Crystal Growth of Clathrate Hydrates Formed at the Interface of Liquid Water and Gaseous Methane, Ethane, or Propane: Variations in Crystal Morphology

@inproceedings{Tanaka2009CrystalGO,
  title={Crystal Growth of Clathrate Hydrates Formed at the Interface of Liquid Water and Gaseous Methane, Ethane, or Propane: Variations in Crystal Morphology},
  author={Ryuzou Tanaka and Riki Sakemoto and Ryo Ohmura},
  year={2009}
}
This paper reports the visual observations of the formation and growth of clathrate hydrate crystals on the surface of a water droplet exposed to gaseous methane, ethane, or propane. The hydrate crystals formed and grew at the guest−water interface. The nucleation of the hydrate first occurred at a random point on the water droplet and then grew to form a polycrystalline layer covering the surface. We observed the individual crystals that constitute the polycrystalline hydrate layer and… CONTINUE READING