Improving our understanding of the structure of ionic liquids

Ionic liquids, room temperature molten salts, can be tailored for specific applications, involving particular properties such as electroresponsivity. We recently discovered the critical role of anions in controlling this feature.

Read about our collaborative investigation of three nonhalogenated ionic liquids in terms of their bulk and electro-interfacial nanoscale structures using small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) and neutron reflectivity (NR) to understand the structure of ionic liquids:

Anion Architecture Controls Structure and Electroresponsivity of Anhalogenous Ionic Liquids in a Sustainable Fluid