Effect of lithium ion conduction on hydrogen desorption of LiNH2-LiH solid composite

Tengfei Zhang, Shigehito Isobe, Motoaki Matsuo, Shin Ichi Orimo, Yongming Wang, Naoyuki Hashimoto, Somei Ohnuki

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This paper presents a relationship between ionic mobility and reaction kinetics for the Li-N-H system after doping LiTi2O4. The structural characteristic of this fast ionic conductor was introduced to the complex-hydride system. On one hand, the properties of the dehydrogenation process were improved significantly. On the other hand, the relationship between lithium ionic conductivity and the catalytic effect on the dehydrogenation was investigated according to the alternating current (AC) impedance results. The lithium ionic conductivity of samples with catalyst was higher than the samples without catalyst. Especially, the conductivity of LiNH2 and LiH mixtures with LiTi2O4 was almost 1.5 times higher than that of LiNH2 and LiH. The mobility of the Li+ ions between LiH and LiNH2 solid phases was enhanced by adding LiTi2O4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1552-1555
Number of pages4
JournalACS Catalysis
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Mar 6


  • homogeneous catalysis
  • hydrides
  • hydrogen storage
  • solid-state reactions
  • titanates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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