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Process and Composition for Controlling Foaming in Bulk Hydrogen Storage and Releasing Materials

United States Patent Application

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New methods and compositions are disclosed that minimize foaming in hydrogen-releasing materials. Foaming can be minimized during release of hydrogen in composites that include structured forms such as wafers and discs. Change tolerances of from 0% to 25% in solid products described show promise for next-generation fuel elements and devices.
Choi, Daiwon (Richland, WA), Karkamkar, Abhijeet J. (Richland, WA), Autrey, S. Thomas (West Richland, WA), Aardahl, Christopher L. (Richland, WA)
12/ 477,040
June 2, 2009
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0576RLO-1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.