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Tritanium

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Universe : Prime Timeline
Name : Tritanium1

A metallic mineral ore found in nature. Pure tritanium was 21.4 times as hard as diamond. Phasers were able to split Tritanium1, though melting the metal was beyond the capability of Federation technology even in 2364.2 In 2369 Dr Bashir discovered Tritanium alloy fragments in the chest and upper arms of Hon-Tihl, the deceased first officer of the Klingon vessel IKS Toh'Kaht.3

Tritanium was widely used in ship construction. Earth Starfleet used it in the mid 22nd century, with the hull of the NX class being partially composed of tritanium alloy plating.4 The internal walls of the Galaxy class were composed of tritanium5, as were elements of the Intrepid class starship6, Raven class science vessel7, the cargo ship Earstwhile8, Axanar cargo ships9, the hulls of Federation Type 610 and Type 9 shuttles11, and Borg cubes.12

Tritanium had many other applications. It was used as armour plating on assault skimmers13 and the detonators of the weapons encountered by Voyager in 2377.14 Tritanium was used in composite form in the construction of Federation EJ7 interlocks in use in 2369. By this time, technology had advanced to the point where it was possible to melt Tritanium, at least in the composite form.15

The projectile fired from a TR-116 rifle was made of tritanium.16

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References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 TOS 2 Obsession
2 TNG 1 The Arsenal of Freedom
3 DS9 1 Dramatis Personae
4 ENT 2 Dead Stop
5 TNG 2 Where Silence Has Lease
6 VOY 4 Year of Hell, Part 2
7 VOY 4 The Raven
8 TNG 2 The Outrageous Okona
9 ENT 1 Fight or Flight
10 TNG 6 Rascals
11 VOY 2 Threshold
12 VOY 5 Dark Frontier, Part 1
13 DS9 5 Business as Usual
14 VOY 7 Human Error
15 DS9 1 In the Hands of the Prophets
16 DS9 7 Field of Fire
Series : TOS Season 2 (Disc 3)
Episode : Obsession
Series : TNG Season 1 (Disc 5)
Episode : The Arsenal of Freedom
Series : DS9 Season 1 (Disc 5)
Episode : Dramatis Personae
Series : ENT Season 2 (Disc 1)
Episode : Dead Stop
Series : TNG Season 2 (Disc 1)
Episode : Where Silence Has Lease
Series : VOY Season 4 (Disc 3)
Episode : Year of Hell, Part 2
Series : VOY Season 4 (Disc 2)
Episode : The Raven
Series : TNG Season 2 (Disc 1)
Episode : The Outrageous Okona
Series : ENT Season 1 (Disc 1)
Episode : Fight or Flight
Series : TNG Season 6 (Disc 2)
Episode : Rascals
Series : VOY Season 2 (Disc 4)
Episode : Threshold
Series : VOY Season 5 (Disc 4)
Episode : Dark Frontier, Part 1
Series : DS9 Season 5 (Disc 5)
Episode : Business as Usual
Series : VOY Season 7 (Disc 5)
Episode : Human Error
Series : DS9 Season 1 (Disc 5)
Episode : In the Hands of the Prophets
Series : DS9 Season 7 (Disc 4)
Episode : Field of Fire


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