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Nano-spots induced break of the chemical inertness of boron: a new route toward reversible hydrogen storage applications

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Novel LiBH4–metal-loaded carbonaceous foams have been designed to trigger reversible hydrogen storage properties. The metallic nanoparticles favour preferential wetting of LiBH4 on their surface and subsequent nucleation and growth, a configuration in which borate formation is strongly minimized. A cooperative effect between lower boron oxidation and the presence of metallic particles bearing intrinsic high heat capacity (acting as high temperature nanospots) promotes a strong improvement toward the rehydrogenation process, where the chemical inertness of boron has been overcome in this way for the first time. Hence, the LiBH4–M@C-HIPE(25HF) hybrid macrocellular foams (with M = Pd or Au) facilitate a reversible hydrogen storage process with a remnant capacity of about 7.4 wt% H2 (related to LiBH4) after 5 desorption–absorption ) hybrid…” and throughout the article should “absorption” be changed to “adsorption”??>cycles.

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The article was received on 11 Feb 2014, accepted on 12 Mar 2014 and first published on 17 Mar 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4TA00736K
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Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014,2, 7694-7701
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    Nano-spots induced break of the chemical inertness of boron: a new route toward reversible hydrogen storage applications

    M. Depardieu, R. Janot, C. Sanchez, H. Deleuze, C. Gervais, M. Birot, M. Morcrette and R. Backov, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 7694
    DOI: 10.1039/C4TA00736K

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