Topical Collection "Materials and Technologies for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells"

A topical collection in Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This collection belongs to the section "Energy Materials".

Editors

Dr. Antonino Salvatore Aricò
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Istituto di Tecnologie Avanzate per l'Energia, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, 98126 Messina, Italy
Interests: materials for energy, electrochemistry, systems, fuel cells, electrolysis, photo-electrochemical cells, batteries, physico-chemical characterisation
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Dr. Vincenzo Baglio
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CNR-ITAE Institute for Advanced Energy Technologies “N. Giordano”, Via Salita S. Lucia sopra Contesse 5, Messina 98126, Italy
Interests: materials for energy; electrochemistry; fuel cells; batteries; electrolysis; photo-electrochemical cells; physico-chemical characterisation
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Dr. Francesco Lufrano
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CNR—ITAE, Istituto di Tecnologie Avanzate per l’Energia “Nicola Giordano”, Via Salita S. Lucia sopra Contesse n. 5, 98126 S. Lucia-Messina, Italy
Interests: polymers, membranes, nano carbon materials, metal oxides and hybrid materials, fuel cells, supercapacitors, electrochemistry
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Topical Collection Information

After publishing the Special Issue “Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: From Materials to Systems”, we would like to announce the publication of a collection on “Materials and Technologies for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells”. The objective is to highlight new results and advances in materials science, processing, characterization, technology development and system testing of various types of fuel cells and hydrogen processes. As is well known, the diffusion of efficient and sustainable energy conversion technologies and zero-emission vehicles on a wide scale is largely required to address urgent environmental issues such as polluting emissions, global warming and climate change. Fuel cells can provide an effective solution and hydrogen together with electricity can become the main energy vectors in the future energy system, covering most of the energy chain. These technologies comply with the requirement of a low carbon economy by 2050, where both hydrogen and a highly efficient distributed power generation using fuel cells, providing both electrical power and heat, can significantly reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. Original papers are solicited on all types of fuel cells and hydrogen production technologies. Recent developments in advanced materials, processes, characterization, stack designs, and systems are of particular interest together with contributions addressing emerging fields and new applications of these technologies. Articles and reviews dealing with fuel cells and hydrogen for different market applications, including zero-emission vehicles, grid-balancing service, power-to-gas, portable power systems, combined heat and power (CHP) production, consumer devices and distributed energy systems are very welcome.

Dr. Antonino Salvatore Aricò
Dr. Vincenzo Baglio
Dr. Francesco Lufrano
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Published Papers (1 paper)

2019

Open AccessReview
Alanates, a Comprehensive Review
Materials 2019, 12(17), 2724; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12172724 - 25 Aug 2019
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Abstract
Hydrogen storage is widely recognized as one of the biggest not solved problem within hydrogen technologies. The slow development of the materials and systems for hydrogen storage has resulted in a slow spread of hydrogen applications. There are many families of materials that [...] Read more.
Hydrogen storage is widely recognized as one of the biggest not solved problem within hydrogen technologies. The slow development of the materials and systems for hydrogen storage has resulted in a slow spread of hydrogen applications. There are many families of materials that can store hydrogen; among them, the alanate family can be of interest. Basic research papers and reviews have been focused on alanates of group 1 and 2. However, there are many alanates of transition metals, main group, and lanthanides that deserve attention in a review. This work is a comprehensive compilation of all known alanates. The approaches towards tuning the kinetics and thermodynamics of alanates are also covered in this review. These approaches are the formation of reactive composites, double cation alanates, or anion substitution. The crystallographic and X-ray diffraction characteristics of each alanate are presented along with this review. In the final sections, a discussion of the infrared, Raman, and thermodynamics was included. Full article
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