I wrote:

> I assume heat after death is sustained by hydrogen or deuterium outgassing
> from a hydride, and reacting near the surface. The heat only lasts as long
> as it takes outgas. That's Ed Storms' hypothesis. It is surprising that it
> took 3 days to outgas from nickel, because it does not hold much gas.

Jean-Paul Biberian told me this is sintered nickel with small crystals. He
has seen this kind of material load up to 50% with gas loading. So it holds
a lot more hydrogen than I realized.

- Jed

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