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Title: Kinetics of Hydrogen Diffusion in LaNi<sub>5-x</sub>Sn<sub>x</sub> Alloys
Authors: Ratnakumar, B. V.
Hightower, A.
Witham, C.
Bowman, R. C.
Fultz, B.
Issue Date: 6-Oct-1996
Citation: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Abstract: Solid-state diffusion of hydrogen in metal hydride (MH) alloys is recognized as the rate determining step in the discharge of MH alloys in alkaline Ni-MH rechargeable cells. In our pursuit of new ternary solutes in LaNi<sub>5</sub> for extended cycle lifetimes, we have observed noticeable improvement in the cycle life with small substitutions of Sn and Ge for Ni. Furthermore, these substituents also facilitate enhanced charge transfer kinetics for hydriding-dehydriding process. In this paper, we report our studies on the kinetics of hydrogen diffusion in LaNi<sub>5-x</sub> Sn<sub>x</sub> alloys by electrochemical pulse techniques, chronoamperometry and chronocoulometry.
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