Patent Number: 6,165,643

Title: Hydrogen storage materials

Abstract: A hydrogen storage material comprising hydride-forming metallic particles and an interface activation composition, wherein the surface of at least some of the hydride-forming metallic particles have a discontinuous or partial deposit of said interface activation composition, such as one or more platinum group metals, is disclosed. The hydrogen storage material demonstrates improved kinetic and oxidation parameters over untreated particles.

Inventors: Doyle; Mark Laurence (Royston, GB), Harris; Ivor Rex (Birmingham, GB), Pratt; Allin Sidney (Wallingford, GB), Willey; David Benjamin (Henley on Thames, GB)

Assignee: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company

International Classification: C01B 3/00 (20060101); H01M 4/38 (20060101); H01M 4/36 (20060101); H01M 004/58 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2013