Thermodynamic stability of clathrate hydrates

Hideki Tanaka, Masakazu Matsumoto

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We review recent advances in prediction of phase behaviors of various clathrate hydrates with firm statistical mechanical ground, in which the classical theory is extended to multiple occupation of cages and substitution of a fully occupied state for an empty hydrate structure. It is demonstrated that they indeed work effectively in predicting the dissociation pressures of clathrate hydrates containing hydrogen and some hydrocarbon molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-102
Number of pages9
JournalReview of High Pressure Science and Technology/Koatsuryoku No Kagaku To Gijutsu
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Clathrate hydrate
  • Statistical mechanics
  • Thermodynamic stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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