Scientists from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI have created a pilot plant to develop advanced hydrogen storage. According to its creators, the system has no analogues in the world and will improve the technology to produce the safest and most efficient solid-state hydrogen storage tanks, the university's press service reported.
The safest format for storing it is solid-state hydrogen storage where it is stored not as explosive gas but as a solid substance in the form of metal hydride.
Most modern solid-state storage tanks use finely dispersed metal powders, but MEPhI specialists are betting on a more promising solution. They believe that this solution is tape storage consisting of razor-thin metal film. To research these materials and create the technology needed for their production, the MEPhI team developed a highly innovative multifunctional electrophysical plant.