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Catalysis and Downsizing in Mg-Based Hydrogen Storage Materials

Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering (IAPME), University of Macau, Macau SAR, China
Institute of Advanced Wear & Corrosion Resistance and Functional Materials, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China
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Catalysts 2018, 8(2), 89;
Received: 31 January 2018 / Revised: 31 January 2018 / Accepted: 15 February 2018 / Published: 23 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Heterogeneous Catalysis & Hydrogen Storage)
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Magnesium (Mg)-based materials are promising candidates for hydrogen storage due to the low cost, high hydrogen storage capacity and abundant resources of magnesium for the realization of a hydrogen society. However, the sluggish kinetics and strong stability of the metal-hydrogen bonding of Mg-based materials hinder their application, especially for onboard storage. Many researchers are devoted to overcoming these challenges by numerous methods. Here, this review summarizes some advances in the development of Mg-based hydrogen storage materials related to downsizing and catalysis. In particular, the focus is on how downsizing and catalysts affect the hydrogen storage capacity, kinetics and thermodynamics of Mg-based hydrogen storage materials. Finally, the future development and applications of Mg-based hydrogen storage materials is discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: magnesium; catalysis; downsizing; thermodynamics; kinetics magnesium; catalysis; downsizing; thermodynamics; kinetics

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Li, J.; Li, B.; Shao, H.; Li, W.; Lin, H. Catalysis and Downsizing in Mg-Based Hydrogen Storage Materials. Catalysts 2018, 8, 89.

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