Nanomaterials for Solid State Hydrogen Storage [electronic resource] / by Robert A. Varin, Tomasz Czujko, Zbigniew S. Wronski.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Energy: Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 2009Description: X, 338 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780387777122Subject(s): Engineering | Renewable energy sources | Nanotechnology | Materials | Surfaces (Physics) | Engineering | Renewable and Green Energy | Nanotechnology | Condensed Matter Physics | Metallic Materials | Characterization and Evaluation of Materials | Energy StorageAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621.042 LOC classification: TJ807-830Online resources: Click here to access online
INTRODUCTION. Motivation: The Hydrogen Economy. Brief, synchronic history of development of hydrides and nanomaterials. Nanoprocessing in solid-state in high energy ball mills. Important hydride properties and experimental techniques -- SIMPLE METAL AND INTERMETALLIC HYDRIDES. Mg/MgH2. Mg/MgH2 with catalytic additives. Other metal hydrides containing Mg. AlH3. Other metal and intermetallic-based hydrides-new developments -- COMPLEX HYDRIDES. Ternary transition metal complex hydrides. Alanates. Amides. Metal borohydrides. Destabilization of high desorption temperature hydrides by (nano)compositing -- CARBONS AND NANOCARBONS. Diamond and nanodiamonds. Graphene, ordered graphite and nanographites. Disordered and active carbons. Highly-ordered fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, and other nanoshapes.
Over the past decade, important advances have been made in the development of nanostructured materials for solid state hydrogen storage. The stored hydrogen will be used in fuel cells for generation of electricity in a clean, inexpensive, safe and efficient manner. Nanomaterials for Solid State Hydrogen Storage focuses on nanomaterials having high volumetric and gravimetric hydrogen storage capacities, and thus having the highest potential of being applied in the automotive sector. Written by leading experts in the field, Nanomaterials for Solid State Hydrogen Storage provides a thorough history of hydrides and nanomaterials, followed by a discussion of existing fabrication methods. The authors’ own research results on the behavior of various hydrogen storage materials are also presented. Covering fundamentals, extensive research results and recent advances in nanomaterials for solid state hydrogen storage, this book serves as a comprehensive reference.