Hydrogenation and Discharge Capacity of a La0.7Mg0.3Al0.3Mn0.4Co0.5Ni3.8 Alloy for Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries

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The preparation of negative electrodes for nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries using a La0.7Mg0.3Al0.3Mn0.4Co0.5Ni3.8 alloy in the as-cast state has been carried out. The alloy was mechanically crushed (<44 m) and a battery was manufactured with this material. The mean discharge capacity achieved using this method was 384 mAh/g. Another two batteries were prepared using a hydrogen powdered La0.7Mg0.3Al0.3Mn0.4Co0.5Ni3.8 alloy at low and high pressures (2-10 bar). It has been shown that hydrogen powdering facilitates the activation of the negative electrode for Ni-MH batteries. This study also included the characterization of the hydrogenated and crushed powders. These materials were investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD).

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Materials Science Forum (Volumes 660-661)

Edited by:

Lucio Salgado and Francisco Ambrozio Filho

Pages:

128-132

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.660-661.128

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J. C. S. Casini et al., "Hydrogenation and Discharge Capacity of a La0.7Mg0.3Al0.3Mn0.4Co0.5Ni3.8 Alloy for Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 660-661, pp. 128-132, 2010

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October 2010

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