Iranian scientists have benefited from nanotechnology to produce hydride batteries with a higher discharge capacity and a longer cycle-life.
The new nano-structured Mg2Ni produced through mechanical alloying techniques has an increased capacity in absorbing hydrogen, and subsequently a higher energy density and a longer discharge-life.
According to a study published in the International Journal of Modern Physics B (IJMPB), the nano-structured Mg2Ni compounds absorb hydrogen with an absorptive capacity of 3.6 percent of its weight.
"The new compound can be used in producing anode electrode of rechargeable nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries as well as hydrogen storage alloys," Maryam Mohri, the leader of the research team told the Iranian Nanotechnology Initiative Website.
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