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A Unique Nanoflake-Shape Bimetallic Ti–Nb Oxide of Superior Catalytic Effect for Hydrogen Storage of MgH2

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Abstract


  • MgH2 is one of the most promising solid hydrogen storage materials due to its high capacity, excellent reversibility, and low cost. However, its operation temperature needs to be greatly reduced to realize its practical applications, especially in the highly desired fuel cell fields. This work synthesizes a 2D nanoflake-shape bimetallic Ti–Nb oxide of TiNb2O7, which has high surface area and shows superior catalytic effect for the hydrogen storage of MgH2. Incorporated with the TiNb2O7 nanoflakes as low as 3 wt%, MgH2 shows a low onset dehydrogenation temperature of 178 °C, which is lowered by 100 °C compared with the pristine one. A dehydrogenation capacity as high as 7.0 wt% H2 is achieved upon heating to 300 °C. The capacity retention is as high as 96% after 30 cycles. The mechanism of the improved hydrogen storage properties is analyzed by density functional theory (DFT) calculation and the microstructural evolution during dehydrogenation and hydrogenation. This work provides an MgH2 system with high available capacity and low operation temperature by a unique structural design of the catalyst. The high surface area feature of the TiNb2O7 nanoflakes and the synthesis method hopefully can develop the application of TiNb2O7.

Publication Date


  • 2022

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Citation


  • Xian, K., Wu, M., Gao, M., Wang, S., Li, Z., Gao, P., . . . Pan, H. (2022). A Unique Nanoflake-Shape Bimetallic Ti–Nb Oxide of Superior Catalytic Effect for Hydrogen Storage of MgH2. Small. doi:10.1002/smll.202107013

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85125634692

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Abstract


  • MgH2 is one of the most promising solid hydrogen storage materials due to its high capacity, excellent reversibility, and low cost. However, its operation temperature needs to be greatly reduced to realize its practical applications, especially in the highly desired fuel cell fields. This work synthesizes a 2D nanoflake-shape bimetallic Ti–Nb oxide of TiNb2O7, which has high surface area and shows superior catalytic effect for the hydrogen storage of MgH2. Incorporated with the TiNb2O7 nanoflakes as low as 3 wt%, MgH2 shows a low onset dehydrogenation temperature of 178 °C, which is lowered by 100 °C compared with the pristine one. A dehydrogenation capacity as high as 7.0 wt% H2 is achieved upon heating to 300 °C. The capacity retention is as high as 96% after 30 cycles. The mechanism of the improved hydrogen storage properties is analyzed by density functional theory (DFT) calculation and the microstructural evolution during dehydrogenation and hydrogenation. This work provides an MgH2 system with high available capacity and low operation temperature by a unique structural design of the catalyst. The high surface area feature of the TiNb2O7 nanoflakes and the synthesis method hopefully can develop the application of TiNb2O7.

Publication Date


  • 2022

Published In


Citation


  • Xian, K., Wu, M., Gao, M., Wang, S., Li, Z., Gao, P., . . . Pan, H. (2022). A Unique Nanoflake-Shape Bimetallic Ti–Nb Oxide of Superior Catalytic Effect for Hydrogen Storage of MgH2. Small. doi:10.1002/smll.202107013

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85125634692

Web Of Science Accession Number