pressure environment and reacted with free Thema equating to a 4:1 ratio of Thema to Phosphor.
Trade & Market
Stabilized Thema, while having an extremely large market, is traditionally forbidden to be crossed through borders due to various reasons (as it can also be used in weapons as a paticularly lethal charge). As such, the Stabilized Thema market is split up across national borders, which may serve to hamper or increase trade.
Magnetic Containment is a must for Stabilized Thema, and high temperature casings should be employed. Alongside, stabilization measures should be taken for long journeys.
Law & Regulation
While exportation of Stabilized Thema is rarely restricted, as it would interfier with most vessels abilities to get out of the launch pad, the Importing of Stabilized Thema is usually extremely restricted or banned altogether. Special mention, however, must go to Phosphor-poor celestial objects, which may not put such harsh restrictions on the importation of Stabilized Thema.
- Elemental / Molecular
- Depending on what nation you're in, Stabilized Thema can go for hundreds of whole currency to mere decimal amounts (xxx.00 to 000.xx).
- Stabilized Thema, as it is synthesized by some of the most common minerals in the universe, is not rare at all. Though there may be enviromental factors that restrict its creation, so this is to be kept in mind.
- Directly Odorless.
- Triggers the heat receptors in the tongue, similar to spice. However, there are cruicial differences, such as actually being heat.
- Red-Orange-Yellow-White Animated Gradients.
- 1000 Kg/m3
- Common State
- Purely, Energy. In a compound, Themacarbons.
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