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Special Issue "Advances in Hydrogen Storage Materials Research"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Inorganic Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Takayuki Ichikawa

Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, 1-4-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8527, Japan
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Interests: hydrogen storage; inorganic hydrides; ammonia; ammonolysis; electrolysis; magnesium hydride; amide-imide; chemical compressor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since the 1970s, hydrogen-absorbing alloys, such as AB5, AB2, AB, and so on, have been in focus as hydrogen storage materials in order to realize high volumetric and gravimetric hydrogen media. These alloys, which have difficulty in achieving high gravimetric density of hydrogen, in principle, are not adopted as tank materials for hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles which have been recently produced. However, inorganic hydrogen storage materials, such as alanate, amide-imide, borohydride, and ammonia borane, which came into use around 2000, and liquid hydrogen storage, such as organic hydrides, annmonia, and formic acid, are being actively researched and developed. Furthermore, it is noteworthy that the development of analytical techniques, such as synchrotron, neutron, TEM, NMR, and XPS, using large facilities, have been especially promoted for research on hydrogen storage materials. This Special Issue is focusing on recent developments towards a higher capacity and higher functionality of such hydrogen storage materials. In addition, we would also pay attention to new analytical methods for materials containing hydrogen. The Guest Editor wishes to receive many interesting and inspiring research papers on these topics.

Prof. Dr. Takayuki Ichikawa
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Hydrides with High Gravimetric Capacity
  • Hydrides with New Function
  • Hydrogen Storage Alloys
  • Inorganic Hydrides
  • Organic Hydrides
  • Hydrogen Adsorption Materials
  • Composite Materials for Hydrogen Storage
  • Novel Analytical Techniques for Hydrogen Storage Materials
  • Novel Computational Techniques for Hydrogen Storage Materials

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