January 22, 2021

Hydrogen embrittlement creates complications for clean energy storage, transportation

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IMAGE: Hydrogen can cause brittleness in several metals including ferritic steel, but recent advancements provide insight into the embrittlement process.

a) The arrowhead-shaped delaminations in stainless steel reveal cracks with significantly higher…
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Credit: O. Sobol, G. Holzlechner, G. Nolze, T. Wirth, D. Eliezer, T. Boellinghaus, and W.E.S. Unger

WASHINGTON, October 6, 2020 — As the global energy market shifts from coal, petroleum fuel, and natural gas to more environmentally friendly primary energy sources, hydrogen is becoming a crucial pillar in the clean energy movement. Developing safe and cost-effective storage and transportation methods for hydrogen is essential but complicated given the interaction of hydrogen with structural materials.

Hydrogen can cause brittleness in several metals including ferritic steel — a type of steel used in structural components of buildings, automobile gears and axles, and industrial equipment. Recent advancements in experimental tools and multiscale modeling are starting to provide insight

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Stay-at-Home Economy Creates Surge in Demand for Vehicle Delivery Services From Local Dealerships

As Car Shopping and Selling Continues to Transform, Contactless Home Delivery Grows and More Than 60% of Recent Buyers Say They Want Their Local Dealers to Deliver

CHICAGO, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The stay-at-home economy is understandably driving trends toward home cooking and home improvement projects, but surprisingly, it is creating a surge in buying cars delivered directly to consumers’ homes, as well. New research from Cars.com (NYSE: CARS), a leading digital automotive marketplace and solutions provider, finds that 61% of recent car buyers said they would want their newly purchased car delivered at home from their local dealership.1 And dealers are responding in kind: Local dealerships offering home delivery services are up 35% since March.2

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Consumers are finding new ways to purchase their new or used cars from local dealerships, leaning on real-time messaging and chat functionality, virtual vehicle walk-arounds and test

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