Web Release Date: September 19,
Pillared Graphene: A New 3-D Network Nanostructure for Enhanced Hydrogen Storage
Received May 16, 2008
Revised July 11, 2008Abstract:
A multiscale theoretical approach was used to investigate hydrogen storage in a novel three-dimensional carbon nanostructure. This novel nanoporous material has by design tunable pore sizes and surface areas. Its interaction with hydrogen was studied thoroughly via ab initio and grand canonical Monte Carlo calculations. Our results show that, if this material is doped with lithium cations, it can store up to 41 g H2/L under ambient conditions, almost reaching the DOE volumetric requirement for mobile applications.