Stability of hydrogen-induced optical switching properties of palladium-coated magnesium-nickel films

Y. M. Tang, Chung Wo Ong

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Hydrogen (H2)-induced optical switching properties of palladium-coated magnesium-nickel films were investigated. When the H content increased, the film started with an amorphous α-phase solution of H, and then became a mixture of amorphous α- and β-phase, and finally an amorphous β-phase solution of H. The film experienced volume changes, leading to damage of the Pd layer, followed by oxidation of the alloy layer and failure of the switching properties. If the Pd cover layer is made to have an appropriate thickness, the cyclic lifetime can be substantially extended to over 1000 cyclic exposures to 4% H2(in argon) and air.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-91
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Ionics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2011


  • Hydrogen sensing
  • Magnesiumnickel alloy films
  • Optical switching
  • Stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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