Special Session 10

Hydrogen as a constituent or ubiquitous impurity can drastically change the properties of materials. At the forefront of a budding hydrogen economy that propels rapid advancement of novel materials for hydrogen utilization in energy technology, a thorough understanding of hydrogen-material interactions is imperative.

Since 2010, this annual session discusses broad aspects of hydrogen (H)-related kinetics and H-induced phenomena in materials from a fundamental viewpoint – giving attention to both surfaces and the interior of solids. The aim is to obtain a mechanistic understanding of complex dynamic processes such as the hydrogen transportation across the gas or plasma/solid interface relevant to hydrogen (hydride) storage, hydrogen purification by permeation, hydrogen isotope retention and exchange in plasma-exposed materials, and heterogeneous hydrogenation catalysis. We also focus on hydrogen interactions with the microstructure and with defects in (nano-)materials and on their profound impact on the physical, mechanical, and electronic material properties.

In addition to welcoming all subjects below, special highlights for 2020 are hydrogen detection techniques and defect generation processes in materials under hydrogen ion and plasma irradiation. Both experimentalists and theoreticians are strongly encouraged to participate.

Topics of the special session include (but are not restricted to):

  • H-diffusion (surface and bulk)
  • H in nanomaterials and thin films
  • Hydrogenation and fuel cell catalysis
  • Hydrogen permeation and barrier materials
  • H-defect interactions
  • H-induced defect generation
  • H-embrittlement
  • Hydrides - Kinetics and thermodynamics
  • H-induced and H–assisted phase transitions



info will be available soon!



Prof. Markus Wilde
Institute of Industrial Science,
The University of Tokyo




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