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NMR Studies of the Hydrogen Storage Compound NaMgH_3

Shane, David T. and Corey, Robert L. and Bowman, Robert C., Jr. and Zidan, Ragaiy and Stowe, Ashley C. and Hwang, Son-Jong and Kim, Chul and Conradi, Mark S. (2009) NMR Studies of the Hydrogen Storage Compound NaMgH_3. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 113 (42). pp. 18414-18419. ISSN 1932-7447.

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Hydrogen and ^(23)Na NMR were performed to 400 °C on NaMgH3 powder produced by reactive ball-milling of NaH and MgH2. The H resonance shows narrowing already at 100 °C as a narrow line superimposed on the broad, rigid-lattice signal. With increasing temperature, the fraction of spins in the narrow component grows smoothly, approaching 100% near 275 °C. This heterogeneous narrowing suggests a wide distribution of H motion rates. After annealing at 400 °C, the narrow component intensity at temperatures below 200 °C was substantially reduced and both H and ^(23)Na relaxation rates 1/T_1 were decreased. Thus, it appears that the high rates of H motion, particularly on first heating, are due to regions with poorly organized crystal structure. If this disorder could be maintained, this might be an avenue toward improved reaction kinetics of this or other hydrides. In the annealed sample, the activation energy for H diffusion is approximately 95 kJ/mol.

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Additional Information:© 2009 American Chemical Society. Received: July 7, 2009; Revised Manuscript Received: September 4, 2009. Publication Date (Web): September 25, 2009. The authors appreciate funding from the U.S. Department of Energy through Basic Energy Sciences grant DE-FG02-05ER46256. Characterization of the materials by J.G. Kulleck (XRD) is gratefully acknowledged. We thank Anup Gangopadhyay for measurements of magnetic susceptibility.
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Official Citation:NMR Studies of the Hydrogen Storage Compound NaMgH3 David T. Shane, Robert L. Corey, Robert C. Bowman, Jr., Ragaiy Zidan, Ashley C. Stowe, Son-Jong Hwang, Chul Kim, Mark S. Conradi The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2009 113 (42), 18414-18419
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