Hydrogen absorption and desorption properties of a novel ScNiAl alloy
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Applied Physics A - Materials Science and Processing
A new hydrogen absorbing material has been discovered, ScNiAl, which can store 1.5 wt.% hydrogen reversibly. In this compound, hydrogen absorption is a two-step process; solid solution of hydrogen at temperatures below 180A degrees C and decomposition into ScH2 and NiAl at higher temperatures. Detailed analysis of the hydrogen absorption/desorption has been performed using in situ synchrotron radiation powder X-ray diffraction and thermal desorption spectroscopy. The apparent activation energy for hydrogen desorption was determined to be 182 kJ/mol and the material is stable during cycling.
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- ISSN: 0947-8396