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Antoine Lavosier's Microscope
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Origin

Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (also known as Antoine Lavoisier)

Type

Vintage microscope

Effects

Allows user who views through it to see what anything is made up of (atoms, molecules, elements, etc.) and manipulate them to create new substances (only possible combinations).

Downsides

Slowly causes molecular, atomic, and elemental disarrangement in user's body until they break apart into their basic components.

Activation

Viewing through the lens

Collected by

Agents Tyler Lepido and Aden Taylor

Section

Scientia-732T

Aisle

2276-099

Shelf

65209-8651-834

Date of Collection

2-9-13

[Source]


Origin

Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (also Antoine Lavoisier after the French Revolution; 26 August 1743 – 8 May 1794) the "father of modern chemistry," was a French nobleman prominent in the histories of chemistry and biology. He named both oxygen (1778) and hydrogen (1783) and predicted silicon (1787). He helped construct the metric system, put together the first extensive list of elements, and helped to reform chemical nomenclature. He was also the first to establish that sulfur was an element (1777) rather than a compound. e discovered that, although matter may change its form or shape, its mass always remains the same (conservation of mass).

He was an administrator of the Ferme Générale and a powerful member of a number of other aristocratic councils. All of these political and economic activities enabled him to fund his scientific research. At the height of the French Revolution, he was accused by Jean-Paul Marat of selling adulterated tobacco, and of other crimes and was eventually guillotined a year after Marat's death. Benjamin Franklin was familiar with Antoine, as they were both members of the "Benjamin Franklin inquiries" into Mesmer and animal magnetism.

Effects

Peers into the underlying microscopic structure of anything. Cells appear clear and disparate as actual bricks. Molecules move quickly due to constant vibration and can't be identified without prior knowledge of what to look for. Elements appear block like, almost indistinct while alloys shine with luminosity.

The user can manipulate the formations of anything they view, but intimate understanding of the chemistry involved allows for finer control. Any new phase has to use the pre-existing building blocks, and will immediately decay to the most stable form. The inherent meddling with physical structure causes unexpected splitting in the body. Midair dissolution into dust or off-gassing one's water content are some of the painful possibilities awaiting.

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