Desorption Kinetics of Hydrogen in Mg2NiH4 Hydride and in Hydrogeneated Eutectic (Mg/Mg2Ni)Hx
Mg-Ni alloys are perspective hydrogen-storage materials. In the present work, kinetics of hydrogen desorption was studied in Mg2NiH4 hydride and in hydrogenated eutectic (Mg/Mg2Ni)Hx. Time dependence of desorbed hydrogen was measured in temperature interval 552 –723 K and hydrogen diffusion coefficients were evaluated from obtained desorption curves. Results were interpreted in relation to phase composition investigated parallel by XRD. It was found that microtwinned low-temperature phase LT2 slows-down considerably the hydrogen desorption rate.
Prof. Andreas Öchsner, Prof. Graeme E. Murch and Ali Shokuhfar
J. Cermak and L. Kral, "Desorption Kinetics of Hydrogen in Mg2NiH4 Hydride and in Hydrogeneated Eutectic (Mg/Mg2Ni)Hx ", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 283-286, pp. 639-648, 2009