Complex hydrides for hydrogen storage - New perspectives

Morten B. Ley, Lars H. Jepsen, Young-Su Lee, Young Whan Cho, José M. Bellosta Von Colbe, Martin Dornheim, Masoud Rokni, Jens Oluf Jensen, Mikael Sloth, Yaroslav Filinchuk, Jens Erik Jørgensen, Flemming Besenbacher, Torben R. Jensen

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Since the 1970s, hydrogen has been considered as a possible energy carrier for the storage of renewable energy. The main focus has been on addressing the ultimate challenge: developing an environmentally friendly successor for gasoline. This very ambitious goal has not yet been fully reached, as discussed in this review, but a range of new lightweight hydrogen-containing materials has been discovered with fascinating properties. State-of-the-art and future perspectives for hydrogen-containing solids will be discussed, with a focus on metal borohydrides, which reveal significant structural flexibility and may have a range of new interesting properties combined with very high hydrogen densities. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMaterials Today
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)122-128
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Hydrogen
  • Borohydrides
  • Complex hydrides
  • Energy carriers
  • Future perspectives
  • Hydrogen densities
  • Renewable energies
  • Structural flexibilities
  • Hydrogen storage

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