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Clathrate hydrates are crystalline supramolecular structures, in which the water molecules form polyhedral patterns defining cavities where various hydrophobic molecules can fit. Gas hydrates are clathrates formed by oil and natural gas components, air components, or hydrogen. They are studied for various reasons :

Experimental methods and original modelling developed at UCP for the study of gas hydrates have applications in these areas, materialized by many academic and industrial collaborations in France and abroad.

Contact : Didier Dalmazzone, professor