, Volume 12, Issue 5, pp 31–36 | Cite as

Nanomaterials for hydrogen storage

The van’t Hoff connection
General Article


After highlighting the fundamental contributions of van’t Hoff to the emergence of modern physical chemistry, we bring out the relevance of his ideas to a problem of great contemporary interest—storageof hydrogen in nanomaterials.


van’t Hoff Isochore nanomaterials hydrogen storage nanothermodynamics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of PhysicsUniversity of HyderabadHyderabadIndia

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