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dc.contributor.advisorPollack, Gerald Hen_US
dc.contributor.authorPolinsky, Orion Noahen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-20T23:39:30Z
dc.date.available2014-10-20T23:39:30Z
dc.date.submitted2014en_US
dc.identifier.otherPolinsky_washington_0250E_12396.pdfen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/26971
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--University of Washington, 2014en_US
dc.description.abstractThe idea that water can form elements is thousands of years old. The idea that plants can form elements through their life processes is also ancient. These ideas have ranged from mainstream scientific belief to utter absurdity and now these old ideas are being brought together for a fresh new hypothesis. With the modern instrumentation that is now available for elemental analysis, the idea of biological transmutation can be studied with a higher degree of precision than ever before. Instrumentation such as inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-­AES) and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-­MS) can accurately measure elements in samples in the parts per billion (ppb) compared to studies of biological transmutation in the 1980's using Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry, which measured elements in parts per thousand and required laborious sample preparation with other elements that could cause contamination. This work reexamines the mystery of biological transmutation that has been shrouded in controversy, and provides a new view to the debate.en_US
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dc.subjectalchemy; biological transmutation; cold fusion; low energy transmutation; transmutayionen_US
dc.subject.otherBiomedical engineeringen_US
dc.subject.otherbioengineeringen_US
dc.titleThe Mystery of Biological Transmutationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.embargo.termsOpen Accessen_US


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