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M/F Solid Hydrogen Storage: innovative materials for dehydrogenation of amine boranes designed by a "People" and "Environment" friendly process

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Date Limite Candidature : jeudi 14 juillet 2022

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General information

Reference : UPR8241-MYRKAH-006
Workplace : TOULOUSE
Date of publication : Thursday, June 23, 2022
Scientific Responsible name : Myrtil Kahn
Type of Contract : PhD Student contract / Thesis offer
Contract Period : 36 months
Start date of the thesis : 3 October 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2 135,00 € gross monthly

Description of the thesis topic

The StoHyC project aims to synthesise and optimise the performance of innovative nanocomposite materials (NCs), prepared by a plasma process that respects both "People" and "the Environment". These NCs aim at the on-demand release of H2 stored in solid form from amine-boranes (AB). The (de)storage of H2 from amine-boranes has several advantages: i) as stable solids, ABs allow safe storage of H2 compared to pressurised gaseous or liquid sources; ii) ABs have a high storage capacity (20% by mass) which makes them excellent candidates for "mobile energy" applications and/or small, single-use devices StoHyC is part of a disruptive approach to the manufacture of nanomaterials that are "safe by design", favouring controlled production conditions that limit the risks of industrial accidents or safety for designers and users. The economic and environmental impact of the process will be assessed by means of an upstream cost-benefit analysis, which will also help guide technological innovations.

Work Context

The Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (LCC) in Toulouse is a CNRS unit created in 1974 and operates as a real institute with 15 research teams and valuable administrative, scientific and technical services.
The work will take place in the "Nanochemistry, organisation and sensor" team under the responsibility of Myrtil Kahn.

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