Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2015, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (4): 627-635.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201501282

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Progress in the Mg(NH2)2-2LiH Material for Hydrogen Storage

LIANG Chu, LIANG Sheng, XIA Yang, HUANG Hui, GAN Yong-Ping, TAO Xin-Yong, ZHANG Wen-Kui   

  1. College of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014, P. R. China
  • Received:2014-12-05 Revised:2015-01-28 Published:2015-04-03
  • Contact: XIA Yang, ZHANG Wen-Kui E-mail:nanoshine@zjut;
  • Supported by:

    The project was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51201151, 51172205, 201403196), Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province, China (LY13E020010, LR13E020002), New Century Excellent Talents in University, China (NCET111079), and Scientific Research Foundation of Zhejiang Provincial Education Department, China (Y201432424).


Mg(NH2)2-2LiH composite is one of the most promising high-capacity hydrogen storage materials developed in recent years. Research on Mg(NH2)2-2LiH material for hydrogen storage is of considerable interest because of its favorable thermodynamic properties, high reversible hydrogen capacity, relatively low operating temperatures, and good cycling stability for dehydrogenation/hydrogenation. In this review, the recent progress in the hydrogen storage properties of Mg(NH2)2-2LiH material was systematically summarized. The focus is on the effect of material composites, crystal structures, particle (grain) sizes, and catalysts on the hydrogen storage properties of the Mg(NH2)2-2LiH material, and their reaction mechanisms for hydrogen storage. The challenges in and direction for further improving the hydrogen storage properties of the Mg(NH2)2-2LiH material are also pointed out.

Key words: Amide, Hydride, Hydrogen storage property, Thermodynamics, Kinetics, Hydrogen storage mechanism


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