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Gas storage materials, including hydrogen storage materials

United States Patent

November 25, 2014
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A material for the storage and release of gases comprises a plurality of hollow elements, each hollow element comprising a porous wall enclosing an interior cavity, the interior cavity including structures of a solid-state storage material. In particular examples, the storage material is a hydrogen storage material, such as a solid state hydride. An improved method for forming such materials includes the solution diffusion of a storage material solution through a porous wall of a hollow element into an interior cavity.
Mohtadi; Rana F. (Northville, MI), Wicks; George G. (Aiken, SC), Heung; Leung K. (Aiken, SC), Nakamura; Kenji (Toyota, JP)
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Erlanger, KY), Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC)
13/ 746,051
January 21, 2013
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made under CRADA CR-04-003 between Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., and Savannah River National Laboratory, operated for the United States Department of Energy by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC. The Government has certain rights in the invention.