Girard, Jean-Pierre - Modifications of the physical properties of thick metal bars produced without any bending - increased densities of dislocation loops
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
THE METAL-BENDERS” by JOHN B. HASTED
Also significant are the increased densities of dislocation loops studied with the scanning electron microscope. The density in the original specimens was typically 7.4 X 10^13 cm^-3: that of the surface exposed to Girard’s hand was found to be 130 X 10^13 cm^-3; the density of the middle was 61 X 10^13 cm^-3. Many of the dislocations are loop dislocations, such as are normally formed only by nuclear radiation.
Recently the anomalous no-bend hardening action, with formation of dislocations, has been confirmed independently in Japan by Sasaki and his colleagues.
In some ways the properties of the exposed strip of metal resemble those of a strip exposed to crushing by a weight of 5 tons. This would produce hardening of the correct order and also a decrease in the thickness. However, such treatment would produce a uniform internal strain profile and a uniform dislocation loop profile. The paranormal action is therefore not similar to the normal application of external force.