Lithium based materials with hydrogen clusters

Y. Nakamori, Shin-Ichi Orimo

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Abstract

Lithium based materials are of great importance for the application of hydrogen storage with high gravimetric hydrogen densities. We have studied structural and hydriding properties of Li-B and Li-N based hydrides. In former case, correlation between B-H atomistic vibrations in [BH4] - -clusters and melting temperatures are investigated, with the comparison of those for MBH4 (M = Na, and K), which clarifies the effect of cation for destabilizing MBH4. In the latter case, the hydrogen desorption properties of LiNH2 and it's cation substitution system are preliminary examined. The starting and ending temperatures for the hydrogen desoprtion reaction are lowered about 50 K by the partial cation substitution of Li by Mg, due probably to the increase of the charge densities at [NH2]- -cluster site. These results provide a perspective for lowering the hydrogen desorption temperatures of complex hydrides.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcessing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials XII
EditorsT.S. Srivatsan, R.A. Varin
Pages430-441
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 1
EventProcessing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials XII - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: 2003 Oct 132003 Oct 15

Publication series

NameProcessing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials XII

Other

OtherProcessing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials XII
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period03/10/1303/10/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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