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Nuclear Alchemy

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A great way to make elements that you dont have in your transmutable material. In my research, I found that there were several other ways to fuse or break down elements, but they were all really complex. I broke everything down and was able to create these glyphs.
Now, my friends, go make gold from grass!!!
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knittingeek's avatar
knittingeekHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm skeptic here. You seem to be making up a lot of this alchemy as you go along, sorry. Many things don't make any sense, like why are there three inward pointing lines in the fusion array, and why are there two inward pointing lines in the fission array? Why is there a semicircle in the left hand half of each array? And what's all this stuff with energy and matter following the lines in an array, wouldn't that kind of mess things up if the energy and matter distributed itself along the lines in an array? If the matter and energy only follow certain lines, which ones?! In your plant to bread array this problem manifests itself in the form of a disposal node seemingly passing through the top half terra circle. Wouldn't that royally mess things up? Your tutorials, somewhat helpful as they are, don't give answers to a lot of basic questions. Albert Einstein said (rougly) "If you can't explain something simply, you don't know enough about it."

In the explanation for your power control array, it is said that the semicircle thing at the top of the array is like a valve. How? I get that it seems to point one way, but if matter and energy follow lines, how does it act as a valve?

Please explain some things. Sorry for the length of this.
winternight119's avatar
He's making it up, but based on his knowledge of chemistry.

Don't forget
1. This shit isn't real
2. This shit isn't magic
3. Magic isn't real
4. Familiarity with the chemistry/physics involved might make sense...? Or not...? But it's always going to be subjective, he's not creating a language (which would be a wholly different process)
5. Alchemists used transmutation circles as ENCODED FORMULAS: they didn't want others to know the meaning. Certainly they had valves and ways to represent them! Every alchemist must have had their own way of encoding, otherwise what's the point?
6. Einstein said "simple," not "thorough"

He's doing some awesome work though, but you're free to not follow it 1:1!
CorpsePrince1's avatar
CorpsePrince1Hobbyist Writer
Is it explainable on how i could salvage neutrons and use them to make isotopes of another element like uranium 238
Notshurly's avatar
NotshurlyHobbyist Digital Artist
Yup! I've actually got a segment on that in the book. Since I went to college and learned a lot more about the atomic structure and isotopes, I need to revise some of my alchemical theories on nuclear alchemy. That will be out eventually.
Notshurly's avatar
NotshurlyHobbyist Digital Artist
NO!!! NO NO! N!O !NO!! Fusing 2 H and 1 O would make a 10, and I'm too lazy to see what that is. 

Chemical bonds are what you are thinking of. Fusion is completely different. 
EmperorZelos's avatar
I do enjoy how you put details into this fantasy :D
zoriusth's avatar
zoriusthHobbyist General Artist
I have a 2 questions coming from this... 1. Is it possible to tear an Atom up to get the Protons, Neutrons and Electrons and if so can you then take the Protons and Neutrons and split them into the Up and Down Quarks then Fuse those into mor protons and neutrons say if you had 3 Protons you would have 6 up quarks and 3 down quarks there by making a neutron with 2 of the Down quarks and one Up quark, and then use the remaining Down quark to make a Proton which has two Up quarks and a Down Quark? which can be useful in making Gold atoms from pure Hydrogen atoms as Hydrogen has no neutrons. and 2. if this were possible I would love to see such an array
Notshurly's avatar
NotshurlyHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sure it is possible, but I have never delved so deep. Anything is possible in the world of alchemy! It's just doing it is the problem...
edwart-exe's avatar
edwart-exeHobbyist Traditional Artist
you will litaly be able to make sand into water and lead into gold,
you would not need the filosofer stone anymore !!

but hey the remaining neutrons could cause radiation
Notshurly's avatar
NotshurlyHobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, they could. But you could always use those neutrons for something else. Maybe a missile...
edwart-exe's avatar
edwart-exeHobbyist Traditional Artist
now you're talking
korub1's avatar
is it possible to turn this into a ranged/land mine array if so it would be awsome if you were to make one, (and so was the Alchemic Nuke created)
Notshurly's avatar
NotshurlyHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes that would be possible
korub1's avatar
Awesome
wreyne's avatar
so could you like turn 2 gold atoms into a plutonium atom?
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NotshurlyHobbyist Digital Artist
Yup!
Geronty's avatar
GerontyHobbyist Digital Artist
Why is the downloadable image so huge?
Notshurly's avatar
NotshurlyHobbyist Digital Artist
Because I made them huge for maximum detail and for prints, if somebody were to buy one.
Shinigami-Oragami's avatar
The final paragraph seems to ignore basic physics and chemistry in that any excess waste will be ejected as either harmful radiation or in a violent, uncontrollable, reaction :/

Otherwise, nice work :)
Notshurly's avatar
NotshurlyHobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. I realized that when I took chemistry this year. I have two ways I can fix that:
1) An extension that further breaks down the waste into something more useful or combines the small bits to something useful.
B) Shoot all that waste into the middle of big rock.
angelofyang's avatar
nuclear alchemy... that just brings to mind the thought of someone creating a nuclear bomb using alchemy. wonder why any of edward's or alphonse's enemies never cottoned on to it... eh, must be all the souls they were eating at the time, i hear its like crack for them :D

... still, creating the world's first alchemical microwave would be pretty cool too.

"LOOK Alphonse and marvel at my genius! i've created a box that can cook things!"
"That's pretty interesting brother, but that isn't really going to help us with our search for the philosopher's stone"
"Shaddup, ima gonna use it to reheat my pizza!"
"WAIT! BROTHER! NOT THE ONE WITH BACO - *boom*"

*ahem* sorry... couldn't resist sharing the anime show that was going on in my head.
Notshurly's avatar
NotshurlyHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh that's quite alright! It made my day!
angelofyang's avatar
oh good. im glad i could be entertaining. still, i imagine alphonse would be quite sad if he couldn't have pizza.

aaaaaah pizza.... is there no food more perfect for alchemical studies?
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