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Carbon material for hydrogen storage

United States Patent

September 13, 2016
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The present invention relates to carbon based materials that are employed for hydrogen storage applications. The material may be described as the pyrolysis product of a molecular precursor such as a cyclic quinone compound. The pyrolysis product may then be combined with selected transition metal atoms which may be in nanoparticulate form, where the metals may be dispersed on the material surface. Such product may then provide for the reversible storage of hydrogen. The metallic nanoparticles may also be combined with a second metal as an alloy to further improve hydrogen storage performance.
Bourlinos; Athanasios (Acharnon, GR), Steriotis; Theodore (Pireas, GR), Stubos; Athanasios (Neo Psychiko, GR), Miller; Michael A (San Antonio, TX)
12/ 272,488
November 17, 2008
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS CLAUSE This invention was made with U.S. Government support under Contract No. DE-FC36-02AL67619 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.