Nanoporous Ni with High Surface Area for Potential Hydrogen Storage Application
AbstractNanoporous metals with considerable specific surface areas and hierarchical pore structures exhibit promising applications in the field of hydrogen storage, electrocatalysis, and fuel cells. In this manuscript, a facile method is demonstrated for fabricating nanoporous Ni with a high surface area by using SiO2 aerogel as a template, i.e., electroless plating of Ni into an SiO2 aerogel template followed by removal of the template at moderate conditions. The effects of the prepared conditions, including the electroless plating time, temperature of the structure, and the magnetism of nanoporous Ni are investigated in detail. The resultant optimum nanoporous Ni with a special 3D flower-like structure exhibited a high specific surface area of about 120.5 m2/g. The special nanoporous Ni exhibited a promising prospect in the field of hydrogen storage, with a hydrogen capacity of 0.45 wt % on 4.5 MPa at room temperature. View Full-Text
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Zhou, X.; Zhao, H.; Fu, Z.; Qu, J.; Zhong, M.; Yang, X.; Yi, Y.; Wang, C. Nanoporous Ni with High Surface Area for Potential Hydrogen Storage Application. Nanomaterials 2018, 8, 394.
Zhou X, Zhao H, Fu Z, Qu J, Zhong M, Yang X, Yi Y, Wang C. Nanoporous Ni with High Surface Area for Potential Hydrogen Storage Application. Nanomaterials. 2018; 8(6):394.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhou, Xiaocao; Zhao, Haibo; Fu, Zhibing; Qu, Jing; Zhong, Minglong; Yang, Xi; Yi, Yong; Wang, Chaoyang. 2018. "Nanoporous Ni with High Surface Area for Potential Hydrogen Storage Application." Nanomaterials 8, no. 6: 394.