Big fan of Iron Man certainly well aware of the details contained in the armor Tony Stark. One is the arc reactor that is in the ‘heart’ Iron Man.
Although in the movie Iron Man arc reactor III portion not covered too detailed too. But in the two previous series, the tool is pretty much seized each scene.
Iron Man III is indeed fiction, but in fact renewable energy is in the arc reactor that actually is being developed by scientists.
Certainly draw closer look at what kind arc reactor in the real world and in the world Tony Stark style. Let’s go cruising deeper.
1. Palladium & Vibranium
Arc reactor is a kind of self-sufficient energy boosters that in Iron Man serves as the ‘power’ of the armor Tony Stark.
In the first Iron Man, Tony Stark’s arc reactor running resource called palladium. What is palladium?
According to Wikipedia, palladium is a chemical element with the chemical symbol Pd and atomic number 46. This is a rare silvery-white metal and shiny found in 1803 by William Hyde Wollaston.
Palladium, platinum, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium and osmium form a group of elements referred to as the platinum group metals (PGM). It has similar chemical properties, but palladium has the lowest melting point and is the least dense of them.
In Iron Man 2, Tony Stark arc reactor to create a new material elements. Then, these elements are referred to as Vibranium.
Vibranium is a rare element in the theory of extraterrestrial origin, which has been found in two different varieties.
Vibranium is not as dense as adamantium, but still very durable.
2. Arc Reactor Made Very Fast?
In the real world, with elements relevant to the arc reactor is not rare as palladium is not realized. But is that easy, as the genius Tony Stark do?
“In the real world, it takes 20 to 30 years to develop new materials for application of the universe,” said Suveen Mathaudhu, Program Manager in material science division of the U.S. army.
So it seems rather impossible see renewable energy as the arc reactor can be realized within a matter of years.
3. Technology Without Borders
Create the arc reactor in the real world needs of business extremely hard, and of course the technology is two steps ahead.
“To solve the problem, we need to find a way to do this faster. Communities science Stark implementing such a system,” said Mathaudhu.
“For example, to create a new element, Stark must visualize it in three dimensions,” said Mathaudhu.
“But conventional technologies typically only provide two-dimensional images. During the past few years, researchers have been able to use technology materials – such as atom probe tomography – to provide 3D images of materials at the atomic scale”.
3D images give scientists a deeper understanding of nanostructure materials, which in turn gives them an insight into how these structures relate to the material properties.
4. Four Elements Discovering New Element
There are at least four related aspects of materials science in discovering new elements. Processing, ie, how the material is made. Structure, which is how the atoms and molecules of the material such as crystal set.
Properties, see how strong and how elastic see it from such material. And performance, which is a combination of material properties that provide the overall characteristics of the material in a variety of real-world environments.
“In Iron Man 2, Stark began the process of creating a new element to define the performance characteristics of the search,” said Mathaudhu.
“He then did a search for the atomic structure that will provide the required material properties. Last thing done is to synthesize the new material,” he added.
5. Arc Reactor Could Be Created?
When in fiction, arc reactor into renewable resources to become energy generation. Is that the same thing will be done by the scientists?
“Currently, we are far from creating a Star Trek-style replicator, but the fact that scientists are moving closer to the world of comics and science fiction,” said Mathaudhu.