The (La//0//. //5Ce//0//. //5)Ni//5// minus //xCo//x-hydrogen system was studied using pressure-composition and X-ray diffraction techniques. The (La,Ce)Ni//5 compounds display very large hysteresis effects in the course of a hydrogenation cycle. The addition of cobalt markedly affects the absorption plateau pressure which reverts to normal values at x equals 1, practically eliminating the hysteresis effect. The results indicate that the elevated absorption plateau pressure and the resulting hysteresis effect are due to the presence of cerium atoms and to the formation of the expanded H**I LaNi//5-type hydride. The substitution of 20% of the nickel atoms by cobalt atoms suppresses the formation of the H**I hydride which is replaced by the less expanded H**I**I hydride. The H**I**I hydride does not display anomalous hysteresis effects.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of the Less-Common Metals|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1980|
|Event||Proc of the Int Symp on the Prop and Appl of Met Hydrides - Colorado Springs, CO, USA|
Duration: 7 Apr 1980 → 11 Apr 1980