Symposia description

Hydrogen Storage & Hydrides, Production & Fuel Cell

Rajeev Ahuja (Uppsala University, Sweden) rajeev.ahuja@physics.uu.se
Yaroslav Filinchuk (Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium) yaroslav.filinchuk@uclouvain.be

The consumption of fossil fuels causes pollution and emission of carbon dioxide (CO2), which has been linked to a threatening change in the global climate. Our current dependence on fossil fuels as the primary energy resource and carrier must eventually be superseded by a new energy-matrix that is secure, renewable and environmentally friendly. One prospective solution comes from the implementation of the so-called “hydrogen economy”, which rests on the following three pillars: water splitting for hydrogen production (forming solar fuel); storage of hydrogen in a suitable host material;and hydrogen recombination with oxygen in a fuel cell to form water. This symposium will focus on advanced materials with potential use in all those three aspects comprised in the hydrogen economy.

Submitted abstracts:

Talks:

M. A. Kuzovnikov, H. Meng, M. Tkacz
X-ray investigations of selected transition metals under high pressure of hydrogen

H. Meng, T. Palasyuk, S. Saxena, V. Drozd, M. Tkacz
X-ray and Raman investigations of dysprosium trihydride under high pressure

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