An International Laboratory Comparison Study of Volumetric and Gravimetric Hydrogen Adsorption Measurements Academic Article uri icon


  • In order to determine a material's hydrogen storage potential, capacity measurements must be robust, reproducible, and accurate. Commonly, research reports focus on the gravimetric capacity, and often times the volumetric capacity is not reported. Determining volumetric capacities is not as straight-forward, especially for amorphous materials. This is the first study to compare measurement reproducibility across laboratories for excess and total volumetric hydrogen sorption capacities based on the packing volume. The use of consistent measurement protocols, common analysis, and figure of merits for reporting data in this study, enable the comparison of the results for two different materials. Importantly, the results show good agreement for excess gravimetric capacities amongst the laboratories. Irreproducibility for excess and total volumetric capacities is attributed to real differences in the measured packing volume of the material.

altmetric score

  • 1.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Hurst, K. E., Gennett, T., Adams, J., Allendorf, M. D., Balderas‐XicohtĂ©ncatl, R., Bielewski, M., ... Parilla, P.

citation count

  • 7

publication date

  • June 2019