clathrate clathrate


  1. (adj) having a latticelike structure pierced with holes or windows
  2. (adj) designating or relating to a compound in which one component is physically enclosed within the crystal structure of another



  • Creating electricity with caged atoms

    Clathrates are crystals consisting of tiny cages in which single atoms can be enclosed. These atoms significantly alter the material properties of the crystal. By trapping cerium atoms in a clathrate, scientists have created a material which has extremely strong thermoelectric properties. It can be used to turn waste heat into electricity.
    on September 23, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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