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Feng HU(hufengnhm_001@163.com)


In order to improve the electrochemical hydrogen storage properties of CeMg10Ni2 alloy, the rapid quenching technology was used to prepare CeMg10Ni2 alloys with nano-crystalline and amorphous structure. The microstructures of as-cast and as-spinning sample were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The electrochemical hydrogen storage properties were investigated by an automatic galvanostatic charging/discharging, high rate discharging (HRD), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and potentiodynamic polarization techniques. The results revealed that the as-cast alloy was composed of multiphase structures. The as-quenched alloys were made up of nano-crystalline and/or amorphous structures, and the rapid solidification technology enhanced the glass forming ability of alloys. The rapid spinning technology brought on a reduction in thermodynamic parameters (ΔH and ΔS), which lowered the stability of hydride and ameliorated the discharging capacity of alloy sample. Besides, the as-quenched alloys held better electrochemical kinetics, which may be interpreted by the variation of activation energy.

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rapid solidification, nano-crystalline and/or amorphous, discharging capacity, electrochemistry kinetics, activation energy

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