Girard, Jean-Pierre - Ferrous metal structural change and lack of temperature impact
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
THE METAL-BENDERS” by JOHN B. HASTED
It has been remarked by Dr Crussard that some structural changes instigated by Jean-Pierre Girard would have required a temperature of 600°C to bring them about. It might be inferred that localised regions of high temperature existed at points in the metal. Further evidence comes from magnetization data.
One reason why an elevated temperature can bring about a structural change is that chemical and physical reaction rates in general increase exponentially with temperature; thus if one structure is being formed continually but immeasurably slowly at room temperature, then an elevated temperature will favour its rapid formation.
A familiar situation is that one structure is the most stable when the atoms are in faster motion, and another structure is the most stable when they are moving more slowly; the conversion from one to another is known as a phase transition.
But the onset of fast motion does not imply the immediate attainment of local thermodynamic equilibrium. There are non-equilibrium ways of inducing structural change – for example, bombardment with nuclear radiation – which are effective without inducing much heat.
If the psychic induction of structural change is a non-equilibrium process, then the paranormal production of temperature is only a secondary phenomenon; the atomic events leading to the structural change should be regarded as the primary phenomenon.