Introduction to the particle smasher
Working Science within Virgo-Erigone is not restricted to merely calibrating protolathes and producing experimental gadgets. One might argue such is self-evident: robotics, xenoarcheology and xenobiology exist after all! However - those are jobs for specialists. There is phoron research - but that job only pertains to production of bombs.
But what if there was something more engaging, more mysterious in its fruits? Enter the Particle Smasher!
Creating The Particle Smasher
- Order a Singularity Generator (it is a good idea to have senior oversight or an explanation for why you need it when confronted.)
- Bring it somewhere safe & isolated
- Use a screwdriver on it
- Modify it using a Transmission Coil as you would a SMES
The Particle Smasher is a device used to take one form of matter, contained securely within a beaker in a ground form, and transform it to a wild new state!
Four key variables determine what is produced:
- High-power beams of energy to trigger reactions and changes.
- A source of intense ionizing radiation to bombard target material - Beware! More is not always better!
- Specific atmospheric conditions - this can be particularly finicky, just ask your xenoarcheologist friends/colleagues!
- Target material, elements, or other things. The particle focus has a fitting to attach beakers to safely introduce catalysts into a reaction!
Remember, the most important part of doing science is taking detailed notes on what you did, how you did it, and what happened. Being able to replicate your results in a controlled environment is key!
- The Particle Smasher is a challenging experimental tool. It is advisable to work with others to avoid disaster.
- Requesting assistance from engineers familiar with atmospherics and radiation can make the difference between death and a successful publication! You may also need their help powering the Smasher and any equipment you subject it to.
- Medical can help with more than just saving you from the inevitable radiation poisoning. After all, we're basically doing alchemy! Chemists might know a thing or two.
- Depending on how you go on to produce the background radiation, it is a good idea to do your experiment somewhere it won't hurt others who were not involved in the mad science.
- Sometimes the fruits of your labour may reject attempts at holding them with bare hands.