The stability and dynamics of clathrate hydrates

Hideki Tanaka

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The thermodynamic stability of a clathrate hydrate encaging nonspherical ethane molecule has been investigated by examining the free energy of cage occupancy. A generalized van der Waals and Platteeuw theory is extended in order to treat rotational motions of guest molecules in the clathrate hydrate cages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-288
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Molecular Liquids
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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