Project Info

Visualizing Phase Transformations of Water

Amadeu Sum
asum@mines.edu

Project Goals and Description:

Water is ubiquitous, and when combined with gas, water forms clathrate structures, which are a solid mixture of water and gas. While the crystal structure of these clathrate structures are well defined, their morphology in terms of shape, size, and texture can vary widely depending how the clathrate structures are formed depending on temperature, pressure, composition, mixing, surfaces, and so on. The morphology plays a very important role in how water in the form of clathrate are used in energy storage, energy transportation, and energy production. This project explores the diversity of clathrate morphology to catalog their richness and understand their science/engineering through visualization of their morphology.

More Information:

Grand Challenge: Engineer the tools of scientific discovery.
See images and publications at:¬†https://people.mines.edu/asum  

Primary Contacts:

Primary contact: Prof. Amadeu Sum (asum@mines.edu)

Student Preparation

Qualifications

Students need to have a desire to learn and be creative with simple visualization techniques including photo, video, lighting, and image processing.

TIME COMMITMENT (HRS/WK)

6-10

SKILLS/TECHNIQUES GAINED

Students need to have a desire to learn and be creative with simple visualization techniques including photo, video, lighting, and image processing.

MENTORING PLAN

Regular weekly meetings will be scheduled with the students to develop the project and establish a regular timeline for progression.

PREFERRED STUDENT STATUS

Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
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