Seminar in Chemistry Department
Title: Fundamental studies on complex metal hydrides as hydrogen storage material
Venue: Conference room
Date: 20.10.12 (Saturday)
Time: 11.30 AM
Complex metal hydrides such as NaAlH4 are promising hydrogen storage material and the presence of transition metal catalysts (M) accelerates the rate of hydrogen adsorption and desorption processes. However, the detailed atomistic mechanism responsible for the kinetic enhancement remains elusive. Experimental studies have suggested the presence of M-Al clusters after ball-milling. In this seminar, hydrogen storage properties of complex metal hydrides and the preliminary results of first principles study of nature of hydrogen interaction with the stable M-Al clusters will be presented. In addition, the properties of new B-N-Li clusters as a potential hydrogen storage material will also be presented.
All are cordially invited to attend the seminar.