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  • Spatial phenomenon relating to matter integrity, solidity, presence in continuum (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly"; TOS: "The Tholian Web"; TNG: "The Next Phase", "The Pegasus"; VOY: "Distant Origin"; SCE Short Story: "Interphase")
    • Also known as "interspace" (TLE Novel: The Sundered)
  • Involves alteration of phase of matter causing it to become undetectable to unaffected matter in continuum (TNG: "The Next Phase"; VOY: "Distant Origin")
    • By terminology, potentially involves modification of quantum signature of matter, causing it to shift partially or fully outside the continuum
  • Partial interphase only results in matter being partially placed out of phase with the continuum, rendering effected matter undetectable by and immaterial to the universe at large (TNG: "The Next Phase", "The Pegasus")
    • Permanent, but reversible, alteration of matter via exposure to certain strong frequencies of chroniton radiation (TNG: "The Next Phase")
      • Chroniton radiation signatures left behind by such matter the only known measurable effects of matter in this continuum effected in such a way (TNG: "The Next Phase")
      • Previously pursued by Federation, Klingon Empire, and Romulan Star Empire mid-to-late 24th century as more effective alternative to traditional cloaking devices (TNG: "The Next Phase", "The Pegasus")
      • Effect can be reversed by, among other things, anyon radiation purging the chroniton radiation maintaining the interphase effect (TNG: "The Next Phase")
    • Fields creating such partial interphase effects known, as with many subspace phenomena, to to disrupted by exposure to chroniton radiation (TNG: "The Next Phase")
  • Full interphase results in matter being fully placed out of phase with the continuum, pushing it fully into another universe (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly"; TOS: "The Tholian Web")
    • Known to be caused by interphasic rifts (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly"; TOS: "The Tholian Web"; SCE Short Story: "Interphase")
      • Rifts form as a result of gravimetric subspace damage to areas already known to be turbulent in subspace
        • Examples include detonation of tricobalt explosives in the gravity well of a neutron star in such a region (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly")
      • Vessels passing through these rifts undergo full interphase (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly"; TOS: "The Tholian Web"; SCE Short Story: "Interphase")
      • Proximity to interphasic rifts known to cause interphase psychosis, whereby distortions in the central nervous system lead to violent, potentially homicidal psychosis (TOS: "The Tholian Web"; TLE Novel: The Sundered; SCE Short Story: "Interphase")
        • Non-humanoid brain structures seem less- or unaffected by interphase psychosis (SCE Short Story: "Interphase Book 2")
        • Interphase psychosis treatable, but not curable, by theragen-derivative agent (TOS: "The Tholian Web"; SCE Short Story: "Interphase")
        • Restoration to original continuum reverts effects of interphase psychosis in a victim (TOS: "The Tholian Web"; SCE Short Story: "Interphase")
      • Interphasic rifts disruptive to stellar fusion (TLE Novel: The Sundered)