Interface Energy Controlled Thermodynamics of Nanoscale Metal Hydrides

Lennard P. A. Mooij, Andrea Baldi, Christiaan Boelsma, Kun Shen, Marnix Wagemaker, Yevheniy Pivak, Herman Schreuders, Ronald Griessen, Bernard Dam

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Nanoconfined MgH2 is destabilized compared to its bulk counterpart because of an interface energy effect. The hydrogen equilibrium pressure increases by an order of magnitude when decreasing the Mg layer thickness from 10 to 2 nm. This relates to an interface energy change of 0.3 J m−2.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)754-758
JournalAdvanced Energy Materials
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011


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