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Special Issue "Hydrides for Hydrogen Generation, Storage and Rechargeable Batteries"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 April 2016) | Viewed by 147

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Robert A. Varin
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Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Interests: nanostructured and amorphous materials for solid state hydrogen storage; nanostructure superconductors
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Hydrogen (H2) is a principal, potential future energy carrier which would eventually lead to the implementation of the world-wide Hydrogen Economy, in which an efficient usage of fuel cells, where hydrogen gas (H2) in contact with oxygen (O2) is converted into an electrical energy, will become a widespread reality. Engineering systems for supplying hydrogen (H2) to fuel cells in the future Hydrogen Economy, based on solid hydrides, are the most attractive long-term solution. However, solid state hydrogen storage in the most important automotive sector is extremely challenging and requires high hydrogen capacity (>11 wt.%) hydride systems, capable of dehydrogenation at low temperatures (<100 °C) under 1 bar H2 pressure and “on-board” reversibility. Unfortunately, a hydride system suitable for an automotive H2 storage has not been found yet. However, there are a number of other potential applications for H2 generation systems, such as portable electronic devices, stationary auxiliary power, off-road vehicles, portable electronics, and others, which may not require “on-board” reversibility. Recently, substantial research efforts have also been devoted to newly developing areas on application of metal and complex hydrides for Li-ion batteries and electrochemical storage.

I cordially invite you to submit manuscripts on all the above and related topics for this Special Issue, "Hydrides for Hydrogen Generation, Storage and Rechargeable Batteries”.

Prof. Dr. Robert A. Varin
Guest Editor

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  • materials for solid state hydrogen generation and/or storage
  • metal hydrides
  • complex hydrides
  • nanocomposite hydride systems
  • hydride ionic conductors
  • hydrides for lithium-ion batteries (solid electrolytes and electrodes)
  • electrochemical hydrogen storage

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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