Direct dry syntheses and thermal analyses of a series of aluminum complex hydrides

T. Sato, K. Ikeda, H. W. Li, H. Yukawa, M. Morinaga, S. Orimo

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Synthesis of a series of aluminum complex hydrides, namely, LiAlH 4, Li3AlH6, NaAlH4, Na 3AlH6, Mg(AlH4)2, MgAlH5, Ca(AlH4)2, and CaAlH5, was attempted by the mechanochemical milling of A1H3 and the other elemental hydrides. Aluminum complex hydrides, except MgAlH5, were synthesized, and their dehydriding (decomposition) properties were systematically investigated by thermogravimetry. The dehydridng temperatures possibly showed a correlation with the geometrical distances in space between M' (Ḿ) and H in the crystal structures of the aluminum complex hydrides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-186
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • Aluminum
  • Hydrides
  • Mechanical milling
  • Thermogravimetric analysis
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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