Richie Ramos (
Sun, 27 Aug 2000 21:35:37 +0800

>It's probably not a metal at all, but a ceramic or cermet. The best
material we
>have now would be reinforced carbon-carbon (RCC), which is used for the
nose of
>the space shuttle. Tungsten carbide might also work.
>And isn't the "heat rod" really an electrical, not a thermal, weapon?

or at least manifests qualties of both at different times. is it possible
to have both abilities in one system?

>At that temperature, the ambient air would become incandescent. Note,
>that the "hilt" has a large, flared "guard" where the "blade" connects to it.
>There may be some kind of super insulator or circulating coolant system to
>protect the MS from its own weapon.
>> I starting to think that beam sabers are more believable!!!
>> -ben

I would tend to believe morethe fact that it is a circulating coolant. it
makes sense.

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