Recent Developments of Dopants for Hydrogen Exchange in Alanates


Maximilian Fichtner

Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institute of Nanotechnology,




One of the major obstacles for the application of complex hydrides in mobile applications is the slow hydrogenation kinetics of the materials. Therefore, a number of attempts have been undertaken to develop both fast and cost-effective catalysts.


The contribution will give a short review on the state-of-the art in the literature. Furthermore, the results of recent attempts for a drastical cost reduction of Ti-based catalysts and the properties of new dopants for alanates will be presented.