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Application of Severe Plastic Deformation Techniques to Magnesium for Enhanced Hydrogen Sorption Properties
Physics Department, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, 3351 des Forges, Trois-Rivières, Québec, G9A 5H7, Canada
Department of Physics, Perm State University, 15, Bukirev street, 614990, Perm, Russia
Institut Néel, 25 rue des Martyrs, BP 166, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9, France
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Received: 1 June 2012; in revised form: 14 August 2012 / Accepted: 15 August 2012 / Published: 31 August 2012
Abstract: In this paper we review the latest developments in the use of severe plastic deformation (SPD) techniques for enhancement of hydrogen sorption properties of magnesium and magnesium alloys. Main focus will be on two techniques: Equal Channel Angular Pressing (ECAP) and Cold Rolling (CR). After a brief description of these two techniques we will discuss their effects on the texture and hydrogen sorption properties of magnesium alloys. In particular, the effect of the processing temperature in ECAP on texture will be demonstrated. We also show that ECAP and CR have produced different textures. Despite the scarcity of experimental results, the investigations up to now indicate that SPD techniques produce metal hydrides with enhanced hydrogen storage properties.
Keywords: magnesium; magnesium alloys; severe plastic deformations; ECAP; Cold Rolling
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Huot, J.; Skryabina, N.Y.; Fruchart, D. Application of Severe Plastic Deformation Techniques to Magnesium for Enhanced Hydrogen Sorption Properties. Metals 2012, 2, 329-343.
Huot J, Skryabina NY, Fruchart D. Application of Severe Plastic Deformation Techniques to Magnesium for Enhanced Hydrogen Sorption Properties. Metals. 2012; 2(3):329-343.
Huot, Jacques; Skryabina, Nataliya Ye.; Fruchart, Daniel. 2012. "Application of Severe Plastic Deformation Techniques to Magnesium for Enhanced Hydrogen Sorption Properties." Metals 2, no. 3: 329-343.