Development of melt-spun Ni-Nb-Zr-Co amorphous alloy for high-performance hydrogen separating membrane

Yoichiro Shimpo, Shin Ichi Yamaura, Motonori Nishida, Hisamichi Kimura, Akihisa Inoue

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    We produced the Ni-Nb-Zr-Co amorphous membranes by single-roller melt-spinning technique and measured the hydrogen permeation behavior of them. The palladium thin films were deposited on both sides of membranes as catalysts for hydrogen dissociation. The hydrogen permeability of the Ni-Nb-Zr-Co amorphous alloys increased with increasing test temperature and was much larger than that of the conventional Pd-Ag alloy. The durability of the alloys during service was also examined at 573 K and 673 K. As a result, it was found that the permeability decreased significantly with time at 673 K. However, the permeability did not almost decrease at 573 K even after 100 h. Furthermore, we developed the manufacturing technique to fabricate the 100 mm wide hydrogen separating amorphous membranes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)170-173
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Membrane Science
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 15


    • Amorphous
    • Melt-spinning
    • Permeation
    • Separation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry
    • Materials Science(all)
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Filtration and Separation


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