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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 138642, 7 pages
Research Article

Effects of Ti-Based Additives on the Hydrogen Storage Properties of a / Destabilized System

Department of Chemistry, Delaware State University, Dover, DE 19901, USA

Received 26 May 2010; Accepted 5 August 2010

Academic Editor: Jacques Huot

Copyright © 2010 Hongwei Yang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The hydrogen storage properties of a destabilized / system ball-milled with , , and additives have been investigated. It is found that the system with additive has a lower dehydrogenation temperature than the ones with other additives. Further study shows that a higher amount of is more effective in reducing the desorption temperature of the / system, since it leads to a lower activation energy of dehydrogenation. The activations energies for mixtures containing 4, 10, and 25 mol% of are 141, 126, and 110 kJ/mol, respectively. However, the benefits of higher amounts of are offset by a larger reduction in hydrogen capacity of the mixtures.