Nanostructured materials for solid-state hydrogen storage: A review of the achievement of COST Action MP1103

Elsa Callini, Kondo Francois Aguey-Zinsou, Rajeev Ahuja, Josè Ramon Ares, Sara Bals, Nikola Biliškov, Sudip Chakraborty, Georgia Charalambopoulou, Anna Lisa Chaudhary, Bernard Dam, More Authors

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In the framework of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action MP1103 Nanostructured Materials for Solid-State Hydrogen Storage were synthesized, characterized and modeled. This Action dealt with the state of the art of energy storage and set up a competitive and coordinated network capable to define new and unexplored ways for Solid State Hydrogen Storage by innovative and interdisciplinary research within the European Research Area. An important number of new compounds have been synthesized: metal hydrides, complex hydrides, metal halide ammines and amidoboranes. Tuning the structure from bulk to thin film, nanoparticles and nanoconfined composites improved the hydrogen sorption properties and opened the perspective to new technological applications. Direct imaging of the hydrogenation reactions and in situ measurements under operando conditions have been carried out in these studies. Computational screening methods allowed the prediction of suitable compounds for hydrogen storage and the modeling of the hydrogen sorption reactions on mono-, bi-, and three-dimensional systems. This manuscript presents a review of the main achievements of this Action.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14404-14428
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2016


  • Hydrogen storage
  • Modeling
  • Nanostructure
  • Novel materials


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