In-situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction study on the dehydrogenation behavior of NaAlH4 modified by multi-walled carbon nanotubes

Tzu Teng Chen, Cheng Hsien Yang, Wen Ta Tsai

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The effect of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) addition on the dehydrogenation behavior of NaAlH4 (sodium alanate) is investigated using high-pressure thermal gravimetric analysis (HPTGA) and in-situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction (in-situ synchrotron XRD) technique. The HPTGA results show that the addition of MWCNTs facilitates dehydrogenation of NaAlH4 by lowering the first-step dehydrogenation temperature to 80 °C. In-situ synchrotron XRD analysis demonstrates that the dehydrogenation pathway can be modified by the addition of MWCNTs which resulting in an enhanced hydrogen desorption rate and reduced desorption temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14285-14291
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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