Thread: Lithium
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Old February 17 2014, 04:33 PM   #8
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Re: Lithium

I wrote a warp drive evolution article years ago, and speculated that the Lithium used on the Constitution Class was a nano-tubule lattice work engineered on an incredibly small scale to form the same electromagnetic "tunnels" in the crystal for matter/antimatter to permiate.

Cheaper, easier to produce, Lithium being highly abundant and maybe better in being engineered from scratch rather than the randomness of a natural crystal.

But that over time, as we see in TOS, they burnt out a lot faster or cracked a lot more easily. Essentially an experiment into a manufactered replacement for Dilithium that never really worked out.
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