Hydrogen Storage by Reversible Metal Hydride Formation

Ping Chen, Etsuo Akiba, Shin Ichi Orimo, Andreas Zuettel, Louis Schlapbach

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Strengths and weaknesses of the reversible storage of hydrogen by sorption processes of solids are presented for three categories: (i) formation of interstitial metal hydrides of intermetallic compounds reversible close to ambient temperature and pressure, (ii) formation of complex hydrides of metallic and nonmetallic host compounds requiring elevated temperatures for reversibility, and (iii) physisorption of molecular hydrogen at high specific surface area materials at low temperatures. Thermodynamic, structural, kinetic and catalytic, as well as electronic aspects are summarized and commercialized, and potential future applications are addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHydrogen Science and Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials, Processes, Systems and Technology
PublisherWiley-VCH Verlag
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9783527674268
ISBN (Print)9783527332380
Publication statusPublished - Apr 29 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)


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