Development of magnesium-based multilayer PVD coatings for hydrogen storage applications
Fry, Christopher (2013) Development of magnesium-based multilayer PVD coatings for hydrogen storage applications. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
On the long list of solid-state hydrogen storage materials, magnesium hydride stands out for its relatively high hydrogen storage capacity of 7.7 wt%, combined with the low cost and abundance of magnesium. For practical applications however, issues such as the slow kinetics and the high stability of magnesium hydride must be resolved in order to reduce the potential operating temperatures of a magnesium-based solid-state hydrogen storage system. Catalysis has been widely used to improve the hydrogen storage kinetics and thin film techniques have been used to explore novel structures and combinations of materials in order to improve both the kinetics and thermodynamics of hydrogen storage in magnesium.
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