Tibanna was a rare form of matter found in both gas and liquid form. In its natural state as a gas, Tibanna comprised the atmospheres of several planets, most notably that of Bespin, where it was processed at Cloud City

Tibanna was extracted from Bespin’s atmosphere as atmospheric gases rose on updrafts through Cloud City’s unipod. The gas was then processed and packed in carbonite for transport off-planet.

Tibanna has a colour similar to copper or gold, and shimmers while in liquid or gaseous state. When ignited, Tibanna burns a brilliant green.

Tibanna gas produced four times its normal energy output when cohesive light passed through it. Thus, when spin-sealed (compacted at the atomic level), tibanna was used as a conducting agent in blasters and other energy weapons, producing greater energy yields and thus greater amounts of damage. Most personal weapons could not tolerate this power boost, but ship-mounted blasters benefited greatly from the use of tibanna gas. Exceptions to this rule were the DC series rifles of BlasTech Industries, which used tibanna gas to produce powerful ionized bolts that were damaging to both organics and droids.


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