January 24, 2003
Lithium Nitride Sets New Hydrogen Storage Record
The material has drawbacks because it requires either a higher temperature or low pressure to cause the hydrogen to release. But this result is important because it identifies a class of compounds that are worth investigating for hydrogen storage potential.
The researchers have found a material that can store and quickly release large amounts of hydrogen. Lithium nitride can store 11.4 percent of its own weight in hydrogen, which is 50 percent more than magnesium hydride, the previous best hydrogen storage material. Other metal hydrides generally store only 2 to 4 percent of their weight.
What are some uses for Li Nitride?
yea really what is the use of Li Nitride
seriously? quicky and roughly: hydrogen storage is being studied at Nottingham University, here in England. Lithium nitride has shown useful properties concerning its ability to store hydrogen and has pushed research into its arena. Hydrogen needs to be adsorbed and released fairly quickly when needed at suitable pressures and temperatures for its use as a fuel...fuel cells etc...
actually, lithium nitride absorbs the gas slightly too slowly. but it is indeed promising in terms of its capacity.
irrelevant here, but I am a high school freshman doing a research project on this with leading experts at the National University of Singapore.
To hydrogen energy system!
does anyone know what the geometric structure of lithium nitride is? I'm trying to write a paper.