Item #: SCP-726
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-726 should at all times be electromagnetically suspended in a cell of at least 125 cubic meters, equidistant from all walls. The walls, ceilings, and floors should be coated with at least one inch of slightly magnetic iron and the mechanism of the electromagnets should be engineered with a massive level of redundancy to prevent even a temporary loss of function. To this end, SCP-726's containment mechanisms should be on a separate circuit from the rest of the facility and feature at least 4 independent electrical generators capable of producing at least █████ of current.
Extreme care should be taken to prevent any object from coming into physical contact with SCP-726, particularly objects which are particularly heavy or posses unusual properties when moved or agitated. The only exceptions to this are ferrous alloys containing at least 57% magnetic iron.
In the event of a complete power failure in the containment systems or a total breach of SCP-726's defenses, the following procedure should be carried out:
- Evacuate the immediate area.
- A containment team consisting of Class D personnel equipped with hand-held industrial strength electromagnets should be sent to isolate SCP-726 until power can be restored.
Description: SCP-726 is a flat, shiny disc, measuring approximately 21.5 cm in diameter and 1.7 cm in thickness. It appears to have the same consistency and texture as stainless steel, although no tests beyond visual inspection have been successfully completed.
Any object which is brought into physical contact with SCP-726 becomes 'charged', exhibiting several changes in composition including (but not limited to): a shift in temperature of + or - 25 degrees Celsius, a very slight increase in radioactivity, and an alteration of its chromatic output (appears to be limited to colors within the visible spectrum, via a slight tendency towards indigo).
Note: Due to the nature of SCP-726, data concerning the physical makeup of charged objects is very scarce. Anything which comes into contact with an object already touching SCP-726 appears to also become charged. Because of this, only experiments which do not require physical contact with the subject are useful (measurement of temperature via thermal imaging, etc). A charged object displays no tendency to stick to or be repelled SCP-726 and will behave normally according to the situation. Thus and object placed on top of SCP-726 while it is being held horizontally will remain sitting on top of it and an object which is pressed and held against it will remain so (though whatever is being used to restrain it will of course become charged).
When a charged object loses contact with SCP-726 it will immediately undergo a massive acceleration in whatever direction it initially moves, totally ignoring known laws of inertia. The exact force of this acceleration appears to be loosely on the amount of time spent in contact with SCP-726. Contact lasting one (1) second or less results in the object in question being accelerated to approximately 32.18 km/hour. Longer lasting contact results in a proportionally greater acceleration. Objects which remain in contact with SCP-726 for longer than 20 seconds have been observed exceeding speeds in excess of Mach 6. Magnetic materials appear to be immune to this effect and will neither retain nor transmit a charge.
SCP-726 was discovered on █████ █, 19██ in an iron box in the basement of a house in [REDACTED] which came up for auction as part of the execution of the Last Will and Testament of [REDACTED]. The damage incurred by the house and surrounding town attracted the attention of the Foundation which dispatched Agent █████ and Agent ███████ to investigate. Agent █████ was killed during the process of replacing SCP-726 in its box when he slipped and fell on it, leaving his hand in contact with SCP-726 for 3.7 seconds. His remains were recovered several miles away and displayed signs of friction burns as well as trauma consistent with sudden
Addendum: Extensive testing has revealed that the exact rate of acceleration of charged objects upon removal is unpredictable with greater variation depending on how long contact is maintained.
Document 726-01: This thing is fucking dangerous. The last time we put anything larger than an apple on it, the resulting sonic boom shattered the bones of the Class D personnel and did significant damage to the structural integrity of both the containment mechanism and the testing site. I'd recommend destroying it if I could figure out some way to do that without fucking up everything around it… Dr. ██████████.
Addendum: Proposal to use SCP-726 as an emergency propulsion device is denied, pending development of a sufficiently durable chassis and/or some method of compensating for the effects of sudden acceleration on the passengers. O5-█