Preparation of Ni-Al alloys at reduced temperature for fuel cell applications

Hyung Chul Ham, Anatoly P. Maganyuk, Jonghee Han, Sung Pil Yoon, Suk Woo Nam, Tae Hoon Lim, Seong Ahn Hong

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Ni-Al alloys have been fabricated from the physical mixture of nickel and aluminum powders at temperatures below the melting point of aluminum using AlCl3 vapor as an activator. Pure Ni3Al intermetallic compound has been synthesized from the Ni-Al powder mixtures containing 15 wt% aluminum at 600 °C. From the powder mixture containing 5 wt% aluminum, a compound consisting of Ni-Al solid solution and Ni3Al was produced at 600 °C, but this compound was converted entirely to a Ni-Al solid solution after annealing at 700 °C. The particle size and morphology of the Ni-Al solid solution were not greatly different from original nickel powders. It was observed that oxidation resistance was significantly enhanced by alloying of nickel with aluminum. The Ni-Al alloys synthesized in this study can be used as anode materials for high-temperature fuel cells which need improved resistance toward creep, sintering and redox cycling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)733-737
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Oct 31

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was financially supported by Korea Institute of Science and Technology and Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy in Korea.

Copyright 2008 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


  • Gas-solid reactions
  • High temperature alloys
  • Intermetallics
  • Thermal analysis
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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