Girard, Jean-Pierre - Ferrous metal structural change from austenite to martensite
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
THE METAL-BENDERS” by JOHN B. HASTED
The emphasis of my studies of paranormal metal-bending has been on the investigation of dynamic strain effects, and a little has also been said about permanent structural or morphological changes in the metal specimens.
We now have reasonably good evidence for structural changes in the metal after paranormal metal-bending, but it takes a ‘strong’ subject to produce them in an easily detected form. Perhaps we should search for evidence for structural effects not only in metals, but in other solids and in biomolecular systems.
……. ferrous metal structural change [was] investigated by the French researchers. Stainless steels can exist in two quite different structural forms, of which one is metastable, so that interconversion is possible. They are known as austenite and martensite. Conversion of the former to the latter can be brought about normally by heating to a high (600-700° C) and also by ‘shot-peening’ hammering with hard spherical shot. Conversion does not normally take place at room temperature, but Dr Crussard has reported that exposure to ‘mental concentration’ and gentle manual stroking by Jean-Pierre Girard has produced conversion of quite large areas; these are clearly seen in the scanning electron micrographs reproduced in his publication.