continuum camera holo-tracy conjecture

Conjecturally an historic-uv-ray/x-ray recording technology may be possible by examining rocks or other hard-solids for uv-ray/x-ray tracks ... A screenwriter had suggested that a mathematician would discover the means for direct-reviewing recent and distant time, past; -a novel time-travel variant motif: no technology but a box, was presented;- And being a mathematician as such, I considered its requirements:

The recording medium:

Upon examination it seems quite feasible that hard-solid medium-mass elements may detect and correlate glancing short-uv-rays and long-wave x-rays adjusting their inner 1-s and 2-s electrons; For practical examples, the inner electrons of diamond (carbon), quartz (oxygen and silicon), ruby (oxygen and aluminum), long-commonly used ... but not ice, glass, being plastic, iron being heavy-mass, silver, gold, being malleable, as would lose or not get enough track-alignment in considerable historic time to reliably decode their remnancy. The nuclear charge of oxygen, from the example, is typically 8, drawing its innermost 1-s electron down to 870 eV well into the x-ray range. Heavier nuclei might detect only the much-rarer higher-energetic short x-rays and y-rays which would also not draw much of a picture to-be detected, except perhap of building structures, not persons who made their history. . . .

UV-ray/x-ray sources:

Inner 1-s and 2-s electrons of medium-mass elements are well-isolated from other effects, from lower energy visual photons abundant in the 1.6-3.2 eV range, and from nonabundant but frequent y-rays (on Earth), and very-occasional and non-correlatable neutrinos ....

UV-rays and long-wave x-rays are moderately abundant from the sun, and from atmospheric phenomena such as lightning and electric-sparks, and meteors (plasmas), and secondary emissions from z-rays (cosmic rays), and some artificial sources, eg. modern TV screens, and recent-older arc-light lamps ... and maybe from natural background elemental radiodecay ... enough to take continual pictures ....

Early technology would possibly require large unmodified samples of fairly uniform-pure substrate, gems, to simplify the calculations; And each sample would be calibrated in contemporary uv-ray/x-ray background, until standard variances were determined.

The detection:

UV-rays and x-rays jog deep-inner electrons, readily flipping their angular and magnetic moments, but uncaptured because that takes even more energy, to lift the electron above the filled 2-p orbits (if those are filled, eg. from the example, silicon and aluminum), and, thence going on their way to more nuclei... leaving a nominally straight string of beaded nuclei, which can be tracked and correlated in matrix arithmetic .... However, magnetic, and thereby angular, moments are affected by slower magnetic processes, and in short order may undo (except in peculiarly preserved specimens, not abundant).

Nevertheless, a conjecturably better possibility exists in the amount of energy capturable from the uv-ray/x-ray through nonlinear process:- If the jog is sufficient to knock-about the 1-s and 2-s electrons, these will reemit, until, a symmetry is found in the double-pair interaction with the nucleus itself: a three-body resonance, that won't emit and won't capture (except the very rare re-tracking of single atoms), settling for the rest of history ... And, This is the primary conjecture for detecting historic past uv-rays/x-rays.

If the jog has a consistency among all jogged nuclei, this might be sampled and worked back by general sparse-matrix techniques, -if the density over time of uv-rays/x-rays were small enough to affect only a minute fraction, over the years in search.

Primarily polarity should be fairly consistent among the beads contacted by each uv-ray/x-ray... and gradually drift over eons: This may be the first case of known quantum drift over eons, as nuclei are too massive and inaccessible to be measured in great individual precision compared to electron detection methods already regular high-tech ... the gradual drift of polarity along a string of beaded nuclei becomes a measure of eons-passed (but just how accurate it is measurable determines its utility as a motion picture camera).

Image processing:

  • Information would be extractible by coherent uv-/x-laser-ray stimulation of photons:
  • (causing) each paired photon to come -back- 180 up the laser-ray beam angle ...
  • The exact time a paired second-photon comes back is its beam z-depth information ...
  • (locating) each sampled photon distinctly for subsequent calculatory processing ...
  • Cumulative beam information would be correlated in a sparse-matrix computation,
  • (determining) each most-likely most-accurate historic-uv-ray/x-ray trace.
  • Nonsecular deviation from coherence along each determined trace, auto-indicates approximate time since its initial ray-incident.
  • (Secular deviations would be more by ray-polarization drift in local magnetic fields changed or object-relocated over time since)
  • Given that five-body resonances do tend to dissipate more than two-body, even though stable, yields a time factor that both resets atoms over eons, and allows a commensurate time-scale to be applied to image results over epochs: a continuum camera, non obscura.
  • Future technologies may get more-refined information more-quickly, using coincident multi-laser ray-wave-fronts rather than ray-wave-beams, and catching the retroflected photons in multi-phase arrays rather than back up the beam.
  • Future improvements may include circular-polarization of the laser-ray beam, to most-accurately extract photon phase information with less polar-statistical triggering.

    Visible resolution:

  • With 32 (suggested) 1-s-2-s contacts and useful coherence-phase precision measurable to maybe a spatial eighth-to-sixteenth-cycle ranging over about spatial half-cycle yielding 32 quadrits to octits, it can resolve rms-average 4@9-3@14 time "quanta" in an overall temporal history of 15 years-1 mllion at 1/10 sec. time-precision -if- the actual rate of 1-s-2-s phase-drift over years spans the same interval (tbd; it need not).
  • UV-ray/x-ray holo-tracy captures both transmission and reflectance "skeleton" images.
  • Gemstones, one of the most-likely sample-objects, were frequently worn ... whence a lot of chest-"x-ray"-images would be available.

    Process image quality:

  • Holographic -- moreso for larger samples
  • Continuum images: more real-photon-like, not framed
  • No object-relevant color ...
  • Not colorful movies, but pertinent skeletal images ... maybe hinting like fast-blur timelapse ...
  • A very speckly image, like primitive ultrasound ...
  • Requires further calculatory object-continuitationing on very-old vague-motion objects ...
  • Distinguishes (by subroutines) events caused by other trace-phenomenon, muons, cosmic rays ...
  • Object thermal bending wreaks an amount of havoc on calibration, depending on ray-penetration depth
  • May call-up matrix-calculation repair subroutines (flex-matrix; a cryptographic concept) ...
  • Objects may be useless buried near nuclear reactors (or natural), overloaded with x-rays ...
  • Useful objects can reach only so far back before their x-ray load exceeds computationality ...
  • Older objects are vaguer as x-rays and compounding short-uv-rays interfere tracks ...

    Camera specifications:

  • Live-continuous speckle-photography ... different and more-realistic than video 30 fps ...
  • NB. Speckle-photography images are difficult to capture as stills ... muddied by motion ...
  • 360-view (horizontal and vertical; all angles) around the sample-object ...
  • hologram-like 3D-solid view (by the width of the sample-object, eg. a gemstone) ...
  • (NB. This can lead to resolving a difference of opinion on "what happened" by different angles.)
  • For, HDDV resolution of about 0.01 (truer than HDTV 1 arcmin.) ...
  • Average 400Mpx per 1/30th sec. ... 12Gpx/sec. for 31.6Msec./year by 100K years ...
  • Suppose x-ray-track-length is "32 multincidences" for good solid holo-tracy correlation ...
  • Totaling 10@24 (trillion-trillion) x-ray nuclear incidences ...
  • Needing about a pea-size 1.7-gram gemstone ...
  • Works better in daylight, because more short-uv/long-x-rays from the sun ...

    Related words (titular):

  • HOLOTRACY --(a ray-wise hologram, at best; as far as this investigation went)
  • HISTOGRAM --(multiple entendres, fully connected; a "word"-worth in a "web" of history)
  • HODOGRAPH --("path graph": velocity-vector plot of a moving particle; "used in investigations respecting central forces" *)

    * (Quoted phrase ref: dictionary.com Webster's Rev. Unab. 1998)

    Conclusion:

    Lastly in comment, it should be noted that what works for a screenplay story may not be as directly practical or even possible in finished technology, but often leads thought to consider the approach and find useful applications of similar nature ... Whence the story genre of science-fiction is oft deemed valuable as an educational "workproblem", much as mathematics relies-on for teaching, and expansive to contemporary perceptions. It is not recommended above a proper education, but does usually track closely enough, that it is not deemed, an obfuscating science-manifest-phenomenon--'ology delaying the better school studies in the 'onomy. Taken as a study, it can be enlightening, leading through the same reductive exactions required of science endeavor weeding-out the less educational tangents of the commercial drama-fiction: Like the rockhound discovering a field of gold, a deeper examination of the claim heightens, the interest in the mental discernment of truth, over merely selling claims to a visually prurient discernment of what may only be a fools-gold mineral deposit mislabeled and redacted as pulp-fiction.

    A premise discovery under the title,

    Grand-Admiral Petry
    'Majestic Service in a Solar System'
    Nuclear Emergency Management

    2005 GrandAdmiralPetry@Lanthus.net