Hydrogen produced from renewable energy promises clean transport. The challenge is to defeat hydrogen's pernicious effects on metals deployed in its handling and storage. “Hydrogen embrittlement” is a major concern for the automotive, construction and energy sectors. This meeting will focus on the fundamental science underpinning the harmful effects of hydrogen on metals, from quantum mechanics to fracture mechanics.Audio recordings of the speakers can be found below. A special issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A will be published in due course.
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