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Scientists Trap Hydrogen Gas In Ice "Cages" -- Implications For Fuel Cells And Space Science

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September 30, 2002
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Carnegie Institution
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Until recently, scientists thought that molecular hydrogen (H2) was too small to be contained in clathrate hydrates - crystalline solids where a framework of water molecules enclose molecules of gas. Now, researchers at the Carnegie Institution of Washington's Geophysical Laboratory, University of Chicago, and Los Alamos National Laboratory, have been able to trap the gas inside water-ice structures forming hydrogen hydrate.

Until recently, scientists thought that molecular hydrogen (H2) was too small to be contained in clathrate hydrates - crystalline solids where a framework of water molecules enclose molecules of gas. Now, researchers at the Carnegie Institution of Washington's Geophysical Laboratory, University of Chicago, and Los Alamos National Laboratory, have been able to trap the gas inside water-ice structures forming hydrogen hydrate.


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Carnegie Institution. "Scientists Trap Hydrogen Gas In Ice "Cages" -- Implications For Fuel Cells And Space Science." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 30 September 2002. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/09/020927070631.htm>.
Carnegie Institution. (2002, September 30). Scientists Trap Hydrogen Gas In Ice "Cages" -- Implications For Fuel Cells And Space Science. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/09/020927070631.htm
Carnegie Institution. "Scientists Trap Hydrogen Gas In Ice "Cages" -- Implications For Fuel Cells And Space Science." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/09/020927070631.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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