Jones Beene <> wrote:

> However, one of the early images coming from the photos Mizuno sent out -
> showed the metal piece which was used for the rubbing and it was not a new
> rod but looked used pretty "gnarly", for lack of a better term. As if it
> had been used for years.
> Given that Mizuno had undertaken a recent move of his lab due to
> earthquake - there is a remote possibility that another palladium rod was
> somehow substituted for the one which he thought was pure when in fact it
> was Type A - the silver alloy.

We should find out about this from the mass spec analyses now underway.

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