A Romanov, V. I. Borzenko, A. N. Kazakov
Abstract. This work is devoted to an experimental study and comparison of the kinetics of hydrogen absorption by an intermetallic compound LaNi4.4Al0.3Fe0.3 in form of pure intermetallic compound free backfill and a compact based on it obtained by cold pressing with
a spiral matrix of nickel-foam. To calculate the kinetic parameters of the hydrogen absorption reaction, the initial rates method is used. The PCT absorption isotherms are measured at temperatures of 313, 333, and 353 K. The experimental data are described with quite high
confidence by the chosen model, which assumes that the reaction rate controlling step is the dissociative absorption of hydrogen on the surface of the α-phase. The rate of hydrogen absorption increases with increasing pressure drop and temperature. It is shown that the rate of
hydrogen absorption by the sample of pure IMC is significantly less dependent on temperaturecompared to the compact sample. In addition, the reaction rate at temperatures of 313 and 333 K is higher for the free backfill sample, and at 353 K it is higher for the metal hydride compact. The values of the absorption constant and the activation energy of the hydrogen absorption reaction are determined for both samples.