New Observations and Insights into the Morphology and Growth Kinetics of Hydrate Films

  title={New Observations and Insights into the Morphology and Growth Kinetics of Hydrate Films},
  author={Sheng-li Li and Chang-yu Sun and Bei Liu and Zhi-yun Li and G. Chen and A. Sum},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
The kinetics of film growth of hydrates of methane, ethane, and methane-ethane mixtures were studied by exposing a single gas bubble to water. The morphologies, lateral growth rates, and thicknesses of the hydrate films were measured for various gas compositions and degrees of subcooling. A variety of hydrate film textures was revealed. The kinetics of two-dimensional film growth was inferred from the lateral growth rate and initial thickness of the hydrate film. A clear relationship between… Expand
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