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Energies 2017, 10(12), 2115; https://doi.org/10.3390/en10122115

Rare Earth Borohydrides—Crystal Structures and Thermal Properties

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Institute for Energy Technology, Physics Department, P.O. Box 40, NO-2027 Kjeller, Norway
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Research Neutron Source Munich (FRM2) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute for Applied Materials—Energy Storage Systems (IAM-ESS), 76344 Eggenstein, Germany
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Department of Physics and Astronomy, Fuels and Energy Technology Institute, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth 6845, Australia
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Received: 3 November 2017 / Revised: 1 December 2017 / Accepted: 4 December 2017 / Published: 12 December 2017
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Abstract

Rare earth (RE) borohydrides have received considerable attention during the past ten years as possible hydrogen storage materials due to their relatively high gravimetric hydrogen density. This review illustrates the rich chemistry, structural diversity and thermal properties of borohydrides containing RE elements. In addition, it highlights the decomposition and rehydrogenation properties of composites containing RE-borohydrides, light-weight metal borohydrides such as LiBH4 and additives such as LiH. View Full-Text
Keywords: borohydrides; complex metal hydrides; rare earth; hydrogen storage; crystal structure; thermal properties; composites; reversibility borohydrides; complex metal hydrides; rare earth; hydrogen storage; crystal structure; thermal properties; composites; reversibility
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Frommen, C.; Sørby, M.H.; Heere, M.; Humphries, T.D.; Olsen, J.E.; Hauback, B.C. Rare Earth Borohydrides—Crystal Structures and Thermal Properties. Energies 2017, 10, 2115.

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