Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 43, Issue 15, pp 5193–5198 | Cite as

Mechanochemical effects on hydrogen absorption in Mg2Ni alloys under mechanical processing conditions

  • G. MulasEmail author
  • F. Delogu
  • C. Pistidda
  • G. Cocco


The present investigation focuses on the kinetics of hydrogen absorption in Mg2Ni powders subjected to thermal or mechanochemical activation. The process was initially carried out under isobaric-isothermal conditions in a mechanochemical reactor at rest. Once the static hydrogen absorption process approached completion, the system was subjected to mechanical activation at constant hydrogen pressure. The mechanical treatment of powders induced further hydrogen absorption at rates depending on the processing intensity. The observed mechanochemical effect is related to the generation of reactive surfaces when mechanical loads apply on powders. The reactive surface area involved in the mechanochemical hydrogen absorption and the duration of the absorption process are roughly estimated.


Reactive Surface Hydrogen Absorption Total Surface Area Absorption Process Hydrogen Uptake 



Financial support has been provided by the University of Cagliari and the University of Sassari.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di ChimicaUniversità degli Studi di SassariSassariItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica e MaterialiUniversità degli Studi di CagliariCagliariItaly
  3. 3.GKSS Research CenterGeestachtGermany

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