Size dependence of the dissociation process of spherical hydrate particles via microsecond molecular dynamics simulations†
The dissociation process of spherical sII mixed methane–propane hydrate particles in liquid hydrocarbon was investigated via microsecond-long molecular dynamics simulations. A strong dependence of the melting temperature on the particle size was found. Analysis in the context of the Gibbs–Thomson effect provided insights into the fundamental properties of gas hydrates.
- This article is part of the themed collection: 2021 PCCP HOT Articles