The Metal Hydrogen System: Interphase Participation in H–transport

  • P. A. Mosier–Boss
  • Published 1996


The metal/hydrogen system is a key element in the construction of ecologically preferred energy conversion/storage devices. Although reduced to practice decades ago, its effectiveness requires further examination of a number of issues, among them the role that the electrode/electrolyte interphase plays during the charging/discharging processes. In this communication the following topics are considered: Thermodynamics and kinetics of the structure of the interphase, the identity and components of the driving force(s) for the absorption/desorption of hydrogen, and the discussion of the applicable transport equation. Agreement between theoretical results and observed behavior is illustrated and selected design approaches affecting cell performance are explored.

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@inproceedings{MosierBoss1996TheMH, title={The Metal Hydrogen System: Interphase Participation in H–transport}, author={P. A. Mosier–Boss}, year={1996} }