Aiming at using hydrogen as an alternative fuel, GE is working with DOE to develop onboard hydrogen storage storage materials for automotive applications.
Li2Mg(NH)2, which contains 5.6% hydrogen and has reversible storage capability, has been the recent research focus. GE is using both synchrotron x-rays and neutrons to study the reaction pathways and crystal structures in unprecedented detail.
Structure of Li2Mg(NH)2
Work performed at the National Synchrotron Light Source.