Applied Physics A

, Volume 72, Issue 2, pp 157–165 | Cite as

Structure, catalysis and atomic reactions on the nano-scale: a systematic approach to metal hydrides for hydrogen storage

  • A. Zaluska
  • L. Zaluski
  • J.O. Ström-Olsen

Abstract.

We show how reducing structure, catalysis and atomic reactions to the nano-scale may be used in a systematic way to substantially enhance the hydrogenation properties of metal hydrides. We examine, with examples from a wide range of hydrides, the direct impact of nano-scale structure, subsequent improvements in kinetics through nano-scale solid state catalysis, the special properties of nano-composites, and the role played by nano-scale reactions.

PACS: 81.07.Bc; 81.05.Zx 

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© Springer-Verlag 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Zaluska
    • 1
  • L. Zaluski
    • 1
  • J.O. Ström-Olsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for the Physics of Materials and Department of Physics, McGill University, Ernest Rutherford Building, 3600 University Street, Montréal, Québec H3A 2T8, CanadaCA

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