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Reference Number EP/F061919/1
Title Designing Novel High Capacity Multicomponent Hydrides for Near-Ambient Solid State Hydrogen Stores
Status Completed
Energy Categories Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Hydrogen, Hydrogen storage) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr G Walker
No email address given
Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
University of Nottingham
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 January 2009
End Date 30 June 2013
Duration 54 months
Total Grant Value £429,460
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region East Midlands
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr G Walker , Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Professor DM Grant , Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Institute of Metal Research (IMR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China (0.000%)
Project Contact , Chinese Academy of Sciences (0.000%)
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Abstract There is a desperate need for a compact hydrogen storage solution if products like hydrogen cars and hydrogen fuel cell powered portable electronics such as laptops and mobile phones are to be realised. Without a compact hydrogen storage material for vehicle applications, there is unlikely to be any significant displacement in the use of fossil fuels for transportation. A major drawback to most high capacity solid state hydrogen storage materials is the high decomposition temperature needed torelease the hydrogen. Multicomponent hydrides (e.g. mixing a complex hydride with a binary hydride) offers the only solution to maintain high storage capacities (>9wt.%) and tailor the thermodynamics of the system to give 1 bar equilibrium temperature <150oC. This project will design novel multicomponent systems employing material design strategies like dopant destabilisation, dehydrogenation catalysts and nanoporous containment to design and experimentally validate novel multicomponent hydride systems with high storage capacities, able to be cycled at temperatures below 150oC. The delivery of such a system will mark a step change in the performance of solid state hydrogen storage materials and will deliver a viable storage technology for a range of fuel cell applications
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