L. M. Lloyd (ubik@austin.rr.com)
Mon, 24 Apr 2000 21:31:07 -0500

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Well, see this is all cartoon physics, but typically a particle can
only effect those things that come into contact with it. Thus if an
electromagnetic wave came across a minovsky particle, that should
stop the wave. The thing is that one minovsky particle should not be
able to stop every wave in the known universe. So, I would guess that
how effectively minovsky particles "stop" radio communications
depends on the density of the cloud of particles.

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From: Char Aznable <charaznable@excite.com>
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Sent: Monday, April 24, 2000 9:19 PM
Subject: Re: [gundam] What sensors are in a Gundam's head?

> Okay, I read up on the Gundam Project just as Blackeagle asked me
> to and this part interests me.....
> "The Minovsky particle has near-zero rest mass - though, like any
> particle, its mass increases to reflect its potential or kinetic
> energy - and can carry either a positive or negative electrical
> charge. When scattered in open space or in the air, the repulsive
> forces between charged Minovsky particles cause them to
> spontaneously align into a regular lattice structure called an
> I-field. The I-field creates an interference effect, called the
> Minovsky effect, that blocks low-frequency electromagnetic waves
> such as radio and microwave transmissions - even infrared radiation
> is affected, though not blocked entirely. The I-field itself is
> invisible, and can be detected only by its effects."
> So it says here that it BLOCKS radio waves, not interfere the
> signal to make it unreliable. So what I understand from this is
> that the radio waves won't reach its destination, such as a mobile
> suit, since it is blocked, not jammed. So therefore no radio or
> microwave communication is possible. Is this correct?
> Then again, I'm at work now and I didn't read through the whole
> article, so I may be proved wrong =)
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