Resonance

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

Nanomaterials for hydrogen storage

The van’t Hoff connection
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

van’t Hoff Isochore nanomaterials hydrogen storage nanothermodynamics 

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of PhysicsUniversity of HyderabadHyderabadIndia

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