news-room market-place products data-bank forum e-mail
magnesium. com
news events
If you have breaking news in the world of magnesium we want to hear from you:
May 19.17 Magnesium and the Hydrogen-powered Car
The future of fuel-based automobile engines may lie with hydrogen
because the element (the most plentiful in the universe) creates no emissions except water, making it one of the best alternatives to fossil fuels. (As of 2016, there are 3 hydrogen cars publicly available in select markets: the Toyota Mirai, the Hyundai ix35 FCEV, and the Honda Clarity). A hydrogen fuel cell vehicle runs on compressed hydrogen fed into a fuel cell "stack" that produces electricity for power.
A fuel cell can be used in combination with an electric motor for a powerful, quiet, clean ride.

But transporting and storing hydrogen poses its own problems:
it requires heavy, expensive tanks, and the procedure can be dangerous as the mixture of air and hydrogen is extremely flammable. Consequently, it was suggested to store hydrogen while transporting it in various storage mediums. Now, Russian scientists have developed a superior hydrogen storage material, according to an announcement by the press office of Siberian Federal University (SFU), as reported by TASS, the Russian News Agency.

"The most secure and effective solution (to storing hydrogen while transporting it in various storage mediums) is to apply hydride-forming metals capable of absorbing hydrogen,” said Grigory Churilov the research study’s coauthor, SFU professor and research assistant at the Kirensky Institute of Physics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. (A hydride is defined as “any of a class of chemical compounds in which hydrogen is combined with another element.”)
“Out of all metals, magnesium is believed to be the most encouraging alternative. . .(and) many scientists are involved in studying the possible creation of hydrogen accumulators based on magnesium hydride," Mr. Churilov added.

According to theoretical estimations, magnesium can absorb hydrogen in amounts of up to 7.6% of its own mass. However, in most modern experiments, the capacity of magnesium hydride does not exceed 5-6 weight percents.
The research team from Krasnoyarsk boosted this value by adding nickel and platinum to the magnesium hydride, and obtained a new material with advanced accumulation capability.
The material they developed, based on the magnesium hydride, can store hydrogen in an amount of about 7% of its own weight--namely the record-breaking value of capacity for all similar materials.

The Kirensky Institute of Physics was founded in 1956. Its founder and first director was academician and eminent scientist Leonid Vasil’evich Kirensky. Krasnoyarsk is a prominent scientific and educational center of Siberia, with more than 30 higher education facilities.

The scientists’ article has been published in the last volume of the SFU’s journal "Mathematics and Physics."

Copyright notice: Reproduction of material without written permission is strictly prohibited.

 disagree   agree 
  May 19.17  Making Magnesium: A Green Way to Go
  May 18.17  Magnesium: New Video from IMA Focuses on Metal...
  May 16.17  Magnesium Die Casting: Automotive Parts Market...
  May 09.17  Cast Magnesium Airplane Seat Frame: Flight Gam...
  May 04.17  Magnesium: Complex, But Simply Perfect for Pow...
  May 02.17  A First for Alliance Magnesium: Mg Ingot Produc...
  Apr 27.17  Magnesium: Impact on Auto Industry Highlighted ...
  Apr 22.17  Magnesium + Glass=Better Battery?
  Apr 21.17  Magnesium Anyone? HEAD Racquet Goes For Power+
  Apr 20.17  Logitech Makes Keyboard Move with Magnesium
  May 24.17  Magnesium Makes Beautiful Music
  May 24.17  IMA Announces 2017 Award Winners
  May 25.17  Magontec’s Andrews: Says China Production a “G...
  May 28.17  Automotive Lightweighting: Calendar Notes
  May 30.17  Magnesium, Space Junk and Rockets to Mars
  Jun 05.17  I Spy: Mag Wheels on the New Porsche GT2 RS
  Jun 07.17  Magnesium Wheels: Rolling Art Meets Speed at L...
  Jun 14.17  Magnesium, Autos and China’s Great Salt Lake
  Jun 15.17  Magnesium: In the Award-Winning Mercedes Mix
  Jun 18.17  North Korea: Mineral-Rich, Mining the Future?
© 2000-2018 Magnesium .com. All rights reserved.