We were asking who was at the center of this controversy about the develpment of laser technology that could have the potential of releasing exawatt level energy into the atmosphere. It all started out with a look at 72HF or Hafnium which is a sibling of 178m2HF.
Who or what is Texas Collaboration ?
A group with their primary base at the University of Texas in Dallas. In 1999 they release publications with opinions about observations of the isomer 178m2HF and the potential of "triggered" high energy releases.
such a highly efficient method for triggering the isomeric deexcitation immediately suggested applications utilizing the explosive or the controlled gradual energy release from a very compact source....The 178m2HF controversy
The argument from the other side of the controversy comes from a group called " APS collaboration ".
Resolution of the controversy over 178m2HF between APS and Texas collaboration is important for two reasons states the source above.
- The US Government could be flipping the bill for the production of the isomer
- Can the integrity of the scientific process be trusted
When weaponry is the topic the Pentagon is certainly going to be a player.
The Pentagon is touting prospects, based on hotly disputed experiments, for a novel class of weapons intermediate between chemical high explosives and fission weapons. physicstodayDARPA is Defense Advanced Research Project Agency. DARPA is a major player in the Texas Collaboration and APS Collaboration controversy over the effecient development and use of 178m2HF.
DARPA and other seekers of the truth of the sibling of 72 HF......read on