Symposia description

Hydrogen Storage & Hydrides, Production & Fuel Cell

Rajeev Ahuja (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Yaroslav Filinchuk (Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)

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 Our current dependence on fossil fuels as the primary energy resource and carrier must eventually be superseded by a new energy-matrix that is secure, renewable and environmentally friendly.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:


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