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Title: Carbon material for hydrogen storage

The present invention relates to carbon based materials that are employed for hydrogen storage applications. The material may be described as the pyrolysis product of a molecular precursor such as a cyclic quinone compound. The pyrolysis product may then be combined with selected transition metal atoms which may be in nanoparticulate form, where the metals may be dispersed on the material surface. Such product may then provide for the reversible storage of hydrogen. The metallic nanoparticles may also be combined with a second metal as an alloy to further improve hydrogen storage performance.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1324965
Report Number(s):
9,440,850
12/272,488
DOE Contract Number:
FC36-02AL67619
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2008 Nov 17
Research Org:
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE, San Antonio, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE