An Electrochemical Investigation of Mg-Ni Hydrogen Storage Alloys by Mechanical Alloying

Agaoglu G. , Orhan G.

Symposium on Magnesium Technology / In-Situ Methods for Unraveling Structure-Property Relationships in Light Metals Symposium held during the 146th TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition, California, United States Of America, 26 February - 02 March 2017, pp.375-380 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-52392-7_53
  • City: California
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.375-380


The characteristics and mechanisms of enhanced electrochemical properties for Mg-Ni alloy produced by mechanical alloying MA were investigated by electrochemical measurements. Electrochemical hydrogen storage properties were characterized by cyclic charge-discharge experiment, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and potentiodynamic polarization methods. The phase composition and microstructure of Mg-Ni alloy were detected by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). XRD showed that the alloys exhibit dominatingly amorphous structures. And also, 20 h milling was enough to obtain amorphous/nano-crystalline alloy structure. The best initial discharge capacity (489 mA h g(-1)) and acceptable capacity retaining rate (48%) were obtained for the 20 h milled Mg50Ni50 alloy.