Thursday, February 9, 2012

Anatomy of a Ray Gun

Like the space shuttle, the realization of the Ray Gun will depend on the research and development of a diverse variety of technologies coming together to be synthesized into a single unit of interdependent systems. The emerging fields of nanotechnology, super conduction, molecular engineering and others currently exist, which could ultimately produce an actual ray gun. These fields are still in their infancy, so sadly, the ray gun, for all practical reasoning, remains as far in the future to us, as it was a half century ago to the fans of Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers. But wait. What if tomorrow was today? What if you happened to be curious about just what was inside your hefty, gleaming, brand-new T77 Particle Attenuator Pistol that you just had delivered for 35,000 credits? So how does it shoot that scorching, bright violet ray of disintegration out of its emitter? Let's find out!

A ray gun's entire firing sequence from actuation to discharge . . . . . . . . . . .  All within a single second:

0.4 seconds: Safety interface deactivated by double-clicking the external control button.

0.2 seconds: Depress trigger to initiate power cell, which powers all the device's systems in sequence.

200 microseconds: Primary jump battery launches the kinetic boost sequence of the inertial confinement fusion power cell, ramping up to a maximum 1.5 second output of approximately ten thousand megawatts. (1) 

10 microseconds: The primary micro-accelerator assembly outputs a flow of charged particles into a nanocollider cascade chamber, where a unidirectional quantum proton scatter bombardment results in a hyper-condensed ionization particle conversion. A dynamic eruption of particle plasma wave pulse energy is released out and forward. (2&3)

25 microseconds: The particle plasma wave pulse propagates from out of the cascade chamber, and along the length of a repeating nanoaccelerator of transverse resonating micro-field coils, inducing an extensive linear augmentation of wavelength harmonics, polarizing the plasma wave into a single focused and amplified "beam" of a specific energy "signature", determining its intended interactive effects on atomic structures. (4&5)

60 microseconds: The beam enters the final electromagnetic capacitor, which propels it through the oscillating electromagnetic attenuator, exponentially intensifying the aspect output while aligning the axial plasma field dynamics according to the parameters of the determined settings. (6)

Shielding: As lightweight as possible. Outer shell is a composite laminate of Andalium and Tritium Carbide. Inner layers of deep thermal shielding are composites of several heat activated, cryogenic stabilization alloys, Deotritium and TriCarbon Telditrium.

The resulting emission is a sustained and stabilized energy ray, with matter interaction rates of anticipated proportions.

In other words... ZZZAAAPPP!!

1 comment:

  1. Might wanna rethink your Acronims there because technicaly the victim of said weapon could be called a PAP smear.