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Bridging solution properties to gas hydrate nucleation through guest dynamics

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Abstract

By investigating the aqueous solution properties of several hydrate guests with molecular simulations, we find that with increasing guest concentration, the guest's hydration shell becomes more ordered and the system entropy decreases. A common critical value of the self-diffusion coefficient of different guest molecules is identified, below which hydrates will nucleate very readily.

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Submitted
14 Jul 2018
Accepted
28 Aug 2018
First published
24 Sep 2018

This article is Open Access

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018,20, 24535-24538
Article type
Communication

Bridging solution properties to gas hydrate nucleation through guest dynamics

Z. Zhang, P. G. Kusalik and G. Guo, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 24535
DOI: 10.1039/C8CP04466J

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