97. Plasma Hydrogenation of Mg-Based Alloy Films Under High-Flux, Low Energy Ion Irradiation at Elevated Temperatures

  1. Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
  1. L. L. Pranevicius1,2,
  2. D. Milcius2 and
  3. G. Thomas3

Published Online: 22 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603565.ch97

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

How to Cite

Pranevicius, L. L., Milcius, D. and Thomas, G. (2003) Plasma Hydrogenation of Mg-Based Alloy Films Under High-Flux, Low Energy Ion Irradiation at Elevated Temperatures, in Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603565.ch97

Editor Information

  1. GKSS-Forschungszentrum, Institut für Werkstoffforschung, Max-Planck-Straße, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Vytautas Magnus University, 8 Vileikos St., LT-3035 Kaunas, Lithunia

  2. 2

    Lithuanian Energy Institute, 3 Breslaujos St., LT-3035 Kaunas, Lithunia

  3. 3

    Sandia National Laboratories, 537 Spirit Ridge Court, Reno, NV 89511, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 APR 2005
  2. Published Print: 27 NOV 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527309757

Online ISBN: 9783527603565

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Keywords:

  • plasma hydrogenation of Mg-based alloy films;
  • ion irradiation

Summary

In recent years, has been an increasing interest in the use of magnesium and magnesium based alloys as hydrogen-storage materials, because they can store more hydrogen by weight than most of the other currently know metal hydrides (MgH2 is equivalent to 7.6 wt.% hydrogen). It becomes clear that in the new generation of advanced materials a proper engineering of the alloy composition, surface properties, microstructure, grain size etc. is needed to design and control the adsorption-desorption properties of hydrogen [1,2]. Nanocrystalline hydrides are of a great interest [3,4].

In this situation, we have planned to apply plasma activated physical vapor deposition nanotechnology methods for synthesis of thin magnesium alanate film material and to study the correlation between changes of physical structure and chemical features.