Oceanic Gas Hydrate: Guidance for Research and Programmatic Development at the Naval Research Laboratory
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC CHEMISTRY DIV
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The Naval Research Laboratory NRL is assembling an internal research thrust concerning the distribution, materials properties, chemistry, and influence on naval operations of methane hydrate. Methane hydrate is a naturally occurring crystalline assemblage of water and methane molecules. Water molecules form a rigid cage-like structure which traps methane in voids internal to the cage. This report documents output from a workshop covered at NRL to provide guidance on the structure and focus of the proposed research thrust.
- Organic Chemistry