Several diverse types of UH3-based hydrides can be prepared by hydrogenation of bcc U-based alloys. Pair Distribution Function (PDF) analysis using high-energy X-rays identified that the (UH3)1-x
hydrides are nanocrystalline, with the structure motif based mainly on the β-UH3 structure. α-UH3 represents a minority component. On the other hand, PDF of the (UH3)1-x
hydrides corresponds well to the α-UH3 crystal structure. All the hydrides are ferromagnetic, with the Curie temperature T
C reaching up to 203 K.