how does the positron rifle prevent the stream of positrons from reacting with electrons as soon as the positrons leave the containment field ( as to how that operates i've read that it is a magnetic containment field)
a positron based weapon fired on earth is like putting a grenade launcher up against the wall and pulling the trigger - (i forgot the author's name)
Last Edit: Aug 25, 2005 10:30:09 GMT -5 by darkelf2x1
Post by PaladinBlue on Aug 26, 2005 9:03:24 GMT -5
I'm assuming that the positron rifle has a special fiber inside its barrel that restricts the reaction inside of that and then creates a shell around the positrons that keeps them from reacting to outside particles once it leaves the barrel.
Post by Jeditrooper on Aug 26, 2005 15:41:37 GMT -5
That's not going to work. Positrons are anti-matter, and therefore could only be contained useing a electormatic energy field. As for leaving the barrel, the field couldn't be projected as such to keep the positrons in a beam like the rifle fired, and from reacting with the matter in the air. Hence, the rifle in Eva is nothing but a bunch of Tenchobabble.
Post by darkelf2x1 on Aug 26, 2005 21:20:40 GMT -5
the only weapon system i can come up with remotely related to this would be the covenant plasma toredo
(its essentially a ball of plasma which is shaped and guided using a magnetic coil)
so it has a similar problem that the positronic weapon has (when covenant ship borne plasma weapons are fired the plasma dissipates without the magnetic coil to shape and control its guidance to target)
This is just one of several areas where truly technical minded people can dissect flaws with Eva, just as most science fiction can be ripped to shreds for technical accuracy. I suppose the writers of Eva just thought it sounded like a neat idea so they threw it in there.