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Hydrogen Sorption Behavior in Conducting Polymer Nanostructures

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Michael U. Niemann, Ashok Kumar, D. Yogi Goswami, Elias K. Stefanakos

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Sesha S. Srinivasan

Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL

Ayala R. Phani

Nano-RAM Technologies, Bangalore, KA, India

Paper No. IMECE2009-11554, pp. 7-9; 3 pages
  • ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 6: Emerging Technologies: Alternative Energy Systems; Energy Systems: Analysis, Thermodynamics and Sustainability
  • Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA, November 13–19, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4379-6 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3863-1
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME


Conducting polyaniline nanofibers were synthesized using chemical templating method followed by electrospun process. These nanofibers have been compared with their standard bulk counterpart and found to be stable up to 150°C. Polyaniline nanofibers prepared by electrospun method reveal high hydrogen uptake of 10wt.% at around 100°C in the first absorption run. However, in the consecutive hydrogenation and dehydrogenation cycles, the hydrogen capacity diminishes. This is most likely due to hydrogen loading into the polymer matrix, chemisorption and saturation effects. A reversible hydrogen storage capacity of ∼3–10 wt.% was also found in the new batch of electrospun nanofibers at different temperatures. The surface morphologies before and after hydrogen sorption of these PANI nanofibers encompass significant changes in the microstructure (nanofibrallar swelling effect) which clearly suggest effective hydrogen uptake and release.

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