Materials Issues in a Hydrogen Economy: Proceedings of the International Symposium

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This proceedings of the International Symposium on Materials Issues in a Hydrogen Economy addresses fundamental materials science issues and challenges concerning the production, storage, and use of hydrogen. The volume also deals with safety and education issues. The contributors - researchers in physics, chemistry, materials science, and engineering - share their ideas and results to delineate outstanding materials problems in a hydrogen economy and to guide the future research.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812838018
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2009
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface v


Progress and Challenges of a Hydrogen Economy M. S. Dresselhaus 3

Hydrogen Production

A New Solar Metal Sulfate - Ammonia based Thermochemical Water Splitting Cycle for the Production of Hydrogen Ali t-raissi C. Huang L. Mao N. Muradov 15

Development of Photocatalysts for Solar Hydrogen Production A. Kudo 46

Direct Production of Pressurized Hydrogen from Waste Aluminum Without Gas Compressor T. Hiraki N. Okinaka H. Uesugi T. Akiyama 54

Hydrogen Production from Hydrocarbons by using Oxygen Permeable Membranes H. Takamura 62

Hydrogen Production via Water Splitting in Solar Reactors: The Hydrosol Process A. G. Konstandopoulos C. Sattler P. Stobbe A. M. Steele 70

Hydrogen Storage

H2 Binding and Reactivity on Transition Metal Complexes Underlying Biomimetic H2 Production and New Materials for H2 Storage Gregory J. Kubas 83

Nanostructuring Impact on the Enthalpy of Formation of Metal Hydrides V. Berube M. S. Dresselhaus G. Chen 92

Dehydrogenation Mechanism from Titanium-Activated Sodium Alanate S. Li P. Jena 102

Comparison of the Dehydrogenation Chemistry of Carborane and Decaborane on the Pt(111) Surface A. Tillekaratne M. Trenary 116

Single-and Double-Cations Borohydrides for Hydrogen Storage Applications S.-I. Orimo Y. Nakamori H.-W. Li M. Matsuo T. Sato N. Ohba K. Miwa S. -I. Towata 124

Low Temperature Transmission IR Spectra of Sodium and Lithium Borohydride P. Jash M. Trenary 130

Synthesis and Modification of Light Metal and Complex Hydrides by High-Energy Ball Milling I. Llamas-Jansa C. Rongeat S. Doppiu O. Gutfleisch 138

Development of Metal Hydrides for High-Pressure MH Tank T. Matsunaga T. Shinozawa K. Washio D. Mori M.Ishikikiyama 144

Synthesis of Novel Metal-Coordinated Fullerenes for Vehicular Hydrogen Storage E. Whitney C. Engtrakul C. J. Curtis Y. Yan P. A. Parilla K. J. O'Neill L. J. Simpson M. J. Heben Y. Zhao Y.-H. Kim S. B. Zhang A. C. Dillon 155

Trends in the Properties of Selected Metal-Organic Framework Structures: A Theoretical Study A. Kuc J.-O. Joswig A. Enyashin G. Seifert 173

Experimental Techniques to Measure of the Equilibrium Plateau Pressures of Metal Hydrides A. Borgschulte S. Kato M. Bielmann A. Z&uumlet;ttel 184

Characterization of Complex Metal Hydrides by High-Resolution Solid State NMR Spectroscopy R. C. Bowman, Jr. J. W. Reiter S.-J. Hwang C. Kim H. Kabbour 192

Study on the Structure and Electrochemical Properties of Novel Nd-Mg-Ni-Co Hydrogen Storage Alloys C. C. Pan R. Yu 203

Analysis and Modelling of the Burst Pressure of High Pressure Hydrogen Tanks D. Chapelle F. Thiebaud D. Perreux 211

Hydrogen Behavior and Coloration of Tungsten Oxide Films Prepared by Magnetron Sputtering and Pulsed Laser Deposition S. Nagata B. Tsuchiya T. Shikama A. Inouye S. Yamamoto 221

High Hydrogen Absorption in Titanium Ethylene Complexes at Room Temperature A. Phillips B. S. Shivaram 229

A Comparative Study of Dehydrogenation Energetics of B2H6, A12H6 and Ga2H6 based on Density Functional Theory J. Liu J. Aeschleman L. M. Rajan C. Che Q. Ge 234

Computational Design of Nanomaterials for Hydrogen Storage Q. Sun Q. Wang P. Jena 244

Fuel Cells

Enhancement of Protonic Conductivity in the Near Surface Regions of Radiation Induced Polymer Electrolyte Membranes B. Tsuchiya S. Nagata K. Saito T. Shikama 263

New PEM Fuel Cell Membranes for Higher Temperature, Drier Operating Conditions based on the Heteropolyacids A. M. Herring N. V. Aieta M.-C. Kuo J. L. Horan S. F. Dec M. H. Frey A. Genupur L. Ren S. J. Hamrock M. A. Yandrasits G. M. Haugen|p273

Alternative Materials to Pd Membranes for Hydrogen Purification Thad M. Adams Paul S. Korinko 282

Safety and Education

Structural-Metals Considerations for the Containment of High-Pressure Hydrogen Gas C. S. Marchi B. P. Somerday K. A. Nibur M. Yip 299

A National Agenda for Hydrogen Codes and Standards Chad Blake 309

Preliminary Performance Assessment of Commercially-available Hydrogen Sensors N. D. Marsh T. G. Cleary 317

Panel Summary S. W. Jorgensen R. Chahine J. P. Meyers G. D. Parks A. A. Pundt Y. Filinchuk 325

Scientific Program 335

Organization 345

Participants 347

Author Index 363

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