Effect of Sn-substitution in C14 Laves phase alloys for NiMH battery application

@inproceedings{Young2009EffectOS,
  title={Effect of Sn-substitution in C14 Laves phase alloys for NiMH battery application},
  author={Kevin Young and Michael A. Fetcenko and T. Ouchi and Fuxiang Li and Johannes Koch},
  year={2009}
}
Abstract The effect of substituting Sn for nickel in C14 Laves phase alloys was studied with the purpose of reducing the raw material cost by replacing pure zirconium with zircaloy (Zr–Sn) scrap. We propose a model with Sn-occupying primarily A-sites and new vacancies occupying B-sites to explain the unexpected occurrence of lattice contraction when a small amount of Sn (≤0.1 at.%) was added. This model not only predicts changes in lattice constants but also explains the increase in plateau… CONTINUE READING