In situ NMR study of hydrogenation/dehydrogenation of ZrCr 2 and physisorbed hydrogen

Jamil Ahmad, Hideki Maekawa, Hitoshi Takamura, Itaru Oikawa, Mariko Ando, Kuniaki Takahashi

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In situ proton nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) was employed to study the hydrogenation and dehydrogenation kinetics of ZrCr 2. The powder samples prepared by arc melting followed by homogenizing heat treatment and grinding were put inside a boron nitride (BN) crucible, which was placed inside a quartz tube attached to a high pressure assembly specially designed for in situ NMR measurements. The samples were activated at 573 K under vacuum inside the high temperature probe and then exposed to the required hydrogen gas pressure at room temperature for hydrogenation. Gradual hydrogenation of the samples was recorded through in situ NMR. Before activation of the sample, the exposure to high pressure showed two peaks with NMR shifts of 8.5 and -3.3 ppm, which were assigned to hydrogen gas and physisorbed hydrogen, respectively. After activation, the sample showed absorption manifested through the appearance of a broad peak with an NMR shift of -141 ppm. The NMR shift of absorption peak increased to higher magnetic fields as the hydrogen absorption proceeded. It was also accompanied by a change in NMR shift of physisorbed hydrogen peak in the same direction. Both the shifts, i.e., of absorbed hydrogen as well as of physisorbed hydrogen were linearly related with the degree of hydrogenation. This change in NMR shift of physisorbed hydrogen was explained on the basis of increase in density of d-electronic states at Fermi level with an increase in the absorbed hydrogen.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)222-227
ページ数6
ジャーナルJournal of Alloys and Compounds
540
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2012 11 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 材料力学
  • 機械工学
  • 金属および合金
  • 材料化学

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