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In some examples, a method of forming alane (AlH.sub.3), the method comprising reacting one of: 1) a MAlH.sub.4, wherein M is an alkali metal; 2) alkali-metal hydride, MH; or 3) alkali-metal with one or more aluminum halides (AlX.sub.3, where X is a halogen), via a mechanochemical process, to form the alane, wherein the reaction is substantially solvent free and carried out in an environment with a temperature between approximately 250 K and approximately 330 K.
Gupta, Shalabh (Ames, IA), Pecharsky, Vitalij K. (Ames, IA), Kobayashi, Takeshi (Ames, IA), Pruski, Marek (Ames, IA), Hlova, Ihor (Ames, IA)
15/ 118,788
February 12, 2015
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11358 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government may have certain rights in the invention.