Effect of Cr addition on room temperature hydrogenation of TiFe alloys

Jee Yun Jung, Sang In Lee, Mohammad Faisal, Hayoung Kim, Young Su Lee, Jin Yoo Suh, Jae Hyeok Shim, Joo Youl Huh, Young Whan Cho

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This paper discusses the effect of AB2 (Ti(Cr, Fe)2) phase on the hydrogenation properties of a Ti–Fe–Cr alloy system. Five Ti–Fe–Cr based alloys were fabricated by varying the Cr content. The microstructural analysis results revealed that the fraction of the Ti(Cr, Fe)2 phase increased with the increasing Cr content. The first hydrogenation test results indicated that all the alloys could absorb a significant amount of hydrogen at room temperature (30 °C) without a separate activation process. This behavior improved when the Ti(Cr, Fe)2 phase existed in the AB phase; the kinetics of the first hydrogenation tended to increase with the fraction of Ti(Cr, Fe)2 phase. The enhancement in the first hydrogenation kinetics of the Ti–Fe–Cr based alloys was attributed to the synergetic effect of the interface between the AB and Ti(Cr, Fe)2 phases and the inherent fast hydrogenation of the Ti(Cr, Fe)2 phase. However, the total hydrogen storage capacity decreased when the fraction of Ti(Cr, Fe)2 phase increased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19478-19485
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - 2021 May 28

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Funding Information:
This study was supported by the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) Flagship Program (Grant number: 2E30201 ) and the “Technology Development Program to Solve Climate Changes” of the National Research Foundation (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science , ICT & Future Planning (Grant number: 2020M1A2A2080881 ).

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  • Activation
  • Hydrogen storage alloy
  • Pressure–composition isotherm
  • TiFe alloy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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