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Hanada, Nobuko
Enoki, Hirotoshi
Akiba, Etsuo
Fujii, Hironobu
subject
hydrogen absorbing materials
ball-milling
microstructure
scanning electron microscopy
SEM
transmission electron microscopy
TEM
NDC
Physics
abstract
The microstructures of MgH2 catalyzed with Ni nano-particle or Nb2O5 mesoporous powders are examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) observations. For MgH2 catalyzed with Ni, the Ni particles with the diameter smaller than 1 μm were detected on the MgH2 particles with the diameter smaller than 5 μm by the back scattering electron (BSE) microscopy. In details, the TEM micrograph indicates that the Ni particles distribute ~20 nm in diameter on MgH2 uniformly, which was the same size as the additive doped in MgH2 before milling. On the other hand, for MgH2 catalyzed with Nb2O5, the additive particles could not be found anywhere in the BSE image. Even in the TEM micrograph by much larger magnification than the SEM micrograph, the particles corresponding to the additive can not be observed at all. Furthermore, an energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis in spots with a diameter of 20 nm indicated that the existing ratio of Mg to Nb was evaluated to 98:2, being the same as the starting ratio before milling. Therefore, the metal oxide Nb2O5 becomes extremely small particle that could not be observed by the present work after milling compared to metal Ninano.
journal title
Journal of Alloys and Compounds
volume
Volume 450
issue
Issue 1-2
start page
395
end page
399
date of issued
2008-02
publisher
Elsevier B.V.
issn
0925-8388
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language
eng
nii type
Journal Article
HU type
Journal Articles
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application/pdf
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rights
Copyright (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V.
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department
Institute for Advanced Materials Research