DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2020.155530
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Abstract: Rare earth (RE) metals form two stoichiometric hydrides, REH 2 and REH 3 , and for the yttrium group of RE transformation of a FCC (REH 2) into an HCP (REH 3) lattice takes place during the second step of hydrogenation REH 2 þ ½ H 2 / REH 3. Earlier studies of the hydrogen desorption properties of the rare earth hydrides were limited to Y and RE ¼ La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd, Tb and Er. The present work is focused on the studies of the kinetics and mechanism of hydrogen desorption from trihydrides of heavy rare ear…

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