This meeting follows on from Faraday Discussion 154 held in 2011 and will aim to discuss a range of topics, such as ionicity, structure, electrochemistry, phase behaviour, and introduce areas which were only emerging at that point, such as interactions with liquid and solid interfaces.
ILs have been the focus of intense research over the last 20 years because of their remarkable potential for applications coupled to favourable environmental properties. ILs are also a medium whereby the nature of the complex interactions (Coulombic, van der Waals and hydrogen bonding) provides a liquid whose structure and properties can be tuned by the choice of the cation and anion wherein reactions are likely to be distinct in terms of activity and selectivity profiles compared with common molecular solvents.
ThemesStructure and Dynamics of Ionic Liquids
- Mesoscopic organization of ILs
- Neutron and X-ray diffraction studies of ionic liquids
- Simulation of structures (limitations and challenges)
- Electronic structure of ILs
- IL solvation
- IL mixtures
- Solvation dynamics
- Transport properties
- Relaxation pathways
- Phase diagrams of ILs and their mixtures with other fluids
- Critical properties of IL solutions
- Gas absorption
- Predicting IL properties
- Solvation thermodynamics
- Electrochemical theory
- Electron and ion transport in ILs
- Battery applications
- Fuel cells
- Electrodeposition and reactions
- Electroanalytical aspects
- IL thin films
- Electrode interfaces
- Surface tension of ILs
- IL-solid (polymers, carbons, oxides and metals) interactions
- Modelling of interfaces
- Mesoscopic interfaces (emulsions, micelles, reverse micelles)
FormatThe Faraday Division have been organising high impact Faraday Discussions in rapidly developing areas of physical chemistry and its interfaces with other scientific disciplines for over 100 years.
Faraday Discussions have a special format where research papers written by the speakers are distributed to all participants before the meeting, and most of the meeting is devoted to discussing the papers. Everyone contributes to the discussion - including presenting their own relevant research. The research papers and a record of the discussion are published in the journal Faraday Discussions.
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