Mg-Zn-Ni hydrogen storage alloys

E. Akiba, H. Hayakawa, Y. Ishido, K. Nomura

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Properties of a novel hydrogen storage alloy system, Mg-Zn-Ni (Mg:Zn=7:3), were investigated by pressure-composition isotherm measurements, thermogravimetry-differential thermal analysis and X-ray powder diffraction. Mg7Zn3 has a low melting point, near 600 K, but the hydriding reaction proceeds at more than 620 K. At least a part of the alloy melted during hydrogenation. The hydride formed was MgH2 and no new hydride phases have been observed. Addition of nickel to the Mg-Zn alloy improved the reaction kinetics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1071-1075
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the less-common metals
Issue numberPART 3
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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