Hydrogen Storage Group
Studying and characterizing the gas—solid interactions for novel nanoporous materials is a pre-requisite for any future application in gas storage or separation. Therefore, we are developing and constantly improving state-of-the-art high-precision techniques to measure adsorption and desorption of gases over a wide pressure and temperature range starting as low as 20 K.
M. Hirscher, "Hydrogen storage by cryoadsorption in ultrahigh-porosity metal-organic frameworks," Angewandte Chemie International Edition 50 (3), 581-582 (2011).
M. Schlichtenmayer and M. Hirscher, "Nanosponges for hydrogen storage," Journal of Materials Chemistry 22, 10134-10143 (2012).
J. Teufel, H. Oh, M. Hirscher, M. Wahiduzzaman, L. Zhechkov, A. Kuc, T. Heine, D. Denysenko, and D. Volkmer, "MFU-4 - A metal-organic framework for highly effective H2/D2 separation," Advanced Materials 25 (4), 635-639 (2013).
H. Oh, K. S. Park, S. B. Kalidindi, R. A. Fischer, and M. Hirscher, "Quantum cryo-sieving for hydrogen isotope separation in microporous frameworks: an experimental study on the correlation between effective quantum sieving and pore size," Journal of Materials Chemistry A 1, 3244-3248 (2013).
Article in Max Planck Research 3/2009:
The Miracle of Space in the Tank (pdf)