Topic Editors

Prof. Dr. Jacques Huot
Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, QC G9A 5H7, Canada
Prof. Dr. Fusheng Yang
Department of Process Equipment and Control Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China
Dr. Giovanni Capurso
1. Polytechnic Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Udine - via del Cotonificio 108, 33100 Udine, Italy
2. Institute of Hydrogen Technology, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon - Max-Planck-Straße 1, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany

Metal Hydrides: Fundamentals and Applications

Abstract submission deadline
31 December 2022
Manuscript submission deadline
31 March 2023
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Dear Colleagues,

Metal hydrides are good candidates for hydrogen storage in a large range of practical applications. A lot of research activities are currently taking place, focusing on finding new metal hydrides that will meet the needs of industry and also how the present metal hydrides could be modified to improve their present characteristics. Therefore, there is a clear need to have a better fundamental understanding of hydrogenation/dehydrogenation reaction in metal hydrides with the perspective of practical applications. The goal of this Topic is to present the latest advancements in the understanding of the formation of metal hydrides and the use of metal hydrides for practical applications. Experimental as well as theoretical (simulation, machine learning, DFT calculation) papers are welcome. Contributions on novel materials (high entropy alloys, nanocrystalline, composite, etc.), processing techniques (severe plastic deformation, ball milling, heat treatment, etc.), and on specialized characterization techniques (neutron diffraction, in operando) are welcome. Scientists from a wide range of disciplines are invited to contribute to this Topic. The potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • New metal hydrides for hydrogen storage;
  • High-entropy alloys; 
  • Nanocrystalline metal hydrides;
  • Catalysts; 
  • Processing;
  • Characterization;
  • Electrochemical applications;
  • In situ characterizations;
  • Novel utilization.

Prof. Dr. Jacques Huot
Prof. Dr. Fusheng Yang
Dr. Giovanni Capurso
Topic Editors



  • metal hydrides
  • metal–hydrogen interactions
  • hydrogen
  • thermodynamics
  • crystal structure
  • simulation
  • processing techniques

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
- - 2021 15.0 days * 1000 CHF Submit
3.004 5.0 2008 17.8 Days 2200 CHF Submit
- - 2020 15.0 days * 1000 CHF Submit
3.623 4.7 2008 16.5 Days 2300 CHF Submit
2.351 3.8 2011 17.3 Days 2000 CHF Submit

* Median value for all MDPI journals in the second half of 2021.

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