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High-capacity conventional and advanced multicomponent metal hydride alloys were synthesized in this work by two different methods. A set of AB5–type intermetallic compounds, with different Al content, were produced by high-frequency vacuum induction melting method, while AB, A2B and mixed (AB5+Mg)-types composite nanocrystalline-amorphous alloys were obtained mechanochemically by high-energy ball milling in a planetary type mill. The alloys were characterized physically by XRD, SEM and thermodynamically by van't Hoff's plots derived from experimentally obtained PCT isotherms at various temperatures. Different optimized techniques for model electrode preparation from selected metal hydride alloys were also applied. The electrodes were charged-discharged electrochemically in concentrated alkaline solution. In this paper we compare the values for the electrochemical maximum capacity and cycle-life performance of the electrodes prepared by the investigated types of alloys.
Nanoindentation studies on metal and semiconducting surfaces often display excursions in the load-displacement curves. These displacement excursions have been attributed to phase transitions, oxide breakthrough, surface contamination effects, and dislocation nucleation under the indenter tip. We have shown recently that displacement excursions were present for nanoindentation on single crystal Au (111), (110) and (100), and were attributed to dislocation nucleation since all other phenomena were ruled out. We present our recent results that have been aimed at understanding the effects of surface modification at the nanoscale on dislocation nucleation. The effects of modifying the Au surface with electrochemically deposited metal monolayers (Pb and Ag), with an electrochemically deposited oxide monolayer and an electrochemically reconstructed surface will be presented. Hardness differences as great as a factor of 3 have been observed for these surfaces. These experiments are unique in that they were carried out under electrochemical control where strict control of the surface cleanliness can be maintained.
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