Special Issue "Hydrogen Storage in Metal-Boron-Nitrogen Systems"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Karol J. Fijałkowski
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Guest Editor
Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw, ul. Banacha 2c, 02-097 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: functional materials; hydrogen storage; ammonia borane; amidoboranes; batteries; solid state electrolytes; impedance spectroscopy
Dr. Tomasz Jaroń
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Guest Editor
Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw, ul. Banacha 2c, 02-097 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: functional materials; hydrogen storage; borohydrides; weakly coordinating anions; ion metathesis; solid state electrolytes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Hydrogen storage is currently one of the most challenging issues impeding the broad introduction of a hydrogen economy. Solid-state hydrogen-rich materials are considered promising storing media for releasing and absorbing gaseous hydrogen due to the high gravimetric and volumetric capacities they are able to reach. However, the desired materials exhibiting large hydrogen content, favorable thermodynamics and fast kinetics have not been obtained, despite significant efforts.

The current special issue of Materials by MDPI focuses on metal-boron-nitrogen based hydrogen storage materials, which comprise various families of compounds and composites, including, amongst others, borohydrides, ammonia borane, amidoboranes and their derivatives. This selection of materials is justified by their very high hydrogen content and relatively low temperature of hydrogen desorption, which can be tuned by adjusting their cationic and anionic composition and doping. Attention will be directed to novel hydrogen-rich systems, their synthesis, characterization and possible applications. However, the Issue will not be limited to these topics, and related submissions are welcome.

We greatly encourage submissions of both young and experienced researchers in order to facilitate a fruitful exchange of ideas.

Dr. Karol J. Fijałkowski
Dr. Tomasz Jaroń
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • hydrogen storage
  • complex hydrides
  • boron compounds
  • borohydrides
  • amidoboranes
  • ammonia borane derivatives
  • fuel cells
  • inorganic synthesis methods
  • mechanochemistry

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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