Special Issue "Design of Materials for Solid State Hydrogen Storage"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: hydrogen storage; nanocrystals; magnesium-based alloys; severe plastic deformation; ball-milling; X-ray diffraction; amourphous alloys; bulk metallic glasses
Although the utilization of renewable energy sources has been developing rapidly in recent years, their fraction of the overall energy economy is still small. Hydrogen, as the lightest element of all, appears to be a suitable energy storage media because of its exceptional chemical energy per unit mass (142 MJkg-1) and environmental friendliness. The stored energy of hydrogen can easily be transformed to electricity in a fuel cell with a by-product of water, resulting in a 100% clean emission. Hydrogen economy appears to be one of the main hopes for solving both renewable energy needs and environmental problems. However, the efficient storage of hydrogen is still a technological challenge in the way of its wide-range applications.
Among the different solid-state hydrogen storage systems, complex and conventional metal hydrides have drawn significant attention because of their remarkable gravimetric and volumetric capacities. The kinetics and thermodynamic destabilization of these materials can be improved either by nanocrystallization and/or by different additives. Nanocrystallization based on severe plastic deformation can be processed via high energy ball milling (HEBM), equal channel angular pressing (ECAP), and cold rolling (CR). Adding catalysts, like transition metals, their oxides, and carbon-based materials, have a substantial impact on the effectiveness of hydrogen storage.
This Special Issue would like to encourage the submission of original contributions regarding recent developments on materials synthesis for efficient hydrogen storage by processing techniques based on severe plastic deformation.
Prof. Dr. Adam Revesz
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- hydrogen storage
- metal hydrides
- complex hydrides
- carbon-based additives
- sever plastic deformation
- equal channel angular pressing
- cold rolling