Structural and Optical Properties Correlation of Nickel Doped Magnesium–Titanium Alloys with Sorption Kinetics Reaction for Hydrogen Storage Application

  • Premnath Muthu
  • Kumaran Sinnaeruvadi
Technical Paper


In this work, synthesis of Ni doped Mg–Ti nanostructured alloys were made using mechanical alloying method. The structural and optical properties of Mg–Ti alloys were studied by X-Ray diffraction (XRD), UV–Vis spectroscopy and Density Functional theoritical (DFT) studies. The electrochemical performance of Mg–Ti alloys was studied by cyclic voltammetry and impedance studies. The XRD pattern of 20 h milled powders revealed the formation of Mg(Ti) solid solution, Mg2Ni and TiNi compounds. DFT studies confirmed the strong modification of the valence band structure of the Ni doped Mg–Ti alloys which could significantly hasten the hydrogenation and dehydrogenation properties. UV–Vis spectrum revealed increase in band gap energy due to blue shift and hyperchromic shift in both absorption and transmission peaks. Obviously, electrochemical studies revealed high exchange current density and Warburg impedance, as well as decrease in diffusion coefficient and charge transfer resistance. Ultimately, it showed the result of high catalytic activity and faster kinetic reaction rates for the good reversibility of hydrogen ions.


Ni doped Mg–Ti alloy Mechanical alloying Density functional theory Hydrogen storage 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Green Energy Materials and Manufacturing Research Group, Department of Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringNational Institute of TechnologyTrichyIndia

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