Patent Number: 6,251,349

Title: Method of fabrication of complex alkali metal hydrides

Abstract: Novel hydrides are produced by mechanically alloying at least two different hydrides, preferably at least one simple alkali metal hydride and at least one complex alkali metal hydride such as an alkali metal aluminum hydride; the method of production is simple and can be carried out at room temperature; the novel hydrides are useful as a source of hydrogen and have the particular advantage that after liberation of the hydrogen, the hydride is readily regenerated from the dehydrogenated hydride.

Inventors: Zaluska; Alicja (Montreal, CA), Zaluski; Leszek (Montreal, CA), Strom-Olsen; John Olaf (Montreal, CA)

Assignee: McGill University

International Classification: C01B 3/00 (20060101); C01B 6/00 (20060101); C01B 6/24 (20060101); C01B 003/04 (); C01B 006/04 (); C01B 006/21 (); C01B 006/24 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018