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News Release 06-043

New "Crystal Sponge" Triples Hydrogen Storage

UCLA, University of Michigan chemists advance hydrogen as fuel for cars and electronic devices

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A neutron-scattering image shows hydrogen (red-green circles) bound in a MOF crystal.

This neutron-scattering image reveals where hydrogen molecules (red-green circles) connect to a metal organic framework (MOF), a type of custom-made compound eyed for hydrogen storage applications. The ball-and-stick model of the MOF is superimposed on the neutron image.

Credit: Taner Yildirim, NIST

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