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Ionic Liquid/Water/Particle Systems: Fundamentals Through Experiment, Application and Simulation

Abstract Ionic liquids (ILs), or low-temperature liquid salts, are a class of materials with unique and useful properties. Made up entirely of ions, ILs are remarkably tunable and diverse as cations and anions can be mixed and matched to yield desired properties. Because of this, IL/water systems range widely—from homogeneous mixtures to multiphasic systems featuring ionic liquid/liquid interfaces. Even more diversity is added when particles are introduced to these systems, as hard particles or soft-matter microgels interact with both ILs and water in complex ways. This work examines both miscible ionic liquid/water mixture and two-phase, immiscible ionic liquid/water systems. Extensive molecular dynamics (MD) simulations are utilized in conjunction... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Nickerson, Stella Day (Author) / Dai, Lenore L (Advisor) / Yu, Hongyu (Committee member) / Lind, Mary Laura (Committee member) / Mu, Bin (Committee member) / Emady, Heather (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemical engineering / Chemistry / Electrical engineering / ionic liquids / liquid interfaces / low-temperature electrolytes / molecular dynamics / molecular electronic transducer / Pickering emulsions
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 159 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Chemical Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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