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Monomolecular Latticing
Ships
Basic Details
Category Ships
Effect Unlocks Ship Part
Research Details
Unlocked By Techs Asteroid Reformation
Cost 1.6k RP
Research Time 5 turns
Unlocks
Ship Hull Crystallized Asteroid Hull
Ship Part Crystal Armor Plating

Asteroid Hulls can be reinforced and armor plated, but the fact remains that the basic substance of which most asteroids are primarily composed is of lesser strength than most modern alloys. However, if the molecular structure of the rock itself were to be rearranged into a crystal lattice, its strength could be increased tremendously, allowing the production of asteroid hulls of previously impossible strengths.