Generalized only? Edit

"Unlike shields, polarization cannot be amplified to reinforce a specific direction."

Is that canon, does anyone know? I noticed it, because I'm reading a novel currently where Capt. Hernandez (I believe) orders to "double the ventral hull plating", or something to that effect. Was this statement SPECIFICALLY verified in dialogue? ~ Jbshryne 01:27, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

This does seem suspect without a cite. - Archduk3 02:00, October 19, 2010 (UTC)
It was never stated. I know my Enterprise. -Angry Future Romulan 02:46, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

Removed Edit

I removed these uncited and possibly untrue assertions to here. If someone can provide a source, they should go back:

Unlike shields, polarization cannot be amplified to reinforce a specific direction. The amount of polarization on the ventral sections of the ship is the equal on the dorsal. (Star Trek: Enterprise)

The fictional technology derives from late 20th century discoveries in the real world of ceramics which become harder when an electrical current passes through them.

Cepstrum (talk) 15:25, February 6, 2011 (UTC)

The bit about derivation from modern smart materials was not stated on screen, but was mentioned by Andre Bormanis in an issue of Star Trek: The Magazine, and may be worth a background note. If no one has it on hand, I may be able to dig up the issue. 11:49, April 10, 2011 (UTC)
If Bormanis said it, it's definitely worth a background note. So if you can get the issue (and preferably a page number as well), feel free to re-add it.–Cleanse ( talk | contribs ) 23:08, April 10, 2011 (UTC)

Makes it harder - where does this comes from? Edit

Were is it stated that "making them several orders of magnitude harder"? I do not recall that bit.--herges 17:20, March 24, 2012 (UTC)

I'm not sure it was stated specifically or not- but the whole point of polarizing hull plating is to strengthen the hull against damage, so maybe we should just say that.--31dot 22:01, March 24, 2012 (UTC)

Was it "safe" to add the reference from "Deadlock"? I understand that the hull was magnetised, but Chakotay's sentence "The hull is depolarising" seemed to make the difference, to my mind--Archer4real (talk) 13:37, January 19, 2014 (UTC)

Merge? Edit

Why are this article and hull plating two different articles? Tom (talk) 09:17, January 25, 2016 (UTC)