Magnesium-based composites of 75 wt% Mg - (10, 15, 20) wt% Mg2Ni0.7Co0.3 - (15, 10, 5) wt% C mechanically activated for 30 min under argon in a planetary mill, were obtained. Their absorption-desorption characteristics were investigated under a pressure P = 1 MPa and temperatures of 623, 573, 473, 423 and 373 K. Desorption was carried out at 623 K and 573 K and a pressure of 0.15 MPa. All the three composites showed improved hydriding kinetics as compared to pure magnesium. However, the desorption temperature was somewhat higher than needed for practical application. <alternatives> [...] </alternatives>
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