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Method of making alkali metal hydrides

United States Patent

May 30, 2017
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Mechanochemical synthesis of alkali metal hydrides at room temperature
A method is provided for making alkali metal hydrides by mechanochemically reacting alkali metal and hydrogen gas under mild temperature (e.g room temperature) and hydrogen pressure conditions without the need for catalyst, solvent, and intentional heating or cooling.
Pecharsky; Vitalij K. (Ames, IA), Gupta; Shalabh (Ames, IA), Pruski; Marek (Ames, IA), Hlova; Ihor (Ames, IA), Castle; Andra (Ames, IA)
Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. (Ames, IA)
14/ 757,132
November 23, 2015
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION This invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-AC02-07CH11358 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.