Catalytic Properties of Ni3Fe Foil for Hydrogen Production from Methanol
The objective of this study is to investigate the catalytic properties of intermetallic Ni3Fe foil. We fabricated Ni3Fe foil of 30 µm in thickness by a metallurgical process, and examined the catalytic activity of the Ni3Fe foil for methanol decomposition from 513 to 973 K. The Ni3Fe foil showed activity for methanol decomposition above 623 K. The activity increased with the increase of reaction temperature. Surface analysis revealed that a surface structure of fine Ni-Fe particles dispersed on carbon nanofibers was formed on the foil during the reaction. The activity is attributed to the formation of this fine structure.
T. Chandra, M. Ionescu and D. Mantovani
Y. Xu et al., "Catalytic Properties of Ni3Fe Foil for Hydrogen Production from Methanol", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 706-709, pp. 1052-1057, 2012