Hydrogen solved in amorphous alloys (AAs) influences their magnetic characteristics. AAs are also perspective as additives that can improve hydrogen storage kinetic in certain types of ball-milled hydrogen storage materials (HSMs). Therefore, knowledge of hydrogen solubility and hydrogen sorption kinetics in AAs are of a great importance for aimed design both AAs with optimal magnetic parameters and HSMs with desired sorption characteristics. In the present paper, amorphous alloy Co30Fe55B15 (an example of the type a-TM1xTM2yBz; TM – transition metal) was investigated. Hydrogen concentration cH was measured by Sieverts method in temperature interval from T = 150 °C to T = 350 °C under hydrogen pressure p up to 6 MPa. It was found that cH was an increasing function of p and its maximum value was typically 0.5 wt.% H2 at 350 °C and 6 MPa. However, when the alloy was preliminary hydrogen charged (PHC), the pressure dependence of total cHtot in the first absorption cycle(s) is non-monotonous in dependence on PHC conditions. For the sake of comparison, the same absorption characteristics were measured also in Mg2Ni intermetallic that is a common constituent in Mg-based HSMs. Comparing Co30Fe55B15 and Mg2Ni, it was concluded that Co30Fe55B15 shows lower hydrogen solubility, but much better absorption kinetics.Keywords: Hydrogen, absorption, Co30Fe55B15
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