High pressure synthesis of novel compounds in Mg-TM systems (TM = Ti ∼ Zn)

Hiroaki Watanabe, Yasuyuki Goto, Hirofumi Kakuta, Atsunori Kamegawa, Hitoshi Takamura, Masuo Okada

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High pressure synthesis under 6 GPa using a cubic-anvil-type apparatus were applied to investigation of new compounds in Mg-TM systems. The crystal structure, thermal stability and reactivity with hydrogen for the newly synthesized compounds were studied. The Mg 4Ni compound belonging to space group F4̄3m with a lattice parameter of a = 1.9987(1) nm was synthesized as a new compound at 1173 K for 8 h under 6 GPa. It decomposed to Mg and Mg 2Ni phase at 545 K as exothermic reaction. In Mg-Cu systems, two unreported phases were synthesized at 1073 K for 8 h under 6 GPa. The one is the MgCu compound which has CsCl-type structure with a lattice parameter of a = 0.31616(7) nm and the other is Mg 51Cu 20 belonging to space group Immm with a lattice parameter of n = 1.3929(7) nm, b = 1.428(1) nm and c = 1.392(1) nm. The MgCu compound decomposed to Mg 2Cu and MgCu 2 phases at 500 K and the Mg 51Cu 20 compound did to Mg and Mg 2Cu phase at 430 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1350-1354
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr


  • High pressure
  • Hydrogen storage alloy
  • Magnesium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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