Dr. Jones is Right - Molten Aluminum IS Silver


Dr. Steven Jones argues that the molten substance pouring out of the South Tower shortly before its collapse is evidence of the use of thermite to bring down the Twin Towers.

Defenders of the official story have tried to claim that the molten metal was aluminum from the plane which crashed into the South Tower.

Dr. Jones argues that it can't be aluminum because aluminum is silver in color when it is poured (in daylight), while the observed substance was bright yellow-orange.

This essay gathers photographs proving that molten metal is, in fact, silver when poured in daylight.

Here, molten aluminum is orange-yellow in a furnace:

But here is molten aluminum from the same foundry as it is being poured:

And here is reddish molten aluminum in a foundry:

But when it is poured it looks silver-colored (this is the same molten aluminum being poured a couple of seconds later):

Here are additional photographs of melted aluminum being poured:

See also this video, this one, and this one.

Admittedly, aluminum can appear yellow-orange or red if it is heated to temperatures much higher than the melting point, as shown -- for example -- in the foundry pictures, above. The questions of whether molten aluminum could have been heated high enough to have become yellow-orange in the South Tower, whether such a high temperature could have been sustained while the substance fell through the air, and whether different aluminum alloys could have different colors when poured are important questions which will be addressed elsewhere.

Excellent photos, GW -- may I add

the following which also appears in my early 911 paper, regarding molten aluminum:

"The following table (see http://www.processassociates.com/process/heat/metcolor.htm ) provides data regarding the melting temperatures of lead, aluminum, structural steel and iron, along with approximate metal temperatures by color. Note that the approximate temperature of a hot metal is given by its color, quite independent of the composition of the metal. (A notable exception is falling liquid aluminum, which due to low emissivity and high reflectivity appears silvery-gray in daylight conditions, after falling through air 1-2 meters, regardless of the temperature at which the poured-out aluminum left the vessel. Aluminum does incandesce (glow) like other metals, but faintly, so that with the conditions described in the previous sentence (which prevailed at the WTC on 9/11), falling liquid aluminum will appear silvery-gray ." p. 7

and page 14:

"This is a point worth emphasizing: aluminum has low emissivity and high reflectivity, so that in daylight conditions after falling through air 1-2 meters, molten aluminum will appear silvery-gray, while molten iron (with its characteristic high emissivity) will appear yellow-white (at ~1100oC) as observed in the molten metal dripping from the South Tower just before its collapse (see: http://www.supportthetruth.com/jones.php ). We also recall that this molten metal, after falling approximately 150 meters (or yards) still retained a reddish orange color (photograph above). This is not the behavior of falling, molten aluminum.'

Is that clear enough? Inside or near a hot vessel, aluminum can be seen having a glow, especially when the room is darkened a bit (yes, I've seen and previously reported the glow of molten aluminum in/near a vessel) -- but

[b]"in daylight conditions after falling through air 1-2 meters, molten aluminum will appear silvery-gray,"[/b] -- in my published paper--

Every time -- and we have done the experiment with poured out aluminum in air, daylight conditions, a number of times, including with organics (per NIST suggestion, but contrary to their prediction the flow was still silvery with conditions given above).

See also the paper by Brian Vasquez in the Journal of 9/11 Studies (letters section): Glowing Aluminum Disinformation, http://journalof911studies.com/letters/f/Glowing-Aluminum-Disinformation...

And the paper by Jerry Lobdill is very informative on this subject: "Glowing What?"

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Dr. Jones, you opinion please...

on this article from MIT review... http://www.technologyreview.com/Nanotech/14105/ ... it discusses nanoaluminum, superthermites, and its unsaid use in the military.

There is a subtle point

that the liquified aluminum would have to be held *after* it melted, heated to even *higher* temperatures, and *then* it could glow a bit. This could of course happen in a foundry crucible, but how could you hold molten aluminum in the WTC, as it is heated to higher temps? It would instead liquify and immediately flow away from the heat source.

Also, the 'shower of sparks' seen at times in the WTC thermite videos occurs even when cutting iron/steel with a torch, but I doubt that it would occur with aluminum. Does anyone know if this happens when cutting aluminum with a torch? This may be an important point that has not been discussed, as far as I know.

You can't cut aluminum

with a torch.but you can with a plasma. I cut ,and weld aluminum. When melted it's silver...period !
The orange glow in the pic's above have to be coming from the heat source.

The reason you can't

cut aluminum with a oxy-acet torch is that once you hit the oxygen it cools itself down. Was'nt there pictures of molten metal on the streets below the towers? That in itself tells you there reasoning is Bulls**T.