inorganics

Journal: Inorganics

Special Issue Title:
State-of-the-Art and Progress in Metal-Hydrogen SystemsSection: Inorganic Materials

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2023

Guest Editors

Prof. Craig Buckley

Affiliation: Physics and Astronomy, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia

E-Mail: C.Buckley@curtin.edu.au

Website: https://staffportal.curtin.edu.au/staff/profile/view/craig-buckley-84074be5/

Research keywords: Hydrogen storage; energy storage materials; thermal energy storage materials, metal hydrides, thermodynamics

Associate Prof. Mark Paskevicius

Affiliation: Physics and Astronomy, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia

E-Mail: m.paskevicius@curtin.edu.au

Website: https://staffportal.curtin.edu.au/staff/profile/view/mark-paskevicius-ee58bca3/

Research keywords: Hydrogen storage; energy storage materials; thermal energy storage materials; ion conductors; electrochemistry

Prof. Dr. Torben R. Jensen

Affiliation: Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Email: trj@chem.au.dk

Website: https://pure.au.dk/portal/en/trj@chem.au.dk

Research keywords: synthesis and characterization of inorganic materials; structural, chemical and physical properties; energy storage as hydrogen or electricity in novel types of batteries. Multivalent solid state batteries.

Dr. Terry Humphries

Affiliation: Physics and Astronomy, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia

Email: terry.humphries@curtin.edu.au

Website: https://staffportal.curtin.edu.au/staff/profile/view/terry-humphries-0142b149/

Research keywords: Hydrogen storage; energy storage materials; thermal energy storage materials; inorganic synthesis; thermal analysis.

Summary

 

Dear Colleagues,

Hydrogen is heralded as a future global energy carrier. The National Hydrogen Strategy of Australia has set a target for a clean, innovative, safe and competitive hydrogen industry with expectations to become a major exporter in the hydrogen industry by 2030. As such, there is an increasing interest from major industries to integrate hydrogen technology into their energy portfolio and supply chains. Metal hydrides have received much interest over the past several decades, which is obvious from a previous related Special Issue published in Inorganics: “Functional Materials Based on Metal Hydrides”. Reversible solid state hydrogen storage at ambient conditions with moderate energy exchange with the surroundings is the ultimate challenge to realise a hydrogen-based society. Varieties of novel materials have been investigated in the past decades, which has provided many novel compositions, fascinating structures and functionalities. Today, metal hydrides are explored for a range of applications from hydrogen export, remote area power systems, solid-state batteries thermochemical energy storage and hydrogen diffusion.

The aim of this Special Issue of Inorganics, entitled ‘State-of-the-Art and Progress in Metal-Hydrogen Systems’, is to inspire continued research within this important class of materials, in particular for energy-related applications. This Special Issue also serves as a collection of contributions presented at the International Symposium on Metal-Hydrogen Systems, held in Perth, Western Australia, 30 October – 4 November 2022. This meeting, MH2022, is the 17th meeting in a distinguished series of conferences dating back to 1968.

Prof. Dr. Craig Buckley
Prof. Dr. Mark Paskevicius
Prof. Dr. Torben R. Jensen
Dr. Terry Humphries
Guest Editor(s)

Keywords:

  • Metal hydride
  • Hydrogen
  • Interstitial hydride
  • Ionic hydride
  • Complex hydride
  • Organic hydride
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Hydrogen diffusion
  • Thermochemical energy storage
  • Solid state batteries
  • Solid state electrolyte
  • Extreme conditions
  • Physisorption
  • Chemisorption
  • Nanoconfinement
  • Nanoporous materials
  • Kinetics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Ab initio model
  • Catalysis
  • Electrochemical reaction
  • Energy storage
  • Crystal structures
  • Surface and interface effects
  • Hydrogen production
  • Hydrogen purification