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|Title:||YMgGa as a Hydrogen Storage Compound|
|Authors:||SAHLBERT Martin; ZLOTEA Claudia; MORETTO Pietro; ANDERSSON Yvonne|
|Citation:||PROGRESS IN SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY vol. 182 p. 1833 - 1837|
|Publisher:||PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD|
|Type:||Articles in Journals|
|Abstract:||The hydrogen absorption and desorption properties of the recently found ternary phase YMgGa have been studied. This compound absorbs 2.2 wt% hydrogen during the first cycle, but only1.1wt% can be stored reversibly fort he following cycles under the applied pressure and temperature conditions. Hydrogen absorption and desorption properties were investigated by measuring the thermal desorption spectra and the pressure-composition isotherms while the crystal structure was determined using X-ray diffraction (XRD). The compound absorbs hydrogen na tpressures above 0.2 MPa and 250 C by decomposing into YH3 and MgGa. This reaction is reversed when heating the hydride in a He atmosphere; hydrogen is released and the YMgGa phase is partially recovered together with YGa2 and YH2. The reformation of YMgGa occurs at temperatures below 450C on the expenses of hydrogen desorption from YH2. This is not expected under these temperature conditions asYH2 normally does not desorb hydrogen below 800C.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Energy and Transport|
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