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Materials Research

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ASSELLI, Alexandre Augusto Cesario; JORGE JUNIOR, Alberto Moreira; ISHIKAWA, Tomaz Toshimi  y  BOTTA FILHO, Walter José. Mg2FeH6-based nanocomposites with high capacity of hydrogen storage processed by reactive milling. Mat. Res. [online]. 2012, vol.15, n.2, pp.229-235.  Epub 06-Mar-2012. ISSN 1516-1439.

The compound Mg2FeH6 was synthesized from a 2Mg-Fe mixture in a single process through high-energy ball milling under hydrogen atmosphere at room temperature. The complex hydride was prepared from Mg powder and granulated or powdered Fe using a planetary mill. The phase evolution during different milling times was performed by X-rays diffraction technique. The dehydrogenation behavior of the hydride was investigated through simultaneous thermal analyses of differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetry coupled with mass spectrometer. The use of powdered iron as starting material promoted conversion to complex hydride at shorter milling times than when granulated iron was used, nevertheless, after 24 hours of milling the 2Mg-Fe (powdered or granulated) mixtures presented similar dehydrogenation behavior. The hydrogen absorption during milling was on average 3.2 wt. (%), however, changing the proportions of the reagents to 3Mg-Fe a Mg2FeH6-MgH2 based nanocomposite with higher density of hydrogen (5.2 wt. (%)) was obtained.

Palabras clave : hydrogen storage materials; magnesium complex hydrides; mechanochemical synthesis.

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