The invention relates to a method of storing hydrogen that employs a mixture of hydrogen and a hydrocarbon that can both be used as fuel. In one embodiment, the method involves maintaining a mixture including hydrogen and a hydrocarbon in the solid state at ambient pressure and a temperature in excess of about 10 K.
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This invention was made with U.S. government support under grant numbers DE-FG02-99ER45775 and DE-FC03-03NA00144 from the Department of Energy, DMR 0079513 from the National Science Foundation, and NAG5-11613 from NASA. Accordingly, the U.S. Government may therefore have certain rights in the invention.