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Nature of hydrogen atom trapped inside palladium lattice

Jose, Deepa and Jagirdar, Balaji R (2010) Nature of hydrogen atom trapped inside palladium lattice. In: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 35 (13). pp. 6804-6811.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2010.03.117

Abstract

Colloid of palladium nanoparticles has been prepared by the Solvated Metal Atom Dispersion (SMAD) method. Reaction of Pd(0) nanopowder obtained upon precipitation from the colloid, with ammonia borane (H3N center dot BH3, AB) in aqueous solutions at room temperature results in the generation of active hydrogen atoms. The active hydrogen atoms either combine with one another resulting in H-2 evolution or diffuse into the Pd lattice to afford PdHx. Diffusion of hydrogen atoms leads to an expansion of the Pd lattice. The diffused hydrogen atoms are distributed uniformly over the entire particle. These features were established using powder XRD and electron microscopy studies. The H-1 NMR spectral studies of PdHx before and after desorption of H-2 revealed that the hydrogen atoms trapped inside Pd lattice are hydridic in nature. Desorption of hydrogen from PdHx did not result in complete reversibility suggesting that some hydrogen atoms are strongly trapped inside the Pd lattice. (C) 2010 Professor T. Nejat Veziroglu. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Ammonia borane;Hydrogen generation;Hydrogen storage; Palladium hydride;Lattice diffusion;Solvated metal atom dispersion
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2010 11:23
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:14
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/31495

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