Hydrogen interaction with carbon nanostructures: Current situation and future prospects

S. Orimo, A. Züttel, L. Schlapbach, G. Majer, T. Fukunaga, H. Fujii

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Recent research on hydrogen in various carbon nanostructures is reviewed. Based on these research activities, we focus on a defect mediated hydrogen sorption in carbon nanostructures. Mechanically prepared nanostructured graphite has been reported to exhibit a specific interaction with hydrogen, probably due to the partial formation of the defect mediated hydrogen sorption. Current situations and future prospects of carbon nanostructures providing hydrogen storage functions are critically, but still positively, described in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)716-719
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Aug 11
EventProceedings of the Eight International Symposium on Metal Hyd (MH 2002) - Annecy, France
Duration: 2002 Sept 22002 Sept 6


  • Carbon
  • Chemisorption
  • Defect
  • Edge dislocation
  • Graphite
  • Hydrogen
  • Mechanic al milling
  • Nanostructure
  • Physisorption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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