Hydrogen absorption and re-emission characteristics of metal-oxide bi-layer composite materials measured by ion beam analysis

B. Tsuchiya, Shinji Nagata, K. Morita

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Abstract

Hydrogen absorption and emission characteristics of Pt-Li 2ZrO3 bi-layer materials exposed to normal air at room temperature have been studied by means of elastic recoil detection analysis(ERD), Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy (RBS), weight gain measurement (WGM) and thermal desorption spectroscopy (TDS). The Pt/Li 2ZrO3/Pt sandwich specimens have been found to absorb H at the Pt surface from H2O vapor, store it in Li2ZrO 3, and emit 80% of it as H2 gas, when they are heated at 100 °C for 10 min. Data obtained by WGM shows that the weight gain increases linearly with increasing the exposure time. TDS analysis also shows that the main species of gases re-emitted are H2 and H2O. Moreover, the hydrogen storage rate in Li2ZrO3 is shown to be controlled by the hydrogen absorption rate at the Pt surface, based on the hydrogen absorption and storage model proposed. The maximum storage capacity of Li2ZrO3 has been estimated to be 0.15 Nl/cm3 from the saturation hydrogen concentration, (1/2)H/Li2ZrO 3, measured by means of the ERD technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-33
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Ionics
Volume192
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 16

Keywords

  • Dipole-induced water splitting
  • Hydrogen absorption
  • Hydrogen gas emission
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Ion beam analysis
  • Metal-oxide bi-layer composite material

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Chemistry(all)

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