Scientists Confirm Large Quantities of Thermite in World Trade Center Dust...
The below paper, published in a peer-reviewed chemical physics journal
and authored by nine scientists working in laboratories at multiple
universities using state-of-the-art equipment, confirms the presence
of large quantities of metal microspheres of reacted thermite, and
flakes (chips) of unreacted (i.e., still active) super-thermite (also
called nano-thermite, which is thermite which has been made even more
reactive by decreasing the thermitic particle size down to the
nanometer range), in different dust samples from the collapsed World
Trade Center (W.T.C.) towers collected from multiple people at
different sites even before cleanup operations began. The physical and
chemical properties of these microspheres and flakes were analyzed
using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (S.E.M.), X-ray
energy dispersive spectroscopy (X.E.D.S.), and differential scanning
calorimetry (D.S.C.), among other methods....
Niels H. Harrit, Jeffrey Farrer, Steven E. Jones, Kevin R. Ryan, Frank
M. Legge, Daniel Farnsworth, Gregg Roberts, James R. Gourley and
Bradley R. Larsen, "Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from
the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe," Open Chemical Physics
Journal, Vol. 2 (2009), pp. 7-31.
video cited in the article.)
For more information on the background on this paper, including the
extensive research that went into it and the rigorous peer-review
process that it underwent, I highly recommend everyone here listen to
the below interview of Dr. Steven E. Jones, one of the paper's
authors. Also available below is an interview of Kevin R. Ryan,
another author of the paper.
"Special Report: Thermite Fingerprint," Michael Wolsey, Visibility
9/11, April 3, 2009. http://visibility911.com/reports-thermite01.php
Below are two other peer-reviewed papers which also pertain to the
presence of large quantities of thermite in the dust of the collapsed
Kevin R. Ryan, James R. Gourley and Steven E. Jones, "Environmental
anomalies at the World Trade Center: evidence for energetic
materials," The Environmentalist, August 4, 2008.
Steven E. Jones, Frank M. Legge, Kevin R. Ryan, Anthony F. Szamboti
and James R. Gourley, "Fourteen Points of Agreement with Official
Government Reports on the World Trade Center Destruction," Open Civil
Engineering Journal, Vol. 2 (2008), pp. 35-40.
In addition to the presence of large amounts of thermite in the dust
of the collapsed W.T.C. buildings, another truly vital piece of
evidence that provides definitive proof that the W.T.C. towers were
brought down by controlled demolition are the videos of yellow-hot
molten metal seen cascading off the South Tower (World Trade Center
That piece of evidence isn't merely a smoking gun: it's a smoking
nuclear cannon. Those videos, alone and by themselves, are
irrefragable proof that the South Tower (at the very least) had
thermite-like ("like" in the sense of producing comparable
temperatures) incendiary demolition charges with the ability to easily
slice through structural steel going off within it. There is no
innocent explanation for what those videos record.
That is to say, the only way to get around that it is thermite which
is causing that yellow-hot metal to cascade off the South Tower before
its collapse would be to posit that we are seeing a different form of
extremely powerful incendiary with thermite-like temperatures at work
in the videos. Of which, even if true, would be every bit as much
damning, since no such powerful incendiaries can be accounted for
without involving a sinister intent to plant them there.
Below are four videos which contain some of this footage:
"Shot from street level of South Tower collapsing," CameraPlanet,
"Wtc 1, impact site close up, tower collapse close up, long shot,
people shouting," CameraPlanet, Google Video.
From the color of the yellow-hot molten metal seen cascading off the
South Tower, it had to be at least over 1000 °C (as the temperature of
an incandescent object is exhibited by its color), yet jet fuel burns
in open air at 260-315 °C; nor do burning office, building, or plane
materials impart temperatures anywhere near that hot to structural
members (indeed, it would present quite a hazard if such articles were
constructed with such powerful incendiaries, and so designers of such
objects go out of their way to make sure that they are not). Thus, if
it wasn't molten iron from thermite that we are seeing come off the
South Tower, then by necessity a reaction source with a heat intensity
very much like thermite had to be present. Yet there is nothing in the
U.S. government's account that can explain such a heat source; indeed,
there's nothing innocent that could explain it, since it requires some
sort of extremely powerful incendiary.
For more on this, see the below paper by Steven E. Jones (Ph.D.;
physicist and archaeometrist; former professor in the Department of
Physics and Astronomy, Brigham Young University):
"Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Completely Collapse?," Dr. Steven E.
Jones, Journal of 911 Studies, Vol. 3 (September 2006).
"Experiments to test NIST 'orange glow' hypothesis," Steven E. Jones,
Ph.D., August 31, 2006
"Experiments with Molten Aluminum," Steven E. Jones with Wesley
Lifferth, Jared Dodson, Jacob Stevenson and Shannon Walch, circa June
"A description of molten aluminum poured onto rusty steel," Wes
Lifferth, Physics Shop, Brigham Young University, Journal of 9/11
Studies, Vol. 9 (March 2007).
Moreover, even the official FEMA scientists Jonathan Barnett, Ronald
R. Biederman, and R. D. Sisson, Jr. bolster the evidence that thermate
(i.e., thermite with sulfur added, which causes it to slice through
steel even faster by forming a eutectic alloy with it) was used to
bring down the W.T.C. towers (see "Appendix C: Limited Metallurgical
Examination" in World Trade Center Building Performance Study: Data
Collection, Preliminary Observations, and Recommendations, Federal
Emergency Management Agency, FEMA 403, May 2002
Evidence of a severe high temperature corrosion attack on the steel,
including oxidation and sulfidation with subsequent inter granular
melting, was readily visible in the near-surface microstructure. ...
No clear explanation for the source of the sulfur has been identified.
The rate of corrosion is also unknown.
And in the below paper it is conclusively proved via chemical analysis
using scanning electron microscopy (S.E.M.), X-ray energy dispersive
spectroscopy (X-E.D.S.), and wavelength dispersive X-ray spectroscopy
(W.D.S.), that large quantities of thermite analogs (such as thermate)
were used in the destruction of the World Trade Center towers:
"Revisiting 9/11/2001--Applying the Scientific Method," Dr. Steven E.
Jones, Journal of 911 Studies, Vol. 11 (May 2007).
See also the below on additional physical remains of thermite (in the
form of unreacted flakes of thermite) from the demolished World Trade
Center, collected even before clean-up operations began:
"Announcing a discovery: Red/gray bi-layered chips in the WTC dust,"
ProfJones (Steven E. Jones), 911Blogger.com, December 22, 2007.
"Dr. Steven E. Jones Boston 911 Conference 12-15-07 Red chips
Thermite.mov," Google Video, December 21, 2007.
Further, the below paper documents the connections between the people
at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
responsible for investigating the collapse of the W.T.C. buildings and
the rarefied military-intensive field of super-thermites. The glaring
implication being that those responsible for executing the technical
aspects of the controlled demolition of the W.T.C. (on behalf of those
who control the U.S. government) are the same people in charge of
investigating the cause of the collapses. Thereby killing two birds
with one stone: using the same technical-echelon team which collapsed
the towers to subsequently collapse any authentic investigation into
what caused the collapse of the towers--as these people aren't going
to tell on themselves. (To date NIST has refused to examine the
remains of the W.T.C. for evidence of explosives or thermite, despite
repeated requests for such an examination and despite such analysis
being specified in NFPA 921, "Guide for Fire and Explosion
Investigations," National Fire Protection Association.)
"The Top Ten Connections Between NIST and Nano-Thermites," Kevin R.
Ryan, Journal of 9/11 Studies, Vol. 22 (July 2, 2008).
James Redford, author of "Jesus Is an Anarchist," Social Science Research
Network (SSRN), revised and expanded edition, March 19, 2009 (originally
published December 19, 2001) http://ssrn.com/abstract=1337761
Theophysics: God Is the Ultimate Physicist (a website with information on
Prof. Frank J. Tipler's Omega Point Theory and the quantum gravity Theory
of Everything [TOE]) http://geocities.com/theophysics/