26 February 2016
Ionic liquids are salts, composed solely of positive and negative ions, which are liquid under ambient conditions. Despite an increasing range of successful applications, there remain fundamental challenges in understanding the intermolecular forces and propagation of fields in ionic liquids.
I am an experimental scientist, and in my laboratory we study thin films of liquids. The aim is to discover their molecular and surface interactions and fluid properties in confinement. In this talk I will describe the experiments and show some results which have led to better understanding of ionic liquids. I will then show some measurements which currently have no understanding attached!
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