Nice post op, I have had similiar ideas. Must be the biomorophogenetic Field.
I have already designed such a system, and applied for patents.
a) Monoatomic elements are used... learn about their weight at different temperatures. Be impressed. But why?
b)Particle Accelerators in space? Well sort of... Guess why?
c) What happens when a particle is lighter at it's point of origin than it's point of Impact? Do you See where I am going?
c)What happens when you superheat a Monoatomic element? What happens when it is at absolute zero? How do these different states affect the element?
Answer these questions and you'll learn something profound.
Then it all starts to become obvious and you'll soon realize why you didn't figure it out sooner. Anyhow...
2. Now imagine that such a monoatomic "chain" was superheated before it was propelled whilst cooling on the way. We already know the mass is altered
whilst the element is at different temperatures.
What law of thermodynamics? It is starting to sound more like a theory every day....
3. A Pearl Necklace... much better analogy and simple too.
Such chains are to be aligned within nanotubes made out of whatever material found to be the least reactive to the element you are using as your drive
mechanism. These nanotubes are to be converted to plasma...
This is just one way of manipulating the mass of the elements contained within... and even then only in a very specific type of complex drive
Monoatomic elements will react and unpredictably, and when you are dealing with them in an individual capacity they cannot be reliably used for any
such system here On earth.
These structures (dealt with in this capacity) are far from "Noble", and can only be applied with efficacy in one environment.
4.Imagine this... You string 13 baseballs together and attempt to throw them all by heaving the first one with all your might... after all 13 balls is
hard to throw, and they are strung together, so it is quite hard for you to manage them... in this environment..
Suppose however, when you threw that first baseball in the chain of balls, the rest got up and followed it BUT you only had to exert enough force to
throw the ONE baseball...
Similar things can happen... with monoatomic elements BUT only under certain conditions.
This is an simplified analogy, but it is important for us to know such information.
5. Plasma? Nanotubes?
guy must be nuts... but just how do you think this "chain" of monoatomic elements would reconfigure themselves in a plasma environment?
Answer this and you'll know why Plasma is preferable to ANY kind of metal vapours, gases or otherwise.
Magnets do play a role, just not primarily for containment and propulsion..
Think beside the box on this one guys...