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The Spaghetti Constant

Published June 22nd, 2009 by Bobby Henderson

I work as a scientist in the area of coating nanotechnology, or more precisely in the development of so called nano sputtering methods. Nano sputtering is a way to position single atoms or clusters of many atoms onto a surface to form a pattern with a nanometer thickness. Often the result is rather random; it is a little bit like firing off a shotgun against a wall with the atoms as shots. My research is aiming for methods to fine-tune the sputtering in order to achieve a desired pattern and thickness instead of just a random pattern, and I did recently a quite fantastic discovery I would like to disclose at your web site. An important parameter is the Diertmann-Zeigler value (d/z value) which easily can be understood as the lateral spin energy of the atom when the Möbier coefficient is set to 1 in the equation below:

When the d/z value is continually changed from 0.24 (which is focal zero point) to 9.56 (which is van Haank’s theoretical maximum) the achieved atom pattern should according to the theory be totally random. However, according to my findings there is one single value (d/z = 1.115) which does not give a random pattern, but always exactly the same pattern (see below).

The d/z value 1.115 is equal to π/e and obviously a natural constant which I hereby would like to denominate the spaghetti constant s.

Dr. Erik Ronne



60 Responses to “The Spaghetti Constant”

  1. gabi says:

    one, this is pretty dang cool. and two, in response to “science #39″, how is the Abrahamic God, one whom we can not experience with any of our senses, any more believable than a delicious monster made of my last night’s dinner? faith is defined as belief without proof. There is nothing that proves that the Abrahamic God created the universe. one can argue that the universe if proof enough, but there are so many alternative explanations; explanations that can be PROVED scientifically for instance. with that said, as a strong proponent of the first ammendment, youre just as entitled to your beliefs as pastafarians are to theirs. however, i believe that instead of discrediting other religions, we should learn as much as we can to make us better people from our own. theres no point in proseltysing; religious conflicts, as theyre are a result of almost every war, are not worth waging.

    hope to have enlightened you.

    RAmen.

  2. fred says:

    He looks like Australia. OMG! I’ve had a revelation, his Noodleness is in OZ!!!!

  3. Vicki says:

    OMFSM that is so friggin cool!!!!!!!!!

  4. Benji says:

    Ok if that’s legit, that’s gotta be one of the nicest things ever.

    I wish I would have made that discovery ;).

  5. Renegade says:

    WOW
    this is amazing, perhaps there is something to all this…

  6. Sploogal says:

    Ok, I’m smart enough to follow that so long as I don’t concentrate too hard, look too closely, or squint too much. I’m not smart enough to verify if the figures/graph are correct though, but I would like to believe that they are, so I think I will.

    Given the above, I declare you to be a Prophet of His Noodliness and eagerly await your next proclamation!

  7. Oktober Storm says:

    All hail Dr. Erik Ronne, our prophet, and The Spaghetti Constant!

  8. wardess says:

    wow fsm is real !!

    ramen

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