Activation of the reactive hydride composite 2NaBH<inf>4</inf> + MgH <inf>2</inf>

C. Pistidda, G. Barkhordarian, A. Rzeszutek, S. Garroni, C. Bonatto Minella, M. D. Baró, P. Nolis, Rüdiger Bormann, T. Klassen, M. Dornheim

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A novel method to enhance the reaction kinetics of the reactive hydride composite 2NaBH4 + MgH2 is described. It has been discovered that short-term exposure to a moist atmosphere has a very beneficial effect on the desorption reaction of the 2NaBH4 + MgH2 mixture. By this procedure it is possible to achieve, after drying, both faster desorption kinetics and greater amounts of released hydrogen compared to ball-milled material without further treatment. © 2011 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1035-1038
JournalScripta Materialia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2011


  • Borohydrides
  • Hydrogen desorption
  • Interface diffusion
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)


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