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.
Table of Contents
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.
Mieczyslaw Jurczyk is full professor at Poznan University of Technology, Poland, since 2002 and director of the Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Poland, since 1999. In recent years, his research activity has focused on advanced nanomaterials for hydrogen storage and advanced bionanomaterials for medical applications. Prof. Jurczyk has 7 books, 10 book chapters, 40 invited presentations, more than 350 literature articles, and more than 80 conference presentations to his credit.