Direct synthesis of Mg2FeH6 by mechanical alloying

J. Huot, S. Boily, E. Akiba, R. Schulz

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The hydride Mg2FeH6 was synthesized by high-energy ball milling of MgH2 and Fe under argon atmosphere without subsequent sintering. After 60 h of milling, 56% wt. of Mg2FeH6 was synthesized. This yield was deduced from Rieltveld analysis of the X-ray powder measurements and confirmed by pressured differential scanning calorimeter (PDSC). Hydrogen capacity measurements indicated that the loss of capacity with cycling is minimal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-309
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 23 1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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