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Improved hydrogen storage properties of a V decorated Mg nanoblade array

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Abstract

An ultra-thin layer of V has been coated onto the surface of individual Mg nanoblades by dynamic shadowing growth. This 2.25 at% V decorated Mg nanoblade array can absorb and desorb hydrogen rapidly at temperatures T≥ 500 K after activation by one hydrogen cycle, with a low hydrogen absorption activation energy of 35.0 ± 1.2 kJ per mol H2 and a desorption activation energy of 65.0 ± 0.3 kJ per mol H2. The improved hydrogen sorption kinetics is attributed to both the catalytic effect of the V coating and the unique nanoblade morphology with a large surface area and small hydrogen diffusion length.

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The article was received on 11 Sep 2008, accepted on 04 Nov 2008 and first published on 18 Nov 2008


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B815924F
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2009,11, 255-258

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    Improved hydrogen storage properties of a V decorated Mg nanoblade array

    Y. He and Y. Zhao, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2009, 11, 255
    DOI: 10.1039/B815924F

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