The hydrogen storage properties of doped and undoped NaAlH4samples are studied after mixing them with different percentages of high surface carbon. Manually mixed samples are compared with ball milled ones; it was found that manual mixing was a simple and effective way to dope NaAlH4. A morphological and micro-structural analysis has been carried out in order to understand the effect of carbon. Carbon added samples show a marked enhancement of hydrogen desorption rate. The desorption temperature and the total hydrogen content remain almost unchanged for undoped sample. The desorption temperatures of Ti-doped samples increase with carbon content. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Metals and Alloys