Electrochemical properties of nanocrystalline Mg<inf>2</inf>Ni-type alloys prepared by mechanical alloying

S. Bliznakov, N. Drenchev, B. Drenchev, P. Delchev, P. Solsona, T. Spassov

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The electrochemical hydrogen charge/discharge properties of nanocrystalline and nanocrystalline/amorphous Mg2Ni-based alloys with different microstructure (e.g. different average nanocrystals size, different amount of the amorphous phase), prepared by mechanical alloying and mechanical alloying with subsequent controlled annealing, were studied. It was found that larger amount of amorphous phase improved the capacity of the alloy. Alloys with similar nanograin size, but prepared in a different way showed different electrochemical charge/discharge behaviour as well. The as-milled nanocrystalline alloy (7-10 nm), characterized by higher concentration of defects and some amorphous fraction, reveals slightly higher hydrogen capacity than the completely nanocrystalline material (7-10 nm), produced by milling and subsequent annealing. The nanocrystal size reduction in fully crystalline alloys results in noticeable increase of the hydrogen capacity as well. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)682-686
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2005


  • Electrochemical properties
  • Mechanical alloying
  • Mg-Ni alloys
  • Nanocrystalline


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