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Hydrogen storage kinetics of nanocrystalline and amorphous NdMg12-type alloy–Ni composites synthesized by mechanical milling

  • Yanghuan Zhang , Songsong Cui , Xiping Song , Peilong Zhang , Yongguo Zhu and Ying Cai


Nanocrystalline and amorphous NdMg11Ni + x wt.% Ni (x = 100, 200) composites were synthesized by mechanical milling, and their gaseous and electrochemical hydrogen storage kinetic performances were systematically investigated. Hydrogen absorption and desorption properties were investigated by means of a Sievert apparatus and a differential scanning calorimeter connected with an H2 detector. Electrochemical hydrogen storage kinetics of the as-milled alloys were tested by an automatic galvanostatic system. Results show that increasing Ni content significantly improves gaseous and electrochemical hydrogen storage kinetics. The improved gaseous hydrogen storage kinetics of the alloys are ascribed to the decrease in hydrogen desorption activation energy caused by increasing Ni content and milling time.

*Correspondence address, Prof. Yanghuan Zhang, Department of Functional Material Research, Central Iron and Steel Research Institute, 76 Xueyuannan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100081, China, Tel.: +86 10 62183115, Fax: +86 10 62187102, E-mail:


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Received: 2015-12-26
Accepted: 2016-04-05
Published Online: 2016-08-31
Published in Print: 2016-07-14

© 2016, Carl Hanser Verlag, München

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