Handbook of Nanomaterials for Hydrogen Storage
Nanoscale metallic and ceramic materials, also called nanomaterials, have held enormous attraction for researchers over the past few years. They demonstrate novel properties compared with conventional (microcrystalline) materials owing to their nanoscale features. Recently, mechanical alloying and powder metallurgy processes for the fabrication of metal–ceramic/alloy–ceramic nanocomposites with a unique microstructure have been developed.
This book focuses on the fabrication of nanostructured hydrogen storage materials and their nanocomposites. The potential application of the research presented in the book fits well into the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020, where one of the societal challenges is secure, clean, and efficient energy. Wherever possible, the authors have illustrated the subject by their own results. The goal of the book is to provide comprehensive knowledge about materials for energy applications to graduate students and researchers in chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials science.
Introduction. Nanomaterial. Solid State Hydrides. Preparation Methods of Hydrogen Storage Materials and Nanomaterials. X-ray Diffraction. Atomic Force Microscopy in Hydrogen Storage Materials Research. Characterization of Hydrogen Absorption/Desorption in Metal Hydrides. Electrochemical Characterization of Metal Hydride Electrode Materials. TiFe-based Hydrogen Storage Alloys. TiNi-based Hydrogen Storage Alloys. ZrV2-based Hydrogen Storage Alloys. LaNi5-based Hydrogen Storage Alloys. Mg-3d-based Hydrogen Storage Alloys. (La,Mg)2Ni7-based Hydrogen Storage Alloys. Ni-MHx Batteries.