Research report 2020 - Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH

The hydrogen task force – how to produce, store and use the smallest atom

Authors
Best, James; Duarte, Jazmin; Gault, Baptiste;  Hickel, Tilmann;  Mianroodi, Jaber;  Ponge, Dirk; Rabe, Martin; Rohwerder, Michael; Scheu, Christina; Souza Filho, Isnaldi
Departments
Computergestütztes Materialdesign, Grenzflächenchemie und Oberflächentechnik, Mikrostrukturphysik und Legierungsdesign, Struktur und Nano-/Mikromechanik von Materialien, Max-Planck-Forschungsgruppe Nanoanalytik und Grenzflächen, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Düsseldorf
Summary
The industrial use of hydrogen is considered to be forward-looking. But what are the material science challenges in production, storage and use? An interdisciplinary team at the MPIE is using various methods to investigate how hydrogen can be produced by electrolysis, how hydrogen atoms in the material can be detected and how materials can be protected against hydrogen embrittlement. In addition, we work on reducing iron ores by hydrogen instead of carbon, thus avoiding CO2 emissions.

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