Edo devised his theory by initially gluing and taping marbles together studying spherical densest packing and geometry. He then bought neodymium spherical dipolar magnets and worked with those for several years. However he could only create the smaller elements with magnets. Larger atoms take time to create and one mistake and the unforgiving magnets will distort too much and one can more or less start again. Also to compare different elements would take thousands of magnets. When he came to the EU 2016 conference to give his presentation, he hoped to meet someone that would build a computer program to create atoms and overcome these practical problems.
James went to the EU 2016 conference hoping to find someone needing a computer program to demonstrate a Scientific theory. Preferably using 3D graphics, something James had always wanted to learn. James had just finished contract work 3 days before and was looking for his next project.
Edo and James met at the Grand Canyon right after the EU 2016 conference EU Geology. They were sitting on a curb waiting for a member of their party to show up. James asked Edwin a couple question about his theory and Edwin reached into his backpack and pulled out three notebooks he had created about the theory. It was apparent he had been working on it for years and this was no half-baked idea. Here were pages and pages of notes showing the Edo's structure of the nucleus determines the layout of the Periodic Table. The structure determines chemistry - as it should. Within minutes James decided this was not a chance meeting, it was providence that had led him to this moment. This was to become his next project.
James left the tour early and immediately began work on the "Atom Builder". A couple months later Edo came out to Colorado and lived with James for 1 1/2 months. This was a very unique and productive situation and allowed them to create, for virtually no cost and in a very short time, a complex program that would have been difficult and expensive to do in a conventional manner.
One of the coolest aspects of this theory is it doesn't require advanced mathematics and a PHD in physics to understand. The nucleus can be built using inexpensive magnets and the result can be help in your hand. An 8 year old can be taught in 5 minutes how to build the Oxygen atom. I still stare at the shapes and I've been building them for over a year now. This is real hands on Science.
I took chemistry in both High School and College. I have a pretty good understanding of basic Chemistry. But a year ago I couldn't tell you how many protons Oxygen has, or what the elements are in the second row of the periodic table. Now that I've built atoms using the magnets I can easily answer these questions and many more. I can see the atoms in my mind and can visualize how they grow and combine together to make molecules.
Atom Builder enhancements:
- Add additional protons (neutrons) to nuclets.
- Allow edo to color protons any color.
- Add wireframes to beryllium and boron.
- Make Boron 10 more like beryllium.
- Make Atom selector behave better.
- Add better instructions and descriptions.
- Fix memory leaks - reuse geometries and mesh's if possible.
The atomizer's current capabilities are:
- Atom builder
- Platonic solids
- Atom builder improvements
- Calculate volume to estimate densest packing ratio. This is of relevance for understanding energy ground states and the implications of E=MC2.
- Create 2D representation of an atom. Shows branches and growth possibilities in a simple tree diagram.
- Show theorized electron locations and behavior.
- Educational Tool
- That allows students to build and explore the atom and the properties of the elements.
- Add ability to show visually how elements transmute into other elements - alpha decay, beta decay, nuclear fission and fusion.
- Auto Builder
- Create computer algorithm that implements SAM's rules and automatically creates all possible elements and isotopes.
- Calculate the valence and spin for each atom created.
- 3D Periodic table
- Create a 3D version of the periodic table that is organized based on the branching nature and rules of SAM.
For each element show a popup with:
A description of the elements and its particularities in the structure, how it can be created, what is can be turned into (transmutation) etc.
Basic data: Z (P+e), group, standard valence, etc
2D representation (formula based on the 3D structure of the geometry.
3D atom viewer: a separate window with the actual 3D element that can be tuned to show multiple “things” colors, transparent, spheres, geometry, electrons etc.
- Show how outer electron position and behavior are determined by the nuclear structure.
- To extend the nuclear behavior to the level of chemistry by showing the creation of chemical compounds such as organic molecules and minerals.
If beta-decay also includes a proton decaying into a neutron and a positron, then how does your model incorporate positrons into the model?
Perhaps instead of having smaller things in orbit in a proton or electron, like is see in some models, your model could have electrons and positrons pressed into a spherical shape to make a proton.