Title: Recent achievements on materials for hydrogen storage

Authors: Filippo Agresti, Ashish Khandelwal, Amedeo Maddalena, Giovanni Principi, Sergio Lo Russo

Addresses: Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, Settore Materiali and CNISM, via Marzolo 9, 35131 Padova, Italy. ' Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, Settore Materiali and CNISM, via Marzolo 9, 35131 Padova, Italy. ' Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, Settore Materiali and CNISM, via Marzolo 9, 35131 Padova, Italy. ' Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, Settore Materiali and CNISM, via Marzolo 9, 35131 Padova, Italy. ' Dipartimento di Fisica and CNISM, via Marzolo 8, 35131 Padova, Italy

Abstract: After a brief introduction on the problems related to hydrogen storage, recent trends of the research on hydrogen storage materials are presented and discussed: metal hydrides; nanostructured magnesium-based hydrides; nanocomposites based on mixtures of amides and hydrides, amides and alanates, and borohydrides and hydrides; chemical hydrides; and nonhydride systems. The aim of the paper is to show that, even if none of these studied materials satisfies all the requirements for a very wide practical use, some niche applications are already feasible.

Keywords: hydrogen storage; metal hydrides; complex hydrides; hydrogen absorption kinetics; hydrogen desorption kinetics; hydrogen absorption thermodynamics; hydrogen desorption thermodynamics; hydrogen tanks; storage materials.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNHPA.2009.024772

International Journal of Nuclear Hydrogen Production and Applications, 2009 Vol.2 No.2, pp.122 - 136

Available online: 30 Apr 2009 *

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