The Novel Advanced Processing (NAP) has defined processing pathways by which a new material has been discovered. A limited set of experiments have been performed showing anomalous electronic and structural properties. The elastic modulus surpasses those expected for an engineering ceramic. The optical properties show absorption in the visual spectrum of 99.98 percent of incident radiation (solar energy incident on the material surface).
According to the New Optical Velocity Electronic Lab groups chief scientist MacCleone Echline, material #2637u5 has the potential to augment many existing industrial and commercial applications that experience shock loading or extreme thermal excursions.
Reflection Properties (Electro-optical)
The reflectivity measurements have only been made from the two atomic planes that cleave readily, the (111) and (110). The optical properties, normally expected to correlate with the electronic properties, are shown to be highly non-linear. Figure [a-c] illustrate spherocylinder ISO scans processed by a powder sintering route, interaction with photons in the visual spectrum.
Limited quantities of the material have been produced to date, due to scarcity and laborious extraction routes. Traditional refinement routes has required extensive electrochemical and electrolytic processes, with extremely low yield (<0.01). However, the NAP group has enhanced this yield by an order of magnitude using a proprietary mixed-oxide milling route, followed by electrolysis.