MERlin Publication Library

Merlin has been conducting research since 2009, covering a scope of areas with a key focus on hydrogen storage technologies. One of our many achievements over this time involves using magnesium to store hydrogen at lower temperatures for the first time ever. These findings have enabled us to progress further in our research towards the development of more efficient hydrogen storage technologies. Our findings have been translated to  commercial products. With this research, Australia will see a clean energy future and pave the way for a global transition to the use of sustainable energy.

Some of our publications listed below.

2024 Publications

2023 Publications

2022 Publications

2021 Publications

2020 Publications

2019 Publications

2018 Publications

2017 Publications

Nanosizing Ammonia Borane with Nickel: A Path toward the Direct Hydrogen Release and Uptake of B-N-H Systems
Lai Q., Rawal A., Quadir Z., Cazorla C., Demirci U., Aguey-Zinsou K.F., Advanced Sustainable Systems, 2, 1700122.

Plasmon enhanced selective electronic pathways in TiO2 supported atomically ordered bimetallic Au-Cu alloys
T.H. Tan, J. Scott, Y.H. Ng, R.A. Taylor, K.F. Aguey-Zinsou, R. Amal, Journal of Catalysis, 352, 638-648.

Nanosized Magnesium Electrochemically Deposited on a Carbon Nanotubes Suspension: Synthesis and Hydrogen Storage
Shen C., Aguey-Zinsou K.F., Frontiers Energy Research, 5, 27.

Synthesis of LiAlH4 nanoparticles leading to a single hydrogen release step upon Ti coating
Wang L., Aguey-Zinsou K.F., Inorganics, 5 (2), 38

Destabilisation of Ca(BH4)2 and Mg(BH4)2 via confinement in nanoporous Cu2S hollow spheres
Lai, Q., Aguey-Zinsou, K.F. , Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 1, 6, 1207. 

Hot carrier transfer processes in nonstoichiometric titanium hydride
Wang,P., Iles,G., Mole, R.A., Yu, D., Wen, X., Aguey-Zinsou, K.F., Shrestha,S., Conibeer, G. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 56, 8MA10.

Can γ-MgH2 improve the hydrogen storage properties of magnesium?
 Shen C, Aguey-Zinsou K.F., Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5, 8644-8652.

Nanoconfined lithium aluminium hydride (LiAlH4) and hydrogen reversibility
Wang, L., Quadir,. Md Z., Aguey-Zinsou, K. F., International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42 (20), 14144-14153.

Tailoring magnesium based materials for hydrogen storage through synthesis: Current state of the art
Sun Y, Shen C, Lai Q, Liu W, Wang DW, Aguey-Zinsou KF, Energy Storage Materials, 10, 168-198.

2016 Publications

Electrodeposited Magnesium Nanoparticles Linking Particle Size to Activation Energy
Shen C, Aguey-Zinsou K-F, Energies 9 (12), 1073.

An alumina-supported Ni-La-based catalyst for producing synthetic natural gas
Rivero-Mendoza DE, Stanley JNG, Scott J, Aguey-Zinsou KF, Catalysts 6 (11), 170.

Synthesis of magnesium nanofibers by electroless reduction and their hydrogen interaction properties
Sun Y, Aguey-Zinsou KF, Particle and Particle Systems Characterization, 34, 1600276.

C-C Cleavage by Au/TiO2< during ethanol oxidation: understanding bandgap photoexcitation and plasmonically mediated charge transfer via quantitative in-situ DRIFTS
Tan TH, Scott J, Ng YH, Taylor RA, Aguey-Zinsou KF, Amal R, ACS Catalysis 6(12):8021-802.

Direct and reversible hydrogen storage of lithium hydride (LiH) nanoconfined in high surface area graphite
Wang L, Quadir MZ, Aguey-Zinsou KF, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 41(40):18088-18094.

High performance Au-Pd supported on 3D hybrid strontium-substituted lanthanum manganite perovskite catalyst for methane combustion
Wang Y, Arandiyan HR, Scott J, Akia, M, Dai, H, Deng, J, Aguey-Zinsou KF, Amal R, ACS Catalysis, 6, 10, 6935.

Metal hydrides as hot carrier solar cell absorber
Wang P, Wen X, Shrestha S, Conibeer G, Aguey-Zinsou K, SPIE 9937: 993707-993707-11.

Low temperature synthesis of LaNi5 nanoparticles for hydrogen storage
Liu W, Aguey-Zinsou KF, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 41(3):1679.

Nanostructured materials for solid-state hydrogen storage Review of the achievement of COST Action MP1103
Nikola Novakovic, Fabrice Leardini, Theodore Steriotis et al., International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41, 32, 14404.

Production and purification of a soluble hydrogenase from Ralstonia eutropha H16 for potential hydrogen fuel cell applications
Bat-Erdene Judger, Helene Lebhar, Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou, Christopher P. Marquis, MethodsX, 3, 242.

Selective photo-activation: from single unit monomer insertion reaction to controlled polymer architectures
Xu J., Shanmugam S., Fu C., Aguey-Zinsou K.F., Boyer C., Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138 (9), 3094.

Understanding plasmon and bandgap photoexcitation effects on the thermal-catalytic oxidation of ethanol by TiO2 supported gold
Tan T.H., Scott J., Ng Y.H., Taylor R.A., Aguey-Zinsou K.F., Amal R., ACS Catalysis, 6, 1870.

2015 Publications

Synthesis of highly dispersed nanosized LaNi5 on carbon: Revisiting particle size effects on hydrogen storage properties
Lui W., Aguey-Zinsou K.F., Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, In press.

Ni coated LiH nanoparticles for reversible hydrogen storage
Wang L., Aguey-Zinsou K.F., Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, In press

Delaminated MoS2 as a structural and functional modifier for MgH2 – better hydrogen desorption kinetics through induced worm-like morphologies
Setijadi E., Li X., Masters A.F., Maschmeyer T., Aguey-Zinsou K.F.,Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 41,5, 3551, 2016

Hydrogen storage properties of in-situ stabilised magnesium nanoparticles generated by electroless reduction with alkali metals
Lui W., Aguey-Zinsou K.F., International Journal of Hydrogen Energy,41,3, 1679-1687.

Materials, chemistry and simulation for future energy technology
Aguey-Zinsou K.F., Wang D.W., Su D.S, ChemSusChem, 8, 17, 2755

Hydrogen storage properties of in-situ stabilised magnesium nanoparticles generated by electroless reduction with alkali metals
Lui W., Aguey-Zinsou K.F., International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40,47, 16948

Hydrogen Storage Materials for Mobile and Stationary Applications: Current State of the Art
Lai Q., Paskevicius M., Sheppard D.A. et al., ChemSusChem, 8,17,2789-2825

2014 Publications

Tuning the Thermodynamic Properties of MgH2 at the Nanoscale via a Catalyst or Destabilizing Element Coating Strategy
Lui W., Setijadi E., Aguey-Zinsou K.F., The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118, Vol 48, Pages 27781-27792

Size effects and hydrogen storage properties of Mg nanoparticles synthesised by an electroless reduction method 
Liu, W., Aguey-Zinsou, K.-F., Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol: 2, Issue 25, Pages 9718-9726.

Nanoconfinement of borohydrides in CuS hollow nanospheres: A new strategy compared to carbon nanotubes 
Lai, Q., Christian, M., Aguey-Zinsou, K.-F., International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol:39, Issue: 17, Pages 9339-9349.

Switching the thermodynamics of MgH2nanoparticles through polystyrene stabilisation and oxidation
Setijadi E.J; Boyer C. and Aguey-Zinsou K.-F., RSC Advances, vol. 4, issue 75, pages: 39934-39940.

2013 Publications

Synthesis of core–shell NaBH4@M (M = Co, Cu, Fe, Ni, Sn) nanoparticles leading to various morphologies and hydrogen storage properties
Meganne L. Christian and Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou, CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, Vol: 49, pages: 6794-6796.

Fundamentals and electrochemical applications of [Ni–Fe]-uptake hydrogenases
Bat-Erdene Jugder,   Jeffrey Welch,   Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou and   Christopher P. Marquis, RSC ADVANCES, vol: 3, pages: 8142-8159

MgH2 with different morphologies synthesized by thermal hydrogenolysis method for enhanced hydrogen sorption
Eki J. Setijadi, C. Boyer, K.F. Aguey-Zinsou, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, Volume: 38, Issue: 14, pages: 5746-5757.

High purity lithium iron phosphate/carbon composites prepared by using secondary lithium source
Yao, X. Wang, P. Zhang, J. Wang, J. Xie, K.-F. Aguey-Zinsou, C. Ma, L. Wang. POWDER TECHNOLOGY, 237, pages: 160-164.

Microwave assisted sol–gel synthesis of chlorine doped lithium vanadium phosphate
Jinhan Yao,Zhitao Jia, Pinjie Zhang, Chaoqi Shen,Jianbo Wang, Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou, Chun’an Ma and Lianbang Wang, CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL,Volume: 39, Issue: 2, pages: 2165-2170.

2011 Publications

Destabilisation of the Li-N-H hydrogen storage system with elemental Si
Nayebossadri Shahrouz; Aguey-Zinsou Kondo-Francois, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, Volume: 13, Issue: 39, Pages: 17683-17688.

Processing of strong and highly conductive carbon foams as electrode 
Amini Negar; Aguey-Zinsou Kondo-Francois; Guo Zheng-Xiao
CARBON, Volume: 49, Issue: 12, Pages: 3857-3864.

Formation of OTS self-assembled monolayers at chemically treated titanium surfaces 
Ajami Elnaz; Aguey-Zinsou Kondo-Francois, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN MEDICINE, Volume: 22, Issue: 8, Pages: 1813-1824

Effect of nitride additives on Li-N-H hydrogen storage system 
Nayebossadri Shahrouz; Aguey-Zinsou Kondo Francois; Guo Z. Xiao
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, Volume: 36, Issue: 13, Pages: 7920-7926.

2010 Publications

Destabilisation of complex hydrides through size effect
Christian Meganne; Aguey-Zinsou Kondo-Francois
NANOSCALE, Volume: 2, Issue: 12, Pages: 2587-2590.

Hydrogen in magnesium: new perspectives toward functional stores
Aguey-Zinsou Kondo-Francois; Ares-Fernandez Jose-Ramon
ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, Volume: 3, Issue: 5, Pages: 526-543

2003 - 2009 Publications

Hydrogen Absorption/Desorption Mechanism in Potassium Alanate (KAlH(4)) and Enhancement by TiCl3 Doping
Ares Jose R.; Aguey-Zinsou Kondo-Francois; Leardini Fabrice; et al.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, Volume: 113, Issue: 16, Pages: 6845-6851

Influence of particle size on electrochemical and gas-phase hydrogen storage in nanocrystalline Mg
Friedrichs O.; Kolodziejczyk L.; Sanchez-Lopez J. C.; Aguey-Zinsou Kondo-Francois; et al.
JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, Volume: 463, Issue: 1-2, Pages: 539-545.

Thermal and mechanically activated decomposition of LiAlH4
Ares J. R.; Aguey-Zinsou K. -F.; Porcu M.; et al.
MATERIALS RESEARCH BULLETIN, Volume: 43, Issue: 5, Pages: 1263-1275

Effects of carbon-supported nickel catalysts on MgH2 decomposition
Lio-Rodenas M. A.; Aguey-Zinsou K. F.; Cazorla-Amoros D.; et a
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, Volume: 112, Issue: 15, Pages: 5984-5992

Synthesis of colloidal magnesium: A near room temperature store for hydrogen
Aguey-Zinsou Kondo-Francois; Ares-Fernandez Jose-Ramon
CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, Volume: 20, Issue: 2, Pages: 376-378

Effects of different carbon materials on MgH2 decomposition
Lillo-Rodenas M. A.; Guo Z. X.; Aguey-Zinsou K. F.; et al.
CARBON, Volume: 46, Issue: 1, Pages: 126-137

Materials challenges for hydrogen storage
Guo Z. X.; Shang C.; Aguey-Zinsou K. F
JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY,Volume: 28, Issue: 7, Pages: 1467-1473

Reaction paths between LiNH2 and LiH with effects of nitrides
Aguey-Zinsou Kondo-Francois; Yao Jinhan; Guo Z. Xiao
OURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B,Volume: 111, Issue: 43, Pages: 12531-12536

Effect of Nb2O5 on MgH2 properties during mechanical milling
Aguey-Zinsou K.-F.; Fernandez J. R. Ares; Klassen T.; et al.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, Volume: 32, Issue: 13, Pages: 2400-2407

Mechanical and thermal decomposition of LiAlH4 with metal halides
Fernandez J. R. Ares; Aguey-Zinsou F.; Elsaesser M.; et al.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY,Volume: 32, Issue: 8, Pages: 1033-1040

Influence of impurities on the milling process of MgH2
Ares J. R.; Aguey-Zinsou K.-F.; Klassen T.; et al.
JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS,Volume: 434, Special Issue: SI, Pages: 729-733

Effect of nanosized oxides on MgH2 (de)hydriding kinetics
Aguey-Zinsou K.-F.; Nicolaisen T.; Fernandez J. R. Ares; et al.
JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS,Volume: 434, Special Issue: SI, Pages: 738-742

Desorption characteristics of mechanically and chemically modified LiNH2 and (LiNH2+ LiH)
Yao J. H.; Shang C.; Aguey-Zinsou K. F.; et al.
JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS,Volume: 432, Issue: 1-2, Pages: 277-282.

SANS/USANS investigations of nanocrystalline MgH2 for reversible storage of hydrogen
Pranzas P. K.; Dornheim M.; Bellmann D.; et al.
PHYSICA B-CONDENSED MATTER,Volume: 385, Special Issue: SI, Pages: 630-632.

Using MgO to improve the (de)hydriding properties of magnesium
Aguey-Zinsou KF; Fernandez JRA; Klassen T; et al.
MATERIALS RESEARCH BULLETIN,Volume: 41, Issue: 6, Pages: 1118-1126.

The catalytic effect of Nb2O5 on the electrochemical hydrogenation of nanocrystalline magnesium
Zander D; Lyubenova L; Koster U; et al.
JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS,Volume: 413, Issue: 1-2, Pages: 298-301.

Spectroscopic and electrochemical study of the adsorption of [Co(en)2Cl2]Cl on gamma-alumina: Influence of the alumina ligand on Co-(III)/(II) redox potential
Vivier V; Aguey F; Fournier J; et al.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B,Volume: 110, Issue: 2, Pages: 900-906.

MgH2 with Nb2O5 as additive, for hydrogen storage: Chemical, structural and kinetic behavior with heating
Friedrichs O; Aguey-Zinsou F; Fernandez JRA; et al.
ACTA MATERIALIA,Volume: 54, Issue: 1, Pages: 105-110.

Electrochemical storage of hydrogen in Mg-nanocomposites: Influence of the FeF3 catalyst
Poinsignon C; Borissova A; De Castro JFR; et al.

The critical role of tryptophan-116 in the catalytic cycle of dimethylsulfoxide reductase from Rhodobacter capsulatus
Ridge JP; Aguey-Zinsou KF; Bernhardt PV; et al.
FEBS LETTERS,Volume: 563, Issue: 1-3, Pages: 197-202.

Cytochrome c(551) from Starkeya novella – Characterization, spectroscopic properties, and phylogeny of a diheme protein of the SoxAX family
Kappler U; Aguey-Zinsou KF; Hanson GR; et al.
JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY,Volume: 279, Issue: 8, Pages: 6252-6260.

Protein film voltammetry of Rhodobacter capsulatus xanthine dehydrogenase
Aguey-Zinsou KF; Bernhardt PV; Leimkuhler S
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Volume: 125, Issue: 50, Pages: 15352-15358.

Site-directed mutagenesis of dimethylsulfoxide reductase from Rhodobacter capsulatus: The critical roles of tyrosine-114 and tryptophan-116
McEwan AG; Ridge JP; Aguey-Zinsou KF; et al.
JOURNAL OF INORGANIC BIOCHEMISTRY,Volume: 96, Issue: 1, Pages: 54-54.

Direct electrochemistry of cytochrome P450(cin): On new insights into P450 mechanism
Bernhardt PV; Aguey-Zinsou KF; De Voss JJ; et al.
JOURNAL OF INORGANIC BIOCHEMISTRY,Volume: 96, Issue: 1, Pages: 35-35.

Direct electrochemistry of bacterial molybdoenzymes
Aguey-Zinsou KF; Bernhardt PV; McEwan AG
JOURNAL OF INORGANIC BIOCHEMISTRY,Volume: 96, Issue: 1, Pages: 86-86.

Electrochemistry of P450(cin): new insights into P450 electron transfer
Aguey-Zinsou KF; Bernhardt PV; De Voss JJ; et al.
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS,Issue: 3, Pages: 418-419.

Direct electrochemistry of a bacterial sulfite dehydrogenase
Aguey-Zinsou KF; Bernhardt PV; Kappler U; et al.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY,Volume: 125, Issue: 2, Pages: 530-535.

Site-directed mutagenesis of dimethyl sulfoxide reductase from Rhodobacter capsulatus: Characterization of a Y114 -> F mutant
Ridge JP; Aguey-Zinsou KF; Bernhardt PV; et al.
BIOCHEMISTRY,Volume: 41, Issue: 52, Pages: 15762-15769.

The first non-turnover voltammetric response from a molybdenum enzyme: direct electrochemistry of dimethylsulfoxide reductase from Rhodobacter capsulatus
Aguey-Zinsou KF; Bernhardt PV; McEwan AG; et al.
JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY,Volume: 7, Issue: 7-8, Pages: 879-883.


Material system, e.g. used in hydrogen combustion engine for producing hydrogen, comprises solid ammonium halide, and reactant comprising metal, hydride, imide, amide, and ceramic compound
Patent Number: WO2010136774-A1
Patent Assignee: UCL BUSINESS PLC
Inventor(s): Guo Z X; Aguey-Zinsou K F; Anguie K

Production of magnesium/magnesium alloy powder hydride containing hydrogen storage material for power supply of technical devices, comprises grinding the magnesium hydride powder and diamond powder under hydrogen atmosphere
Patent Number: DE102005019108-A1
Inventor(s): Aguey-Zinsou K F; AresJ R; Klassen T; Borman R.

Hydrogen storage material comprises a metal and an organic hydrogenation/dehydrogenation catalyst
Patent Number: WO2005068073-A1; DE102004002120-A1; EP1704112-A1; JP2007517755-W; US2007258848-A1
Inventor(s): Barkhordarian G; Klassen T; Bormann R; Aguey-Zinsou K.F.

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