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Institute of HydrogenTechnology

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A solid state hydrogen storage tank of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon.

The Institute of HydrogenTechnology works on selected applications of hydrogen and of nano technology. It works interdisciplinary and across department boarders in close coordination with other research activities at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, with other Helmholtz centres and with universities as the Helmut-Schmidt University, Hamburg, the Hamburg University of Technology, and the University of Hamburg.
For the future hydrogen economy the cost-effective production of hydrogen and its energy efficient and cost saving storage at the lowest possible pressures, moderate temperatures and high capacity are essential prerequisites. To meet challenges of characterization of novel materials with X-ray and neutron diffraction techniques, highly reflective optics are needed that are based on specific nanostructured coatings. Modern lightweight materials such as magnesium must be protected by coatings against corrosion.

Hydrogen Technology Centre HTC Materials Design System Design for Mobility Infrastructure for Stationary Energy Systems Multifunctional interfaces

Research Topics

The Institute of HydrogenTechnology focuses its activities on the following topics:

Nanostructured semiconductor surfaces for photoelectrochemical production of hydrogen by sun light (Dept. Multifunctional interfaces) Nanocrystalline light metal hydrides and hydride composites for solid state hydrogen storage: Development, optimisation, production and evaluation of novel hydrogen storage materials (Dept. Materials Design) Hydrogen storage for mobile applications (Dept. System Design for Mobility) Compression, purification and storage system for stationary hydrogen applications (Dept. System Infrastructure for Stationary Energy Systems) Deposition of nanostructured thin layers for corrosion protection and for X-ray and neutron optics (Dept. Multifunctional interfaces)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Klassen Director

Institute of HydrogenTechnology

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