Hydrogen Diffusion Coefficient, Hydrogen Solution Coefficient and Hydrogen Permeability of Nb-TiNi Eutectic Alloy
In general, hydrogen permeabilityΦ of the alloy membrane is expressed as the product of the hydrogen diffusion coefficient D and the hydrogen solution coefficient K. Therefore, to improve the hydrogen permeability efficiently, the values of K and D should be separately considered. In the present study, hydrogen absorption and permeation behaviors of the Nb19Ti40Ni41 alloy consisting of the eutectic phase are investigated by measuring pressure-composition-isotherm (PCI) and by the hydrogen flow method and compared with those of palladium. The hydrogen absorption in the Nb19Ti40Ni41 alloy does not obey the Sieverts’ law in the pressure region of 0-1.0MPa at 523K, but it shows linear relationship between the difference in the square root of hydrogen pressure and hydrogen content between 0.1 and 0.4MPa. Although the value of D for the Nb19Ti40Ni41 alloy is considerably lower than that of palladium, its high K value enhances the hydrogen permeability Φ. It is suggested that the enhancement of D by microstructural control for Nb19Ti40Ni41 alloy is effective for improvement of Φ.
T. Chandra, N. Wanderka, W. Reimers , M. Ionescu
W. L. Wang et al., "Hydrogen Diffusion Coefficient, Hydrogen Solution Coefficient and Hydrogen Permeability of Nb-TiNi Eutectic Alloy", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 638-642, pp. 1131-1136, 2010