Phase and morphology evolution study of ball milled Mg-Co hydrogen storage alloys

Huaiyu Shao, Junko Matsuda, Haiwen Li, Etsuo Akiba, Ankur Jain, Takayuki Ichikawa, Yoshitsugu Kojima

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Ball milled Mg-Co alloys with body-centered cubic structure (BCC) may absorb hydrogen at 258 K with a hydrogen capacity around 3 mass%. The phase and morphology evolution process of Mg50Co50 alloys ball milled for 0.5 h-400 h was studied by X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscope. The formation mechanism of the Mg50Co50 alloys was clarified. Mg50Co50 alloys ball milled for various durations were found to present different hydrogen storage properties which could result from the phase and morphology difference in these samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7070-7076
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Jun 10 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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