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In order to obtain faster hydrogen sorption kinetics, MgH2-Fe nanocomposites were prepared by high-energy ball milling. The MgH2 decomposition was studied in samples obtained by changing in a systematic way both the catalyst amount and the degree of microstructural refinement. To this purpose, blends containing increasing Fe concentration have been ball milled in processing conditions able to impart different amount of structural defects. The resulting samples have been characterized by X-ray diffraction to investigate the microstructural features and the phase composition, while the powder morphology and the degree of catalyst dispersion were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy. Differential scanning calorimetry was carried out to characterize the hydrogen desorption behavior of these nanocomposites. Experimental results clearly show that the characteristics of the desorption …
EDP sciences
Publication date: 
1 Jan 2005

A Bassetti, E Bonetti, L Pasquini, A Montone, J Grbovic, M Vittori Antisari

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Volume: 43 Issue: 1 Pages: 19-27
The European Physical Journal B-Condensed Matter and Complex Systems