@e4tmyl33t Huh. TIL.
So what's the difference between that and the weird molecule that the Borg essentially worshiped, which Starfleet deemed so dangerous that it had a secret rule to destroy this thing at all costs, superseding even the Prime Directive, if it were ever encountered? The thing that made it so terrible was that it disrupted subspace and made it impossible to go to warp.
(What was it called? Omega? Not sure ATM)
Same result, different source. Tricobalt weapons were stable enough to be carried around until intentionally detonated. Omega molecules were inherently unstable and prone to exploding at the drop of a hat, with much larger subspace effects as a side-effect.