Tetrahydroborates as new hydrogen storage materials

Andreas Züttel, Andreas Borgschulte, Shin Ichi Orimo

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The tetrahydroborates represent a class of complex hydrides with the largest gravimetric and volumetric hydrogen density for hydrogen. Therefore, these compounds are potential hydrogen storage materials for mobile applications. The alkali metal and alkali earth metal tetrahydroborates have been known to exist for more than 50 years, and their chemical properties have been investigated intensively. However, their physical properties are to a large degree still unknown. The main physical parameters, e.g., structure, stability and hydrogen diffusion, are summarized and discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)823-828
Number of pages6
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2007 May


  • Hydrogen
  • Kinetics
  • Stability
  • Structure
  • Tetrahydroborates


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