Special Issue "Properties and Applications of Novel Light Metal Hydrides"

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Radovan Cerny

Université de Genève, Department of Quantum Matter Physics, Genève, Switzerland
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Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Yaroslav Filinchuk

Universite Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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Phone: +32 10 47 28 13
Interests: hydrides, in situ diffraction, porous solids, functional materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metal hydrides form a broad spectrum of chemical compounds. From interstitial hydrides, through complex hydrides to chemical hydrides. Their applications include hydrogen storage, magnetic materials, ionic conductors, phosphors, reducing agents in organic syntheses. Using lighter metals increases the hydrogen storage weight capacity and shifts the metal-hydrogen interaction towards covalent bond.

The Special Issue on “Properties and Applications of Novel Light Metal Hydrides” is intended to provide a unique international forum aimed at covering a broad description of results involving essential hydrides synthesis, characterization and study of properties as well as various applications. Scientists working in a wide range of disciplines are invited to contribute to this cause.

The topics summarized under the keywords cover broadly examples of the greater number of sub-topics in mind. The volume is especially open for any innovative contributions involving crystal design aspect.

Prof. Dr. Radovan Cerny
Prof. Dr. Yaroslav Filinchuk
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Crystals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


• Hydrogen storage
• Solid electrolytes
• Magnetism
• High pressures
• Superconductivity
• Crystal structure

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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