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Graphide is a substance composed of tangled graphene - an allotrope of carbon that presents as a flat sheet composed of atomic-scale hexagons. The already impressive properties of graphene are amplified and changed in new ways by being having their sheet structure interwoven with others.

CreationEdit

Graphene is composed of tesselating hexagons - with the vertices of these hexagons being carbon atoms, and the edges of these hexagons taking the form of the bonds between these atoms. Under normal circumstances it is impossible to interweve separate samples of graphene or its cousins, fullerene and carbon nanotubes, as they are being created. Through the virtually-limitless amount of energy offered by e-blocks, however, normal circumstances can be briefly avoided.

It is understood that in extreme situations, the physical laws that govern the universe can change or even break down - such as during the big bang when the four fundamental forces manifested as an unfamiliar singular power, and within black holes, where neither relativity, quantum mechanics or newtonian motion makes sense. These may be extremes of mass, gravity, energy, speed and more.

In the case of graphide, the chosen extreme is electrical energy, specifically generated by the virtually limitless power of e-blocks. Pure electrical energy - free from any actual electrons - floods the graphene stack, momentarily causing the electromagnetic force itself to break down within the samples.

This causes the bonds between the carbon atoms to weaken, but the structure of the sheets is vaguely maintained as the carbon atoms float freely about, gravity operating without electromagnetic repulsing allowing the atoms to drift together as close as physically possible. When the application of electrical current ceases, the bonds between the carbon atoms re-assert themselves, but with the formerly flat and separte sheets of graphene now crinkled and tangled through each other.

PropertiesEdit

Graphide maintains the excellent electrical and thermal conductivity of its graphene origins, with some added and unusual properties in addition to this.

AppearanceEdit

Graphide's reflection and scattering of light renders its surface both quizzically cloudy metallic and a mirror-sheen, like matte steel coated in glass.

PhysicalEdit

Even moreso than normal matter, due to extreme electron repulsion graphide experiences no sliding friction. Thus, to fix it onto or around something, it must be shaped to this purpose or otherwise incorporate holes for bolts and other such fixtures. Due to its density, any given sample of graphide is exceedingly heavy for its size, making its application as a coating for buildings or large vehicles prohibitive in both weight and cost.

The densely-interwoven internal structure of graphide makes it resitant to all but the greatest physical trauma. However, graphene itself is still brittle, and so when physical trauma causes a flaw to manifest in the material, this flaw is nearly instantly transmitted along the axis of the fault - gouges however shallow suddenly open up down to the material's base, minor cracks rapidly spread along and through the structure. For this reason, most applications of graphide are either; used in small amounts where damage is acceptable and easily replaced, or with larger samples being well-protected from physical damage.

Like its tendency to repel all light, graphide is so dense that other particles cannot possibly penetrate through beyond a given thickness of graphide. Even neutrinos - tiny, uncharged particles lighter even than electrons - which need a light year of mundane lead to be stopped in their tracks, are obstructed by little more than a centimetre of graphide.

GravitationalEdit

Attempts to re-apply similar electricity do not result in a higher-level of graphene or graphide, because maximum atom density has already been reached. Because all the graphide's free electrons are now forced to occupy only the outside of the substance, the introduction of additional pure electricity instead surges through graphide's interior. Because the carbon atoms can get no closer together, but the compressive force being placed upon them is still in action, they offset the aditional energy this process creates by generating gravitons - the force-carrier particle for the force of gravity itself.

While the electrical current is active, these additional gravitons permeate the graphide, causing it to essentially ignore external gravitational influences, In the instance of hollow samples with vacuum interiors, however, these gravitons instead migrate to this centralised space to form a larger conglomerate of gravitons, colloquially known as gravitonium. The strength of the electrical current initially applied to the graphide dictates the size of this gravitonium sample, and increasing or decreasing the current once it has been created changes how it responds to external gravitational objects.

ElectromagneticEdit

The carbon atoms that make up the interior of graphide are packed together so densely that the free, unbound electrons that allow for graphene's impressive electrical conducity cannot exist inside graphide. Although the opposite electrical charges of the atomic nucleus and orbiting electrons might lead one to think they could coexist in extreme proximity, the uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics prevents this from happening.

Instead, all these free electrons migrate to the outside of the shell, giving the interior an overall positive charge and the exterior a negative one. With all these free electrons on the outside of the graphide, electrical currents do not travel through graphide, but instead along its surface. These electrons swarm over the graphide's surface in such great numbers and with such speed that other objects as large as atoms or bigger cannot actually penetrate this electron cover.

This results in graphide's exterior becoming what is known as a room-temperature superconductor, where it experiences zero electrical resistance, and does not need to be cooled to extremely low temperatures like other substances to obtain this property. Graphide's external negative charge has the effect of repelling free electrons, negative ions and all other negatively-charged particles and objects that might otherwise make contact with or attach to graphide's surface.

The moving current, and thus magnetic field, generated along graphide's surface is so great that it appear to override the influence of external electrical and magnetic fields, making graphide electromagnetically inert where outside influences are concerned. The sheer density of atoms within graphide is so great that there are no free spaces for light, or any other forms of electromagnetic radiation such as microwaves or gamma rays, to enter into it through.

ThermalEdit

Though graphide's interior would make an excellent thermal conductor thanks to the dense interconnectedness of its structure, the electron shell around it prevents the transmission of heat to graphide through either conduction or convection. Because infrared radiation cannot actually penetrate into graphide, it does not experience radiation of heat either. While the true temperature of graphide is that of the moment it was forged, this cannot actually be felt due to its inability to conduct, convect or radiate away heat.

If the graphide is damaged, however, all the heat present in the damaged will be released instantly, resulting in sparks in the case of very minor damage, or intense flares in reaction to significant trauma. Again, another reason large graphide objects are kept well-protected and surrounded.

ApplicationsEdit

Radiation shieldingEdit

Graphide is a permanently clean form of radiation shield, because it cannot become irradiated nor be affected by ionising radiation. This makes it extremely useful as a safety feature, from hazard gear to spacecraft shells. These layers, however, need to be kept thin due to the prohibitive weight of graphide and the explosive effects of it being damaged in large volumes.

Graviton shellsEdit

The shielding and gravity-denying aspects of graphide make it an ideal material for the shell that surrounds the graviton core that is key to the phenomen of gravitational anchoring. Surrounded on all sides, the graviton core can be made to experience local gravity in varying amounts by altering the shells properties, while preventing any other information from entering the shell and interacting with the core.

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