Chapter 9. Aluminum Hydride (Alane)

  1. Dr. Michael Hirscher
  1. Ragaiy Zidan

Published Online: 4 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527629800.ch9

Handbook of Hydrogen Storage

Handbook of Hydrogen Storage

How to Cite

Zidan, R. (2010) Aluminum Hydride (Alane), in Handbook of Hydrogen Storage (ed M. Hirscher), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527629800.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Max-Planck-Institut für, Metallforschung, Heisenbergstr. 3, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany

Author Information

  1. Savannah River National Laboratory, Energy Security Directorate, Aiken, SC 29803, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 24 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527322732

Online ISBN: 9783527629800



  • metal hydrides;
  • alane;
  • thermodynamic stability;
  • adducts;
  • phase transition;
  • high hydrogen capacity materials;
  • electrochemical synthesis


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Hydrogen Solubility and Diffusivity in Aluminum

  • Formation and Thermodynamics of Different Phases of Alane

  • Stability and Formation of Adduct Organo-Aluminum Hydride Compounds

  • Phases and Structures of Aluminum Hydride

  • Novel Attempts and Methods for Forming Alane Reversibly

  • Conclusion

  • References