In situ X-ray Raman spectroscopy of LiBH4

Piter S. Miedema, Peter Ngene, Ad M. J. van der Eerden, Tsu-Chien Weng, Dennis Nordlund, Dimosthenis Sokaras, Roberto Alonso-Mori, Amélie Juhin, Petra E. de Jongh, Frank M. F. de Groot
  • Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, January 2012, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • DOI: 10.1039/c2cp24025d

What is it about?

This paper provides an alternative for x-ray absorption spectroscopy for the light elements: x-ray Raman spectroscopy (XRS). For the case of the light-weight hydrogen storage material, LiBH4, we show data of the bulk LiBH4 as function of temperature and test the applicability of the XRS technique to study the differences of the lithium and boron edges with hydrogen desorption. Unfortunately, mostly boron oxide was formed during this study case.

The following have contributed to this page: Dr Piter S Miedema and Dr Roberto Alonso-Mori