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Title: Regeneration of aluminum hydride

Abstract

The present invention provides methods and materials for the formation of hydrogen storage alanes, AlH.sub.x, where x is greater than 0 and less than or equal to 6 at reduced H.sub.2 pressures and temperatures. The methods rely upon reduction of the change in free energy of the reaction between aluminum and molecular H.sub.2. The change in free energy is reduced by lowering the entropy change during the reaction by providing aluminum in a state of high entropy, and by increasing the magnitude of the change in enthalpy of the reaction or combinations thereof.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1078283
Patent Number(s):
8,268,288
Application Number:
12/426,367
Assignee:
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY) BNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN

Citation Formats

Graetz, Jason Allan, Reilly, James J, and Wegrzyn, James E. Regeneration of aluminum hydride. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Graetz, Jason Allan, Reilly, James J, & Wegrzyn, James E. Regeneration of aluminum hydride. United States.
Graetz, Jason Allan, Reilly, James J, and Wegrzyn, James E. Tue . "Regeneration of aluminum hydride". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1078283.
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title = {Regeneration of aluminum hydride},
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abstractNote = {The present invention provides methods and materials for the formation of hydrogen storage alanes, AlH.sub.x, where x is greater than 0 and less than or equal to 6 at reduced H.sub.2 pressures and temperatures. The methods rely upon reduction of the change in free energy of the reaction between aluminum and molecular H.sub.2. The change in free energy is reduced by lowering the entropy change during the reaction by providing aluminum in a state of high entropy, and by increasing the magnitude of the change in enthalpy of the reaction or combinations thereof.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {9}
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