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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2009, 10(1), 325-344; doi:10.3390/ijms10010325

High Temperature Metal Hydrides as Heat Storage Materials for Solar and Related Applications

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Max-Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz 1, 45470 Mülheim /Ruhr, Germany
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Received: 28 November 2008 / Revised: 8 January 2009 / Accepted: 13 January 2009 / Published: 15 January 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy Technology for the 21st Century - Materials and Devices)
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For the continuous production of electricity with solar heat power plants the storage of heat at a temperature level around 400 °C is essential. High temperature metal hydrides offer high heat storage capacities around this temperature. Based on Mg-compounds, these hydrides are in principle low-cost materials with excellent cycling stability. Relevant properties of these hydrides and their possible applications as heat storage materials are described.
Keywords: Hydrogen storage; heat storage; magnesium hydride; Mg2FeH6 Hydrogen storage; heat storage; magnesium hydride; Mg2FeH6
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Felderhoff, M.; Bogdanović, B. High Temperature Metal Hydrides as Heat Storage Materials for Solar and Related Applications. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2009, 10, 325-344.

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