A Radically New Method for Hydrogen Storage in Hollow Glass Microspheres

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The primary goal of this project is to demonstrate that hydrogen gas can be rapidly extracted from hollow glass microspheres (HGMS) using a photo-induced heating effect. The results of the project demonstrate that diffusion of hydrogen is readily induced by exposure to light from an IR lamp in transition metal-doped HGMS filled to as much as 5,000 psi with hydrogen gas, which contain approximately 2.2 wt% hydrogen. Doped HGMS in conjunction with optically induced outgassing provide a solution to the traditional limitation of HGMS – i.e., the slow release of hydrogen from HGMS that are heated using a furnace. This ... continued below

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Shelby, James E.; Hall, Matthew M.; Snyder, Michael J. & Wachtel, Peter B. July 13, 2009.

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The primary goal of this project is to demonstrate that hydrogen gas can be rapidly extracted from hollow glass microspheres (HGMS) using a photo-induced heating effect. The results of the project demonstrate that diffusion of hydrogen is readily induced by exposure to light from an IR lamp in transition metal-doped HGMS filled to as much as 5,000 psi with hydrogen gas, which contain approximately 2.2 wt% hydrogen. Doped HGMS in conjunction with optically induced outgassing provide a solution to the traditional limitation of HGMS – i.e., the slow release of hydrogen from HGMS that are heated using a furnace. This information will also be invaluable in designing process changes for future production of HGMS able to hold higher pressures of hydrogen.

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  • Report No.: DOE/GO/15007-1
  • Grant Number: FG36-05GO15007
  • DOI: 10.2172/958673 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 958673
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc933768

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Shelby, James E.; Hall, Matthew M.; Snyder, Michael J. & Wachtel, Peter B. A Radically New Method for Hydrogen Storage in Hollow Glass Microspheres, report, July 13, 2009; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc933768/: accessed August 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.