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Lanthanum-nickel alloy

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hydrogen-storage grade

Synonym: LaNi5, Lanthanum pentanickel



Related Categories Alloys, Alternative Energy, Battery Electrode Materials, Chemical Synthesis, Electrode Materials,
Quality Level   100
grade   hydrogen-storage grade
description   Hydrogen Storage Capacity: 1.5-1.6 wt.% @25°C
greener alternative product characteristics   Design for Energy Efficiency
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SMILES string   [Ni].[La]
InChI   1S/La.Ni


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Intermetallic Hydrides with High Dissociation Pressure

Lanthanum-nickel alloy (LaNi5) can be used as a catalyst for the synthesis of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) by chemical vapor deposition (CVD). It can also be used for hydrogen storage applications.


10 g in glass bottle

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Protocols & Articles


Intermetallic Hydrides With High Dissociation Pressure

An initial report on the ability of alloys and intermetallics to form compounds with hydrogen dates back to 1958, when Libowitz1 showed that ZrNi easily and reversibly reacts with hydrogen forming Zr...
Prof. Victor N. Verbetsky, Dr. Sergey V. Mitrokhin,Dr. Timur A. Zotov and Elshad A. Movlaev
Material Matters 2007, 2.4, 9.
Keywords: Absorption, Combustion, Mass spectrometry, Oxidations, Poisons, Purification, Substitutions

Mechanochemical Effect of Severe Plastic Deformations: Metal Alloys, Hydrides and Molecular Solids

Hydrogen, as an alternative to a traditional energy vector such as oil, coal and natural gas, has been the focus of research and development efforts in all technologically advanced countries of the w...
Jacques Huot1, Viktor Balema2
Material Matters Volume 5 Article 4
Keywords: Absorption, Addition reactions, Chemical reactions, Crystallization, Dehydrogenation, Hydrogenations, Industries, Oxidations, Reductions, Wittig Reaction

Metal Hydrides for NiMH Battery Applications

Rechargeable solid-state batteries are becoming increasingly important due to wide-spread use in computers, portable electronics, and vehicular applications. The Partnership for a New Generation of V...
Dhanesh Chandra,* Wen-Ming Chien and Anjali Talekar
Material Matters Volume 6 Article 2
Keywords: Absorption, Automotive, Capillary electrophoresis, Combustion, Degradations, Electrochemical analysis, Electronics, Environmental, Ion-exchange chromatography, Phase transitions, Precipitation, Purification, Separation, Substitutions

Solutions - The Rare Earth Crisis - The Supply/Demand Situation for 2010–2015

The rare earth elements impact nearly everyone. All of the people living in advanced technological countries and almost all those living in third-world countries use the rare earths in their everyday...
K.A. Gschneidner, Jr.
Material Matters Volume 6 Article 2
Keywords: Absorption, Automotive, Capillary electrophoresis, Catalysis, Environmental, Industries, Materials Science, Oxidations, Reductions, Separation, Substitutions

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