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Process of forming a sol-gel/metal hydride composite

United States Patent

March 17, 2009
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An external gelation process is described which produces granules of metal hydride particles contained within a sol-gel matrix. The resulting granules are dimensionally stable and are useful for applications such as hydrogen separation and hydrogen purification. An additional coating technique for strengthening the granules is also provided.
Congdon; James W. (Aiken, SC)
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC)
11/ 340,154
January 26, 2006
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC0996-SR18500 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.