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Efficient hydrogen sensing with atomically engineered materials

Project description

Hydrogen sensing technology for leak detection

The path to a fully decarbonised economy will require tackling safety issues effectively. Hydrogen’s role as a sustainable energy transmitter in the future economy will prove decisive. However, the combustion process raises safety concerns as air-hydrogen mixtures are highly flammable and the power required to trigger this combustion is minimal. Effective and reliable detection and leakage-monitoring techniques based on sensing technology are key. The EU-funded H2OXIDES project will create an advanced material platform for resilient hydrogen sensors that can control leakage in the distribution networks. The project will employ the latest outcomes in basic research on oxide electronics to develop ultra-sensitive and robust hydrogen sensors.


Hydrogen will be a key element of our future decarbonised economy as a sustainable energy vector. In the future economy, efficient hydrogen sensors will be a critical element. The high flammability of air-hydrogen mixtures and the minimal input power required to trigger combustion pose serious safety concerns. The light nature of the hydrogen molecule and its high diffusivity makes detection and leakage-control particularly challenging. Leak detection in a distribution network requires the availability of sensing elements with demanding performance targets. The objective of this project is to harness recent results in fundamental research in oxide electronics to develop an innovative material platform for ultra-sensitive resistive hydrogen sensors.

Host institution

Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
2628 CN Delft

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
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