Silicon nanoparticles: A new hydrogen storage material

Doinita Neiner, Susan M. Kauzlarich

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Powder samples of hydrogen capped silicon nanoparticles of the average diameter 60 nm, 10 nm, 5 nm, and 4nm were prepared via a low temperature chemical method. The nanoparticles can be prepared as either crystalline or amorphous by powder X-ray diffraction, depending upon the reaction conditions. These nanoparticles have hydrogen on the surface, confirmed by solid state 1H MAS NMR, and FTIR. TG/DSC shows that there are two weight losses for the smallest nanoparticles. Temperature isotherms show weight loss of about 10%. Hydrogen uptake and release properties have been investigated TG/MS and PCT measurements. Recent results will be presented and this new material compared with other high surface area materials for hydrogen storage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
StatePublished - 2007
Event233rd ACS National Meeting - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Mar 25 2007Mar 29 2007


Other233rd ACS National Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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