Study on Electrochemical Hydrogen Storage of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes


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The electrode(Ni-MWNTs) containing nickel(Ni) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) was prepared by composite electrodeposit. Electrochemical hydrogen storage of the electrode was studied. The result showed a high electrochemical discharging capacity of up to 1361.1mA·h·g-1, which corresponds to a hydrogen storage capacity of 4.77Wt%(weight percent). Test of cyclic lifespan showed MWNTs had certain cyclic lifespan. Cyclic voltammetry tests showed that MWNTs can store hydrogen in chemical form.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 26-28)

Edited by:

Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee




L. Xie and X. Q. Li, "Study on Electrochemical Hydrogen Storage of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 26-28, pp. 831-834, 2007

Online since:

October 2007





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