Metal-carbon composites have shown considerable hydrogen storage potential at room temperature. In the present work the behaviour of two different Pd amalgam doped carbon substrates, namely a carbogenic foam and a mildly oxidised ordered mesoporous carbon, are compared on the basis of their hydrogen sorption properties at 77 and 298 K and low pressures, aiming to investigate the effect of surface on the storage capacity. In both cases, the introduction of alloy nanoparticles leads to an improvement of the hydrogen uptake with respect to pure carbons. This effect is significant for the carbogenic foam however small for the ordered carbon. <alternatives> [...] </alternatives>
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