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'''Topaline''' is a rare [[mineral]] which is used in [[life support]] systems, and has been known to disrupt [[sensor]]s.
| name = Topaline
 
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| symbol = To
 
| number = 117
 
| mass = (318)*{{bsmall|*most stable form}}
 
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'''Topaline''' (symbol '''To''') is a [[chemistry|chemical]] [[element]], [[atom]]ic number 117 on the [[periodic table]].
 
   
==Characteristics and history==
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In the [[22nd century|22nd]] and [[23rd century|23rd centuries]], topaline was a highly-prized mineral by the [[Klingon Empire]] and the acquisition of the mineral led to several tense engagements with the [[United Federation of Planets]], including [[Capella IV]]. (''[[TOS]]'' [[episode]]: "[[Friday's Child]]"; [[novel]]: ''[[First Strike]]'')
Topaline, in its most stable form, has an atomic mass of 318, and was discovered by the [[Human]]s for the first time on [[Ganymede]] in the [[year]] [[2021]]. This [[metal]] is part of the trans-[[uranium|uranic]] series of heavy elements. ({{r|ST|Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual}})
 
   
Topaline, found in rare [[ore]], can be processed to be used to maintain [[life support]] systems, and has been known to disrupt [[sensor]]s.
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The planet [[taD]], conquered by the Empire in the mid 22nd century, was a key source of topaline. After the [[2220s]], however, the Klingons had discovered dozens of worlds rich in topaline, lessening taD's importance.({{n|TNG|Diplomatic Implausibility}})
   
In the [[22nd century|22nd]] and [[23rd century|23rd centuries]], topaline was a highly-prized mineral by the [[Klingon Empire]] and the acquisition of the mineral led to several tense engagements with the [[United Federation of Planets]], including [[Capella IV]]. ({{en|TOS|sub=Star Trek 3|Friday's Child}}; {{n|TOS|First Strike}})
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In [[2267]], the [[United Federation of Planets]] main source of topaline on [[Altimara]] was running out, and [[Capella IV]] was viewed as the best replacement source. ({{n1|TOS|Friday's Child}})
   
The planet [[taD]], conquered by the Empire in the mid-22nd century, was a key source of topaline. After the [[2220s]], however, the Klingons had discovered dozens of worlds rich in topaline, lessening taD's importance. ({{n|TNG|Diplomatic Implausibility}})
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In [[2355]], the planets and moons of the [[Maxia Zeta]] [[star system]] were discovered be richly endowed with many minerals including topaline. (''[[TNG]]'' novel: ''[[The Buried Age]]'')
   
In [[2267]], the [[United Federation of Planets]] main source of topaline on [[Altimara]] was running out, and [[Capella IV]] was viewed as the best replacement source. ({{n1|TOS|sub=Star Trek 3|Friday's Child}})
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==Connections==
 
In [[2355]], the planets and moons of the [[Maxia Zeta]] [[star system]] were discovered to be richly endowed with many minerals including topaline. ({{n|TNG|sub=TLE|The Buried Age}})
 
 
[[Trinni/ek]], a planet discovered in [[2380]] by the {{uSS|Io}}, had large supplies of topaline and other minerals. ({{n|ST|Articles of the Federation}})
 
 
In the wake of the [[Borg Invasion of 2381]], there was an increased demand for topaline for refugee habitats. ({{n|ST|A Singular Destiny}})
 
 
In [[2409]], Starfleet considered the independent [[Aelas system]] a major source of topaline in the [[Beta Quadrant]]. ({{STO|sub=Romulan Mystery|Saturday's Child}})
 
 
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==Appendices==
 
===Background===
 
In real-life science, element 117 has been identified as [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessine Tennessine], one of the more stable synthetic super heavy elements. Subspace science mentioned in ''[[Star Trek]]'' may account for the contradiction of this being a resource on other worlds.
 
 
===References===
 
* {{en|TOS|sub=Star Trek 3|Friday's Child}}
 
* {{r|ST|Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual|The Worlds of the Federation}}
 
* {{n|TOS|sub=Invasion!|First Strike}}
 
* {{n|TNG|Diplomatic Implausibility}}
 
* {{n|TNG|sub=TLE|The Buried Age}}
 
* {{n|ST|Articles of the Federation|A Singular Destiny}}
 
* {{n|TOS|The Klingon Gambit|The Case of the Colonist's Corpse}}
 
* {{g|ST|Star Trek Online }}
 
* {{n|MU|Rise Like Lions}}
 
* {{ss|VAN|sub=Declassified|The Ruins of Noble Men}}
 
* {{e|ENT|The Shipment}}
 
 
===External links===
 
 
* {{memoryalpha}}
 
* {{memoryalpha}}
* {{wikipedia|Tennessine}}
 
   
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