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Hydrogen-Metal Systems
Gordon Research Conference

Dates

July 8-13, 2007

Location

Colby College
Waterville, ME

Organizers

Chairs:
Craig M. Jensen & Klaus Yvon

Vice Chairs:
Gary D. Sandrock & Etsuo Akiba

Contributors

Meeting Program

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 11:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmMagnesium Hydride
Discussion Leader: Robert Bowman (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
7:40 pm - 8:25 pm Petra de Jongh (Utrecht University)
"Nanostructured Materials for Hydrogen Storage: beyond Ball-milling?"
8:25 pm - 8:35 pm Discussion
8:35 pm - 9:20 pm Hannes Jonsson (University of Iceland)
"The Effect of Quantum Mechanical Delocalization of H-atoms on the Stability, Structure and Diffusivity in Hydrides"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmHigh Capacity Hydrogen Storage Materials I
Discussion Leader: Scott W. Jorgensen (GM R&D)
9:00 am - 9:35 am Job Rijssenbeek (GE Global Research)
"Simultaneous crystal structure and gas release studies on complex metal hydrides"
9:35 am - 9:45 am Discussion
9:45 am - 10:20 am Yuko Nakamori (Tohoku University)
"Tailoring of Complex Hydrides for Improving Thermodynamic and Kinetic Properties"
10:20 am - 10:30 am Discussion
10:30 am Coffee Break
11:00 am - 11:35 am David Sholl (Carnegie Mellon University)
"Density Functional Theory as a Tool for Accelerating Development of Metal Hydrides for Hydrogen Storage"
11:35 am - 11:45 am Discussion
11:45 am - 12:20 pm Ewa Ronnebro (Sandia National Laboratories)
"On the Challenge to Synthesize New Metal Hydrides and Potential for High-Pressure Reversible Systems"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmGroup Photo / Lunch
1:30 pm - 6:00 pmFree Time
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmSpectroscopy
Discussion Leader: Terry Udovic (National Institute of Standards & Technology)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Stewart F. Parker (ISIS Facility)
"Ab Initio and Vibrational Spectroscopic Studies of Hydrogen Storage Compounds"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pm Discussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pm Hans Hagemann (Universite de Geneve)
"Experimental and theoretical studies of vibrational properties of BH4- and RuH64- in condensed phase"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pm Discussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pm Son-Jong Hwang (California Institute of Technology)
"Characterization of complex hydrides by high resolution solid state NMR methods"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm Poster Session
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:45 amDefects
Discussion Leader: Reiner Kirchheim (Institut fur Materialphysik)
9:00 am - 9:35 am Chris Van de Walle (University of California at Santa Barbara)
"Effects of Point Defects and Impurities on Kinetics in Hydrogen Storage Materials"
9:35 am - 9:45 am Discussion
9:45 am - 10:20 am Rosario Cantelli (Universita' de Roma "La Sapienza")
"Anelastic Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry Studies during Transformation in Complex Hydrides"
10:20 am - 10:30 am Discussion
10:30 am Coffee Break
11:00 am - 11:35 am Ryosuke Kadono (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK)
"Role of Hydrogen Bonding in Sodium Alanate"
11:35 am - 11:45 am Discussion
11:45 am - 12:30 pmShort Talks
Discussion Leader: Gary Sandrock
(to be selected from poster presentations)
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 6:00 pmFree Time
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmYttrium and Lanthanum Hydride
Discussion Leader: Peter Vajda (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Akihiko Machida (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
"Structural Properties in Rare-Earth Metal Hydrides under High Pressure"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pm Discussion
8:10 am - 8:40 pm Joachim Schoenes (Technische Universitat Braunschweig)
"YH3: A Strongly Correlated Electron System"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pm Discussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pm Walter Wolf (Materials Design s.a.r.l.)
"Phase Diagram and Metal-insulator Transition in the Y-H and La-H Systems from a First Principles Viewpoint"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm Poster Session
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amIntermetallic Hydrides
Discussion Leader: Etsuo Akiba (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology - AIST)
9:00 am - 9:35 am Valerie Paul-Boncour (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
"Properties of AB2 Laves Phase Hydrides: Unresolved Problems"
9:35 am - 9:45 am Discussion
9:45 am - 10:20 am Yaroslav Filinchuk (Swiss-Norwegian Beamlines at ESRF)
"Intermetallic Hydrides beyond the 'Interstitial' Model"
10:20 am - 10:30 am Discussion
10:30 am Coffee Break
11:00 am - 12:30 pmHydrogen on Surfaces
Discussion Leader: Astrid Pundt (Institut fur Materialphysik)
11:00 am - 11:35 am Klaus Christmann (Free University of Berlin)
"Interaction of Hydrogen with solid surfaces"
11:35 am - 11:45 am Discussion
11:45 am - 12:20 pm Adolf Winkler (Graz University of Technology)
"Permeation/Desorption and Permeation/Reaction of Hydrogen on Modified Pd(III) Surfaces"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 6:00 pmFree Time
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
(Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair)
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmShort Talks
Discussion Leader: Gary Sandrock
(to be selected from poster presentations)
9:30 pm - 11:00 pmPoster Session
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmHigh Capacity Hydrogen Storage Materials II
Discussion Leader: Ragaiy Zidan (Savannah River National Laboratory - SRNL)
9:00 am - 9:35 am Thomas S. Autrey (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
"Structure and Dynamics of Ammonia Borane"
9:35 am - 9:45 am Discussion
9:45 am - 10:20 am Chen Ping (National University of Singapore)
"Studies on Low-temperature Hydrogen Desorption from Li-Al-N-H and Li-B-N-H systems"
10:20 am - 10:30 am Discussion
10:30 am Coffee Break
11:00 am - 11:35 am Per Erik Vullum (Realfagbygget)
"TEM characterization of doped NaAlH4: Possibilities and limitations"
11:35 am - 11:45 am Discussion
11:45 am - 12:20 pm Chris Wolverton (Northwestern University)
"Discovery of Novel Hydrogen Storage Materials: An Atomic-Scale Computational Approach"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 6:00 pmFree Time
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmNew Methods of Characterization
Discussion Leader: Ronald Griessen (Vrije Universiteit)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Robin Gremaud (Vrije Universiteit)
"Hydrogenography: an optical combinatorial method to find new light-weight hydrogen storage materials"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pm Discussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pm Tabbetha Dobbins (Louisiana Tech University)
"New Possibilities for Understanding the Complex Metal Hydrides via Synchrotron X-ray and Microwave Radiation Studies"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pm Discussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pm Ji-Cheng Zhao (GE Global Research)
"Promising Metal Hydrides and System Concepts for Hydrogen Storage"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm Poster Session
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDepart
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