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1 Innovation in Material Science and Technology Cooperation with KIST Gian-Luca Bona, www-empa.ch

2 2 Empa’s Research Focus Areas Analytical Methods Measurement Techniques Instruments & Tools Computational Modelling Material Synthesis Assessment of Sustainability, Reliability & Safety Health & Performance Nanostructured Materials Energy Sustainable Built Environment Natural Resources & Pollutants 20.38%

3 3 Example: Ongoing Collaboration on H 2 Storage Dr. CHO Young Whan Principal Research Scientist Materials Science and Technology Research Division Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) History of Collaboration on Hydrogen Storage 2008 Ji Woo KIM ( ) as PhD student at EMPA Div. Hydrogen & Energy. Investigation of the reaction mechanism of the destabilized LiBH4 system with Al additive, so called reactive composite hydrides KOREAN- SWISS INTER-GOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION PROGRAM “Novel complex metal hydrides for hydrogen storage”, 2 years, between Young Whan Cho, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and Andreas Zu ̈ ttel EMPA Div. Hydrogen & Energy. [4, 5, 6] 2012 Collaborative research agreement “Properties of Nanosized Hydrides” between Young Whan Cho, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and Andreas Zu ̈ ttel EMPA Div. Hydrogen & Energy for 2 years. So far a total of 7 joint publications in this area Next Step: Stability of adsorbed C-H species Cluster synthesis, DFT calculations, Hydrides

4 4 RESULTS Ref.: A. Remhof, Y. Yan, O. Friedrichs, J. W. Kim, Ph. Mauron, A. Borgschulte, D. Wallacher, A. Buchsteiner, A. Hoser, K. H. Oh, Y. W. Cho, A. Zu ̈ ttel,, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 340 (2012) Ref.: Friedrichs, O; Kim, JW; Remhof, A; Wallacher, D; Hoser, A; Cho, YW; Oh, KH; Zuttel, A, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 12:18 (2010), pp Towards room temperature, direct, solvent free synthesis of tetraborohydrides, e.g. LiBH4 Due to their high hydrogen content, tetraborohydrides are discussed as potential synthetic energy carriers. On the example of lithium borohydride LiBH 4, we discuss current approaches of direct, solvent free synthesis based on gas solid reactions of the elements or binary hydrides and/or borides with gaseous H 2 or B 2 H 6. The direct synthesis from the elements requires high temperature and high pressure (700°C, 150bar D 2 ). Using LiB or AlB 2 as boron source reduces the required temperature by more than 300 K.

5 5 Empa KIST Cooperation to enable innovation


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