Special Issue "Bimetallic Catalysts—Application in Hydrogen Storage"


A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Zahir Dehouche
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Brunel University, Room H128, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, UK
Website: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/sed/mecheng/people/drzahirdehouche
E-Mail: zahir.dehouche@brunel.ac.uk
Phone: +44 01895 267559
Interests: new materials and concepts in destabilized light reversible hydrides; colloidal nanocatalysts and high-surface-area materials for superior hydrogen storage

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Hydrogen storage infrastructures became one of the major obstacles in the development of the global hydrogen energy economy structure, therefore materials for solid-state storage of hydrogen and containers for hydrogen storage are at the present time the most challenging and also the most demanded subject for innovative research. Currently known storage materials are unable to meet cost and performance targets to allow hydrogen-fuelled power sources to be a competitive alternative. Improving reversible hydrogen sorption rates of solid-state stores at moderate temperature are of great technological importance for the adoption of hydrogen for transportation and stationary applications. From large number of studies available, currently emerges a general perspective that optimum sorption hydrogen storage characteristics may be reached only in catalytically enhanced systems.
The aim of this special issue is to explore recent progress and novel trends in the ability of different binary and ternary metastable alloy catalysts to increase the kinetics of hydrogen uptake and release of nanostructured hydride composites, ranging from the basic research and high resolution and sensitivity characterization studies to the development of new hydrogen sorption nanocomposite formulations and modelling.

Dr. Zahir Dehouche
Guest Editor


  • hydrogen storage materials;
  • alloy nanocatalysts;
  • nanostructured sorption composites;
  • thermodynamic, kinetic and cycling properties;
  • high resolution and sensitivity structural characterizations;
  • In-Situ neutron and X-ray scattering;
  • advanced microscopy;
  • modelling of hydrogen/sorption composite interactions

Published Papers (4 papers)

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Catalysts 2012, 2(4), 434-446; doi:10.3390/catal2040434
Received: 3 July 2012; in revised form: 28 August 2012 / Accepted: 28 September 2012 / Published: 17 October 2012
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Catalysts 2012, 2(3), 400-411; doi:10.3390/catal2030400
Received: 30 July 2012; in revised form: 3 September 2012 / Accepted: 7 September 2012 / Published: 24 September 2012
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by , , ,  and
Catalysts 2012, 2(3), 344-351; doi:10.3390/catal2030344
Received: 23 July 2012; in revised form: 15 August 2012 / Accepted: 29 August 2012 / Published: 10 September 2012
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Catalysts 2012, 2(3), 330-343; doi:10.3390/catal2030330
Received: 17 July 2012; in revised form: 26 July 2012 / Accepted: 31 July 2012 / Published: 13 August 2012
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Last update: 25 February 2014

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