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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2013, Article ID 610642, 7 pages
Research Article

Preparation of Mg2FeH6 Nanoparticles for Hydrogen Storage Properties

1Department of Physics, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan 60800, Pakistan
2COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
3National Centre for Physics, Shahdara Valley Road, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan

Received 23 May 2013; Revised 6 August 2013; Accepted 19 August 2013

Academic Editor: Alan K. T. Lau

Copyright © 2013 N. A. Niaz 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.


Magnesium (Mg) and iron (Fe) nanoparticles are prepared by thermal decomposition of bipyridyl complexes of metals. These prepared Mg-Fe (2 : 1) nanoparticles are hydrogenated under 4 MPa hydrogen pressure and 673 K for 48 hours to achieve Mg2FeH6. Their structural analysis was assessed by applying manifold techniques. The hydrogen storage properties of prepared compound were measured by Sieverts type apparatus. The desorption kinetics were measured by high pressure thermal desorption spectrometer (HP-TDS). More than 5 wt% hydrogen released was obtained by the Mg2FeH6 within 5 min, and during rehydrogenation very effective hydrogen absorption rate was observed by the compound.