Electrocatalytic Properties of La2Mg17 Based Metal Hydride Electrodes
With the goal to find hydride electrodes, the phase structure and electrochemical characteristics of the as-cast and ball-milled La2Mg17 alloy with Ni additions were investigated. The addition of Ni was found to be an important factor for the earlier transformation to an amorphous alloy. When the addition of Ni reached 100 wt%, the ball-milled La2Mg17 alloy transformed into a homogeneous phase with high discharge capacity of 1060 mAh/g(La2Mg17) [530 mAh/g(La2Mg17+100 wt% Ni)]. The exchange current density and the kinetics of the amorphous alloy were also found experimentally noticeably higher than those of corresponding crystal alloy.
Paula Maria Vilarinho
Y. Chen, C. A.C. Sequeira, "Electrocatalytic Properties of La2Mg17 Based Metal Hydride Electrodes", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 514-516, pp. 452-455, 2006