How can an alloy be found naturally? 126.96.36.199 12:37, 16 November 2008 (UTC)
- In-universe, anything is possible: How can time travel occur, naturally or otherwise? In real life, certain alloys do occur naturally: see Electrum at Wikipedia though if you're really asking "How?" then you might want to talk to a philosopher. --TribbleFurSuit 23:59, 16 November 2008 (UTC)
- if you want to get technical, neutronium is not an 'alloy', but rather collapsed degenerate matter. when exposed to the extremely high gravity of neutron stars, the forces between electrons and protons are overcome, the electron spirals into the nucleus to merge with the protons, and result in a neutron. the resulting matter is a dense material composed entirely of neutrons. normally taking the materila out of the gravity field of the neutron star would cause it to disintergrate violently back into normal matter, but apparently in trek some races have managed to overcome that isue. either through application of super-technology or perhaps finding some way to make the stuff metastable. Mithril 15:39, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
there is evidence that more than suggests that it is not the same Neutronium found within a neutron star, Degenerate matter has many properties that Star Trek Neutronium does not display. such as
Extreme density creating a massive gravitational field nothing made out of Neutronium in star trek has this, from the Doomsday machine, the Dyson sphere (which also had carbon in it, which brings up another point of putting carbon into degenerate matter) the Think tank and the Door to the Dominion HQ on Cardassia Prime.
It's entirely possible that the Neutronium used in Star Trek armour is a material found on planets or asteroids but extremely rare, and has properties of heat mitigation, malleability and hardness similar to what one would expect from degenerate matter, but somehow lacks the super density and mass,
Therefore most scans only show part of it, and since scanning Neutronium, be it armour or degenerate matter is difficult to say the least, that they have mistaken a metal that has very similar properties to neutronium FOR neutronium and thus gave it the same name.
it is not uncommon in science to mistake two different but VERY similar things as being the same.
I removed the following: "It is possible that the Think Tank retrieved knowledge of neutronium as payment for curing the Vidiian phage." as it is complete speculation.--Obey the Fist!! 20:50, June 25, 2010 (UTC)
I removed this incorrect passage: "Neutronium was used as the power source for The Jupiter 2 in the CBS TV Series Lost in Space. Gene Roddenberry, after presenting Star Trek to CBS execs, was informed they already had a sci-fi show planned, Lost in Space." The imaginary fuel in Lost in Space was actually called deutronium. –CLBennett 18:04, February 4, 2011 (UTC)