Kinetic behaviour of a metal-polymer composite suitable for hydrogen storage applications
by Eleonora Santecchia; Gianni Barucca; Giuseppe Majni; Paolo Mengucci; Riccardo Checchetto; Gianfranco Carotenuto
International Journal of Nanotechnology (IJNT), Vol. 11, No. 9/10/11, 2014

Abstract: Hydrogen storage in composite materials is a feasible way to overcome the main drawbacks of the metal hydride systems. In the present paper, we report on the hydrogenation properties of three polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)-palladium composite samples with different content of metallic fraction (5, 15, 50 in wt.%). Hydrogenation tests in different conditions of temperature and pressure were performed using a Sievert's type apparatus, while the microstructure of the samples was characterised by means of scanning electron microscopy observations and X-ray diffraction measurements. Results show that the hydrogen storage capacity is inversely proportional to the metallic content in the composite samples.

Online publication date: Wed, 14-Jan-2015

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