Print Contact Articles by Subject 9-11 Archive 2009 Recipe for Making Super Thermite

Recipe for Making Super Thermite

August 5, 2009

At this point in the effort to find the real terrorists of 9-11, the crucial question that needs to be answered concerns the super-thermite found in the dust:  Who made the nano-thermite material and who put it into the twin towers?  Finding the answer to these questions will reveal the true culprits of the mass murder of September 11, 2001.  This is the focus of my work at this point. 

One would expect that the U.S. government, the F.B.I., NIST, and other scientific institutions and technical universities around the United States would be racing to examine the evidence in order to find its origin.  There are, after all, not that many companies or institutions that had the ability to manufacture nano-thermite in 2000-2001.  While this material may have been made in the United States, it may have been made in Europe, for example in Germany where nano-technology is quite advanced, or elsewhere.  Examining the elements and micro-structure of this material will give the best clues as to its origin.

 

Some of the red-gray chips of super-thermite found in the dust of the World Trade Center
 
By clicking on the title above "Making Super Thermite" you can read about how the destructive power of this material can be greatly enhanced by charging the extremely fine particles  of aluminum and iron oxide so that they combine most efficiently.  This method creates an extremely powerful form of nano-thermite which greatly reduces the amount required.
 
I have contacted Michael Zachariah, the Indian-born author of this article and others involved in the nano-technology department at the University of Maryland to ask if they would be able to assist in identifying the components and structure of the super-thermite chips found in the dust of the World Trade Center.  After several months, I have not heard one word from Dr. Zachariah or Oded Rabin, an Israeli who works in the same laboratory.  I find that to be extremely odd.  Why would a U.S. lab at a public university engaged in research of nano-thermite not be interested in examining the chips of super-thermite found in the dust of the WTC?  What is quite interesting is that Dr. Zachariah, a Jewish scientist from Calcutta, works with NIST, the very organization that refused to examine the evidence of thermite in the destruction of the twin towers. 
 

NIST's Gaithersberg campus has a huge state-of-the-art facility dedicated solely to nano-tech fabrication and research.  Why has NIST not joined the effort to identify the origin of the nano-thermite chips found in the dust of the twin towers?  Why is NIST ignoring the evidence of nano-thermite in the World Trade Center?
 
Much of the nano-research was carried out in Gaithersburg, Maryland, where NIST has a nano-research facility and where Burton Fried's LVI demolition company was based. The NIST Advanced Measurement Laboratory in Gaithersburg, founded in 2000, would be the perfect place to examine the evidence of super-thermite.  So, why isn't it?
 

Michael R. Zachariah of the Maryland NanoCenter is affiliated with NIST and NASA, among others.

 
My latest letter to Michael Zachariah, dated July 30, 2009, is here:

Dr. Michael Zachariah
Director, Center for NanoEnergetics Research
Director, Center for Nano Manufacturing and Metrology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Dear Dr. Zachariah,

As a journalist, I have investigated and written about the evidence of Thermite and super-thermite, i.e. nano-size thermitic material, in the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  As you are an expert on microcombustion and energetic nano-size materials, I would like to ask your opinion about the evidence of nano-thermite found in the rubble of the World Trade Center.

As you know, physical evidence of the exact form of super-thermite involved in the demolition of the twin towers has now been discovered, analyzed, and published. Dr. Steven E. Jones and 8 other scientists authored the paper, "Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9-11 World Trade Center Catastrophe," published in March 2009 and available online in the Open Chemical Physics Journal:
http://www.bentham-open.org/pages/content.php?TOCPJ/2009/00000002/00000001/7TOCPJ.SGM

I have also read with great interest your 2004 paper about "Enhancing the Rate of Energy Release from NanoEnergetic Materials by Electrostatically Enhanced Assembly."  http://www.enme.umd.edu/%7Emrz/pdf_papers/2004_Adv.Mat._electrostatic_energetic.pdf

Could you tell me if the chemical structure of the super-thermite found in the dust of the twin towers can be analyzed so that the process of its manufacture and possible origin could be discovered?  Would it not be evident from the structure if a nano-thermite composite were made in the bi-polar coagulation process you discussed in your 2004 paper?

Would it be possible for a nano-tech expert like you to analyze the structure of the chips of bi-layered thermitic material and determine how it was created?  I read that the Indian Head (Maryland) Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, was the "national center for energetics" in 1999 and "the only reliable source of aluminum nanopowders in the United States” and "probably the most prominent US center for nano-thermite technology."

The Indian Head center for energetics is partnered with the University of Maryland, James Clark School for Engineering.


Would you be able to offer your expert advice and opinion on these important questions about what really happened to the twin towers on 9-11?

Thank you,

Christopher Bollyn
 
 
I sent a similar request to Oded Rabin, who shares the same last name as the Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and his son Yuval, who sells Israeli software and hardware to the U.S. government with his company in Washington, D.C.  A Herbert Rabin is also the current dean of the Clark School of Engineering and the University of Maryland, but that is another story.  This is what I wrote ot Oded Rabin, the director of the Nanotechnology Lab at the Clark School.

Dr. Oded Rabin
Director, Materials and Interface Nanotechnology Laboratory
Materials Science & Engineering
1110B Chem & Nuc Eng Bldg 090
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Dear Dr. Rabin,

As a journalist, I have investigated and written about the evidence of Thermite and super-thermite, i.e. nano-size thermitic material, in the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  Recently, physical evidence of the exact form of super-thermite involved in the demolition of the twin towers has been discovered and analyzed.  Could the chemical structure of this super-thermite be analyzed and the process of its manufacture and possible origin be discovered?

I have read that you are the director of the Materials and Interface Nanotechnology Laboratory at the University of Maryland and that you are an expert on the subject of “Nanosized Materials: Synthesis and Applications”, and teach this course to graduate level students.  As an expert on nanosize materials, I would like to ask you about the evidence of nano-thermite found in the rubble of the World Trade Center.

Dr. Steven E. Jones and 8 other scientists authored the paper, "Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9-11 World Trade Center Catastrophe," published in March 2009 and available online in the Open Chemical Physics Journal:
http://www.bentham-open.org/pages/content.php?TOCPJ/2009/00000002/00000001/7TOCPJ.SGM

Prof. Michael Zachariah of the Center for NanoEnergetics Research at the University of Maryland wrote a paper in 2004 about "Enhancing the Rate of Energy Release from NanoEnergetic Materials by Electrostatically Enhanced Assembly."
See: 
http://www.enme.umd.edu/%7Emrz/pdf_papers/2004_Adv.Mat._electrostatic_energetic.pdf

Would it be possible for a nano-tech laboratory such as yours to analyze the structure of the chips of bi-layered thermitic material and determine how it was created?  I read that the Indian Head (Maryland) Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, was the "national center for energetics" in 1999 and "the only reliable source of aluminum nanopowders in the United States” and "probably the most prominent US center for nano-thermite technology."

The Indian Head center for energetics is partnered with the University of Maryland, James Clark School for Engineering, which is how I found out about your laboratory and email address.  See: 
http://www.ih.navy.mil/news/par_new.asp

Would you be able to offer your expert advice and opinion on these important questions about what really happened to the twin towers on 9-11.  Lastly, are you related to the famous Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin?

Thank you,

Christopher Bollyn
www.bollyn.com
 
 
My first letter to Michael Zachariah, the director of the NanoCenter was sent on April 19, 2009:
To:  Michael R. Zachariah
Director, Co-Laboratory for Nanoparticle Manufacturing & Metrology
2181 Glenn L. Martin Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Dear Mr. Zachariah,

I would like to ask a few questions about the evidence of super-thermite (nano-thermite) in the dust from the World Trade Center.

Do you think nano-thermite may have been used to demolish the World Trade Center?

Do you think NIST was remiss to not have investigated for evidence of nano-thermite in the destruction of the towers?

See:  Ryan, Kevin R. "The Top Ten Connections Between NIST and Nano-Thermites," July 2, 2008
http://911review.com/articles/ryan/nist_thermite_connection.html

Do you know of any companies that may have access to nano-thermite, such as demolition companies like LVI, formerly of Gaithersburg?

Do you think the published evidence of nano-thermite in the dust found by Jones, Harrit, et al is compelling evidence?

Can I call you to discuss these subjects for an article for the international press?

Thank you,

Christopher Bollyn
 

©2014 Christopher Bollyn | Sitemap | christopher at bollyn dot com