Powder properties of hydrogenated ball-milled graphite

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Colleges, School and Institutes


Ball milling is an effective way of producing defective and nanostructured graphite. In this work, the hydrogen storage properties of graphite, ball-milled in a tungsten carbide milling pot under 3 bar hydrogen for various times (0–40 h), were investigated by TGA-Mass Spectrometry, XRD, SEM and laser diffraction particle size analysis. For the conditions used in this study, 10 h is the optimum milling time resulting in desorption of 5.5 wt% hydrogen upon heating under argon to 990 °C. After milling for 40 h, the graphite became significantly more disordered, and the amount of desorbed hydrogen decreased. After milling up to 10 h, the BET surface area increased while particle size decreased; however, there is no apparent correlation between these parameters, and the hydrogen storage properties of the hydrogenated ball-milled graphite.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)648-651
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Early online date10 Sep 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014


  • Nanoparticle, Hydrogen storage, Milling, Carbon materiale