Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 11, 2016
Previous Article Next Article

Irreproducibility in hydrogen storage material research

Author affiliations


The storage of hydrogen in materials has received a significant amount of attention in recent years because this approach is widely thought to be one of the most promising solutions to the problem of storing hydrogen for use as an alternative energy carrier in a safe, compact and affordable form. However, there have been a number of high profile cases in which erroneous or irreproducible data have been published. Meanwhile, the irreproducibility of research results in a wide range of disciplines has been the subject of an increasing amount of attention due to problems with some of the data in the literature. In this Perspective, we provide a summary of the problems that have affected hydrogen storage material research. We also discuss the reasons behind them and possible ways of reducing the likelihood of further problems occurring in the future.

Graphical abstract: Irreproducibility in hydrogen storage material research

Back to tab navigation
Please wait while Download options loads

Publication details

The article was received on 18 May 2016, accepted on 14 Sep 2016 and first published on 21 Sep 2016

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE01435F
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2016,9, 3368-3380
  • Open access: Creative Commons BY-NC license
  •   Request permissions

    Irreproducibility in hydrogen storage material research

    D. P. Broom and M. Hirscher, Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, 9, 3368
    DOI: 10.1039/C6EE01435F

Search articles by author