In situ X-ray and neutron powder diffraction study of LaNi 5-xSnx-H systems

Yumiko Nakamura, Robert C. Bowman, Etsuo Akiba

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We have studied structural change and lattice strain formation during absorption and desorption of hydrogen (deuterium) by high purity LaNi 5-xSnx alloys (x = 0.22, 0.25) using in situ X-ray and neutron diffraction along with simultaneously measuring the P-C isotherms. From profile analysis of the X-ray diffraction data, lattice parameter and lattice strain in each hydriding state are evaluated. In situ neutron diffraction data provided hydrogen occupation changing with hydrogen content. Significant lattice contract and strain formation were observed in the hydride phase in desorption. This behavior was related with decrease in hydrogen occupation in the hydride phase revealed from the neutron diffraction data.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberN1.8
Pages (from-to)15-20
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Dec 1 2004Dec 2 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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