Dynamics of Hydrogen in the Hexagonal (C14) Laves Phase Compounds TiCr1.8-xMnx
The diffusion of hydrogen has been investigated in the AB2 Laves phase Compounds TiCr1.78 and TiCr1.4Mn0.4, by absorption techniques. It has been found that H at temperatures higher than 700 K diffuses through the classical over-barrier mechanism, while at low temperature (around 100 K) the diffusion is governed by phonon-assisted tunnelling. The activation energy for classical hopping is rather high and increases with the substitution of Mn for Cr. In the range of H contents nH investigated (nH=H/Me0.03) the chemical diffusion coefficient does not depend on the H concentration.
Andreas Öchsner, Graeme E. Murch and Ali Shokuhfar
G. Mazzolai "Dynamics of Hydrogen in the Hexagonal (C14) Laves Phase Compounds TiCr1.8-xMnx", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 283-286, pp. 231-237, 2009