posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 02:33 PM
reply to post by Need Help
I highly recommend, if you can, find a medical nuclear reactor facilty, usually at Universities. Get friendly with a technician and have them perform
a Neutron Activation Analysis by placing the chip in the reactor and bombarding it neutrons. After that place the irradiated chip in a Germanium
detector and look at spcectrum of radiation coming out of it. What this will accomplish is
1.) every element has a stable form. Hydrogen (H) has 1 proton 1 electron. Bombarding it with neutrons would make it H+1, or 1 proton 1 Neutron and
1 electron. This makes the element unstable so it will decay
2.) when it decays it emits radiation, in the form of and alpha particles, xrays, gamma rays, electrons etc.
3. Each element with all their KNOWN isotopes have been mostly identified, so if for example it contains a stable form of cobalt that was made
unstable by activation it will then emit a very specific energy signarture and frequency of emission telling you what exactly is present and the
quantity in the metal.
4. If by any chance it doesn't contain any of the known elements, well you are probably off to Berkeley to get a new element named.
Hope this helps.
[edit on 1-7-2008 by prichards114]