Stability investigation of the γ-MgH2 phase synthesized by high-energy ball milling

Ntumba Lobo, Akito Takasaki, Kentaro Mineo, Alicja Klimkowicz, Kamil Goc

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Structural investigations showed that the crystal structure influences the hydrogen storage properties of MgH2. The crystal structure and dehydriding temperature of MgH2 activated by high energy ball milling under an argon atmosphere were studied. The X-ray diffraction characterization showed that a small amount of tetragonal α-MgH2 phase transforms into crystalline γ-MgH2 of an orthorhombic structure during milling, and γ-MgH2 peak intensity increased with increasing ball milling time within a certain limit, but disappeared early in the hydrogenation cycle at a temperature of 300 °C. We studied the phase structure and the stability of the MgH2 during absorption/desorption cycles as well as thermal stability in a context of sustainable use of MgH2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29179-29188
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number55
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Nov 8


  • Hydrogen absorption/desorption
  • Mechanical milling
  • Thermal stability
  • XRD
  • γ-MgH

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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