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Title: Effect of hydrogen electrosorption on mechanical and electronic properties of Pd80Rh20 alloy
Authors: Łosiewicz, Bożena
Kubisztal, Julian
Osak, Patrycja
Starczewska, Oliwia
Keywords: Hydrogen electrosorption; Metallic hydride; Mechanical properties
Issue Date: 2020
Citation: "Materials" 2020, iss. 1, art. no. 162
Abstract: The interaction of hydrogen with Pt-group metals and alloys is at the center of research in the fields of electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, hydrogen technologies and fuel cells developed under the Hydrogen Economy. In this work, the material under study was Pd80Rh20 alloy (50 m foil) subjected to hydrogen electrosorption at potentials corresponding to formation of , - and phase in 0.1 M H2SO4 at 25 C. The total amount of hydrogen adsorbed at the surface and absorber in octahedral interstitial positions of fcc Pd80Rh20 alloy, was determined from the oxidation charges. The H/(Pd+Rh) was 0.002, 0.4 and 0.8 for , - , and Pd80Rh20H, respectively. Microindentation hardness testing and nanoindentation showed weakening of mechanical properties of the Pd80Rh20 alloy after hydrogen electrosorption due to internal stresses. Decrease of work function with increasing amount of hydrogen absorbed occurred due to the surface roughness changes and the presence of electropositive hydrogen atoms absorbed in the crystal lattice responsible for the dipole interaction. The detailed mechanism of hydrogen absorption/di usion in the Pd80Rh20 alloy structure is discussed. The obtained results give a new insight into the relationship between the amount of absorbed hydrogen and mechanical and electronic properties of the Pd80Rh20 alloy at the micro- and nanoscale.
DOI: 10.3390/ma13010162
ISSN: 1996-1944
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