Evolution of microstructure in MgH2 powder particles during high energy ball milling and hydrogen cycling

Biswajit Paik, I. P. Jones, A. Walton, V. Mann, D. Book, I. R. Harris

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    We investigated in details the evolution of microstructure by electron microscopy when powder MgH2 particles were ball milled up to 60 h. The average particle size reduced to less than 5 μm within 5 h of milling from an average size of 38 μm measured before milling. The grain size reduced from an average of ∼750 nm in the un-milled powder to below 100 nm after milling. Particle size, as well as the grain size of milled powders followed log-normal distribution. Lattice strain was introduced significantly in the milled powder as a result of milling. Upon hydrogen cycling, this strain was reduced and the grain size was increased.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)515-520
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar 4


    • Energy storage materials
    • Hydrogen absorbing materials
    • Mechanical alloying
    • TEM

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry

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